Archive - 2000 Press Briefings
press briefings issued in 2000

Ships to carry "black boxes" under new regulations - 28/12/2000
Passenger ships and ships other than passenger ships of 3000 gross tonnage and upwards constructed on or after 1 July 2002 will have to carry voyage data recorders (VDRs) to assist in accident investigations, under new regulations.

Measures to eliminate sub-standard tankers - 12/12/2000
IMO’s Maritime Safety Committee (MSC) has developed a preliminary list of proposed measures aimed at eliminating sub-standard oil tankers and other sub-standard ships.

71 countries make IMO’s initial STCW White List - 7/12/2000
The so-called “White List” of countries deemed to be giving “full and complete effect” to the revised STCW Convention (STCW 95) has been published by IMO.

IMO raises compensation limits for oil pollution disasters - 7/11/2000
The Legal Committee of IMO has adopted amendments to raise by 50 percent the limits of compensation payable to victims of pollution by oil from oil tankers.

Abandonment, personal injury and death of seafarers - draft guidelines - 6/11/2000
A Joint IMO/International Labour Organization (ILO) Working Group has developed draft resolutions and guidelines to address the problems of abandonment, personal injury and death of seafarers.

Secretary-General places IMO at forefront of efforts for harmony in shipping - 18/10/2000
In a speech at the 1st Lloyd's List International Shipping Convention in London on Wednesday 18th October, IMO Secretary-General Mr. William O’Neil raised the prospect of an expanded role for the Organization in helping to ensure that its standards are met.

Appointments at IMO - 13/10/2000
Mr. E. Mitropoulos (Greece), Director of the Maritime Safety Division (MSD) has been additionally appointed to a newly created position, that of Assistant Secretary-General of IMO.

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