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    IMO’s work to cut GHG emissions from ships

    IMO is contributing to the global fight against climate change. IMO has adopted mandatory measures to cut emissions. In 2018, IMO adopted an initial strategy on reduction of GHG emissions from ships. IMO projects promote innovation and support developing countries, especially small island developing States (SIDS) and least developed countries (LDCs).

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    FAQ - EEXI and CII - ship carbon intensity and rating system

    From 1 January 2023 it will be mandatory for all ships to calculate their attained Energy Efficiency Existing Ship Index (EEXI) to measure their energy efficiency and to initiate the collection of data for the reporting of their annual operational carbon intensity indicator (CII) and CII rating. Read the Frequently Asked Questions.

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    Maritime Security and Safety in the Black Sea and Sea of Azov

    Information about the evolving maritime security and security situation in the Black Sea and Sea of Azov region. The situation is impacting local populations, shipping, seafarers and global trade.

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    Noise on and from ships

    Ship noise can have negative impacts – on both humans and marine life.

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    IMO and the oceans

    As the United Nations agency responsible for developing and adopting measures to improve the safety and security of international shipping and to prevent pollution from ships, IMO has an integral role in meeting the targets set out in the United Nations Sustainable Development Goal (SDG) 14: Conserve and sustainably use the oceans, seas and marine resources for sustainable development.

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    Polar Code

    The Polar Code provides for safe ship operation in polar waters and the protection of the polar environment. The Code addresses the unique risks present in polar waters that are not covered by other instruments  entered into force on 1 January 2017.

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    2012 Cape Town Agreement to enhance fishing safety

    Fishing is one of the most dangerous professions in the world, with thousands of fishers estimated to lose their lives every year when working to supply the world's growing appetite for fish and fish products. IMO is raising awareness of the 2012 Cape Town Agreement (CTA) to help bring it into force. In 2019, more than 50 States committed to ratify the 2012 Cape Town Agreement by 11 October 2022.

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    Call for nominations - IMO Honours for Exceptional Bravery at sea

    IMO is currently accepting nominations for exceptional acts of bravery performed at sea during the period 1 March 2022 to 28 February 2023. Submissions are open until 17 April 2023.

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