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Volume 13: debated on Monday 16 November 1981

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asked the Secretary of State for Trade whether, following the accession of Greece to the European Economic Community, he is satisfied that that country complies with operational and navigational maritime standards according to European Economic Community requirements.

The main standards relating to maritime safety and the prevention of pollution are set by the Inter-Governmental Maritime Consultative Organisation. Greece has ratified the most recent convention on the safety of life at sea and its related protocol and, in company with certain other members of the European Economic Community, has undertaken to initiate the necessary procedures leading to the ratification of all the outstanding conventions in this field, including those relating to marine pollution and the standards of training, certification and watchkeeping.