THE INTERNATIONAL Maritime Organisation (IMO) is drawing up detailed guidelines on the recycling of ship scrap, which should be approved at the United Nations (UN) agency's assembly next year. IMO's Marine Environment Protection Committee has noted that while the principle of ship recycling may be sound, working practices and environmental standards in yards "often leave much to be desired." As a result, the guidelines will advise all involved in ship recycling on how to minimise resulting environmental problems, including ship building and ...

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