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17 February 2021

​IMO and WISTA International launch first Women in Maritime Survey

IMO and WISTA International survey will obtain baseline data on number of women and their positions in maritime and oceans fields

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16 February 2021

IMO launches a year of action for seafarers

The World Maritime Theme for 2021 is dedicated to seafarers, highlighting their central role in the future of shipping.

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15 February 2021

IMO symposium highlights pathways to shipping’s decarbonization

Various low- and zero-carbon marine fuels will allow shipping to meet its emissions targets, but more work is needed to address availability, safety and other issues.

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14 February 2021

IMO urges action to deter piracy in Gulf of Guinea

Enhanced cooperation and implementation of best practices needed to avoid, deter and report attacks threatening ships and crew.

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28 January 2021

IMO2020 fuel oil sulphur limit - cleaner air, healthier planet

Reduced limit on sulphur in marine fuel oil implemented smoothly through 2020.

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27 January 2021

UN Special Rapporteur on Toxics and Human Rights visits IMO

Special Rapporteur assesses effectiveness of international regulatory mechanisms concerning hazardous substances and wastes.

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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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