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Unity for Safety at Sea


Report of 29th IMO Assembly

The Assembly of the International Maritime Organization (IMO) meeting for its 29th session at IMO Headquarters in London, has called on its Member States to accept a 2012 international fishing vessel safety agreement, in order to bring it into force and address the heavy casualty rate in the sector. The Assembly also adopted a resolution commending the role of merchant shipping in rescuing mixed migrants at sea. It adopted the budget and Strategic Plan for 2016-2017, endorsed the appointment of Mr. Kitack Lim as Secretary-General from 1 January 2016 and elected the 40‑Member Council.

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IMO Assembly elects new 40-Member Council

The IMO Assembly, which meets every two years, has the task to elect 40 of its members to serve on the IMO Council which manages the IMO between Assemblies.

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IMO Award for Exceptional Bravery at Sea 2015

The Award ceremony was held at IMO on the evening of Thursday 19th November 2015.

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IMO Implementation of IMO Instruments 2 - General Observations.

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Council 114

IMO Council 114 - General Observations

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MSC 95

MSC 95 - General Observations

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MEPC 68 was held on the 11th-15th May 2015. This Committee attracts considerable interest, particularly from environmental NGO’s. Regrettably, the debate centres upon the political objectives of flag states and the financial imperatives of shipping rather than upon the impact of the environment and the safety of seafarers.

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LEG 102

IMO Legal Committee 102, met from 13 - 17 April 2015.

Some of the matters discussed, which may be of interest to Members, are covered here from the draft report of the meeting.
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IMO Sub-Committee on Pollution Prevention and Response - 2nd Session (PPR2).

19 - 23 January 2015. General Observations
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IMO Sub-Committee on Navigation, Communications and Search and Rescue - 2nd Session (NCSR2)

9 - 13 March 2015. General Observations and Interventions.
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IMO Sub-Committee on Ship Design and Construction - 2nd Session (SDC2).

16 - 20 February. General Observations and Interventions.
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