MARPOL: International Convention for the Prevention of Pollution from Ships MARPOL is the acronym for the International Convention for the Prevention of Pollution from Ships. It is an international treaty established by the International Maritime Organization (IMO) to prevent and minimize pollution caused by ships in the world's oceans and seas.
The International Maritime Organization (IMO) is at a crucial moment in its history, with the possibility of a woman being elected as Secretary-General for the first time in the organization's 64-year history, following nine men who have held the position.
El transporte marítimo es una actividad esencial para el comercio mundial y el desarrollo económico. Los buques son los vehículos que permiten el traslado de mercancías de un lugar a otro a través de los océanos y mares. Sin embargo, no todos los buques son iguales ni pueden transportar cualquier tipo de carga.
IMO's gender and capacity-building programme has helped put in place an institutional framework to incorporate a gender dimension into IMO's policies and procedures. This has supported access to maritime training and employment opportunities for women in the maritime sector.
Offshore platforms have many uses including oil exploration and production, navigation, ship loading and unloading, and to support bridges and causeways. Offshore oil production is one of the most visible of these applications and represents a significant challenge to the design engineer.
The law of general average is a principle of maritime law whereby all stakeholders in a sea venture proportionally share any losses resulting from a voluntary sacrifice of part of the ship or cargo to save the whole in an emergency.
This toolkit has been created to support economic employers and cargo owners to fulfil their obligations to seafarers on human rights due diligence. It is a joint initiative of the UN Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR), the UN Global Compact (UNGC), the International Labour Organisation (ILO) and the International Maritime Organisation (IMO).
Caralb signs the Neptune Declaration on Seafarer Wellbeing and Crew Change. Despite significant efforts by international organizations, governments, industry associations, labor unions, NGOs and individual companies including the adoption on 1 December 2020 by the UN General Assembly of a resolution on International cooperation to address challenges faced by seafarers as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic to support global supply chains, the issue is still far from resolved.
Since March 2020, seafarers are dealing with some strict measures caused by Covid-19 pandemic. One of the most unbelievable fact is that seafarers are being denied to go ashore when medical care is imperative. IMO issued following press briefing to inform about the release of "Recommendations for port and coastal States on the prompt disembarkation of seafarers for medical care ashore during the COVID-19 pandemic" document with necessary measures to be taken and next steps in case support were needed.