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IMO encourages priority vaccination for seafarers

IMO’s Maritime Safety Committee adopts recommended actions to prioritize seafarers in national COVID-19 vaccination programmes.

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IMO’s Kitack Lim urges fair vaccine distribution for seafarers

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Supply chains firms urged to protect seafarers’ rights

New due diligence tool aims to help businesses uphold their responsibility to protect human rights at sea.

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NextGEN holds first meeting to push maritime decarbonization

IMO-Singapore NextGEN project aims to facilitate collaboration and information sharing across maritime decarbonization initiatives.

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17 May 2021

Diversity and oil spill preparedness and response

The benefits of diversity were top of the agenda during the recent International Oil Spill Conference (IOSC) 2021, held remotely from 10 to 14 May 2021. Under the theme: Prevent, Prepare, Respond, Restore, IOSC 2021 was attended by thousands of professionals from the international spill response community, private sector, government, and non-governmental organizations, who came together to discuss challenges and share oil spill preparedness and response expertise and ideas from around the world.


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12 May 2021

Energy efficient ship operation - free online course launched

Free-to-access energy efficient ship operation E-Learning course launched for seafarers and others

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04 May 2021

Autonomous shipping, Covid-19 impact, security and fuel safety in spotlight

The foundations for the future development of a regulatory framework for Maritime Autonomous Surface Ships (MASS) will be laid at the 103rd session of IMO’s Maritime Safety Committee (MSC), held in remote session from 5 to14 May 2021. 

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Mr. Kitack Lim

Secretary-General of the International Maritime Organization

Mr. Kitack Lim (Republic of Korea) is the eighth elected Secretary-General of the International Maritime Organization.


Mr. Kitack Lim

Secretary-General of the International Maritime Organization

Mr. Kitack Lim (Republic of Korea) is the eighth elected Secretary-General of the International Maritime Organization.


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