ACOPS Yearbook 1986-87: Advisory Committee on Pollution of by Advisory Committee on Pollution of the Sea, Advisory

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An annual evaluation of actions via governmental and non-governmental businesses referring to treatments for international toxins, including medical and technical experiences containing surveys of pollutants within the maritime setting.

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The Preparatory Technical Maritime Conference of ILO, held in May 1986, has prepared drafts of new instruments and recommendations for adoption by the Maritime Session of the International Labour Conference in October 1987. 7 INTERGOVERNMENTAL OCEANOGRAPHIC COMMISSION (IOC) OF UNESCO The IOC is the main body of UNESCO concerned with marine pollution. At the 23rd session of MEPC, the IOC representative introduced a note on "Methodologies for sampling and analysis of petroleum hyrdocarbons and combustion products in the marine environment and on observed levels of contamination in some regions".

7. Source: Record of the Preparation of the Technical Maritime Conference, GB234/4/3, 234th Session, Geneva 17-21 Nov 1986. 8. Source: IOPC Fund. 9. Source: OECD. 10. Source: Sri Lankan Ministry of Foreign Affairs. * West African mangroves killed by oil pollution, to which they are particularly susceptible. Photo: J M Baker, Field Studies Council 30 4. 1 This Decision replaces the Decision of the Council (81/971) which established a Community Information System for the control and reduction of pollution caused by the spillage of hydrocarbons at sea.

The Advisory Group also recommended that IMO should place emphasis on dealing with spillages of hazardous substances other than oil because information was lacking in this area. Governments and organisations were therefore urged to provide information to IMO Secretariat on their experience in dealing with spillages of such substances. It was also recommended to the IMO Secretariat to maintain lists of suitable advisers and national contact points for providing technical assistance on response to spills of hazardous substances.

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