IMO Press Briefings

UN agencies call for urgent action on crew changes and keyworker designation for sea and air workers (Wed, 27 May 2020)
IMO, ICAO, ILO plea for urgent action on crew changes and for keyworker designation so that sea and air workers can be relieved and repatriated in a safe way during the COVID-19 pandemic.
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IMO endorses new protocols designed to lift barriers to crew changes (Thu, 07 May 2020)
IMO Secretary-General Kitack Lim endorses a series of protocols designed to address crew change issues during pandemic.
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IMO postpones further meetings due to COVID-19 but begins rescheduling plans (Thu, 30 Apr 2020)
The next regular session of the IMO Council has been postponed, due to the COVID-19 pandemic, but work has begun to prepare for a revised meeting programme.
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“You are not alone” - IMO Secretary-General issues impassioned personal message to seafarers (Tue, 21 Apr 2020)
You are not forgotten,” says IMO Secretary-General Kitack Lim in a personal message to seafarers everywhere, assuring them that IMO understands the unique problems they face during the coronavirus pandemic and is working tirelessly to find solutions.
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