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Maritime pilots recognized with IMO bravery accolade

The IMO Council held its 118th Session in July 2017 where the winners of the IMO Award for Exceptional Bravery at Sea were announced. Two members of the Houston Pilots in the United States are to receive the highest IMO bravery recognition  for their role in averting a major tragedy when the ship they were piloting broke down and burst into flames after colliding with mooring dolphins.

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IMO announces the winner of ‘Bravery at Sea’ award

Two members of the Houston Pilots in the United States are to receive the 2017 IMO Award for Exceptional Bravery at Sea, IMO announced. The pair will be recognized for their role in averting a major tragedy when the ship they were piloting broke down and burst into flames after colliding with mooring dolphins.

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IMO: Addressing migrant crisis

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During the second workshop of the International Dialogue on Migration, held in Geneva, on 18-19 July, IMO’s Julian Abril underlined that the number of merchant ships involved in rescue operations has remained relatively constant since 2015. Of particular concern is the upward trend in migrants reported dead or missing in 2016 and 2017.

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IMO focuses on maritime security strategy for Cameroon

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Work to assist the Government of Cameroon to develop a national maritime security strategy is underway in Yaoundé, from 5 to 14 July, IMO informed. Senior government officials concerned with maritime matters are attending meetings with an IMO consultant, with a view to setting up a maritime security committee.

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Next generation of maritime workers visit IMO

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Students from the International Association of Maritime Universities visited IMO Headquarters for their annual student forum, IMO announced. The visit, which brought over 60 students from all over the world, was an opportunity for young people to learn more about IMO and the maritime industry.

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ICS: High Seas governance must take account of IMO framework

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UN Preparatory Committee is developing a new legal instrument, under the UN UNCLOS, which will apply to ‘high seas’ areas beyond national jurisdiction. ICS says that developing new measures to the high seas is undoubtedly a very important and legitimate exercise, but that it wishes to ensure that the interests of shipping will not be unwittingly damaged.

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Jamaica launches candidacy on IMO Council

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The Maritime Authority of Jamaica officially launched its candidacy in the UK for a Category C seat, on the IMO Council, on July 6th. Among the arguments presented was that the country is committed to the major international conventions for safety and pollution prevention and it incorporates these conventions into domestic legislation.

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UN IMO: With hidden lives vital to our own, ‘seafarers matter’

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On the occasion of the International Day of the Seafarer, on 25 June, and highlighting the challenges faced by seafarers, the UN IMO has called on everyone around the world to show appreciation for their vital contributions. Mr Kitack Lim, IMO Secretary-General, noted that, even though seafaring can provide the basis for a fulfilling and life-long career, it is still a very difficult and demanding job.

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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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