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CYMEPA moves towards signing a MOU with Rightship

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George A. Tsavliris

George A. Tsavliris

The Cyprus Marine Environment Protection Association (CYMEPA) announced today that it has met RightShip’s current acceptance criteria for inclusion within the environmental rating system.

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Following an evaluation of the CYMEPA fleet, a Memorandum of Understanding will be signed by the two parties. CYMEPA Members will gain the 5 points under Section 5: Environmental Ratings Adjustments, item “Vessel is affiliated to industry environmental group”.

The Chairman of CYMEPA George Tsavliris stated that « this is an important development as our Members will improve their overall rate and receive the same recognition enjoyed by AUSMEPA and HELMEPA Members. Our Association is committed to live up to our motto’ To Save the Seas’ and this is a significant step in the right direction. This amounts to recognition of the hard and enduring work carried out by the Board and the Secretariat as well as the individual Members in raising environmental awareness».

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