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Kazakhstan to secure its ships in open seas

01 March, 2018, 12:38 408
Kazakhstan to secure its ships in open seas

For today, more than 40 states are members of the protocol, they are the countries of the Black Sea and Baltic regions

The Senate of Parliament of Kazakhstan ratified the protocol of 2005 to the convention on the fight against illegal acts that are directed against the safety of sea shipping, BNews.kz correspondent reports.

As the Minister of National Economy Timur Suleimenov noted, that protocol is adequate reaction of the world community to the suppression of illegal acts by ships. In particular, the protocol expands the list of acts that are qualified as terroristic, defines the response mechanisms and provision of mutual assistance during attacks on ships.

“The ratification of the protocol will facilitate to the strengthening of the legal safety guarantee of domestic ships that sail in the open seas. It also proves the sequential measures carried out in Kazakhstan on the prevention of the international terrorism,” Suleimenov said during presenting the draft law at the session of the Senate of Parliament of Kazakhstan on Thursdays.

According to him for today, 40 states are members of the protocol, mainly the states of the Black Sea and Baltic regions.

According to the head of the Ministry, Kazakhstan merchant ships start to actively run through the routes in the open seas.

“In particular, in 2017 about 35 thousand general goods were transported from the Aktau port to the ports of Turkey. In 2018, the volumes of transportation will be increased by three times. Also, from this year it is planned to start the transportation of oversized equipment from the Black and Baltic seas to the Tengizchevroil states,” Suleimenov said.

The growth in volumes of transportation is facilitated by the agreement reached with Russia within the Eurasian economic Union and introduction of the simplified order of transit passage for Kazakhstani ships in the internal water routes of the Russian Federation, the Minister of National Economy said.