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Montenegro on the Path to Paris MoU Accession: Towards Achieving Sustainable Shipping Industry

Version 1 : Received: 14 April 2018 / Approved: 16 April 2018 / Online: 16 April 2018 (06:20:07 CEST)

How to cite: Nikcevic, J. Montenegro on the Path to Paris MoU Accession: Towards Achieving Sustainable Shipping Industry. Preprints 2018, 2018040191 (doi: 10.20944/preprints201804.0191.v1). Nikcevic, J. Montenegro on the Path to Paris MoU Accession: Towards Achieving Sustainable Shipping Industry. Preprints 2018, 2018040191 (doi: 10.20944/preprints201804.0191.v1).

Abstract

In order to ensure the sustainability of the shipping industry and marine ecosystem of Montenegro, it is necessary that Montenegro becomes a full member of the Paris Memorandum of Understanding (Paris MoU) on Port State Control. The reasons for doing so are numerous: the full adoption of standards stipulated by the Memorandum in relation to ship control; continuous keeping the pace with and development of new standards in compliance with turbulent changes in the maritime industry and operation (including the increasing scope of maritime transport); decrease in the number of detained ships which meet the requirements stipulated in international conventions and elimination of substandard ships in perspective; prevention of environmental pollution, sea and port incidents. This justified endeavour is supported by the fact that Montenegro is one out of two countries in Europe that are not the full members of the Paris MoU. Additionally, in this context it is necessary to emphasise the fact that the marine ecosystem of Montenegro makes an integral part of the world ocean. Accordingly, the improvement of the quality of national legislation which is compliant with international requirements is an imperative which has positive implications on the regional and global sustainability.

Subject Areas

port state control; Paris MoU; Montenegrin accession; sustainable shipping

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