Ships sailing Antarc­tic waters now face re­stric­tions on the type of fuel they can use.

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A ban on pol­lu­tion from heavy grade fuel oils in the Antarc­tic re­gion went into ef­fect at the be­gin­ning of this month, the United Na­tions mar­itime agency said. The In­ter­na­tional Mar­itime Or­gan­i­sa­tion (IMO) said that amend­ments to the In­ter­na­tional Con­ven­tion for the Pre­ven­tion of Pol­lu­tion From Ships (MARPOL), de­tail­ing spe­cific den­si­ties of crude oil which should not be used in the Antarc­tic, mean that ships ply­ing that area with lower grade fuel will have to switch to a higher fuel while in the area.

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