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The second phase of an IMO-implemented project to enhance safe and environmentally sound ship recycling in Bangladesh is set to begin in January, following a $1.1 million funding agreement with Norway.

On Monday, the Danish Maritime Authority published a report recommending changes to IMO regulations in order to facilitate the development of autonomous ships. In particular, the report examines regulations on manning, the definition of a vessel's "master" and the possibility of a "periodically unmanned bridge and electronic lookout."

علق الفريق مهاب مميش، رئيس الهيئة الاقتصادية لقناة السويس، على فوز مصر بعضوية مجلس المنظمة البحرية الدولية «IMO» الفئة «C»، قائلًا إن مصر دولة بحرية من الدرجة الأولى، وتمثيلها في مثل هذه المحافل الدولية والعالمية أمر طبيعي.

The Assembly of the International Maritime Organization has elected the following States to be Members of its Council for the 2018-2019 biennium:

The prestigious International Maritime Prize for 2016 has been presented to Koji Sekimizu, former Secretary General of the IMO, for his contribution to the work of IMO over many years.

يرأس الدكتور هشام عرفات، وزير النقل المصري، اليوم الثلاثاء، وفد مصر خلال اجتماعات المجلس التنفيذى للمنظمة البحرية الدولية (imo) فى العاصمة البريطانية لندن، والتى تبدأ اليوم وتستمر حتى إجراء انتخابات المجلس التنفيذى الجمعة المقبل، حيث تترشح مصر لعضوية المكتب التنفيذى للمنظمة الدولية.

IMO’s technical cooperation activities have received a boost of US$1.0 million. The funds, donated by the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, will be allocated to a range of activities, including training and supporting women in the maritime sector; as well as combating piracy and other illicit activities that threaten the safety of navigation.

The auditing of IMO Member States to assess how effectively they administer key IMO instruments is an important part of the Organization’s work to create a regulatory framework for the shipping industry that is universally adopted and implemented.

أعلنت المنظمة البحرية الدولية عن مصادقة وانضمام دولة الإمارات العربية المتحدة لمجموعة من الاتفاقيات والبروتوكولات البحرية الدولية الخاصة بالقطاع البحري، في خطوة داعمة لملف ترشح دولة الإمارات لعضوية مجلس المنظمة البحرية الدولية (IMO).

The port State control regimes which carry out inspections on ships to monitor and ensure compliance with international regulations are set to strengthen their collaboration with the IMO and amongst themselves.

The International Chamber of Shipping (ICS), BIMCO, INTERCARGO and INTERTANKO represented the global shipping industry throughout this week’s intensive discussions at the IMO, which continued the development of a comprehensive CO2 reduction strategy for the international shipping sector.

When it comes to fishing vessel safety, the mission is clear, says Sandra Allnutt of the International Maritime Organization (IMO): enhance safety to save lives.

International Maritime Organization (IMO) Secretary-General Kitack Lim issued a statement refuting a report recently published by U.K.-based InfluenceMap that accuses shipping industry organizations of lobbying to obstruct environmental regulations at the IMO.

Public Transport Authority (PTA) has confirmed that the Kingdom is at the forefront of the international scene in support of maritime safety and the security of the maritime transport environment through its great attention to countering the phenomenon of maritime piracy as its presence comes in line with its responsibility towards its coastline extending to 2,400 km on the Red Sea in the Kingdom’s west and extends 1000 km to its east on the coast of the Arabian Gulf.

Outcome of III 4

Once technical standards have been developed by IMO and adopted into national laws, the next step is implementation on board ships. This is the role of both flag States, who issue surveys and certificates, as well as port States, who can inspect all ships in their ports. The Sub-Committee on Implementation of IMO Instruments, meeting this week for its fourth session (III 4, 25-29 September) provides a forum where all matters relating to implementation are discussed.

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