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.
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.
This Section of the Manual on Oil Pollution is intended to provide practical guidance related to the prevention of pollution from ships, and describes procedures for the handling of oil cargoes, bunkering, ship-to-ship transfer operations, transfer operations involving offshore units and operations in ice-covered waters. It also provides an overview of the various prevention practices, as a complement to the more detailed industry standards and Codes of Practice, currently available. The information provided is not intended to supersede or replace any information, law, or regulation contained in any other publication with respect to the waters and areas to which it pertains.
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...