IMO Unveils Latest Maritime Peril: Space Debris

November 7, 2018 – Material jettisoned during space vehicle launches could impact on the marine environment. This is one of a number of emerging issues being discussed by Parties to the treaties which regulate the dumping of wastes at sea. The Scientific Group of the London Convention and London Protocol is reporting on its ongoing assessment of the issue of space debris to the annual meeting of the Parties (5-9 November). The meeting is also looking at the disposal of fiber-reinforced plastic (FRP) vessels, since a large number of abandoned…

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