CHINA: WRECK REMOVAL CONVENTION

January 5, 2017

The Wreck Removal Convention will come into force in China from 11 February 2017.  As Members are aware, under the terms of the Convention, ships with a gross tonnage of 300 and above need to apply for a certificate of insurance.  From 11 February 2017 ships over 300 gross tonnage, wherever registered, when entering or leaving a Chinese port or arriving at/leaving from an offshore facility in Chinese territorial waters, must carry a Wreck Removal Certificate on board.

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