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Indonesia ratifies several IMO instruments

Briefing: 33, August 28, 2012

​IMO Secretary-General, Koji Sekimizu (left) receives the Instruments of Accession to MARPOL Annexes III, IV, V and VI and the SAR Convention, from His Excellency Mr. T. M. Hamzah Thayeb, Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of the Republic of Indonesia to the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland and Permanent Representative to IMO.
The Republic of Indonesia has formally acceded to the International Convention for the Prevention of Pollution from Ships (MARPOL Convention), Annexes III, IV, V and VI, and the International Convention on Maritime Search and Rescue (SAR Convention).
His Excellency Mr. T. M. Hamzah Thayeb, Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary to the United Kingdom and Permanent Representative of the Republic of Indonesia to IMO, handed over the two Instruments of Accession to IMO Secretary-General Mr. Koji Sekimizu during a visit to IMO Headquarters on Friday (24 August). (Photos)
Ambassador Hamzah Thayeb was accompanied by Capt. Sahattua P. Simatupang, Transportation Attaché and Alternate Permanent Representative of Indonesia to IMO, and Mr. Haris Nugroho, Minister Counsellor for Political Affairs, of the Indonesian Embassy, London.
Mr. E.E. Mangindaan, Minister for Transportation of the Republic of Indonesia, had informed IMO Secretary-General Mr. Sekimizu of the intention to ratify the treaties during the Secretary-General’s recent visit to Indonesia (see Briefing 30/2012).
The Secretary-General expressed his strong appreciation to Ambassador Hamzah Thayeb and the Indonesian Government for the efforts to have these treaties ratified and encouraged Indonesia to accelerate efforts towards ratification of other IMO conventions, including the International Convention for the Control and Management of Ships' Ballast Water and Sediments, 2004, and the Hong Kong International Convention for the Safe and Environmentally Sound Recycling of Ships, 2009.


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