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Guidance for private maritime security companies to be developed by IMO’s Maritime Safety Committee

IMO's Secretary-General Koji Sekimizu A special high-level segment of IMO’s Maritime Safety Committee (MSC), convened by IMO Secretary-General Koji Sekimizu to discuss policy matters related to arms on board ships in the piracy high risk area, has requested a working group of the MSC to develop...
May 18th, 2012 | IMO, Piracy and Terrorism | Read More

Maritime Safety Committee (MSC), 90th session, 16 to 25 May 2012 (High-level segment on arms on board)

Maritime Safety Committee (MSC), 90th session, 16 to 25 May 2012 (High-level segment on arms on board)
IMO's Secretary-General Koji Sekimizu Opening address by IMO Secretary-General Koji Sekimizu MSC 90 Secretary-General Koji Sekimizu’s opening address to the High-level segment on arms on board Please read this address which was delivered earlier on today the 16 May 2012: Thank you, Mr. Chairman. Excellencies,...
May 16th, 2012 | Events, IMO | Read More

South Africa signs IMO anti-piracy Code

His Excellency Dr. Zola Skweyiya signing the IMO anti-piracy code in front of IMO’s Secretary-General Koji Sekimizu The Code of Conduct concerning the Repression of Piracy and Armed Robbery against Ships in the Western Indian Ocean and the Gulf of Aden (Djibouti Code of Conduct) was today signed...
May 15th, 2012 | IMO, Piracy and Terrorism | Read More

Henriquez’s visit in the United Kingdom

Henriquez’s visit in the United Kingdom
The handshake with William Hague and Roberto C. Henríquez Minister Henriquez visits the United Kingdom and the Bristish Business sector congratulates the good economic development of Panama H.E., Roberto C. Henríquez. Chancellor of the Republic of Panama, held meetings with his counterpart William...
May 12th, 2012 | Canals, Flags, IMO, News, Politics and Government, Shipping Centers | Read More

IMO – Maritime Safety Committee (MSC), 90th session, 16 to 25 May 2012

IMO – Maritime Safety Committee (MSC), 90th session, 16 to 25 May 2012
Piracy and passenger ship safety high on agenda of IMO’s Maritime Safety Committee Piracy and armed robbery against ships off the coast of Somalia, in the Gulf of Aden and the wider Indian Ocean will be high on the agenda when IMO’s Maritime Safety Committee (MSC) meets at the Organization’s...
May 9th, 2012 | Conferences, Seminars, Forums, IMO | Read More

Legal Committee (LEG) – 99th session, 16 – 20 April 2012

Limits of liability for shipping raised with adoption of amendments to 1996 Protocol to the Convention on Limitation of Liability for Maritime Claims Amendments to increase the limits of liability in the 1996 Protocol to the Convention on Limitation of Liability for Maritime Claims by 51 per cent were...
April 24th, 2012 | IMO | Read More

LLMC 1996 limits increased

The IMO building in London Limits of liability for shipping raised with adoption of amendments to 1996 Protocol to the Convention on Limitation of Liability for Maritime Claims Amendments to increase the limits of liability in the 1996 Protocol to the Convention on Limitation of Liability for Maritime...
April 19th, 2012 | IMO, Insurance and Reinsurance | Read More

“Titanic” remembered by IMO Secretary-General

“Titanic” remembered by IMO Secretary-General
IMO's Secretary-General Koji Sekimizu IMO Secretary-General Koji Sekimizu has issued a video message ahead of the anniversary on Saturday (14 April) of the sinking of the Titanic, remembering all those who lost their lives in the tragic accident, recalling the improvements to passenger ship safety...
April 12th, 2012 | IMO, News | Read More

“Piracy, the curse of maritime transport” – “Coordination and co-operation: activities of IMO and the way forward”

“Piracy, the curse of maritime transport” – “Coordination and co-operation: activities of IMO and the way forward”
Piracy has its days (yesterday and today), at least in a peacefull manner. At a Seminar on Piracy and Armed Robbery at Sea yestreday in Brussels, Koji Sekimizu IMO’s Secretary-General’s delivered just prior to session 1 the following keynote speech, which we bring you in full: “Coordination...
March 29th, 2012 | Conferences, Seminars, Forums, IMO, Piracy and Terrorism | Read More

IMO reaffirms its commitment to domestic ferry safety after Bangladesh disaster

IMO reaffirms its commitment to domestic ferry safety after Bangladesh disaster
The ‘Shariatpur 1’ disaster IMO Secretary-General Koji Sekimizu has offered his condolences and sympathies to the families of all those who lost their life aboard the passenger ferry Shariatpur-1, which sank yesterday (13 March 2012) after being hit by a small cargo ship in the Meghna...
March 14th, 2012 | IMO, News, Safety and Security, Salvage, Towage, Wreck Removals | Read More

IMO adopts important guidelines to support implementation of mandatory energy efficiency measures for international shipping

Marine Environment Protection Committee (MEPC), 63rd session, 27 February to 2 March An important series of guidelines to support the uniform implementation of mandatory measures to increase energy efficiency and reduce emissions of greenhouse gases (GHGs) from international shipping was adopted by the...
March 9th, 2012 | IMO | Read More

Opening address by IMO Secretary-General Koji Sekimizu at the 63rd session of the MEPC

A view of the panel with the Secretary-general at the centre and the Chairman Andreas Chrysostomou on his right Opening address by IMO Secretary-General Koji Sekimizu at the 63rd session of the MEPC  (27 Februarury to 2 March 2012) I wish to take the opportunity of my opening address to provide an update...
February 27th, 2012 | Environment, IMO | Read More

