International Maritime Organization approves U.S.-Russian proposal for Bering Strait routing measures

International Maritime Organization approves U.S.-Russian proposal for Bering Strait routing measures
WASHINGTON — The International Maritime Organization approved the Bering Strait and Bering Sea ship routing measures proposed by the United States and Russian Federation. Taking effect Dec. 1, 2018, the six two-way routes and six precautionary areas are the first internationally recognized ship routing measures the IMO has approved for polar waters. In November 2017, the U.S. and Russia proposed...