Archive - 2003 Press Briefings
Secretary-General urges realistic, pragmatic and well-balanced approach to tanker regulations as key meeting gets underway
Environment meeting opens
Revised single-hull tanker phase-out proposals on agenda at IMO environment meeting
Amendments to MARPOL provisions relating to double-hull tankers to be discussed next week.
Organizations in consultative status with IMO – Council decisions
IMO Council decides to withdraw consultative status of Greenpeace, IIDM, IBA
Efthimios Mitropoulos elected new IMO Secretary-General
Assistant Secretary-General to succeed William O'Neil
Secretary-General highlights shipping's improving safety record as key meeting gets underway
"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
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
New voluntary fund will boost available compensation to US$1 billion.