Saint Lucia accedes to key marine environment protection treaties
26/05/2016 – Saint Lucia has acceded to four IMO treaties, including important conventions covering ballast water management (BWM Convention) and emissions from ship exhausts and energy efficiency (MARPOL Annex VI). Mr. Tafawa Williams, Alternate Permanent Representative of Saint Lucia to IMO, met IMO’s Frederick Kenney, Director, Legal Affairs and External Relations Division, to deposit the instruments of accession, today (26 May). This brings the number of States party to the Ballast Water Management Convention to 50, representing 34.81% of the world’s merchant fleet tonnage.
The full list of treaties acceded to by Saint Lucia is as follows:
– the International Convention for the Control and Management of Ships’ Ballast Water and Sediments, 2004 (BWM 2004)
– Protocol of 1997 to amend the International Convention for the Prevention of Pollution from Ships, 1973, as modified by the Protocol of 1978 relating thereto (MARPOL PROT 1997)
– the International Convention on Civil Liability for Bunker Oil Pollution Damage, 2001 (BUNKERS 2001)
– International Convention on Standards of Training, Certification and Watchkeeping for Fishing Vessel Personnel, 1995 (STCW-F 1995)