Archive for the ‘IMO’ Category

IMO: Maritime Safety Committee (MSC), 91st session, 26 to 30 November 2012 – The Secretary-General’s opening speech

    IMO’s Secretary-General mr. Koji Sekimizu Good morning, Excellencies, distinguished delegates and observers.      Welcome to the ninety-first session of the Maritime Safety Committee.      As always, the Committee has a full agenda and many issues to discuss.  However, before making...
November 28th, 2012 | IMO, Safety and Security | Read More

IMO Awards for Exceptional Bravery at Sea 2012 go to Canadian and Chilean rescuers

Master Corporal Max Lahaye-Lemay and Master Corporal Marco Journeyman accepted their certificates in person, while Mrs. Mélisa Lesquir, Sergeant Gilbert’s widow, and his mother Mrs. Diane Pageau Gilbert, accepted his certificate on his behalf, and received the medal for the joint winners. They were...
November 28th, 2012 | IMO | Read More

News from DNV’s Technical eNewsletter 12 Nov 2012

Latest IMO developments – MEPC 64 highlights The 64th session of the Marine Environment Protection Committee (MEPC) was held at the International Maritime Organization (IMO) headquarters in London in October 2012. This newsletter covers selected highlights. HARMFUL AQUATIC ORGANISMS IN BALLAST WATER Despite...
November 15th, 2012 | Classification Societies, Environment, IMO | Read More

Parties to international dumping treaties express concern regarding reported iron fertilization incident

34th Consultative Meeting of Contracting Parties to  the Convention on the Prevention of Marine Pollution by Dumping of Wastes and Other Matter, 1972 (London Convention) and 7th meeting of Contracting Parties  to the 1996 Protocol thereto (London Protocol) (LC34/LP6): 29 October to 2 November 2012 Parties...
November 2nd, 2012 | Environment, IMO | Read More

The World, Europe and Greece – a political, economic comment from a shipping perspective – part 1.

The World, Europe and Greece – a political, economic comment from a shipping perspective  – part 1.
The World, Europe and Greece – a political, economic comment from a shipping perspective  – part 1. By John Faraclas All our previous analysis and views on the Shipping Markets and the world at large as same are in this site* as well as in live interviews of the writer, remain unchanged! On...
October 29th, 2012 | Accountancy, Comment, European Union, Flags, IMO, Markets, Shipbuilding and Shipyards, Taxation | Read More

Action needed on places of refuge and casualty investigations

Action needed on places of refuge and casualty investigations
Peter Hinchliffe IMO rules should be subject to impact and sustainability assessment says ICS There are some clearly identifiable steps which need to be taken to enhance shipping’s already very impressive record of maritime safety, according to International Chamber of Shipping (ICS) Secretary...
October 19th, 2012 | Environment, IMO, International Chamber of Shipping | Read More

Bahrain hosts World Maritime Day Parallel Event

Bahrain hosts World Maritime Day Parallel Event
IMO Secretary-General Koji Sekimizu (left) receives a donation of US$50, 000 from the Arab Ship Repair Yard (ASRY) Chairman Daij Bin Salman Al Khalifa, for IMO’s continuing work on maritime security, during his visit to Bahrain for the World Maritime Day parallel event. The Kingdom of Bahrain has...
October 19th, 2012 | Events, IMO, Politics and Government | Read More

Shipowners’ Club on: Ballast Water Management

Category: Pollution Date: 16/10/2012 Area: Worldwide We would like to advise our Members of the impending Ballast Water Management Convention that is likely to come into force in the near future. The International Convention for the Control and Management of Ships’ Ballast Water and Sediments was adapted...
October 16th, 2012 | IMO, P and I Clubs | Read More

Interferry welcomes EEDI decision

Interferry welcomes EEDI decision
Johan Roos Trade association Interferry has welcomed the decision at last week’s session of the IMO Marine Environment Protection Committee (MEPC) to proceed with a sector-specific methodology for establishing energy efficiency requirements for ro-ro cargo and ro-pax vessels. The Energy Efficiency...
October 12th, 2012 | Associations, Environment, IMO, News, Regulatory | Read More

IMO environment committee approves Wärtsilä’s AQUARIUS® EC ballast water management system

IMO environment committee approves Wärtsilä’s AQUARIUS® EC  ballast water management system
Wartsila AQUARIUS EC Wärtsilä’s AQUARIUS® EC ballast water management system (BWMS) has been granted BASIC Approval by the International Maritime Organization’s (IMO) Marine Environment Protection Committee (MEPC) during its 64th session in London, which commenced on 1st October 2012. The initial...
October 11th, 2012 | Environment, IMO, News, Regulatory | Read More

fishing vessel safety agreement adopted

11 October 2012 – Diplomatic Conference for the Adoption of an Agreement on the Implementation of the Provisions of Torremolinos Protocol of 1993 relating to the  Torremolinos International Convention for the Safety of Fishing Vessels, 1977.       9 to 11 October 2012, Cape Town, South Africa  ...
October 11th, 2012 | IMO | Read More

Marine Environment Protection Committee (MEPC), 64th session, 1 to 5 October 2012

Saba Bank designatedParticularly Sensitive Sea AreabyIMOMarine Environment Protection Committee TheSaba Bank, in the north-eastern Caribbeanareaof the Kingdom of the Netherlands, was formally designatedas a Particularly Sensitive Sea Area(PSSA) by theMarine Environment Protection Committee (MEPC) of...
October 9th, 2012 | Environment, IMO, Oceanology | Read More

