Nordic, Baltic states push for sea protection

  • 2003-09-04
  • Baltic News Service
LULEA, Sweden - Nordic and Baltic governments said on Aug. 29 that they would apply for to control rising Russian oil exports via the Baltic Sea to help avertspills that could wreck beaches and threaten fish stocks.³We will put forward an application to the IMO [International MaritimeOrganization],² Swedish Environment Minister Lena Sommerstad told a newsconference after a two-day meeting of ministers from the region.She said that the countries, apart from Russia, wanted the Baltic Sea to bedeclared a particularly sensitive sea area that could force tankers to stickto narrow routes...
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