Below is the voting stance of all WA Delegates with regard to the current resolution.
General Assembly Resolution At Vote
A resolution to increase the quality of the world's environment, at the expense of industry.
Industry Affected: All Businesses - Mild
Proposed by: Simone Republic
The World Assembly,
Recognizing its efforts to protect the seas (GAR#168, GAR#409), to promote recycling (GAR#511), and resolutions on labor rights and trade;
Concerned that, with ever more ships plying the waters, no effective rules exist on the recycling of ships at the end of their useful lives;
Noting that ship recycling yard workers may be exposed to potential hazardous materials which may pose significant negative risks to their health;
Anxious that, with many bodies of water connected across the multi-verse, pollution from a member state may still harm the well-being of another member state;
Hereby enacts as follows:
For the purposes of this Resolution:
"WA vessel" means a ship either (i) duly registered to the competent authority of a WA member state with relevant information on the ship duly recorded by the WA member state, in accordance with that state's requirements and/or (ii) asserted by the said member state to be subject to its jurisdiction thereof;
"Flag state" means the WA member state for which a WA vessel is duly registered on its registry and/or asserted by the said WA member state to be subject to its jurisdiction; and
"WA yard" means a breaking and recycling yard located within a WA member state.
The World Assembly Nautical Commission (WANC) shall set forth, and update from time to time as it deems fit:
(I) regulations, (II) procedures and (III) recommendations on service levels and best practices on safe and environmentally-friendly ways to recycle WA vessels, including technical rules and requirements on design, construction, and operations of WA vessels and WA yards and the handling of potentially hazardous materials;
A database for sharing latest research, advanced technologies and developed best practices between WA members, subject to regulations on copyright and intellectual property;
requirements to (re)confirm the safety and capability of a WA vessel prior to and for its final voyage to a WA yard for recycling;
requirements that flag state must ensure that its WA vessels carries sufficient insurance with an insurance underwriter that the flag state deems to be well capitalized, prior to setting off on its final voyage to a WA yard for recycling to compensate for any potential incidents en route, including any salvage and clean-up costs and compensation paid to any other WA states affected on this voyage;
requirements that any new WA vessels to compile and maintain (and for existing vessels, compile and maintain to the fullest extent possible) an updated inventory of potentially hazardous materials used in its construction, modification and/or repairs to aid the WA yard during breaking and recycling; and
templates for "Recycling Plans" for WA yards, to be updated from time to time, detailing how various kinds of WA vessels will be recycled in a safe and environmentally-friendly manner, including the safe handling of potentially hazardous materials.
WA yards are required, for each recycling of a WA vessel, to:
complete such a "Recycling Plan" stated in Clause (2)(f) specific to that WA vessel, using the latest templates from WANC;
for such a Plan to be approved by a competent authority of the WA member where the WA yard is located prior to the start of work; and
for the aforesaid competent authority to enforce compliance of the said Plan.
WA yards recycling non WA vessels, or vessels not built according to WANC rules, are required to comply with local rules or WANC rules, whichever is stricter, to the maximum technical extent possible.
WA members shall recycle their WA vessels in WA yards, and not at non-WA member states, unless the WA member is satisfied that the non-WA member state adheres to standards for recycling at least as stringent as WANC rules.
Flag states may not permit the re-registration of a WA vessel to a non-WA member state, or abandon its claims to subject a particular vessel to its jurisdiction thereof, if the competent authority of the flag state independently determine after due process that the re-registration is primarily for the purpose of circumventing WANC rules.
For: 5,583: Pallaith (1,197), Tepertopia (778), Markanite (314), Creeperopolis (163), Ruinenlust (110), The Ambis (107), South Boston Irishmen (107), Saint Tomas and the Northern Ice Islands (105), Dawsinian (95), The Glorious Hypetrain (78), New United Common-lands (66), Nulkia (57), The Salaxalans (55), Eulumia (40), Fachumonn (27), Lorthos (26), East Chimore (24), Roylaii (24), Tinhampton (23), Kingdom of Englands (19), Gideon (18), The State of Hejaz (17), Equa Lib (15), Josephtan (13), Mlociniakik (12), Stalinta (10), Axorian (10), Kwon Hoshi-R5 (10), Roznepal (9), Sukhi desh (9), The Skrogs (8), Yermaney (8), Democratic Republic of San Ma (7), Demonic Satan (7), Providence Plantations and Rhode Island (7), The Greastest Nation (7), Landfield (6), Sul American (6), Golanchia (6), Broaryd (6), Fordaria (6), The Soviet state of Svalbard (5), Voxija (5), Imailandia (5), Toriniall (5), Kylarnatia (5), Drawkland (4), Transgendastan (4), Adastra (4), Holy Empire of capitalism (4), Wabacha (4), San Lumen (4), Cradisland (3), Yedalio (3), Herby (3), Ulissebuerg (3), Apellidor (3), Sherbstopia (3), Kolloquia (3), Greater Romanian-Deutsch State (3), Ugonnadie (3), Borgensteinville (3), Repreteop (3), East Thule (3), Arazian (3), Celestian Commonwealth (3), Duke nukem 2 eletric boogaloo (3), Andibaz (2), Janakistan (2), Lehqhbraot (2), Koranz (2), StrayaRoos barrier islands (2), Eglos (2), Ionmana (2), Greater Lankland (2), Ellinika Nisia (2), Brunis (2), Myoozik (2), Usual People In Life (2), Konigreichholstein (2), Greater Eireann (2), The True Kaiser of the German Empire (2), The Ancient World (2), Barak Khalad (2), Hateronomia (2), The Onion Union (2), Galactic Powers (2), Jacobopolus (2), Eurasia102 (2), Shudana (2), Orifna (2), Impia Mexala (2), Saint Gernend (2), Bobraqia (2), Vipru (2), Soviet Yoshilandia (2), Nova Irbelia (2), Masapia (2), and (1,815) individual member nations.
Against: 1,356: Giovanniland (631), Malphe II (258), Jean Rowe (16), Thee Imperium 0f Man (14), Brocklandia (7), Zarbik (7), Madrocea (6), Empire of the Super Titan Dragon (5), Wobbegong (5), Erkstag (5), Hustlertwo (4), The Palentine (4), Vost Dotari (3), Noire Falconnerie (3), Umbratellus (3), Mitzvah (3), Kalmarern (3), Cyrisk (2), Lacmhacarh (2), StarTopi (2), Sponkland (2), Grande Germania (2), Imperial States (2), The Terren Dominion (2), The Distanic Confederacy (2), Lower Slobbovia (2), New Louvain (2), Parezywordome (2), Making Catgirls Real (2), Communo-Slavocia (2), New order of Equus (2), and (351) individual member nations.