Agreement to bring safety of fishing vessels treaty into force set to be adopted at diplomatic conference in South Africa

Agreement to bring safety of fishing vessels treaty into force set to be adopted at diplomatic conference in South Africa A new agreement aimed at implementing the provisions of an international treaty on fishing vessel safety is expected to be adopted at a diplomatic conference, to be held in Cape Town,...
October 8th, 2012 | IMO | Read More

Industry recognises revised IMO Model Course for ECDIS

Industry recognises revised IMO Model Course for ECDIS The IMO ECDIS Model Course (1.27) has been revised to ensure that navigators understand ECDIS in the context of navigation and can demonstrate all competencies contained in and implied by STCW 2010. The new publication is entitled Model Course (1.27)...
October 1st, 2012 | Books, IMO, IT and Communications | Read More

Implementation of energy-efficiency, ballast water management and ship-recycling rules on busy agenda for IMO Marine Environment Protection Committee

The IMO HQ’s in London The Marine Environment Protection Committee (MEPC) of the International Maritime Organization (IMO) meets for its 64th session from 1 to 5 October 2012, at IMO Headquarters in London. As well as discussing matters relating to the implementation of energy-efficiency, ballast...
September 28th, 2012 | Environment, Health and Safety, IMO, Maritime Education and Training, Piracy and Terrorism | Read More

MAJ highlights shipping’s safety mission

Shipping is on a mission to ensure the safety of lives at sea. That’s the message from the Maritime Authority of Jamaica today as the global shipping industry marks World Maritime Day. The lives of seafarers, passengers and the protection of property and the marine environment are all important components...
September 27th, 2012 | Flags, IMO, Politics and Government | Read More

World Maritime Day 2012

World Maritime Day 2012
“IMO: One hundred years after the Titanic”  Today  marks the 35th celebration of World Maritime Day. This year’s theme is:”IMO: One hundred years after the Titanic”, a theme chosen by the International Maritime Organization (IMO) to reflect on the safety of passenger shipping today, and...
September 27th, 2012 | Events, IMO | Read More

IMO Sg vists Tara research schooner

IMO Secretary-General Koji Sekimizu (left) with Chris Bowler, scientific coordinator of Tara Oceans and Etienne Bourgois, Director of Tara Expeditions (right) IMO Secretary General Koji Sekimizu visited on the 18th of September the ocean research schooner Tara, at St Katherine’s Dock, London. –...
September 23rd, 2012 | IMO, Oceanology | Read More

Tanzania maritime security surveillance system handed over to the Government of the United Republic of Tanzania

A ceremony attended by senior US and Japanese diplomats, Tanzanian Government officials and the Special Representative of the Secretary-General of the IMO for Maritime Security and Anti-Piracy Programmes, Mr Hartmut Hesse, in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania in mid September 2012 marked the completion of the...
September 23rd, 2012 | IMO, Safety and Security | Read More

IMO Secretary-General launches ‘Accident Zero’ initiative with IALA

Koji Sekimizu, IMO’ Secretary-General IMO Secretary-General Koji Sekimizu, during his closing address to the International Association of Marine Aids to Navigation and Lighthouse Authorities (IALA)VTS (Vessel Traffic Services) Symposium in Istanbul, Turkey, (14 September 2012), praised the safety...
September 19th, 2012 | IMO, Regulatory, Safety and Security | Read More

HOT Port news from GAC

Your daily news service from ports around the world. In this HOT PORT NEWS, read about: Worldwide – IMO Secretary-General urges decisive action Nigeria, all ports – Introductory Sea Protection Levy Singapore, Singapore – Dredging at Mencast Foreshore Australia, Port Kembla –...
September 13th, 2012 | IMO, Ports & Terminals | Read More

ECDIS manufacturers to publish information on updated software

The manufacturers of ECDIS (Electronic Chart Display and Information Systems) equipment are to publish information on the latest versions of the software used to operate their equipment, in order to help clarify certain anomalies that had been identified with some older systems. This was the principal...
September 13th, 2012 | IMO | Read More

IMO Secretary-General urges decisive action on ballast water and Costa Concordia accident

IMO Secretary-General Koji Sekimizu has called on governments and the shipping industry to take prompt and decisive action on a number of key issues. In a keynote address to the International Chamber of Shipping (ICS) Conference in London today (12 September 2012), Mr. Sekimizu told shipowners that they...
September 12th, 2012 | IMO | Read More

GL Academy completes Portfolio of Energy Efficiency Seminars

GL Academy completes Portfolio of Energy Efficiency Seminars
IMO model course topics covered Hamburg, Germany, 4 September 2012 – The development of further seminars covering all topics recommended by the IMO model course “Energy Efficient Operation of Ships” has been completed: With five seminars on energy efficiency for shipping the GL Academy seminars...
September 4th, 2012 | Classification Societies, Conferences, Seminars, Forums, Education and Training, Energy, IMO | Read More

Indonesia ratifies several IMO instruments

Indonesia ratifies several IMO instruments
IMO Secretary-General, Koji Sekimizu (left), receives the Instruments of Accession to MARPOL Annexes III, IV, V and VI and the SAR Convention, from His Excellency Mr. T. M. Hamzah Thayeb, Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of the Republic of Indonesia to the United Kingdom of Great Britain...
August 28th, 2012 | IMO | Read More