Archive - 2001 Press Briefings
Press briefings issued in 2001

ISM Code must not become paper excercise - 20/2/2001
Briefing 02/2001: In his opening remarks to the 9th session of the Sub-Committee on Flag State Implementation yesterday, (19 February 2001) IMO Secretary-General William O’Neil has renewed calls for effective and conscientious implementation of the International Safety Management (ISM) Code. Stressing that the shipping industry should spare no effort in making the ISM Code work, Mr O’Neil told delegates: "We should not allow it to become merely a paper exercise."

Mammoth session - 4/1/2001
Briefing 01/2001: The 73rd meeting of the IMO’s senior technical body, the Maritime Safety Committee (MSC), concluded (on 6 December 2000) what Secretary-General William O’Neil referred to as a session "without parallel" in IMO’s history. The eight-day meeting successfully completed a demanding work programme that saw significant progress made on a wide diversity of key maritime safety issues. Among the highlights were the publication of the eagerly anticipated STCW "White List", carriage requirements for "black boxes" and the start of work on a series of measures related to tanker safety that arose from the Marine Environment Protection Committee’s consideration of the Erika incident.

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