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Pew Applauds First Routing Measures for Ships in Arctic

The Pew Charitable Trusts today applauded the International Maritime Organization (IMO), a U.N. agency, for adopting the first two-way route for ships transiting the Arctic. The IMO accepted a joint Russia-U.S. proposed route through the Bering Strait and the Bering Sea, as well as three Areas to Be Avoided that were submitted by the U.S. Coast Guard based on a study of the region’s vessel…