Tag archives: IMO

Japan gives one million dollar boost to Gulf of Guinea fund

The Government of Japan has made a contribution of US$1.0 million to the IMO West and Central Africa Maritime Security Trust Fund, established by IMO Secretary-General Koji Sekimizu ...

ICS Chairman praises IMO efficiency at World Ocean Summit

ICS Chairman, Masamichi Morooka, addressed delegates at the World Ocean Summit organised by The Economist magazine in San Francisco (25 February), following a key note speech by US Secretary of ...

Guidance on security certification for seafarers agreed

Guidance on training and certification requirements for ship security officers and seafarers with designated security duties has been agreed by IMO, to address practical difficulties seafarers have reportedly experienced in ...

Shipowners, salvors and insurers to urge Governments to adopt IMO Places of Refuge guidelines

Shipowners, Salvors and Insurers – through their respective trade associations – have jointly called for the prompt and proper implementation of international measures to provide a Place of Refuge for stricken vessels ...

ICS Board prepares for important IMO meeting

The Board of Directors of the International Chamber of Shipping (ICS), representing national shipowners’ associations from 35 nations and over 80% of the world merchant fleet, recently met in London ...

IMO Secretary-General launches 2014 World Maritime Day theme: “IMO conventions: effective implementation”

IMO Secretary-General Koji Sekimizu has launched this year’s World Maritime Day theme,  “IMO conventions: effective implementation”, expressing the hope that the year would see genuine progress towards effective and ...

IMO Secretary-General’s New Year Address

IMO Secretary-General Koji Sekimizu has delivered his New Year Address outlining some of the targets, challenges and priorities the Organization will face this year at the opening of the first ...

Goal-Based Standards (GBS) verification process is underway

IMO audit teams will shortly be established to verify construction rules for bulk carriers and oil tankers of classification societies which act as recognized organizations (ROs), following the receipt of ...

SOLAS, MARPOL amendments entered into force on 1 January 2014


A number of amendments to the International Convention for the Safety of Life at Sea (SOLAS), the International Convention for the Prevention of Pollution from Ships (MARPOL)  and the 1988 ...

IACS Council adopts new harmonised Common Structural Rules

At its 68th session of the IACS Council meeting, held on 18-19 December in London:

IACS has unanimously adopted new harmonised Common Structural Rules (CSR) for oil tankers and bulk ...

Wärtsilä AQUARIUS®EC Ballast Water Management System granted Type Approval

Wärtsilä, the marine industry’s leading provider of innovative products, solutions and services, has today announced that its Wärtsilä AQUARIUS®EC (Electro-Chlorination) Ballast Water Management System (BWMS) has ...

New ICS initiative to maintain IMO primacy on shipping and CO2 issues

The International Chamber of Shipping (ICS) – the worldwide trade association for shipowners – has made an important written submission to the United Nations International Maritime Organization (IMO) suggesting a possible way ...

IMO Assembly adopts mandatory audit scheme

The Assembly of the International Maritime Organization (IMO), meeting for its 28th session in London, has adopted key resolutions and amendments relating to the Organization’s mandatory audit scheme, paving ...

IMO Assembly elects new 40-Member Council

The Assembly of the International Maritime Organization has elected the following States to be Members of its Council for the 2014-2015 biennium:

 

Category (a) 10 States with the largest interest ...

IMO Awards for Exceptional Bravery at Sea 2013 go to American rescuers and a Chinese seafarer

American rescuers and a Chinese seafarer have been presented with the International Maritime Organization (IMO) Award for Exceptional Bravery at Sea 2013, during a special ceremony held on 25 November ...

Dr. Thomas A. Mensah (Ghana) receives 2012 International Maritime Prize


Dr. Thomas A. Mensah of Ghana, former President of the International Tribunal for the Law of the Sea and Assistant Secretary-General and Director of the Legal Affairs and External Relations ...

IMO Assembly set to adopt mandatory audit scheme

The Assembly of the International Maritime Organization (IMO), meeting for its 28th session in London, is expected to adopt key resolutions and amendments relating to the Organization’s mandatory audit ...

High-viscosity PIB carried by ship to be subject to stringent discharge requirements

IMO’s  Working Group on the Evaluation of Safety and Pollution Hazards of Chemicals (ESPH 19), meeting at IMO Headquarters from 21 to 25 October, has agreed to classify high-viscosity ...

Marine geoengineering including ocean fertilization to be regulated under amendments to international treaty

Marine geoengineering, including ocean fertilization, will be regulated under amendments to the 1996 Protocol to the international treaty which regulates the dumping of wastes and other matter at sea.
 
The ...

IMO head expresses deep sympathy over Lampedusa tragedy

Koji Sekimizu, Secretary-General of the International Maritime Organization, has expressed his deep shock at the heavy loss of life in the incident off the Italian island of Lampedusa last week ...

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