The Union of Greek Shipowners has published a brochure entitled “Prevention of Environmental Pollution by Ships” addressed to its members and interested parties which contains information regarding the regulatory and
compensation regimes and industry standards applying internationally concerning prevention of environmental pollution by ships. Moreover, interested parties can be informed from the brochure about the extent and content of the regulatory framework and environmental profile of shipping without need for recourse to several sources. Addressees should note that the list of the basic legal instruments (IMO – EU) does not refer to national legislation in the field. The brochure also serves as a means of its contribution to the “precautionary principle” of environmental protection of the seas in keeping with the “social responsibility” of Greek shipping.