HEADS of government at the recent G8 summit in France have committed their countries to reducing the environmental threat posed by oil tankers. A communiqué committed their governments to accelerate the introduction of a safety code for flag states, establish mandatory pilotage in narrow, restricted or congested waters, improve inspections and other measures.

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