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Ruian Shunfeng Navigation Instruments Co.,Ltd

Add: No.20, Heping Road, Jinhu Street, Ruian, Zhejiang, China
Con: april Zhang
Tel: +86-577-65520898
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Safety of life at sea and the prevention of marine pollution

Owing to the harsh marine meteorology and sea conditions, the complicated navigational environment and the limitation of vessel condition, the frequent occurrence of seamen's negligence and errors, the fatal loss of life and property in the sea and the serious pollution of the marine environment are often caused by accidents. In the case of the extraordinary shipwreck in 20th century, it was well known that April 15, 1912 the British Titanic (Titanic) luxury liner sank after hitting an iceberg in the North Atlantic, killing more than more than 1500 people. In 20th century, there were more than more than 10 maritime accidents which killed more than 1000 people. Since the mid-20th century, the number of ships transporting oil and chemicals by sea has grown more and more scales, and incidents of shipwreck and serious pollution of the marine environment and ecosystems are increasing. March 1978, the Liberian giant oil tanker Amoco Cadiz, on the French side of the English Channel sailing on the collision caused by strong winds yaw sinking, leakage of 230,000 tons of oil and pollution of the entire sea and French coast accidents, causing serious concern around the world.

The purpose and work of the International Maritime Organization (IMO), the United Nations agency specializing in maritime technical matters, is "safer shipping, cleaner oceans (Safer Shiping,Cleaner Ocean)". The organization is committed to preventing ships from polluting the oceans by developing international regulations and technical standards and by adopting measures to enhance maritime security. The most important international conventions are the International Convention on the Safety of life at Sea (SOLAS), the International Convention on the Rules of Collision Avoidance (COLREG), the International Convention on Load Line (LL), International Convention on the training, certification and duty standards for seafarers (STCW), international conventions on search and rescue (SAR), and International Convention on the Prevention of pollution caused by ships under the auspices of the Marine Pollution Prevention (MARPOL), International Oil pollution preparedness, Response and Cooperation Convention (OPRC).