01.04.2013

Draft Agreement on the Elimination of oil spills in the Arctic

The draft Agreement on cooperation in the field of preparedness and response to oil pollution at the sea in the Arctic is published on the website of the Ministry oftransport of Russia.
The agreement will be signed at the Ministerial meeting of the Arctic Council in May in Kiruna (Sweden).
The draft document has been developed for two years by the task force of the Arctic Council.
The text of the multilateral Agreement on cooperation was the result of five rounds of negotiations of the member states of the Arctic Council - Russia, the USA, Canada, Denmark, Finland, Iceland, Norway, Sweden, Finland, held in 2011-2012.
The main purpose of the document: to strengthen cooperation, coordination and mutual assistance in emergency preparedness and management of marine oil spills in the Arctic. The Agreement providesadditional regional measures, includes alsoa practical guide.

Source: Mintrans RF

NSR IO: Northern Sea Route Information Office / E-mail: sergey@chnl.no / Phone: Murmansk, Russia +7-911-310-90-69 / Kirkenes, Norway: +47-954-67-093

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