Ship routeing measures to protect Australia’s Coral Sea agreed

Source: IMO Press Briefings International Sub-Committee on Navigation, Communications and Search and Rescue (NCSR), 2nd session, 9-13 March, 2015 New ships routeing measures aimed at protecting sensitive areas in the south-west Coral Sea, off Australia’s Great Barrier Reef, have been agreed by the IMO Sub-Committee on Navigation, Communications and Search and Rescue (NCSR), meeting for…

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UN agencies to deliver as one on mixed migration by sea

Source: IMO Press Briefings   Several United Nations agencies have agreed to establish a mechanism to enhance existing inter-agency communication with respect to the maritime aspects of mixed migration by sea. Agencies concerned about the loss of life, injury, trauma and serious human rights violations affecting migrants, asylum-seekers and refugees traveling by sea met in…

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IMO Secretary-General reiterates need for action to address unsafe migration by sea

Following the events of recent days in which more than 2000 migrants were rescued from the Mediterranean Sea and several hundred lost their lives, International Maritime Organization (IMO) Secretary-General Koji Sekimizu today (Monday 16 February) called for more concerted action to address the issue of criminals who organize illegal and unregulated sea passage by migrants,…

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UK Launch – Open for Maritime skills

The Shipping Minister, John Hayes, launched a new pamphlet ‘Open for Maritime Skills’ at Trinity House, together with Maritime UK Chairman Jeffrey Evans and UK Chamber staff. The pamphlet is the second in a series, following last year’s highly successful ‘Open for Maritime Business’ document which was launched by the Prime Minister and Transport Secretary…

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