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International Arctic Shipping: Towards Strategic Scaling-Up Of Marine Environment Protection

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This chapter examines maritime regulatory tools available for the protection of the Arctic marine environment from international shipping. It examines the current application of the International Convention for the Prevention of Pollution of Ships, 1973/78 (MARPOL) and explores the prospect of designating the Arctic Ocean as a special area and emission control area under the various annexes of that instrument. The chapter considers the eligibility and prospect of using particularly sensitive sea areas (PSSAs) in various areas of the Arctic along the prospective international navigation routes. It discusses the use of routeing and reporting measures in waters and also Special mandatory measures and the challenge of designating needed places of refuge in the Arctic.

Keywords: international Arctic shipping; marine environment protection; particularly sensitive sea areas (PSSAs); Prevention of Pollution of Ships

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