Archive - 2002 Press Briefings
The Prestige - IMO statement
Human life and the marine environment prime concerns for IMO.
IMO Secretary-General welcomes additional Council Members as IMO Council expands to 40
Secretary-General Mr. William A. O’Neil welcomes eight additional Members onto the IMO Council
Liability limits for ship passengers raised with new Athens Convention, compulsory insurance introduced
Successful adoption of Protocol ensures uniform approach to compensation for passengers.
Sewage rules for ships to enter into force following breakthrough ratification
Regulations for prevention of pollution by sewage from ships set to enter into force in September 2003.
Importance of success stressed as Diplomatic Conference gets underway
Successful adoption of protocol will ensure internationally accepted compensation criteria.
IMO set to improve ship passengers' liability and compensation regime
IMO Diplomatic Conference set to adopt revised Athens Convention.
Suppression of unlawful acts at sea - regulations under scrutiny at Legal Committee
Legal Committee to meet for 85th session.