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Media enquiries

Media enquiries only should be addressed to Namrata Nadkarni or Natasha Brown at


Enquiries about IMO Publications

There is no sales counter for direct purchases at IMO, but publications may be browsed in the IMO Maritime Knowledge Centre.

The Marine Society offers a direct book-selling service to visitors (202 Lambeth Road, London, SE1 7JW, Tel: 020 7654 7000; Fax: 020 7928 8914). Alternatively, you may order through our worldwide network of Distributors or place an order on our OnLine Bookshop.

Please contact us at, Tel : + 44 (0)20 7735 7611 or Fax: + 44 (0)20 7587 3241 for any queries you may have.

IMO News

Digital and PDFs of IMO News can be seen and downloaded from this website. If you need to receive a hard copy, or to notify us of a change of address, contact

Procurement enquiries

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Technical enquiries

All technical enquiries should be directed to the relevant national maritime Administration or to the flag Administration (National Contacts) which are the appropriate channels for dissemination of IMO technical information. Implementation of IMO instruments is also the responsibility of national Administrations.  

You can find Contact Points on

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Technical enquiries from Member Governments, intergovernmental organizations and organizations in consultative status with IMO should be made at in the first instance. They will then be routed to the relevant officer for appropriate action.


Enquiries from researchers, students

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