SAFETY4SEA Conference & Awards
2017
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2017
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Tag: IMO

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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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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