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Maritime Knowledge Centre (MKC)


Technical enquiries

All technical enquiries should be directed to the relevant national maritime Administration or to the
flag Administration (National Contacts) which are the appropriate channels for dissemination of IMO technical information.   Implementation of IMO instruments is also the responsibility of national Administrations.   

You can find Contact Points on

Our Address

Maritime Knowledge Centre
International Maritime Organization
4 Albert Embankment London SE17SR
United Kingdom


Opening Hours

The Maritime Knowledge Centre (MKC) is open to visitors Monday-Friday 10 am - 5 pm, by appointment.  Access may be restricted during IMO Secretariat events such as Council and Assembly.  The MKC is closed on public holidays and between Christmas and New Year.  

Scheduling an Appointment

Appointments are required to visit the MKC as seating and computer facilities are limited.   To make an appointment, send an email with the date and time you would like to visit and with details of your research.  We require a minimum notice of one week.  Do not make any travel arrangements until your appointment has been confirmed by an email from us. 

Access to the IMO Secretariat

Security formalities are in place to enter the IMO Secretariat.   Please be prepared by having valid identification document with you.  

For additional information about contacting or accessing IMO, please see the Contact Us section
of the IMO web site.


 Contact the Librarian

​Head, Maritime Knowledge Centre

Sharon Lynn Grant
Tel: +44 (0)20 7587 3164


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