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International Maritime Organisation

Marine Police should re-examine the job they do

One of the Marine Police's high-speed boats. Photo: Robert Ng

First, my thoughts go out to each and everyone who died or was injured in the ferry accident on Monday.

It is important to hold those at fault accountable, but is it only those who were on board the vessels who contributed?

Thursday, 4 October, 2012, 12:48am 4 comments

Shipping's new rules 'to clear the air'

The shipping sector could become cleaner than the aviation industry following the approval by the UN shipping agency of a new energy efficiency design index and other measures aimed at improving ships' environmental performance, according to an NGO.

25 Jul 2011 - 12:00am

Pollution proposals 'unfair' to owners

A MARINE lawyer has warned that shipowners with fleets carrying bulk chemicals carriers could stand to carry an excessive share of the burden for pollution compensation.

Proposals for a new International Convention on Hazardous and Noxious Substances (HNS) will be discussed at an International Maritime Organisation (IMO) diplomatic conference next year.

20 Oct 1995 - 12:00am

HK area piracy on agenda of IMO

THE International Maritime Organisation (IMO) is expected today to discuss the problem of piracy in the South China Sea, which a spokesman called the region's chief trouble spot.

20 May 1994 - 12:00am

Call for probe into China link

CHINA was not named in Hong Kong's paper on piracy submitted to the International Maritime Organisation (IMO).

But the paper calls for action to find out how much Chinese officials are involved.

It admits that when ships are boarded by ''uniformed persons'' it causes difficulties as to what action to take.

14 May 1994 - 12:00am

Seven receive ISMA code accreditation

SEVEN of the 35 members of the International Ship Managers' Association (ISMA) have received their ISMA quality assurance certificates, according to the association.

Another nine members have applied for their audits and are either undergoing accreditation (four companies) or are awaiting the full audit to start in the next three months.

19 Jan 1994 - 12:00am

Conference on staffing

INTERNATIONAL Maritime Organisation secretary-general William O'Neil will make the opening address at a manning and training conference in London organised by the International Shipping Federation (ISF) on September 15.

The conference, with the theme: Manpower - The Critical Investment, will be aimed at training managers.

25 Aug 1993 - 12:00am