Monday, June 25, 2012

Top Five #ThankYouSeafarer Videos

In honor of 2012’s Day of The Seafarer, the International Maritime Organization has started a viral campaign asking people around the world to use social media to highlight just how...

June 25, 2012
Total Views: 12

Monday, June 18, 2012

“Sustainable Development” Chosen as Theme for World Maritime Day 2013

The International Maritime Organization today said that it has selected “Sustainable Development:  IMO’s contribution beyond Rio+20” as the theme for World Maritime Day 2013. The United Nations Conference on Sustainable...

June 18, 2012
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Friday, June 15, 2012

IMO Announces ‘Exceptional Bravery at Sea’ Award Recipients

The International Maritime Organization has announced that the coveted 2012 Award for Exceptional Bravery at Sea Award has been awarded to Canadian and Chilean rescuers involved in two separate rescues...

June 15, 2012
Total Views: 1

Friday, June 8, 2012

Today is World Ocean’s Day

IMO marked the celebration, with Secretary-General Mr. Koji Sekimizu offering the following statement: This year’s World Oceans Day falls as the international community marks an important milestone: the thirtieth anniversary of...

June 8, 2012
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Thursday, May 24, 2012

EU Reaches Agreement to Slash Air Pollution From Ships

Council and the European Parliament reach a provisional agreement on the sulphur content of marine fuels The EU Wednesday announced an informal agreement requiring, by law, that all ships operating...

May 24, 2012
Total Views: 1

Wednesday, May 16, 2012
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IMO Secretary-General Addresses the Issue of Armed Merchant Vessels

Maritime Safety Committee (MSC), 90th session, 16 to 25 May 2012 (High-level segment on arms on board) Opening address by IMO Secretary-General Koji Sekimizu Thank you, Mr. Chairman. Excellencies, distinguished...

May 16, 2012
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Wednesday, April 25, 2012
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The Maritime Paperwork Monster Plus New Requirements to Get More Sleep

– by Captain Richard Madden When asked about the Manila Amendments, a captain recently quipped, “What?  There’s new regulations for folders?!“  The Manila Amendments refer to new wide-ranging changes to...

April 25, 2012
Total Views: 14

Tuesday, April 24, 2012

Cruise Industry Adopts New Safety Policies Identified in Operational Review

Cruise Lines International Association (CLIA) and the European Cruise Council, on behalf of the global cruise industry, today announced the adoption three new safety policies to be implemented immediately by...

April 24, 2012
Total Views: 2

Thursday, April 12, 2012

IMO Reflects on Titanic Tragedy, Traces Roots of Safety of Life at Sea [VIDEO]

Video message by IMO Secretary General Mr. Koji Sekimizu on the anniversary of the sinking of the Titanic, recalling the improvements to passenger ship safety introduced as a result of that...

April 12, 2012
Total Views: 31

Tuesday, February 21, 2012
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Philippine Transmarine Carriers Hosts IMO Sec’y General, Presents Top-Shelf Training Facility for Seafarers

In his first official visit to the country after assuming office last January 2, International Maritime Organization (IMO) Secretary General Koji Sekimiz underscored the importance the IMO has bestowed on the...

February 21, 2012
Total Views: 37

Thursday, February 9, 2012

IMO: Philippines’ Maritime Development is a Priority

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...

February 9, 2012
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Tuesday, January 17, 2012

International Maritime Organization Expresses Condolences, Praises Italian Coast Guard Response

A senior United Nations official today called for a thorough investigation into the incident involving the Costa Concordia cruise ship that ran aground off the coast of Italy over the weekend. “In...

January 17, 2012
Total Views: 2

Wednesday, January 4, 2012

New IMO Secretary-General Announces Positional Changes to IMO Secretariat

In one of his first dealings as the new IMO Secretary-General, Mr. Koji Sekimizu of Japan, announced a number of changes in the structure of the IMO Secretariat in order...

January 4, 2012
Total Views: 11

Wednesday, December 7, 2011
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IMO’s Work to Reduce Greenhouse Gas Emissions from International Shipping – Q&A

IMO’s Karine Langlois speaks with Eivind Vagslid, the Deputy Director and Head of IMO’s Air pollution and Climate change section on IMO’s work to reduce the international shipping community’s greenhouse...

December 7, 2011
Total Views: 6

Tuesday, December 6, 2011
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The 27th International Maritime Organization Assembly [VIDEO]

[vimeo][/vimeo] 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...

December 6, 2011
Total Views: 5

Wednesday, November 30, 2011

Liberia Re-Elected to IMO Council

Liberia has been re-elected to the Council of the International Maritime Organisation for 2012-2013 for the first time since 1997. Liberia’s Commissioner for Maritime Affairs, Binyah Kesselly, says, “It is...

November 30, 2011
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Saturday, November 26, 2011

IMO Honors Korean Captain Seog for Exceptional Bravery at Sea [VIDEO]

LONDON – (IMO) Captain Seog Hae-gyun of the Republic of Korea, Master of the chemical tanker Samho Jewelry, has been presented with the International Maritime Organization (IMO) Award for Exceptional...

November 26, 2011
Total Views: 14

Monday, November 14, 2011

The Impact of IMO’s New Energy Efficiency Measures and the EEDI [STUDY]

New Study Shows Significant Reduction in CO2 Emissions From Ships Implementing New IMO Measures An IMO-commissioned study into the impact of mandatory energy efficiency measures for international shipping shows that...

November 14, 2011
Total Views: 54

Thursday, September 29, 2011

Piracy The Focus of Today’s World Maritime Day Celebration

The International Maritime Organization (IMO) marked its annual World Maritime Day celebration today with a collective call-to-action to the United Nations, world governments, military forces and even shipowners and crews...

September 29, 2011
Total Views: 0

Friday, September 16, 2011

So what is an IMO Number anyway?

Wikipedia tells us “The IMO number is made of the three letters ‘IMO’followed by the seven-digit number assigned to all ships by IHS Fairplay when constructed. This is a unique seven digit number that is...

September 16, 2011
Total Views: 1203