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Asbestos dangers must not be ignored

The International Maritime Organization should amend the SOLAS Regulation banning the use of asbestos and asbestos-containing materials in ships, says an expert

FORTY-FIVE years ago, as a first trip third mate on an old-fashioned general cargo ship, I routinely supervised the stowage of asbestos in hessian sacks which were frequently tore open during handling. On one particular occasion, I remember, it was almost impossible to see across the tweendeck I...

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