This course combines two important aspects of modern shipping; care for the marine environment and the importance of human performance. The course is intended to give trainees knowledge of the importance and diversity of the marine environment as well as understanding and awareness of the impacts of shipping activities on the (marine) environment. The course will stimulate personal responsibility to use solutions that contribute to environmentally sound shipping.
This edition incorporates amendments To The Convention on the International Maritime Organization up to December 2009. it also includes amendments To The Rules of Procedure of: The Assembly up to December 2009; the Council up to July 2009; the Maritime Safety Committee up to June 2009; the Legal Committee up to April 2009; the Marine Environment Protection Committee up to March 2010; the Technical Co-operation Committee up to June 2005; the Facilitation Committee up to January 2009; and Meetings under the London Convention, 1972 And The 1996 Protocol To The London Convention up to November 2006
In "Current Maritime Issues and the International Maritime Organization," leading experts thoughtfully consider the most pressing issues confronting the International Maritime Organization, as the IMO celebrates its fiftieth anniversary. The papers in this publication were originally presented at the Twenty-Third Annual Seminar of the Center for Oceans Law and Policy (COLP), University of Virginia School of Law, an event co-hosted with the IMO in January, 1999, at its headquarters in London. Subjects covered were maritime safety, marine environmental protection, flag State implementation and port State control, IMO's interface with the Law of the Sea Convention, IMO Legal Committee work, and broader questions of IMO regulations and oceans policy. "Current Maritime Issues and the International Maritime Organization" also includes keynote papers by Sir Robert Jennings, the distinguished former President of the International Court of Justice; Ms Glenda Jackson, the United Kingdom Under-Secretary of State and Minister of Shipping; and Ambassador Satya N. Nandan, the Secretary-General of the International Seabed Authority.
The MSC adopted a new Code of International Standards and Recommended Practices for a Safety Investigation into a Marine Casualty or Marine Incident (Casualty Investigation Code). Relevant amendments to SOLAS Chapter XI 1 were also adopted, to make parts I and II of the Code mandatory. Part III of the Code contains related guidance and explanatory material. The Code will require a marine safety investigation to be conducted into every marine casualty involving the total loss of the ship or a death or severe damage to the environment. The Code will also recommend an investigation into other marine casualties and incidents, by the flag state of a ship involved, if it is considered likely that it would provide information that could be used to prevent future accidents. The new regulations expand on SOLAS Regulation I/21, which requires administrations to conduct an investigation of any casualty occurring to any of its ships when it judges that such an investigation may assist in determining what changes in the present regulations might be desirable.--Publisher's description.
Judged against any criteria, the International Maritime Organization must be regarded as one of the most efficient, dedicated and productive of the specialised Agencies of the United Nations Organisation. It’s work programme up to the year 2000, which was adopted by the Assembly at its eighteenth session in October/November, 1993 sets ambitious and closely inter-related objectives for each of the committees and may be compared with the earlier work programme for the 1980s for a view of its forward-looking perspectives. The Organisation, after its difficult and tendentious early years, is truly global and no longer, as was so often said at the outset, ‘a rich men’s club’.At the beginn...