Turkey ratifies Hong Kong convention

Turkey, as the latest in a series of countries, has just ratified the Hong Kong convention on shipbreaking. Seven nations now support the regulations.

Turkish ambassador and representative in the IMO, Ümit Yalçın, with IMO Secretary General Kitack Lim | Photo: IMO

The Hong Kong convention has just taken a step closer to coming into force, now that yet another country has ratified the convention.

Ten years after the regulations were authored, the large shipbuilding country, Turkey, is now the seventh nation to decide in favor of the convention, which includes rules for safe shipbreaking, according to a statement from the UN International Maritime Organization, IMO.

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