“Interpol “30 days at sea” – Compliance policing”
This is a hugely significant development for those that were wondering what enforcement could look like and questioned how practicable it really was to enforce such a global regulation. The message here is clear – the port states have the ability, technology, global co-operation and increasingly, the will to enforce and prosecute non-compliance. The truly global nature of this operation shows there are few corners of the world to hide.
It is clear that there is the political will in addition to the technology and resources to support this, and it is becoming clear that enforcement will exist and the consequences of non-compliance may be severe.