Maritime air pollution in Arctic workshop 19 May 2017, European Maritime Day, Poole, Dorset, UK.
Using heavy fuel oil creates such great financial risks that transitioning to safer fuels is the only rational action for Arctic ship operators.
Today, the elected representatives of European citizens have delivered a clear message to the International Maritime Organization – it’s time to ban the use of heavy fuel oil from Arctic shipping
The EU Arctic Resolution is a clear message to the IMO that European citizens want a ban on the use of heavy fuel oil in the Arctic adopted by 2020.
CEO of Hurtigruten Daniel Skjeldam signed the Arctic Commitment today along with Dr Sian Prior, lead advisor to the Clean Arctic Alliance, an international coalition of environmental organisations campaigning for a ban on heavy fuel oil in the Arctic.
Responding to the December 20th joint statement from the United States and Canada, agreeing to develop a strategy to phase out their use of heavy fuel oil (HFO) from vessels operating in the Arctic, the Clean Arctic Alliance praised both Arctic nations for their ambitious action to rid the region of the dirtiest marine fuel.
“The Clean Arctic Alliance welcomes AECO’s reconfirmation of its support for an international ban on heavy fuel oil in Arctic waters. AECO’s decision demonstrates the growing conviction within the shipping industry that the Arctic is simply too vulnerable and too fragile to allow the use of this dirtiest of fuels, and that HFO can no longer be considered an option for powering Arctic shipping in the future”
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