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21 December 2020

IMO Secretary-General denounces “no crew change” clauses

Charterers’ “no crew change” clauses aggravate the ongoing crew change crisis and further threaten safety of navigation, says IMO Secretary-General.

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10 December 2020

Standing up for stranded seafarers on UN Human Rights Day

IMO Secretary-General highlights plight of seafarers as new video tells seafarer stories

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01 December 2020

IMO welcomes UN resolution on keyworker seafarers

UN General Assembly Resolution calls for seafarer key worker designation and implementation of crew change protocols; IMO Secretary-General urges priority vaccination.

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30 November 2020

IMO diversity boost for future female maritime leaders

IMO's Women in Maritime programme will support women from developing countries to take part in the SheEO leadership scheme.

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23 December 2020

Maintaining connectivity during the pandemic

The COVID-19 pandemic has created important challenges in terms of coordinating work on safety and security within the Central and West African common maritime space. To address this, IMO helped set up a new video conferencing service for the Interregional Coordination Centre (ICC) in Yaoundé, Cameroon.  

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22 December 2020

Keyworker seafarers - regional webinar for Arab States and Mediterranean

The latest regional webinar focusing on the crew change crisis has been held for the Arab States and Mediterranean (22 December).  The virtual meeting was addressed by eight panelists drawn from across the maritime industry. 

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22 December 2020

Marine biosafety training in the Philippines

The IMO executed GloFouling Partnerships Project and the Government of the Philippines have organised the first delivery of a newly-developed general training course on biofouling management. 

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