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2019-01-18 12:00:00

The Russian Federation has acceded to the IMO treaty dealing with compulsory insurance covering passengers on ships. The 2002 Athens Convention relating to the Carriage of Passengers and their Luggage by Sea sets the limits of liability for incidents on a ship involving passengers, including death of or personal injury to a passenger and loss of or damage to luggage and vehicles. Mr. Yury Melenas, Permanent Representative of the Russian Federation to IMO, met IMO Secretary-General Kitack Lim to deposit the instrument of accession (16 January).


2019-01-18 10:00:00

One of the great strengths of the UN system is its multi-national and multi-cultural nature. There are six official languages (Arabic, Chinese, English, French, Russian and Spanish) and the vast majority of international meetings throughout the UN system enjoy simultaneous interpretation into all of them. Interpreters are often the unsung heroes of international diplomacy. Last week (12-13 January) IMO hosted a meeting of the International Association of Conference Interpreters (AIIC). more...


2019-01-16 11:00:00

IMO’s Polar Code helps ensure that ships operating in the harsh Arctic and Antarctic areas take into account extremes of temperature and make sure critical equipment remains operational. Draft guidance for navigation and communication equipment  for ships operating in polar waters is expected to be finalized by the Sub-Committee on Navigation, Communications and Search and Rescue (NCSR 6, 16-25 January). IMO Secretary-General Kitack Lim opened the session, chaired by Mr. Ringo Lakeman (Netherlands). more...




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 IMO Meetings

Sub-Committee on Navigation, Communications and Search and Rescue (NCSR) (16/01/2019 - 25/01/2019)
Sub-Committee on Ship Design and Construction (SDC) (04/02/2019 - 08/02/2019)
Sub-Committee on Pollution Prevention and Response (PPR) (18/02/2019 - 22/02/2019)
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