World Maritime Day 2013 “Sustainable Development: IMO’s contribution beyond Rio+20”

Today marks the 36th celebration of World Maritime Day. This year’s theme is: “Sustainable Development: IMO’s contribution beyond Rio+20”. In his World Maritime Day message, IMO Secretary-General Koji Sekimizu said that maritime transport was central to sustainable development, as the world’s only really reliable, global, cost-effective and energy-efficient mass transportation method for energy, materials, foods…

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Concerns Over Quality of Risk Assessments

Nautilus Telegraph, July 2013: Accident investigators have expressed concern at the lack of international guidelines governing the way in which shipping companies carry out risk assessments. In a report on a fatal incident onboard a chemical tanker in 2011, the Norwegian accident investigation branch (AIBN) argues that existing regulations give operators ‘a great degree of…

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