At MEPC71, the Marine Environment Protection Committee meeting at the International Maritime Organization in London, Danish Shipping, a group representing Denmark’s shipowners, made the following statement:
“The Polar Code encourages ships not to use HFO in the Arctic. Danish Shipping prefers that the recommendation becomes a regulatory requirement as we support a ban on HFO as fuel. It is crucial that a future ban applies to all ships operating in the Arctic independent of their flag. Therefore such a ban should be adopted by IMO. We need to find a balance between economic development and environmental safety and we therefore support initiatives that minimizes the risk of oil spill”, says director Maria Bruun Skipper from Danish Shipping.