INTERMEPA launched at IMO in London

During a heavy week of meetings at the International Maritime Organization (IMO) last week, the delegates attending the meeting of the Marine Environment Protection Committee (MEPC 53) extended their normal working hours to listen and lend their support to the launch of INTERMEPA. 

INTERMEPA is a joining of forces of the seven Marine Environment Protection Associations (MEPAs) around the world (Australia, U.K., Cyprus, Philippines, Uruguay, Turkey and Greece) in an effort to increase the momentum of the organisations and spread the culture and spirit of a heightened environmental consciousness within shipping. Chairman of the Hellenic Marine Environment Protection Association (HELMEPA), Mr. N. P. Tsakos, in his keynote speech explained that INTERMEPA is intended to function independently of the politics of any nation or nations and fosters voluntary cooperation of its members towards the protection of the marine environment from pollution. 

INTERMEPA will be administered through the Greek MEPA, HELMEPA, but the organisation will draw in from all the MEPA’s in an effort to adopt a uniform awareness campaign with an emphasis on voluntary environmental education in youth. 

For more information on this, please visit the HELEMPA website, www.helmepa.gr. 

Contact: Tim Wilkins