Navigating the poles
IMO’s Lee Adamson explains why IMO is developing a new mandatory code for ships operating in polar waters, in a UN Radio interview. Listen to the interview here
. (Pic: UN Photo/Mark Garten)
Flag-Port WACAF gets underway
The first event in the IMO/EU/ACP (African, Caribbean and Pacific Group of States) project to support flag and port states in west and central Africa (Flag-Port WACAF)
is underway in Lagos, Nigeria (21 - 30 July). The combined training and needs-assessment activity on flag State implementation, port State control and maritime legislation is designed to help Nigeria prepare for the IMO audit scheme among other capacity building objectives. Mrs Mfon Ekong-Usoro, Sec-Gen-Abuja MoU and partner in the Project, delivered the key note address while Captain Dallas Laryea, IMO’s Regional Coordinator, read IMO-Sec-Gen’s goodwill message.
IMO at African Ministers conference
FSA training day at III
III Sub-Committee delegates today (17 July) attending one-day formal safety assessment (FSA) training course, imparted by International Association of Classification Societies (IACS
PSSAs in South East Asian Seas
15/07/2014 IMO’s Ed Kleverlaan in Manila for First Regional Meeting (14-16 July), under IMO-NORAD Cooperation Agreement, on Prevention of Pollution from Ships through adoption of Particularly Sensitive Sea Areas (PSSAs) in South East Asian Seas; to assist Indonesia, Malaysia, Philippines and Viet Nam to prepare PSSA designation proposals.
Navigating the way
III meets for 1st session
14/07/2014 IMO Sec-Gen Sekimizu has opened the first session of the Sub-Committee on Implementation of IMO Instruments (III), (14-18 July), which is being chaired by Captain Dwain Hutchinson (Bahamas). Items on the agenda include casualty analysis, harmonization of port State control activities and review of the GlobalReg standards.
Transport challenges facing SIDS
Photos beyond the horizon
IMO is hosting an exhibition of candid snapshots capturing the oceans’ wild beauty, bustling port scenes and village life, as witnessed by seafarers. The exhibition
has toured 15 countries and is on loan from a Japanese seafarers’ group Hato-kai.
Ballast systems stocktake
- Ballast Water Working Group (BWWG) 29th session meets (8 July) to evaluate a proposal for another ballast water management system
, followed by sixth Stocktaking Workshop (9 to 11 July).
At large in Italy
IMO Sec-Gen blogs from Italy
and expresses the need for further action by the international community, including IMO, to deal with the issue of large numbers of migrants crossing seas and oceans aboard small craft.
Recycling treaty ratified