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STCW Convention: Terms and Definitions

SAFETY4SEA provides a detailed explanation of the terms included in the International Convention on Standards of Training, Certification and Watchkeeping for Seafarers, for the better understanding of the Convention.

STCW Convention at a glance

In 1978, IMO adopted a landmark Convention for all seafarers across the world to establish high standards of competence and professionalism in their duties on-board. The International Convention on Standards of Training, Certification and Watchkeeping for Seafarers, the STCW Convention in brief, establishes the minimum basic requirements on training, certification and watchkeeping for seafarers on an international level.

Cambodia boosts its IMO oil spill contingency plan

IMO conducted a workshop in Cambodia, the latest country to update its oil spill contingency plan, by acknowledging the country’s specific risks and gaps, so that they’re able to rapidly and effectively respond to potential oil spill incidents.

Infographic: SafeMed Project IV 2018 results

EMSA published an infographic presenting the SafeMed project during 2018. In general, the SafeMed Project on maritime safety and prevention of pollution from ships is a European Union (EU) funded regional project run by the Regional Marine Pollution Emergency Response Centre for the Mediterranean Sea (REMPEC) on behalf of the International Maritime Organization (IMO).

Are IMO and EU on the same page with emissions cuts?

The European Commission elected a new President. Ursula von der Leyen, the new President of the European Commission who won MEPs’ votes, has recently presented her ambitious vision for a greener Europe. Namely, Mrs. Von der Leyen urged for immediate climate and environmental action that could transform Europe over the next five years. However, some of her goals contravene those of the shipping industry’s as set by the IMO.

IMO, Chile agree to enhance capacity building in Caribbean

IMO informed that it has signed a new Memorandum of Understanding with the Republic of Chile, to extend Chile’s technical assistance to countries in the Caribbean region, in addition to Latin America. The MoU on Technical Cooperation will support the provision of experts to deliver training in Latin America and the Caribbean.

IMO Council meeting: Key outcome

The IMO Council met for its 122nd session on 15-19 July, where it determined that live streaming for Assembly, Council and Committee meetings should be made available for Member States, IGOs and NGOs in consultative status, while it also decided the World Maritime Theme for 2020, among others. 

IMO makes progress towards bigger transparency

The IMO Council made the first steps towards a bigger transparency in shipping, with a decision to introduce live streaming for Assembly, Council and Committee meetings for Member States, IGOs and NGOs in consultative status. This comes following years of calls by Member States for a bigger clarity.

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