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Sunday, December 17, 2017

INTERTANKO awarded IIMS Distinction Award for its air emissions policies

The President and Board of Directors of the International Institute of Marine Surveying have awarded INTERTANKO the IIMS Distinction Award for our policies to create a greener world environment by reducing fuel-related emissions.

The Award was presented this week at the IIMS Annual Dinner aboard HQS Wellington on London’s Embankment. Managing Director Dr Peter Swift accepted a Waterford crystal cut glass plate and certificate on behalf of the Association and its members.

Swift said that the air emissions issue involves three aspects of the challenges that we face:

- maintaining uniform global standards to the maximum extent possible 

- responding to society’s many concerns about our environment

- ensuring the welfare of people working on ships

and concluded that the winners from the recent provisional agreement on air emissions from ships reached by the IMO’s Marine Environment Protection Committee (MEPC) were the environment, coastal communities and others affected by air pollution from shipsand the many thousands of ship staff.

Guest speaker, Richard Doughty, CEO of the Cutty Sark Trust, gave a comprehensive update of the restoration of the world-famous tea clipper which was launched in 1869 as a dazzling example of the entrepreneurial spirit of that age, making record-breaking voyages with tea and later wool from Australia to London - Sydney to London in an astonishing 67 days. The vessel was damaged by fire in 2007 and the cost of restoration and repair, although generously assisted by U.K. lottery funds, is still some GBP 3m short of its target. The ambitious project will see the 65 metre hull suspended above the floor of her drydock so that visitors can fully appreciate the fine lines of her hull.

Click here for more information on this project.

Contact: Peter Swift