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Lessons Learned from Marine Casualties
Search and rescue at sea depends on the integrated satellite and terrestrial radiocommunication communications system - the Global Maritime Distress and Safety System (GMDSS). IMO's Sub-Committee on Navigation, Communications and Search and Rescue (NCSR 7, 15-24 January) will continue its ongoing work to review GMDSS requirements, to enable the use of modern communication systems in the GMDSS, while removing requirements to carry obsolete systems. IMO Secretary-General Kitack Lim opened the session, which is chaired by Mr. Ringo Lakeman (Netherlands). (Click for photos). more...
The second regional Knowledge
Partnership Workshop in Asia is underway in Bangkok, Thailand (16-20 December).
Co-organised by IMO, Thailand’s Ministry of Transport and UNESCAP – the United
Nations Economic and Social Commission for Asia – the workshop is designed to
support maritime technical cooperation activities in the region. The workshop brings together
officials from transport ministries, responsible for maritime affairs, and
finance ministries, responsible for official development assistance. more...
The IMO Hong Kong Convention will set global standards for safe and environmentally-sound ship recycling, when it enters into force. A national workshop to raise awareness of the treaty and its related guidelines has taken place in Karachi, Pakistan (11-13 December), to help prepare the country for ratification and implementation of the Convention. more...
Mr. Kitack Lim