IMO Approves US-Russian Proposal on Bering Strait Shipping Routes

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The International Maritime Organization (IMO) has approved a joint US-Russian proposal on regulating shipping in the Bering Strait, the Russian transport ministry said in a statement.

The proposal was approved by the IMO Maritime Safety Committee at its 99th session being held in London.

To be applied from December 1, 2018, the scheme is said to be the first internationally recognized measure for navigation in polar waters approved by IMO, as defined in SOLAS 74/78.

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