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    Safety and environmental standards on passenger ships

    Passenger ships on international voyages must comply with IMO standards on safety. And all passenger ships must comply with MARPOL rules to prevent pollution from ships. IMO is also working with countries to boost safety standards on non-SOLAS passenger ships. 

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    HNS Convention

    The HNS Convention is the last piece in the puzzle needed to ensure that those who have suffered damage from the transport of hazardous and noxious substances (HNS) by sea have access to a comprehensive and international liability and compensation regime.

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    Maritime security

    IMO responds to maritime security threats such as piracy by developing regulations and guidance through its Maritime Safety and Facilitation Committees and through extensive capacity-building 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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