An IMO-organised seminar on the prevention of stowaways in eastern and southern Africa is being held in Durban, South Africa (21 to 23 October 2014) for representatives from the region’s main stowaway-embarkation ports. The aim is to identify capacity-building needs, measures to reduce stowaway cases and information that may lead to improved IMO guidance on stowaway prevention. Security, facilitation and human rights issues will be addressed. (Pic: The West of England P&I Club)
Koji Sekimizu this week becomes the first IMO Secretary-General to visit Mexico in an official capacity. Today (21 October), he gives the keynote address to the Fourth National Congress of Mexican Merchant Marine.
(Pic: Administración Portuaria Integral de Lázaro Cárdenas)
The new Ambassador and Permanent Representative of Brazil to International Organizations, H.E. Mr. Fred Arruda, paid a courtesy call to IMO Headquarters yesterday, and presented his letter of credentials to Secretary-General Sekimizu. Brazil is a member of the 40-strong IMO Council.