IMO attended the high-level UN Summit for Refugees and Migrants in New York as a number of its treaties include provisions relating to migration by sea. These include SOLAS Chapter V on Safety of Navigation, which requires the master of a ship at sea able to provide assistance to persons that are in distress at sea.
Recently, in a joint effort of EUNAVFOR MED operation Sophia’s assets , the Spanish Frigate ESPS Reina Sofia and the British Survey Vessel HMS Enterprise saved 719 lives at sea.
The migration incident which occured in the Mediterranean Sea on Tuesday shows that Italy remains on the top of seaborne migration from Africa to Europe.
A new lifeboat station has been opened on the Greek island of Chios with the co-operation of International Maritime Rescue Federation (IMRF) members in order to help support the rescue of migrants in the Aegean.
Interferry announced that is seeking temporary accommodation for migrants for the coming winter season
Migrant crisis prompts call to IMRF for help
IMO Secretary General issues fresh condemnation of Mediterranean people smugglers
Philippines might not be ready for IMO 202011/12/2019
Yamal LNG completes delivery of all Arc7 ice-class tankers11/12/2019
Modifications for wind-powered North Sea platforms11/12/2019
New partnership for the exploration of a global offshore oil and gas program11/12/2019
China's imports on four crucial commodities show growth11/12/2019
NOAA alerts the risks of the Arctic warming11/12/2019
IMO Member State Audit Scheme: Guidance on communicating information adopted11/12/2019
Baltic index falls for 5th consecutive session11/12/2019
NAPA and key industry players to improve passenger ship safety11/12/2019
American Club announces buoyant annual market review11/12/2019