IMO’s Aicha Cherif is in Cartagena, Colombia, at IMO-GloBallast
regional workshop (for Argentina, Chile, Colombia, Ecuador, Panama and Peru) on strategy and action plan to implement the BWM Convention
(29 July), to be followed by workshop on sampling of ballast water (30 July to 1 August), to include practical sampling training in the port of Cartagena. (Pic: Cartagena port, Nina Volare)
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)
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.