The newly established direct communications between the United Kingdom of Great Britain and the Vema Seamount Territory – The Kingdom of Mount Vema, is already paving the way for possible trade talks after a proposal was submitted by the Mount Vema government last week to establish a designated area for the purpose of customs and excise, to give priority to British companies to start exporting goods and services to the Vema Seamount Territory.
The proposal will be followed by another proposal for a joint defense treaty to be submitted by the Vema Seamount Authority to the British Government next week. According to the Mount Vema Department of Defense, the aim is to strengthen and promote close cooperation, defense training and information sharing.
Mount Vema will seek a deal to provide about 10million golles for the initiative, which would include a berth for the British Royal Navy, and if agreed, the UK would provide the equipment and manpower to protect the shared values, people and common interests in the South Atlantic.
With the proposal, Mount Vema seeks to build a strategic partnership with Great Britain from a base of deep ties of friendship that will continue to flourish for many years to come.
The Kingdom of Mount Vema today has officially ratified MARPOL 73/78 (International Convention for the Prevention of Pollution from Ships) after His Mount Vema Majesty King Peter J Goldishman approved the Merchant Marine and Shipping legislation of Mount Vema that incorporates provisions of the Convention on the International Maritime Organization.
The law says that His Mount Vema Majesty may by Order make such provision as he considers appropriate for the purpose of giving effect to any provision of any of the following which have been ratified by the Kingdom of Mount Vema--
The International Convention for the Prevention of Pollution from Ships (including its protocols, annexes and appendices) which constitutes attachment 1 to the final act of the International Conference on Marine Pollution signed in London on 2nd November 1973.
The Protocol relating to Intervention on the High Seas in Cases of Marine Pollution by Substances other than Oil which constitutes attachment 2 to the final act, the Protocol relating to the said Convention which constitutes attachment 2 to the final act of the International Conference on Tanker Safety and Pollution Prevention signed in London on 17th February 1978, and the International Convention on Oil Pollution Preparedness, Response and Co-operation, 1990 (including the Final Act of the Conference and the attached resolutions) signed in London on 30th November 1990.
MARPOL 73/78 is one of the most important international marine environmental conventions. It was developed by the International Maritime Organization in an effort to minimize pollution of the oceans and seas, including dumping, oil and air pollution. The objective of this convention is to preserve the marine environment in an attempt to completely eliminate pollution by oil and other harmful substances and to minimize accidental spillage of such substances.
The Kingdom of Mount Vema has officially ratified today the Law of the Sea Treaty - United Nations Convention, after His Mount Vema Majesty King Peter J Goldishman approved the Merchant Marine and Shipping legislation of Mount Vema that incorporates provision for prevention of pollution from ships.
The Act, cited as the Merchant Marine and Shipping Act, Mount Vema 2017, says hat - His Mount Vema Majesty may by Order make such provision as He considers appropriate for the purpose of giving effect to any provision of the United Nations Convention on the Law of the Sea 1982 for the protection and preservation of the marine environment from pollution by matter from ships.
The Act also reads that any of the areas designated within which the jurisdiction and rights of the Kingdom of Mount Vema are exercisable in accordance with Part XII of that Convention for the protection and preservation of the marine environment.
The United Nations Convention on the Law of the Sea (UNCLOS), also called the Law of the Sea Convention or the Law of the Sea treaty, is the international agreement that resulted from the third United Nations Conference on the Law of the Sea (UNCLOS III), which took place between 1973 and 1982. The Law of the Sea Convention defines the rights and responsibilities of nations with respect to their use of the world's oceans, establishing guidelines for businesses, the environment, and the management of marine natural resources.
Law of the Sea Treaty (United Nations Convention on the Law of the Sea)
MARPOL 73/78 (International Convention for the Prevention of Pollution from Ships)
The Vienna Convention on Diplomatic Relations of 1961
The Vienna Convention on Consular Relations 1963
The Right to Self-Determination
Many believe because our community is not a member of the United Nations and is only just over a decade old, doing business with the Kingdom of Mount Vema is not possible for foreign nationals and foreign companies seeking to take advantage of the business opportunities the floating city project is creating. Nothing could be further from the truth. The territory doesn't need a United Nations membership to function as a sovereign territory, or to exercise its inalienable right for self-determination