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2015-04-01 00:00:00

The final deadline for nominations for the 2015 IMO Award for Exceptional Bravery at Sea is 15 April. The Award recognizes those who, at the risk of losing their own life, perform acts of exceptional bravery, display outstanding courage in attempting to save life at sea or in attempting to prevent or mitigate damage to the marine environment. Nominations for the Award may be made by United Nations Member States; intergovernmental organizations; and/or non-governmental international organizations in consultative status with IMO. Full details can be found here.


2015-03-27 00:00:00

IMO has taken part in the Pacific Forum on Domestic Ferry Safety in Suva, Fiji (25-27 March), which considered the progress of Pacific Island countries and territories following the last meeting of the Forum in 2012, at which a 12-point Action Plan to improve domestic ferry safety had been developed. Nicolaos Charalambous, Director Technical Cooperation Division, represented IMO at the event, which was jointly organized by IMO and the Secretariat of the Pacific Community (SPC) and funded by IMO’s Integrated Technical Cooperation Programme (ITCP).


2015-03-26 00:05:00
A regional workshop organized by IMO, in cooperation with the Government of Angola, is being held in Luanda, Angola (24-27 March), to discuss the implementation of the Code of Conduct concerning the repression of piracy, armed robbery against ships and illicit maritime activity in west and central Africa, through the establishment of the Inter-regional Coordination Centre (ICC), to be based in Yaoundé, Cameroon. (click to read more)