IMO Secretary-General Kitack Lim has received Dr. Ann Fenech, new President of the Comité Maritime International (CMI) at IMO Headquarters (6 December). Mr. Lim and Dr. Fenech, the first female President in the CMI’s 125 year history, discussed continued and future collaboration, including on issues such as Maritime Autonomous Surface Ships (MASS) first female President and fraudulent vessel registration.
The close cooperation between IMO and CMI dates back to 1967, when the Torrey Canyon oil tanker grounded off Southwestern England.
Two years later, in 1969, the Civil Liability Convention was adopted at a Diplomatic Conference held in Brussels, thanks to continued joint efforts between the two organizations.
Read Secretary-General Kitack Lim’s message to the CMI Antwerp Conference (18-21 October 2022) here.