Universal Maritime Organization

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Worldwide Maritime Organization

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International Maritime Organization What is IMO? The International Maritime Organization (IMO) is the specific office of the United Nations (U.N.) worried with Maritime Affairs situated in London, England. IMO (Formerly known as IMCO) was set up under a 1948 United Nations tradition that went into compel on 17 March 1958. IMO right now has 168 part states, 2 relate individuals, 51 Inter-Governmental Organizations which have finished up understandings of collaboration, and 66 Non-Governmental Organizations in Consultative Status with IMO.

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Why is there a Need for IMO? Delivery is International Underpins world exchange Assets move between locales Need for all around connected principles

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What Does IMO Do? IMO's principle goal is to encourage collaboration among governments on specialized and legitimate matters influencing global delivery to accomplish the most elevated amount of universal models for sea wellbeing, sea security and insurance of the marine environment. This is refined through the advancement of worldwide traditions, codes, and proposals.

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Currently IMO Has Adopted 55 Conventions & Protocols, Including: Safety of Life at Sea (SOLAS) Preventing Collisions at Sea (COLREGS) Loadlines Standards of Training, Certification, & Watchstanding (STCW) Prevention of Pollution from Ships (MARPOL) – 6 Annexes Tonnage Measurement Safety of Fishing Vessels Oil Pollution Preparedness, Response, & Coordination

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IMO Has Developed 25 Codes, Including: Ship and Port Facility Security (ISPS) Standards for Training and Watchkeeping Maritime Dangerous Goods (IMDG) Solid Bulk Cargoes Safety Management (ISM) High Speed Craft Construction and Equipment of Mobile Offshore Drilling Units Construction and Equipment of Ships Carrying Dangerous Chemical in Bulk

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IMO Has Developed More Than 700 Recommendations & Guidelines,Including: Securing Arrangements for the Transport of Road Vehicles on Ro-Ro Ships Packing Cargo in Freight Containers Intact Stability for Passenger & Cargo Ships under 100 meters long Safe Access to and Working in Large Tanks & Large Cargo Holds Emergency Towing Requirements – Tankers Provisions and Display of Maneuvering Information on Board Ships Safe Use of Pesticides in Ships Medical First Aid Guide for Use in Accidents including Dangerous Goods

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IMO Facts Annual Budget – 24+ Million GBP Member States subsidize IMO spending plan through evaluations construct to a great extent with respect to size of armada (% of world's gross tonnage) Secretariat – 320 Staff Members 50 Nationalities

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IMO Secretariat

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Structure of IMO Subcommittees

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IMO Process Proposal by Member State Maritime Safety Committee Approval by Assembly or other Action as Appropriate Subcommittee Working Group

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Major Issues on IMO's Agenda Maritime Security Role of the Human Element Goal-based new ship development gauges Member State Assessment Ballast Water Management Air Pollution from Ships Recycling of Ships

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New Approachs rising at IMO? Proactive versus Responsive Goal Based Standards Maritime Security Performance Based versus Prescriptive Ballast Water Management

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Delegations to IMO Meetings Delegations comprise of Government or potentially Industry/Public Sector Advisors Decisions on who goes are made by the Head of the Delegation to every meeting Decisions are based upon particular issues to be talked about at every session Individuals are prescribed in light of a particular zone of skill or on hierarchical representation Expenses to go to IMO gatherings are ordinarily secured by the individual

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IMO Demographics have switched Break up of USSR Establishment of "Coalition" gatherings European Union GOLACC Developing countries needing a greater say Change in world's armada

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Liberia Greece Japan Panama United Kingdom USSR Norway United States France Italy World's Gross Tonnage Top Ten – 1982

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Panama Liberia Bahamas United Kingdom Marshall Islands Singapore Greece Malta China Cyprus World's Gross Tonnage Top Ten – 2007

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INTERTANKO'S ROLE As a NGO, we have NO vote in choices, HOWEVER, we speak to tanker industry by – -Submitting recommendations with cosponsorship -Submitting remarks on proposition -Providing verbal remarks at gatherings -Participating in correspondence bunches working gatherings and drafting bunches -Lobbying for support on issues -Demonstrating proactive part in enhancing wellbeing, security and assurance of the marine environment

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THANK YOU! Joe Angelo Deputy Managing Director INTERTANKO