IMO Sec-Gen Sekimizu was given an in-depth overview of the day-to-day activities at the Gris-Nez Maritime Rescue Co-ordination Centre (MRCC) in northern France, when he visited the centre (on 17 September) on the invitation of the French Government.
The 21st session of the ICAO/IMO Joint Working Group on Harmonization of Aeronautical and Maritime Search and Rescue is meeting at IMO (15 to 19 September). Items on the agenda include draft amendments to the International Aeronautical and Maritime Search and Rescue (IAMSAR) Manual. Participants will share experiences of search and rescue operations, including the response to Malaysia Airlines Flight MH370. (Pic: USCG)
IMO Sec-Gen Sekimizu is opening the second meeting of heads of maritime administrations of Member States from east Europe and west Asia and a seminar on acceptance and implementation of IMO instruments, hosted by the Government of Bulgaria in Varna, Bulgaria (15 to 17 September).