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Lessons Learned from Marine Casualties
African women working in search and rescue (SAR) operations is underway at the
Maritime Rescue Coordination Centre in Rabat, Morocco (13-15 November).
Thirteen officials* from developing countries and Small Island Developing
States took part in the first regional training course of this kind. The course included a practical
exercise on a rescue boat and provided a platform to discuss how to improve and
enhance the knowledge of African women working in SAR and to provide them with
appropriate tools to manage SAR missions. more...
Mediterranean countries are
undergoing IMO training on the impacts of anti-fouling systems and ships’
biofouling on the marine environment at a workshop in Valletta, Malta (12-14
November). The event is raising awareness of IMO’s Anti-Fouling Systems (AFS) Convention and Biofouling Guidelines – what it means to
implement them, and, in the case of the AFS Convention, the requirements and benefits
of ratification and enforcement. more...
Partnerships and innovations are essential to combat climate change through reductions in GHG emissions. Norway has provided an additional NOK 40,000,000 (US$4.3. million) to the IMO-Norway GreenVoyage-2050 project, which will support GHG reductions in line with the IMO initial strategy for reducing greenhouse gas emissions from shipping. This supports UN SDG 13 on climate action. The project aims to assist countries to implement legal, policy and institutional reforms, build capacity and initiate and promote global efforts to demonstrate and test innovative technical solutions for reducing GHG emissions from shipping. more...
Mr. Kitack Lim