The International Conference or Oil Pollution of the Sea - attended by 55 representatives of nine countries - was held at Christianshorg.
The International Conference or Oil Pollution of the Sea - attended by 55 representatives of nine countries - was held at Christianshorg. Castle, Copenhagen, July 3 and 4. Oil pollution in the last ten years has been a considerable problem for all countries with sea coasts.
A British representatives said that the 1954 Convention on restricting oil pollution came into force in July last year, but countries owing 50 per cent of the total world tanker tonnage and 60 per cent of the dry cargo tonnage were still outside the Convention.
The Conference welcomed the announcement that two committees representing the United States Government and American oil companies had recommended acceptance of the Convention.
Reports were submitted from different parts of the world - in some places benches and sea birds appeared to be suffering more - and in other places less - from oil pollution since the Convention was agreed and came into force. Chairman of the Conference was Mr. James Callaghan, the British Member of Parliament.