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IMO: Maritime industry’s integrity can drive security

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At the Port Security Technology conference in London, IMO stressed that economic stability and sustainable development can be driven by an integrated approach to the maritime sector, including ports, maritime security and facilitation of maritime traffic. Joined-up government policies covering the whole of the maritime sector are critical for the port sector to flourish.

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ABS shares IMO MSC 98 highlights

ABS has issued a brief bulletin providing highlights of IMO’s Maritime Safety Committee’s 98th session, which met from June 7 to 16, 2017. The Committee adopted SOLAS amendments effective from 2020 and discussed about the IGF Code revisions, IMSBC Code amendments, cyber risk and autonomous shipping among many other issues.

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Counting backwards for Day of the Seafarer 2017

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On the occasion of Day of the Seafarers, on 25 June, IMO encourages everyone to join the campaign and show that #SeafarersMatter. Under this theme, the campaign is engaging people responsible for the world’s ports and seafarer centres to demonstrate how much seafarers matter to them by featuring initiatives that support and promote seafarer welfare.

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IMO puts autonomous ships on MSC 99 agenda

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Following an initiative by the Norwegian Maritime Authority, among others, IMO decided to put the issue of autonomous ships on the agenda for discussion at the next MSC. Norway has already started up the first trials of autonomous ships, through the approval of a test area in the Trondheimsfjord.

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Kenya signs amendment to maritime piracy agreement

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IMO announced that Kenya has become the 13th country to sign the Jeddah Amendment to the Djibouti Code of Conduct. The Code is an instrument developed and adopted by countries in the Western Indian Ocean and Gulf of Aden, in repressing piracy and armed robbery against ships operating in that region.

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Guidelines for cyber risk management on IMO agenda

IMO will hold its Maritime Safety Committee, 98th Session, next week from June 7 to 16, 2017 in London, IMO Headquarters to discuss latest developments with respect to maritime safety-related issues. Among many issues under review, MSC 98, will put forward the proposal for Guidelines on maritime cyber risk management.

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IMO supports free-flowing maritime traffic in South-East Asia

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The key IMO treaty supporting the free flow of international maritime traffic – the Facilitation Convention – was the subject of a regional seminar held in Bangkok, Thailand, from 22 to 26 May. The aim was to support a more effective implementation of the Convention as a whole, as well as the maritime “single window” concept on data exchange.

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