Archive - 2002 Press Briefings

New High-Speed Craft Code and new fire safety regulations amongst SOLAS amendments entering into force on 1 July 2002 - 27/6/2002
Briefing 21/2002: Amendments to the International Convention for Safety of Life at Sea (SOLAS) affecting many aspects of ship safety enter into force on 1 July 2002.

IMO looks to the future with new theme - 26/6/2002
Briefing 24/2002: Council members have reflected IMO's changing priorities by provisionally endorsing a new theme and setting in train a comprehensive review of its future strategy.

United Nations Atlas of the Oceans is launched - 5/6/2002
Briefing 20/2002:United Nations Atlas of the Oceans goes live at:

Detailed preparation for Maritime Security Conference surges ahead - 27/5/2002
Briefing 19/2002:Maritime Safety Committee has continued detailed preparatory work for diplomatic conference on maritime security to be held at IMO in December. A full report of the 75th session of the Maritime Safety Committee is now available in the IMO meetings section.

Legal Committee says ship operator takes key role in security - 14/5/2002
Briefing 18/2002: Control and ownership among key security issues considered by Legal Committee

Security issues to fore at IMO safety meeting - 15/5/2002
Briefing 17/2002: Maritime security issues high on the agenda of the Maritime Safety Committee (MSC) which meets 15 to 24 May.

Security issues top busy agenda for IMO Legal Committee - 19/4/2002
Briefing 16/2002: IMO will continue to review the international regulatory framework relating to maritime security at 84th session of Legal Committee.

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