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  • eBlue_economy_IMO progress on revised GHG strategy, Mediterranean ECA adopted

    IMO progress on revised GHG strategy, Mediterranean ECA adopted

    Marine Environment Protection Committee progress on GHG Strategy and next set of GHG reduction measures, adopts SOx control area. The Marine Environment Protection Committee (MEPC 79) of the International Maritime organization (IMO) has made progress towards revising the Initial IMO GHG Strategy, working towards adopting a strengthened revised Strategy in…

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  • eBlue_economy_Eastern and Southern Africa region discusses Ballast Water Management Convention

    IMO : Eastern and Southern Africa region discusses Ballast Water Management Convention

    Officials from 15 countries in the Eastern and Southern Africa region have taken part in a workshop in the United Republic of Tanzania on compliance, monitoring and enforcement of the Ballast Water Management Convention (BWM Convention). The Convention is designed to protect the marine environment from the transfer of harmful…

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  • eBlue_economy_Joint ILO-IMO meeting adopts guidelines on seafarer abandonment

    Joint ILO-IMO meeting adopts guidelines on seafarer abandonment

    New measures to improve conditions for seafarers, including those who have been abandoned, have been adopted at a meeting involving governments and maritime workers and employers’ organizations. Guidelines on how to deal with seafarer abandonment were adopted by the first meeting of a joint International Labour Organization (ILO)–International Maritime Organization (IMO) Tripartite…

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  • eBlue_economy_Improving ferry safety through virtual reality technology_large

    IMO : Improving ferry safety through virtual reality technology

    Virtual reality technology has been introduced into IMO’s work to help its Member States to improve domestic ferry safety. During a virtual meeting (13 December) beneficiary Member States Cambodia, Indonesia, the Philippines and Vietnam were introduced to the technology. The aim is to support administrations in training their personnel using…

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  • eBlue_economy_TotalEnergies joins the Castor Initiative to decarbonize maritime shipping

    TotalEnergies joins the Castor Initiative to decarbonize maritime shipping ( Video )

    Global energy company TotalEnergies has joined the Castor Initiative, an international coalition of companies that aims to make maritime shipping a zero-emission operation. TotalEnergies becomes the eighth member of the initiative, alongside MISC Berhad (MISC), Lloyd’s Register (LR), Samsung Heavy Industries (SHI), MAN Energy Solutions (MAN), the Maritime and Port…

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  • eBlue_economy_ABS_ MEPC 79 Brief PDF

    ABS : MEPC 79 Brief PDF

    The IMO Marine Environment Protection Committee (MEPC) held its 79th session from December 12 to 16, 2022. This Brief provides an overview of the more significant issues discussed at this session, which include matters pertaining to new amendments to the MARPOL and the Ballast Water Management Conventions, establishment of an…

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  • eBlue_economy_Remotely Piloted Aircraft Systems Services (RPAS)

    EMSA : [deadline extended] Preliminary Market consultation on Artificial Intelligence (AI) for RPAS

    The objective of this preliminary market consultation is to enable the European Maritime Safety Agency (EMSA) to gather knowledge of available market solutions for the effective integration of AI systems within RPAS services at EMSA, with focus on enhancing the surveillance capacity of the RPAS by analysing payload data. Solutions…

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  • eBlue_economy_how biofouling management cuts GHG emissions

    IMO : How biofouling management cuts GHG emissions ( Video )

    A new IMO video that highlights the importance of maintaining smooth and clean ships’ hulls free from biofouling has been launched (13 December) at IMO Headquarters. The video explains how reducing and managing biofouling is key to improve fuel efficiency in ships and reduce GHG emissions.   Biofouling is the accumulation of aquatic…

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  • eBlue_economy_WMU Contributes to Gender Equality Focus at Maritime SheEO Conference

    WMU Contributes to Gender Equality Focus at Maritime SheEO Conference

    On 16 November, Dr Cleopatra Doumbia-Henry, President of the World Maritime University (WMU) delivered the keynote address for the Maritime SheEO conference that took place in Mumbai, India. In her remarks on the topic of Women in Leadership: Paths Through Education, Dr Doumbia-Henry spoke of changing leadership paradigms in the…

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  • eBlue_economy_Port security training in Lebanon

    IMO : Port security training in Lebanon

    Thirteen participants from Egypt, Jordan, Lebanon and Libya are attending the workshop A Regional Training Course for Port Facility Security Auditors is taking place in Lebanon 12-16 December. The event in Beirut, which is being conducted in Arabic, is designed to build capacity amongst IMO Member States. Participants from the Designated…

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