London Somalia conference welcomed by IMO chief

London Somalia conference welcomed by IMO chief
UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon (left) visited IMO Secretary-General Koji Sekimizu at IMO HQ prior to the London Somalia conference The outcome of a UK-hosted conference on Somalia has been welcomed by IMO Secretary-General Koji Sekimizu. The conference, held at Lancaster House, London yesterday...
February 24th, 2012 | IMO, News, Piracy and Terrorism, Safety and Security | Read More

Statement from SOS SaveOurSeafarers

Statement from SOS SaveOurSeafarers
Wednesday 22 February 2012 – Following Tuesday’s conference on Somali piracy organised by the UK’s Foreign & Commonwealth Office and held at the IMO’s London headquarters, Giles Heimann, Chair of the SOS SaveOurSeafarers ** campaign, said: “We welcome the acknowledgement of the...
February 22nd, 2012 | Associations, Conferences, Seminars, Forums, HR, IMO, Piracy and Terrorism, Politics and Government | Read More

IMO -preview: Marine Environment Protection Committee (MEPC), 63rd session, 27 February to 2 March 2012

IMO -preview: Marine Environment Protection Committee (MEPC), 63rd session, 27 February to 2 March 2012
Market-based measures for greenhouse gases from ships on agenda as IMO Marine Environment Protection Committee meets Market-based measures to reduce greenhouse gas emissions from international shipping will be among the key items on the agenda of the Marine Environment Protection Committee (MEPC) of...
February 22nd, 2012 | Conferences, Seminars, Forums, Environment, IMO | Read More

IMO Secretary-General pledges support for Philippines maritime development

IMO Secretary-General Koji Sekimizu has pledged IMO’s support for the Philippines in all facets of the country’s maritime development.  In wide-ranging talks in Manila with Philippines’ President Benigno S. Aquino III, as well as the country’s Secretaries for Foreign Affairs, Transport and Communication,...
February 9th, 2012 | IMO, Manning - Seafarers and Offshore, Maritime Education and Training, Shipping Centers | Read More

IMO Secretary-General expresses deep sympathy for Rabaul Queen victims

IMO Secretary General Koji Sekimizu has extended his sincere condolences to friends and families of all those who have been caught up in the MV Rabaul Queen sinking in Papua New Guinea. Mr. Sekimizu spoke with the Papua New Guinea High Commissioner in London, Ms Winnie Anna Kiap, to express his deep...
February 3rd, 2012 | IMO, Maritime Accidents | Read More

IMO Secretary-General says that IMO is right body to deal with safety debate after “Costa Concordia”

IMO Secretary-General Koji Sekimizu, speaking at the opening of the Sub-Committee on Bulk Liquids and Gases (BLG) today (30 January 2012), stated that IMO is the right international body to deal with safety of passenger ships and, in particular, a safety review after the Costa Concordia accident. He...
January 30th, 2012 | IMO, Maritime Accidents | Read More

UN Secretary-General supports IMO initiative for closer counter-piracy co-operation

  IMO Secretary-General Koji Sekimizu and UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon IMO Secretary-General Koji Sekimizu met Secretary-General Ban on Friday, 20 January 2012, at UN Headquarters in New York, and discussed matters related to IMO’s work and cooperation between the UN and the International...
January 23rd, 2012 | IMO | Read More

IMO Secretary-General urges rapid and full casualty investigation following Costa Concordia incident

IMO Secretary-General Koji Sekimizu has expressed his condolences and sympathy for all those caught up in tragic accidents involving ships over the weekend. Speaking at the opening of the IMO Sub-Committee on Stability, Load Lines and Fishing Vessel Safety today (16 January 2011) Mr Sekimizu said, “I...
January 16th, 2012 | IMO, Maritime Accidents | Read More

Positional changes at IMO Secretariat

Positional changes at IMO Secretariat After taking office on 1 January 2012, the IMO Secretary-General Mr. Koji Sekimizu today announced a number of changes in the structure of the IMO Secretariat. Mr. Sekimizu said: “The biggest challenge I see in the coming years, in terms of management of the Organization,...
January 3rd, 2012 | IMO | Read More

STCW Manila seafarer training amendments enter into force on 1 January 2012

STCW Manila seafarer training amendments enter into force on 1 January 2012 – Major revisions to the International Convention on Standards of Training, Certification and Watchkeeping for Seafarers (the STCW Convention), and its associated Code enter into force on 1 January 2012, with a five-year...
December 23rd, 2011 | IMO | Read More

Hot Port news from GAC

 In this HOT PORT NEWS, read about: * Worldwide – IMO anti-piracy campaign bearing fruit * Singapore, all ports – Notification of Arrival reporting procedures for vessels less then 300GT * Singapore, Singapore – Coastal protection & restoration of mangrove biodiversity DATE: December...
December 19th, 2011 | IMO, Ports & Terminals | Read More

Action plan adopted for East Asia domestic ferry safety

A panel of speakers at the IMO Ferry Bali Conference Attended by delegates from several governments as well industry organization Interferry, the Regional Forum on Domestic Ferry Safety adopted an eight-point plan which, among other things, calls on Governments to assist ship‐owners and operators...
December 19th, 2011 | Health and Safety, IMO | Read More

Wide-ranging anti-piracy campaign bearing fruit

Wide-ranging anti-piracy campaign bearing fruit
 At the end of a year in which the World Maritime Day theme of “Piracy: orchestrating the response” has been central to the work of IMO, the Organization can look back on 12 months of relatively good progress that have laid the foundations for cautious optimism about the future. Recently compiled...
December 16th, 2011 | IMO, News, Organisations | Read More