Irish mariners join pledge to ban use of heavy fuel oil in the Arctic Circle

The Irish Institute of Master Mariners (IIMM) has become the latest organisation to sign an international pledge on banning the use of heavy fuel oil (HFO) by ships in the Arctic circle.

More than 140 shipping companies, cruise operators, ports, businesses, explorers, non-governmental organisations and politicians have put their name to the Arctic Commitment, an ambitious civil society initiative calling for a ban on HFO in the Arctic.

Launched in 2017 by the ...