“IMO Conventions: Effective Implementation” Selected as World Maritime Day Theme for 2014

The IMO Council has endorsed a proposal by IMO Secretary-General Koji Sekimizu to adopt “IMO Conventions: Effective Implementation” as the World Maritime Day theme for 2014.

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Updated list of MLC States that have confirmed an IG club certificate of entry will evidence financial security

Following the developments concerning the entry into force of the Maritime Labour Convention, the list of member states who have confirmed that an IG Club certificate of entry should be acceptable evidence of a shipowners’ financial security is now up to 24:

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Technical Co-Operation to Improve Maritime Conditions in Developing Countries

At last week’s session of the Technical Co-Operation Committee (TC 63) of the IMO, it was inter alia debated how the technical transfer of knowledge and best practices to developing countries can improve maritime relations worldwide.

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IMO Secretary-General welcomes adoption of new west and central Africa piracy and maritime law enforcement code by Heads of State

 IMO Secretary-General Koji Sekimizu has welcomed the signature by 22 States of the Code of Conduct concerning the prevention of piracy, armed robbery against ships and illicit maritime activity in west and central Africa. 

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