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Greenland supports Arctic oil ban

Greenland's home-rule government has decided to support efforts to ban sailings on heavy fuel oil in Arctic waters, which is a part of the IMO's agenda.

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Greenland is quite exposed to the risk of an accident in Arctic waters causing an oil spillage. Greenland's home-rule government has now chosen to support a ban on ships sailing on heavy fuel oil through vulnerable Arctic waters.

"Naalakkersuisut has decided to actively work with the UN's IMO in promoting a ban on heavy fuel oil in he Arctic region. The prohibition should apply to both navigation and transport of heavy fuel in Arctic waters," writes Greenland's home-rule government in statement.

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