Workshop hosted by Myanmar Nautical Association (MNA)

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There was a workshop organized by the MNA under the auspicious of the DMA with the theme of “What if Major Oil Spill occurs from Very Large Crude Oil Carrier”.

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This workshop attempted to draw attention to the urgent need that is to establish a strong and valid legislative framework, meanwhile, to scrutinize the current legal system and examine loopholes in effective mechanism for the implementation of marine pollution prevention which might lead to failure to protect the marine environment. It has also identified the weakness in legal structure in respect of marine pollution and underlines to resolve the absence of remedying to the environmental damages as well as compensation against liabilities. At the end of the day, this workshop advocated expeditious national legislation process that needs to be established in order for prevention of marine pollution in Myanmar.