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Offer to bring environmental control vessels in line with international standards

Ukrainian MP Alexander I. Urban was a bill №1504, according to which it is necessary to amend the Water Code of the country and the Law "On Environmental Protection". This is related to a term such as "segregated ballast" and reset it to the problems of sea water vessel in port. Only in Ukraine and some African countries segregated ballast prior to discharge shall be subjected to chemical analysis, which should confirm the environmental safety of its staff. This creates a lot of problems shipowners. Because of the downtime they suffer losses. In addition, the existing prohibition on the discharge of ballast water without chemical analysis provides a good ground for corruption. Because of this, our country is one of the most corrupt in the world, at times reducing its competitiveness.

Aleksanndr Urbanski, a member of the "Block Poroshenko" and the Parliamentary Committee on Transport, suggests that a discharge of segregated ballast according to Ukrainian legislation only if it is replaced. That is, if after a reset will be revealed visible oil particles or substances that contain it, and this fact is documented fix, you must conduct a detailed chemical analysis. In other cases, the study was not necessary. This approach adapts the environmental legislation of Ukraine to the international standards, will lead him into full compliance with MARPOL 73/78 (International Convention for the Prevention of Pollution from Ships, 1973). As in Ukraine embarked on Europe should be focused on him to follow and harmonize all national regulations with European ones.

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