Archive - 2003 Press Briefings

Secretary-General urges realistic, pragmatic and well-balanced approach to tanker regulations as key meeting gets underway - 15/7/2003
Briefing 17/2003: Environment meeting opens

Revised single-hull tanker phase-out proposals on agenda at IMO environment meeting - 9/7/2003
Briefing 16/2003: Amendments to MARPOL provisions relating to double-hull tankers to be discussed next week.

Organizations in consultative status with IMO – Council decisions - 24/6/2003
Briefing 15/2003:IMO Council decides to withdraw consultative status of Greenpeace, IIDM, IBA

Efthimios Mitropoulos elected new IMO Secretary-General - 18/6/2003
Briefing 14/2003: Assistant Secretary-General to succeed William O'Neil

Secretary-General highlights shipping's improving safety record as key meeting gets underway - 28/5/2003
Briefing 13/2003: "Industry to be proud of" says Mr. O'Neil in opening speech to Maritime Safety Committee

Revised Load Lines Annex set for adoption at IMO safety meeting - 27/5/2003
Briefing 12/2003: Maritime Safety Committee to address wide-ranging agenda. To read the short summary of the outcome of MSC 77 please click here

Better deal for oil pollution victims as IMO adopts third tier of compensation - 16/5/2003
Briefing 11/2003 New voluntary fund will boost available compensation to US$1 billion.

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