Monday, September 12, 2011

UN maritime agency chief offers assistance to Tanzania after ferry disaster

Below is a press statement issued by the United Nations on the tragic ferry accident that occurred over the weekend off the coast of Tanzania located in West Africa. 12...

September 12, 2011
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Friday, July 22, 2011
Efthimios E. Mitropoulo

Somali Pirates Threaten European Oil Security

Moving oil from the Middle East to Europe isn’t as easy as it used to be. For many European nations, sourcing oil from countries such as Saudi Arabia or Kuwait...

July 22, 2011
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Tuesday, July 19, 2011

IMO environment meeting completes packed agenda

Marine Environment Protection Committee (MEPC) – 62nd session: 11 to 15 July 2011 Via IMO IMO adopted amendments to the International Convention for the Prevention of Pollution from Ships (MARPOL)...

July 19, 2011
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Thursday, July 7, 2011

“One hundred years after the Titanic” selected as World Maritime Day 2012 theme

Today, the International Maritime Organization announced that it has selected “one hundred years after the Titanic” as the theme for World Maritime Day 2012.  “The time has come for us...

July 7, 2011
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Tuesday, July 5, 2011

IMO awards Exceptional Bravery at Sea Award to piracy survivor

The Council of the International Maritime Organization (IMO) has unanimously endorsed the decision of a Panel of Judges that the 2011 IMO Award for Exceptional Bravery at Sea should go...

July 5, 2011
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Tuesday, June 28, 2011

Sekimizu of Japan elected IMO Secretary-General

Mr. Koji Sekimizu of Japan has been elected as the Secretary-General of the International Maritime Organization (IMO), with effect from January 1, 2012, for an initial term of four years....

June 28, 2011
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Tuesday, June 21, 2011

IMO calls on social media on first ever “Day of the Seafarer”

In celebration of the world’s seafarers, the International Maritime Organization is urging the public to turn to their facebook and twitter accounts to help spread the word of this years...

June 21, 2011
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Thursday, May 26, 2011

IMO Maritime Safety meeting completes full agenda

The IMO’s Maritime Safety Committee (MSC) has just completed its 89th session held at the organization’s London headquarters.  The session consisted of a packed agenda, however MSC reports that they...

May 26, 2011
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Wednesday, May 25, 2011

“IMO Legend”, Mr. Yoshio Sasamura, Dies at 84

​Mr. Sasamura is greeted by IMO Secretary-General Efthimios E. Mitropoulos at the World Maritime Day reception, September 2008 courtesy IMO NOTE: is saddened to receive word of Mr. Yoshio...

May 25, 2011
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Friday, May 20, 2011

IMO Aproves Interim Guidance on Use of Private Armed Security Guards On Ships

IMO’s Maritime Safety Committee (MSC) has announced approval of an Interim guidance on the use of privately contracted armed security personnel on board ships transiting the high-risk piracy area off...

May 20, 2011
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Monday, May 9, 2011

Piracy, lifeboats among topics for IMO’s annual Maritime Safety Meeting

The following is the agenda for the IMO’s Maritime Safety Committee’s (MSC) 89th session to be held from May 11 to May 20 at the Organization’s London Headquarters. Via IMO...

May 9, 2011
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Thursday, April 21, 2011

IMO and Korea partner for greener shipping

​IMO and the Korea International Co-operation Agency (KOICA) Thursday signed a Co-operation Agreement at the Organization’s London Headquarters, for implementation of a pioneering technical co-operation project on Building Capacities in...

April 21, 2011
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Thursday, April 7, 2011

IMO provides statement on Mediterranean migrant vessel sinking

EDITOR’S NOTE: gCaptain was saddened by the news yesterday that a vessel carrying a reported 300 migrants from Northern Africa to Italy capsized and sank in foul weather, resulting in...

April 7, 2011
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Friday, April 1, 2011

IMO announces candidates for next Secretary-General

The International Maritime Organization says that six candidates had been nominated by their Governments for Secretary-General of the IMO by the March 31, 2011 deadline. The election for the post...

April 1, 2011
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Thursday, March 24, 2011

IMO urges maritime operations in Japan to operate normally

The International Maritime Organization (IMO) has issued a letter to its members and various organizations advising shipmasters and shipowners to comply with the latest navigational warnings issued by the NAVAREA...

March 24, 2011
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Tuesday, March 22, 2011

USCG civilian employee Jeffrey Lantz named U.S. candidate for IMO Secretary General

WASHINGTON — The U.S. Coast Guard announced Tuesday that a civilian employee of the service is the U.S. candidate for Secretary General of the International Maritime Organization. Jeffrey Lantz, the...

March 22, 2011
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Monday, March 21, 2011

IMO: No restrictions on travel to Japan

According to a statement by the International Maritime Organization and other top agencies, maritime operations can continue normally into and out of Japan’s major sea ports, excluding those damaged by...

March 21, 2011
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Tuesday, March 8, 2011

Expansion of World-Wide Navigational Warning System into Arctic waters marked by IMO, WMO and IHO chiefs

On the first day of the 15th session of the IMO Sub-Committee on Radiocommunications, Search and Rescue, a ceremony took place to celebrate the expansion of the World-Wide Navigational Warning...

March 8, 2011
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Monday, March 7, 2011
Engineering News

Upgraded Wärtsilä RT-flex68-D successfully tested for IMO Tier II compliance

The first upgraded Wärtsilä RT-flex68-D engine equipped with a Variable Turbine Geometry (VTG) turbocharger was successfully tested at Doosan Engine Co Ltd in South Korea. It is fully compliant with...

March 7, 2011
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Thursday, March 3, 2011

IMO Secretary-General reaches out to seafarers in open letter

IMO Secretary-General Efthimios E. Mitropoulos has reached out to seafarers worldwide in an open letter distributed today via shipping and seafarer organizations.  The reviews some of the achievements made under...

March 3, 2011
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