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World Maritime Day theme 2025: Our Ocean - Our Obligation - Our Opportunity

Protecting the ocean is central to 2025 world maritime theme.

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Captain Ian Finley to receive IMO International Maritime Prize

Captain Ian Finley selected as the recipient of the prestigious International Maritime Prize for 2023.

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Bravery Awards for tanker and tugboat crews

Two nominations to receive IMO 2024 Award for Exceptional Bravery at Sea.

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IMO reshapes its strategy for technical support to Member States

​IMO’s Technical Cooperation Committee has made headway towards finalizing a streamlined, comprehensive strategy for the organization’s technical support for Member States.

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15 July 2024

Advancing green shipping in the Caribbean

A green shipping conference in Belize City, Belize (10-11 July) has boosted IMO’s work to support Caribbean countries in decarbonizing their maritime sector. The event gathered more than 80 maritime stakeholders from 18 countries and territories in the Caribbean region to focus on implementing the 2023 IMO Strategy on Reduction of Geenhouse Gas Emissions from Ships (2023 IMO GHG Strategy).

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15 July 2024

Action plan to boost oil spill response in the Black Sea

Countries bordering the Black Sea have outlined an action plan to strengthen the oil spill response capabilities of the region and better protect the marine environment. Fifteen government officials from Bulgaria, Georgia, Moldova, Romania, Türkiye and Ukraine developed the action plan during a workshop organized by IMO in Bucharest, Romania (10-12 July).

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12 July 2024

Navigating biofouling management: key training series held in Panama

When ships trade across the ocean, they can introduce invasive aquatic species (IAS) to new marine environments, posing one of the greatest threats to the world’s freshwater, coastal, and marine ecosystems. Panama hosted an intensive training series for biofouling management specialists from Latin America and the Caribbean (8-12 July) to address the issue.

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Mr. Arsenio Dominguez

Secretary-General of the International Maritime Organization

Mr. Arsenio Dominguez (Republic of Panama) is the tenth elected Secretary-General of the International Maritime Organization.


Mr. Arsenio Dominguez

Secretary-General of the International Maritime Organization

Mr. Arsenio Dominguez (Republic of Panama) is the tenth elected Secretary-General of the International Maritime Organization.


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