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14 June 2024

Statement on the attack on merchant vessel TUTOR

IMO Secretary-General appalled at latest attack in the Red Sea and demands maximum assistance for seafarers.

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24 May 2024

IMO condemns “illegal, unjustifiable” attacks on ships in Red Sea

IMO Member States call for an immediate end to ongoing attacks on ships and seafarers transiting through the Red Sea and Gulf of Aden.

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17 May 2024

2024 International Day for Women in Maritime: Shaping the future of maritime safety

​This year’s International Day for Women in Maritime will focus on the crucial role of women in ensuring maritime safety worldwide, while highlighting the changing attitudes towards gender in the industry.

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22 March 2024

IMO agrees possible outline for maritime “net-zero framework”

​IMO has agreed on an illustration of a possible draft outline of an “IMO net-zero framework” for cutting greenhouse gas emissions (GHG) from international shipping.

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19 June 2024

IMO finalizes regulations to improve pilot transfer safety

IMO’s Sub-Committee on Navigation, Communications and Search and Rescue (NCSR) has finalized draft regulations to improve the safety of maritime pilot transfer arrangements.

Meeting from 4 to 13 June, the NCSR Sub-Committee agreed on draft amendments to SOLAS regulation V/23 and draft performance standards for pilot transfer arrangements. 

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06 June 2024

IMO builds ballast water management awareness in Peru

A national workshop held in Lima, Peru (4-6 June) aims to equip government officials with the knowledge and skills needed to implement and enforce IMO’s Ballast Water Management Convention.  

The BWM Convention aims to prevent the spread of harmful aquatic organisms from one region to another in ships’ ballast water, which is taken on board ships for stability.   

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04 June 2024

Island nations seek solutions for shipping challenges

Small Island Developing States (SIDS) are heavily reliant on shipping due to their small size and remoteness, but high transportation and connectivity costs could deepen as the maritime industry seeks to decarbonize. To discuss these issues and potential solutions, IMO and the Antigua and Barbuda Department of Marine Services and Merchant Shipping (ADOMS) organized a side event (28 May).

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