IMO Press Briefings

Tackling COVID-19 – a voyage together (Thu, 19 Mar 2020)
IMO Secretary-General Kitack Lim stresses vital need to maintain commerce by sea and protect seafarers' welfare in face of coronavirus shut down.
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IMO postpones further meetings due to COVID-19 (updated) (Wed, 18 Mar 2020)
IMO has decided to postpone a number of meetings following the global coronavirus outbreak.
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The power of visibility – IMO launches photo search for women in maritime (Fri, 06 Mar 2020)
IMO's gender programme is launching a photo search to build a bank of images of women in maritime.
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IMO 2020 sulphur limit implementation - carriage ban enters into force (Mon, 02 Mar 2020)
MARPOL amendment prohibits carriage of non-compliant fuel oil for combustion purposes for propulsion or operation on board a ship - unless the ship has an approved exhaust gas cleaning system ("scrubber") fitted.
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