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18 May – celebrating women in maritime

The first International Day for Women in Maritime focuses on the theme "Training-Visibility-Recognition: Supporting a barrier-free working environment”.

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Driving diversity in maritime through data

IMO-WISTA Women in Maritime survey highlights current gender diversity across the sector and sets a benchmark for progress

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Sustainable Maritime Transport in Caribbean – Carib-SMART

Norway-funded Carib-SMART Preparatory Phase Programme will enable Caribbean SIDS maritime sector to build-back better after pandemic

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MSC Resolution: Actions to facilitate seafarer evacuation

IMO’s Maritime Safety Committee has adopted a resolution on actions to facilitate the urgent evacuation of seafarers

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19 May 2022

Committing to protect the marine environment in the Caribbean

Caribbean Member States and industry have set the course for the future to protect the Caribbean marine environment during the latest meeting of the Regional Marine Pollution Emergency, Information and Training Centre – Caribe (RAC/REMPEITC-Caribe). The 10th RAC/REMPEITC-Caribe Steering Committee Meeting (which is held every two years) was held in Curaçao Netherlands (18-19 May).

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19 May 2022

IMO Symposium looks to break down barriers for women in maritime

The maritime community joined in from all over the world to celebrate the first International Day for Women in Maritime on 18 May 2022. An IMO Symposium (virtual) on "Training-Visibility-Recognition: Supporting a barrier-free working environment for Women in Maritime" heard from nine panelists - seven women and two male allies. They addressed: what type of training supports a barrier-free working environment for women in maritime; how to enhance visibility for women in the workplace/environment; and recognition in the work environment of women's contributions to maritime.

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12 May 2022

Abuja MoU: Harmonizing port State control and flag State implementation

Heads of Maritime Administrations in West and Central Africa have discussed port State control and flag State implementation during a three-day regional workshop in Lagos, Nigeria (9-11 May). The main objective was to provide a platform to create awareness on the duties of the Heads of Maritime Administrations and to exchange views to enhance the harmonization of port State control (PSC) activities and flag State implementation in the Abuja MoU region. 

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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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