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    International Women's Day 2021

    IMO has been making a concerted effort to help the maritime industry move forward and support women to achieve a representation within the community. To continue with this work and to celebrate International Women's Day on Monday, 8 March 2021, IMO is launching the online campaign #MyMaritimeMentor.

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    IMO and autonomous shipping

    IMO has a key strategic direction to Integrate new and advancing technologies in the regulatory framework. IMO is currently assessing existing IMO instruments to see how they might apply to ships with varying degrees of automation, through a regulatory scoping exercise on Maritime Autonomous Surface Ships (MASS).

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    Unsafe mixed migration by sea

    IMO’s contribution to the international community’s efforts to tackle unsafe, mixed migration by sea, which is placing hundreds of thousands of lives in danger every year.

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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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    Implementing the Ballast Water Management Convention

    The BWM Convention entered into force globally on 8 September 2017. IMO responds to frequently asked questions about the BWM Convention and its provisions, and what the entry into force means for international shipping.

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    IMO Awards

    IMO currently has two main Awards: the IMO Award for Exceptional Bravery at Sea and the International Maritime Prize.

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    IMO kids website

    IMO's kid-friendly website includes a specially- commissioned animation showing how IMO works to protect the marine environment and the atmosphere.

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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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