IMO Secretary-General receives new President of the Comité Maritime International

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IMO Secretary-General Kitack Lim received Dr Ann Fenech, new President of the Comité Maritime International (CMI), at IMO Headquarters last week.

Mr Lim and Dr Fenech, the first female President in the CMI’s 125-year history, discussed continued and future collaboration, including on issues such as Maritime Autonomous Surface Ships (MASS) and fraudulent vessel registration.

The close cooperation between IMO and CMI dates back to 1967, when the Torrey Canyon oil tanker grounded off Southwestern England. Two years later, in 1969, the Civil Liability Convention was adopted at a Diplomatic Conference held in Brussels, thanks to continued joint efforts between the two organisations.

An exclusive interview with Dr Fennech appears in the November/December issue of ShipManagement International – the magazine’s 100th issue – that will be released online next week, written by Felicity Landon, winner of the Seahorse 2022 ‘Maritime Journalist of the Year’ Award.

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