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13 April 2021

IMO Council set to expand under approved amendments

Amendments to IMO Convention will be forwarded for adoption at IMO Assembly in December 2021.

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09 April 2021

Exceptional maritime people honoured at virtual IMO awards

International Maritime Organization (IMO) holds first ever virtual awards ceremony.

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08 April 2021

30 countries join global initiative to tackle marine litter

Countries from across the oceans team up to tackle marine plastic litter under the ambitious GloLitter Partnerships Project.

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26 March 2021

Seafarers and aircrew need priority COVID-19 vaccination

UN organizations issue joint call for seafarers and aircrew to be prioritized for COVID-19 vaccination.

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16 April 2021

Developing countries explore maritime alternative fuel opportunities

A new workshop package on 'Alternative fuels and energy carriers for maritime shipping' has been launched this week (13-16 April). Georgia, India and South Africa are the first countries to benefit from the package, delivered online and organized under the IMO-Norway GreenVoyage2050 project, with China set to take part in the second workshop at the end of April.

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14 April 2021

New series of webinars on oil spill preparedness and response

Global efforts to prevent oil spills continue despite the COVID-19 pandemic. The first webinar of a new series on oil spill preparedness and response delivered by the GI WACAF Project is taking place on 14 April.

  

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01 April 2021

MV Ever Given incident in Suez Canal

IMO Secretary-General Kitack Lim has issued a statement about the incident involving the MV Ever Given, which ran aground in the Suez Canal on 23 March 2021.

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