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2016-07-28 10:00:00
28/07/2016 

An IMO-led workshop in Maputo, Mozambique is supporting countries in south-eastern Africa in implementing the STCW Convention, which establishes international standards for training, certification and watchkeeping for seafarers. The workshop (25-29 July) is familiarizing maritime administrations and maritime training institutes with all recent amendments to the STCW Convention and Code, including the 2010 Manila Amendments, and supports maritime training institutions in the region to improve teaching and assessment of seafarers in accordance with the Convention. more...

 

2016-07-27 12:00:00
27/07/2016 

An IMO-led maritime security table top exercise is taking place in Mauritius (26-27 July) for participants from around 20 government agencies. The exercise is highlighting the need for an integrated national approach to implementation of maritime security measures, with particular reference to IMO's Safety of Life at Sea (SOLAS) convention and International Ship and Port Facility (ISPS) Code. The exercise involves a range of security and related scenarios involving policy decisions, crisis/emergency management and response. Participants are jointly identifying areas of improvement, including future areas of assistance from IMO and other development partners. more...

 

2016-07-27 10:00:00
27/07/2016 

Migration should be managed so that migrants are not put in the dangerous position of having to be rescued at sea. This was the message of IMO’s Chris Trelawny, Special Advisor on Maritime Security and Facilitation, speaking at the “Maritime Security and Migrant Protection in the Bay of Bengal and Andaman Sea” workshop in Jakarta, Indonesia (26-27 July). Addressing the point that merchant ships are not designed for mass rescue, Mr. Trelawny said that rescues will continue, but safe, legal, alternative pathways to migration must be developed, including safe, organized migration by sea, if necessary. more...

 

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Sub-Committee on Carriage of Cargoes and Containers (CCC) (05/09/2016 - 09/09/2016)
38th Consultative Meeting of Contracting Parties (London Convention 1972) and 11th Meeting of Contracting Parties (London Protocol 1996) (19/09/2016 - 23/09/2016)
Technical Cooperation Committee (TCC) (10/10/2016 - 12/10/2016)
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