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

Maritime Faculty, University of Montenegro, Dobrota 36, 85330 Kotor, Montenegro
Sustainability 2018, 10(6), 1900; https://doi.org/10.3390/su10061900
Received: 14 April 2018 / Revised: 29 April 2018 / Accepted: 31 May 2018 / Published: 6 June 2018
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; continuously keeping 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); the decrease in the number of detained ships which meet the requirements stipulated in international Conventions and the elimination of substandard ships in perspective; and the prevention of environmental pollution, and sea and port incidents. This justified endeavour is supported by the fact that Montenegro is one of two countries in Europe that are not full members of the Paris MoU. Additionally, in this context it is necessary to emphasise the fact that the marine ecosystem of Montenegro is 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 regional and global sustainability. View Full-Text
Keywords: port state control; Paris MoU; Montenegrin accession; sustainable shipping port state control; Paris MoU; Montenegrin accession; sustainable shipping
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Nikcevic, J. Montenegro on the Path to Paris MoU Accession: Towards Achieving a Sustainable Shipping Industry. Sustainability 2018, 10, 1900.

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