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Baltic Sea SECA has saved thousands of lives

Thousands of lives in North Europe have been saved as a result of the Sulphur Emission Control Area (SECA), whereby ships’ fuel has been limited to max 0.1 per cent sulphur in the Baltic Sea. The research project EnviSuM has estimated that the requirements for Baltic sailings have prevented between 500 and 1000 premature deaths annually in the region.

Source: ShippingWatch, 25 April 2019. Link to EnviSuM website: https://blogit.utu.fi/envisum/

 

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