IMO Press Briefings

Ship recycling in Bangladesh leaps forward with third phase of key project signed (Fri, 31 Jul 2020)
Third phase of an IMO-implemented SENSREC project to enhance safe and environmentally sound ship recycling in Bangladesh has been given the go-ahead.
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Governments pledge action for seafarers at crucial crew change summit (Thu, 09 Jul 2020)
IMO Secretary-General Kitack Lim welcomes commitment of 13 countries to facilitate crew changes and recognise seafarers as key workers, following virtual ministerial summit hosted by UK Government.
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IMO endorses guidance on ensuring seafarers’ access to medical care onshore (Mon, 06 Jul 2020)
Recommendations for port and coastal States on the prompt disembarkation of seafarers for medical care ashore during the COVID-19 pandemic have been issued.
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UN Day of the Seafarer highlights sacrifice of key workers at sea during pandemic (Wed, 24 Jun 2020)
The 2020 Day of the Seafarer pays tribute to unsung heroes of the COVID-19 pandemic: the seafarers who continue to carry essential goods despite facing tremendous challenges, including being stranded on board.
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