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Bahamas Joins IMO Environmental Agreements

February 2008 | Risk Summary

The government decided to join two key marine anti-pollution agreements in early February, the United Nations International Maritime Organisation (IMO) said. The Bahamas is home to the world's third-largest registered fleet of ships, so its decision to adopt the two conventions is significant. The IMO said the Bahamas would joint the AFS Convention (full name, the International Convention on the Control of Harmful Anti-fouling Systems on Ships 2001) and the Bunkers Convention (International Convention on Civil Liability for Bunker Oil Pollution Damage 2001). The AFS Convention requires member states to ban or restrict the use of harmful anti-fouling systems on

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