Cape Cod Lobsterman Eaten (and Spit Out) By Humpback Whale
A Cape Cod lobster diver is thanking his lucky stars to be alive after he was apparently eaten, and then spit out, by a large humpback whale. The story has...
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 to return to this Organization’s roots and raison d’Ãªtre, i.e. safety of life at sea,” IMO Secretary-General Efthimios Mitropoulos said in a statement posted on the IMO website.
The sinking of the Titanic in 1912, in which 1,503 people lost their lives, forced the first International Convention for the Safety of Life at Sea (the SOLAS Convention) just two years later. The 1914 version was gradually superseded, respectively, by SOLAS 1929, SOLAS 1948, SOLAS 1960 (the first adopted under the auspices of IMO, then known as IMCO) and SOLAS 1974. SOLAS 1974 is still in force today, amended and updated many times.
Mr. Mitropoulos said the selection of the theme proposed would provide an opportunity to:
What do you think? Is “one hundred years after the Titanic” a good theme for the next World Maritime Day?
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