IRClass Hosts Multi-Stakeholder Seminar on IMO Sulphur Limit Compliance and GHG Emissions Strategy

Indian Register of Shipping hosts multi-stakeholder seminar on IMO sulphur limit compliance and GHG emissions strategy MUMBAI, INDIA, 28 May 2019 – The Indian Register of Shipping (IRClass), a leading ship classification society, recently hosted a seminar in which industry stakeholders discussed the impending 2020 IMO fuel sulphur regulation and the initial IMO Strategy on reduction […]

Dr Doumbia-Henry appointed new WMU President

The International Maritime Organization (IMO) and the World Maritime University (WMU) have announced the appointment of a new President to head the University. Dr Cleopatra Doumbia-Henry, who has dual Dominican and Swiss nationality, is currently Director of the International Labour Standards Department, of the International Labour Office of the International Labour Organization (ILO).  She is […]

Videotel returns to its roots to present new training systems to the IMO

Visitors to the International Maritime Organization  on Tuesday were surprised to find an impromptu training session taking place in the Maritime Knowledge Centre when Mr Koji Sekimizu, Secretary General of the organisation, was given a demonstration of Videotel’s second generation onboard training system, Videotel on Demand (VOD) G2. Two new VOD units were presented to […]

Lack of due process breeds fear of criminalisation among seafarers

Seafarers’ suggestions on how to improve their situation when facing criminal charges were presented at the landmark 100th session of the Legal Committee of the International Maritime Organization (IMO) which met in London recently.   The suggestions, which emanated from a comprehensive eight language survey conducted by Seafarers’ Rights International (SRI) over a 12-month period to […]

Ship owners and unions’ concern over casualty reporting failures

Ship owners and seafarers’ unions have joined forces to express concern at flag states’ failure to submit maritime casualty reports as required under international Conventions. The International Chamber of Shipping (ICS), which represents 80% of the world merchant fleet, and the International Transport Workers’ Federation (ITF), which represents seafarers’ unions worldwide, have made a joint […]