Archive for the ‘IMO’ Category

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

The sub-centre, at Antananarivo, Madagascar

Madagascar commissioning enhances African SAR coverage  A further key link in the plan to provide effective search and rescue (SAR) coverage off the coast of Africa has been established, with the commissioning of a search and rescue sub-centre that will operate in conjunction with the regional Maritime...
December 14th, 2011 | IMO, Safety and Security | Read More

Durban Climate Change Conference

Admiral Efthimios E. Mitropoulos, Secretary-General of the IMO The United Nations Climate Change Conference has concluded its seventeenth session (COP 17/CMP 7) in Durban, South Africa, meeting from 28 November to the early hours of 11 December 2011. As anticipated, the Conference of the Parties...
December 12th, 2011 | Environment, IMO | Read More

IMO Council elects chairman for 2012-2013 biennium

IMO Council elects chairman for 2012-2013 biennium
 The newly elected IMO Council for 2012-2013 met on Thursday, 1 December, and re-elected Mr. Jeffrey G. Lantz (United States) as its Chairman and re-elected Mr. Dumisani Ntuli (South Africa) as its Vice-Chairman.
December 1st, 2011 | IMO, Organisations, People and Places | Read More

IMO Assembly adopts wide range of resolutions

IMO Assembly adopts wide range of resolutions
 IMO Assembly, 27 session: 27-30 November 2011. A wide range of resolutions, reflecting the broad canvas of the Organization’s work, was adopted by the 27th Assembly of the International Maritime Organization (IMO), when it met in London at the Organization’s Headquarters from 21 to 30 November...
December 1st, 2011 | IMO, News, Organisations | Read More

IMO’s elections for member states of its Council

 The Assembly of the International Maritime Organization has elected the following States to be Members of its Council for the 2012-2013 biennium: Category (a) 10 States with the largest interest in providing international shipping services: China, Greece, Italy, Japan, Norway, Panama, Republic of Korea,...
November 27th, 2011 | IMO | Read More

IMO Award for Exceptional Bravery at Sea 2011 goes to hijacked ship Master Captain Seog Hae-gyun of the Republic of Korea

IMO Award for Exceptional Bravery at Sea 2011 goes to hijacked ship Master Captain Seog Hae-gyun of the Republic of Korea
 The event commenced with an excellent “Rescue at sea” video (courtesy of China Rescue and Salvage, International Salvage Union, Royal National Lifeboat Institution and others) and followed the address by IMO Secretary- General Adm. Efthimios E. Mitropoulos.  Captain Seog Hae-gyun of the Republic...
November 27th, 2011 | IMO, Story of the Month | Read More

IMO Secretary-General opens 27th IMO Assembly

The International Maritime Organization (IMO) has focused heavily on actions to stem climate change and to address piracy off the coast of Somalia, in what has been a busy and productive biennium for the Organization on the regulatory front, Secretary-General Efthimios E. Mitropoulos told delegates at...
November 22nd, 2011 | IMO | Read More

IMO Assembly to meet for 27th session

The 27th Assembly of the International Maritime Organization (IMO) will meet in London at IMO Headquarters from 21 to 30 November 2011. All 170 Member States and three Associate Members are entitled to attend the Assembly, which is IMO’s highest governing body. The intergovernmental organizations with...
November 17th, 2011 | IMO | Read More

Study shows significant reductions in CO2 emissions from ships from IMO measures

An IMO-commissioned study into the impact of mandatory energy efficiency measures for international shipping shows that implementation of the measures will lead to significant reductions of greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions from ships, specifically reductions of carbon dioxide (CO2), resulting from enhanced...
November 14th, 2011 | Environment, IMO | Read More

Lloyd’s Register offers new online courses to support compliance with marine coatings standards and enhance maritime safety

  Programme will develop appropriate, qualified, expertise in a cost effective and convenient manner. Good marine coatings are vital for the maintenance of safe and efficient hull structures and surfaces. The International Maritime Organisation (IMO) and the International Association of Classification...
November 14th, 2011 | Classification Societies, IMO, Maritime Education and Training, Regulatory, Safety and Security | Read More

Piracy centres expand information network

The piracy information-sharing infrastructure covering Asia and the Indian Ocean has been significantly enhanced with the signing on the 11 November 2011 of an important agreement in Singapore. The agreement, signed by the three Information Sharing Centres (ISCs) set up under the IMO-led Djibouti Code...
November 14th, 2011 | IMO, Piracy and Terrorism | Read More

IMO body authorizes EMSA to operate LRIT data exchange

IMO body authorizes EMSA to operate LRIT data exchange
Operation of the International Data Exchange (IDE) for the Long Range Identification and Tracking of Ships (LRIT) has been successfully transferred to the European Maritime Safety Agency (EMSA) in Lisbon, Portugal. At the 10th session of the Ad Hoc LRIT Group established by IMO (31 October to 3 November...
November 10th, 2011 | IMO, News | Read More