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    Red Sea area

    Conflict-related attacks in the Red Sea area - general information.

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    Supporting Seafarers: resources and general information

    Seafarers are a key part of the shipping industry, and they are at the heart of IMO’s activities. Seafarers and their relatives can find useful information and resources about their work and rights on this page.

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    FAQ - Plastic pellets

    This page provides information about the transport of plastic pellets by sea.

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    IMO’s work to cut GHG emissions from ships

    IMO is contributing to the global fight against climate change. In 2023, IMO adopted the 2023 IMO Strategy on Reduction of GHG Emissions from Ships, with enhanced targets to tackle harmful emissions. The revised IMO GHG Strategy includes an enhanced common ambition to reach net-zero GHG emissions from international shipping close to 2050.

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    Marine litter – how IMO is part of the solution

    Marine litter presents a huge problem in our oceans. But IMO and others have been taking action, by regulating the discharge of garbage from ships and supporting research work.

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    Safe transport of containers

    IMO has developed and adopted a number of requirements to ensure the safe carriage of containers and has also developed specific guidance for packing and securing of containers.

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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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    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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