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Denmark approaching ratification of Hong Kong Convention

The Danish government has taken the first steps towards a ratification of the Hong Kong Convention,the IMO proposal aimed at securing responsible shipbreaking. "Very positive," says the Danish Shipowners' Association to ShippingWatch regarding the development.

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Denmark's Minister for Environment and Food, Eva Kjer Hansen, is currently looking into how a ratification of the Hong Kong Convention could become part of Danish legislation, and she has thus taken the first real step towards a Danish approval of the global rules for ship scrapping.

At a meeting on Thursday with the management of the Danish Shipowners' Association, the minister presented the work on the legal aspects of a ratification, set to be announced within the next few months. The minister can then decide whether Denmark will ultimately give a stamp of approval to the convention - a convention for which a big part of the international society has been waiting for years.

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