PMO News Portal - Ali Reza Khojasteh on the opening ceremony
of the eighteenth International Exhibition of the Environment, stating that the
Ports and Maritime Organization on behalf of the International Maritime
Organization (IMO) is responsible for preventing and controlling pollution,
said that the Ports and Maritime Organization in line with " The MARPOL
Convention "and the domestic law, has established waste collection, processing
and disposal centers to prevent large-scale depletion of wastes by ships in
territorial and international waters.
Referring to the sensitive role of the Ports and Maritime Organization
in combating ship-borne pollution and the organization’s inclusion in the OPRC
convention and Chemical Hazardous Substances (OPRC HMS), The general director
of The Maritime Rescue and Marine environment protection stated that The Ports
and Marine Organization has invested more than $ 100 million in dealing with
hazardous contamination and has facilitated the process of tackling and
clearing the marine environment through the purchase of strategic equipment
such as skimmers.
Khojasteh also announced the construction of a "clean
sea ship" at Bandar Abbas Shipyard, aiming at tackling marine pollution,
and expressed his hope that the ship would be operationalized in the ports of
the country as soon as possible.
He described "low sulfur fuel supply “as one of the
most important issues at the ports and maritime organization this year and stated
that correspondence with the organizations, in particular the oil products
distribution company, has been carried out. According to the estimates made for
2020, we need about 1.5 million tons of low sulfur fuel.