Nairobi International Convention on the Removal of Wrecks

The Nairobi International Convention on the Removal of Wrecks is a 2007 treaty of the International Maritime Organization (IMO).

The purpose of the convention is to establish uniform rules for the prompt and effective removal of shipwrecks located in the exclusive economic zone (EEZ) of a state that may be hazardous to navigation or to the environment. The convention gives states authority to remove wrecks from the portion of its EEZ that is within international waters without any implication that the state is claiming sovereignty over that area.

The convention was concluded at Nairobi, Kenya, on 18 May 2007. It entered into force on 14 April 2015 after being ratified by ten states.[1]

States partiesEdit

As of November 2018, the Convention has been ratified by 41 states.[1]



  1. ^ a b "Status of multilateral Conventions and instruments in respect of which the International Maritime Organization or its Secretary-General performs depositary or other functions" (PDF). International Maritime Organization. 2016-10-10. Retrieved 2016-10-27.[permanent dead link]

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