Staff from IMO’s Maritime Safety Division gained some first-hand knowledge of vessel traffic services when they visited the Port of London Authority (PLA) Vessel Traffic Service (VTS) (on 16 January). Discussions on current and emerging trends in vessel traffic services were followed by a visit to the PLA bridge simulator and a chance to see the London VTS in operation.
H.E. Mr Mohammed A. Eltom, Ambassador Extraordinary and
Plenipotentiary of the Republic of the Sudan, today (21 January) met IMO
Secretary-General Sekimizu to present the Sudan’s instruments of accession to the
International Convention for the Prevention of Pollution from Ships (MARPOL)
and the International Convention on Oil Pollution Preparedness, Response and
IMO Secretary-General Sekimizu has today (20 January)
received a courtesy call from H.E. Mr Daniel Fábrega, new Ambassador
Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of Panama. Panama has been a Member State of IMO since 1958.