MEPC - Harmful anti-fouling systems.

When MEPC 48 adopted the Guidelines for Survey and Certification, the FSI was asked to finish guidelines for the inspection of ships' anti-fouling systems and the guidelines for the brief sampling of anti-fouling coatings on ships' hulls. MEPC 49 approved these final guidelines.

Regarding the implementation of the Convention itself, INTERTANKO noted that there is still a distinct lack of commitment to ratify it. Even after the adoption of an EU Directive on the matter, EU states were still slow to come forward and commit to this Convention.

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