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Overlooking safety is not being ‘proactive’ on the environment, say Greek owners

Greek shipowners have been quick to welcome the outcome of last week’s IMO Marine Environment Protection Committee meeting as restorative of the importance of safety as their concerns over the dangers of new fuels will now go forward to the UN body’s Maritime Safety Committee in December. But the Union of Greek Shipowners also reserved some choice words for opponents who, they claim, championed ‘formal compliance’ over safety

In welcoming last week’s outcome of tough emission regulation talks at the IMO as restoring the importance of maritime safety to the debate, the Union of Greek Shipowners has taken to task champions of ‘formal compliance’ over safety

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