World's largest container line rerouted its vessels to help protect blue whales near Sri Lanka
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The Mediterranean Shipping Company, the largest container line in the world, has rerouted its ships passing near the coast of Sri Lanka in order to avoid potential collisions with endangered blue whales.
MSC Mediterranean Shipping Company has taken a major step to help protect blue whales and other cetaceans living and feeding in the waters off the coast of Sri Lanka by modifying navigation guidance in line with the advice of scientists and other key actors in the maritime sector.
The vessels passing through Sri Lanka's coastal waters will now travel about 15 nautical miles to the south from the previous route. The action was taken in response to research conducted by the International Fund for Animal Welfare (IFAW) along with other groups and universities.
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Blue whales can be found year-round off the southern tip of Sri Lanka in the Indian Ocean, resulting in a high risk of collisions as the usual international shipping lanes pass right through the area where most of the whales congregate.
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