Israel, Turkey agree to Int’l Maritime Audit on pollution

20.07.2011                      18.Tammus, 5771


Israel, Turkey agree to Int'l Maritime Audit on pollution

Showing maritime transparency will improve global perception, Ports Authority dir.-gen. says; Israel, Turkey first non-EU countries to sign deal.

Israel has agreed to undertake a voluntary audit from the International Maritime Organization at the end of 2012, and in doing so, will join Turkey as the first non- EU countries in the Mediterranean region to allow the global body to evaluate how the country is complying with its commitments to sea pollution prevention and nautical safety, officials said at a meeting on Tuesday afternoon at the Transportation Ministry.
In preparation for the future audit, a strategy workshop was also held in Jerusalem that morning for senior officials from various government ministries led by Albert Bergonzo, project officer of a regional program called SafeMed II….