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2014-09-29 00:00:00

​An Indian seafarer held hostage for nearly four years by Somali pirates was at IMO Headquarters yesterday (29 September). Aman Kumar Sharma, one of 11 crew members of the MV Albedo released in June this year, spoke at an event organised by the Maritime Piracy Humanitarian Response Programme.


2014-09-25 04:00:00
It's World Maritime Day today! A full package of resources to help you mark the day is now available from the IMO website. Click here to find logos, a message from the Secretary-General, a background paper, a video, a podcast, infographics and a message from the UN Secretary-General; and don’t forget to let us know how you’re celebrating – tweet using the hashtag #WorldMaritimeDay

2014-09-24 03:05:00
The Rt Hon John Hayes MP, recently appointed Minister of State at the Department for Transport (with responsibility for maritime matters) of IMO’s host country, the United Kingdom, visited IMO Secretary-General Sekimizu today (24 September) for a courtesy visit and handed over a letter of congratulations for World Maritime Day​.​