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UN Group Moves to Ban Heavy Fuel Oil in Arctic Shipping

April 13, 2018, 9:29 PM

The International Maritime Organization agreed to pursue a ban on the use of heavy fuel oil in ships using Arctic waters, a spokeswoman for the United Nations agency said April 13.

Heavy fuel oil is currently banned in Antarctic waters under IMO regulations. The Clean Arctic Alliance, a coalition of 18 nongovernmental organizations, has been lobbying for the ban to be extended to the Arctic by 2021.

“A ban is the simplest and most effective way to mitigate the risks of HFO [heavy fuel oil]—and now we’re calling on the IMO to ensure that this ban will be ...