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IMO joins international Ebola travel and transport task force

The International Maritime Organization (IMO) has joined the international ad hoc Ebola Travel and Transport Task Force and is working with other United Nations agencies and non-governmental organizations to monitor ...

ICS calls for harmonised PSC with respect to Sulphur Emission Control Areas

The International Chamber of Shipping (ICS) is encouraging the Paris Memorandum of Understanding on Port State Control to ensure that a harmonised approach to PSC inspections has been developed in ...

First ship energy efficiency and technology transfer workshop held in Ghana

Representatives from 11 West and Central Africa countries are in Accra, Ghana, to attend the first IMO regional workshop on "MARPOL Annex VI – Ship energy efficiency and technology transfer”, from ...

SOLAS rules for ships to be able to recover persons from the water enter into force

New requirements under the International Convention for the Safety of Life at Sea (SOLAS) to require all ships to have plans and procedures to recover persons from the water are ...

ITF celebrates Day of the Seafarer

The ITF is once again backing the IMO’s (International Maritime Organization’s) Day of the Seafarer – the annual worldwide celebration of seafarers and what they do for us all ...

“Maritime education and training" selected as World Maritime Day theme for 2015

The IMO Council has endorsed a proposal by IMO Secretary-General Koji Sekimizu to adopt “Maritime education and training” as the World Maritime Day theme for 2015.

Addressing the IMO Council ...

Britannia Seaways crew will receive 2014 IMO Award for Exceptional Bravery at Sea

The 2014 IMO Award for Exceptional Bravery at Sea will be awarded to Captain Andreas Kristensen and his crew of the Britannia Seaways, nominated by Denmark for their courage and ...

New regional structure for counter-piracy code implementation

Ministers from participating States in the Code of Conduct concerning the Repression of Piracy and Armed Robbery against Ships in the Western Indian Ocean and the Gulf of Aden (the ...

Maritime Safety Committee meets 14 to 23 May

IMO's Maritime Safety Committee (MSC) meets at the Organization's London headquarters for its 93rd session, from 14 to 23 May 2014. 
 
The MSC is expected to adopt amendments ...

SRI welcomes IMO endorsement of ongoing work on fair treatment of seafarers

The Legal Committee of the International Maritime Organisation has endorsed continuing work to promote as widely as possible the application of the 2006 Guidelines on the fair treatment of seafarers ...

Minute’s silence observed by IMO Legal Committee for Sewol accident victims

Delegates to IMO’s Legal Committee observed a minute’s silence (28 April 20214) to demonstrate their compassion for the victims of the tragic accident involving the ferry Sewol on ...

2002 Passenger ship liability and compensation treaty enters into force

The Athens Convention relating to the Carriage of Passengers and their Luggage by Sea, 2002, which substantially raises the limits of liability for the death of, or personal injury to ...

Wreck-removal convention to enter into force

The Nairobi International Convention on the Removal Wrecks will enter into force on 14 April 2015 following the deposit, on 14 April 2014, of an instrument of ratification by Denmark ...

IMO and Bangladesh announce major collaboration to improve ship-recycling standards

The International Maritime Organization (IMO) and the Government of the People’s Republic of Bangladesh have signed a landmark agreement to work together to improve safety and environmental standards in ...

Serious Ballast Water Management Convention problems still need to be resolved by IMO

The global shipping industry - represented by the International chamber of Shipping (ICS), BIMCO, Intercargo, Intertanko, World Shipping Council (WSC), CLIA and IPTA - has voiced continuing concern about serious implementation problems ...

IMO Marine Environment Protection Committee completes 66th session

The Marine Environment Protection Committee (MEPC) of the International Maritime Organization (IMO) met for its 66th session from 31 March to 4 April 2014, at IMO Headquarters in London.

 The ...

Regional seminar stresses port security to reduce stowaways


Port facilities need to further strengthen their capacities for surveillance and access control, in order to reduce the incidence of stowaways, participants at a regional seminar on stowaways in West ...

ICS urges alterations to IMO Ballast Water Convention

In advance of next week’s meeting of the IMO Marine Environment Protection Committee (MEPC), the International Chamber of Shipping (ICS) has suggested a number of steps by which IMO ...

IMO should focus on developing global CO2 reporting system before looking at ship indexing

The IMO Marine Environment Protection Committee (MEPC), which starts on 31 March, will seek to make progress on the development of a global system of monitoring and reporting of CO2 ...

EU pledges €1.2 million to support maritime administrations in Western and Central Africa


The European Union is funding a €1.2 million grant contract, signed between IMO and the African, Caribbean and Pacific Group of States (ACP) to support training and capacity-building activities ...

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