IMO – Summary of 24th Assembly

Thursday, December 08, 2005
The IMO issued a News Release summarizing the recently concluded 24th Assembly. A resolution was adopted for a voluntary scheme for members to audit their administration and enforcement of IMO provisions. A resolution was adopted calling for the issue of piracy and armed robbery against ships in waters off the coast of Somalia to be brought to the attention of the United Nations Security Council. A resolution was adopted urging all States to respect the basic human rights of seafarers involved in maritime accidents. The Assembly agreed that the IMO should adopt a new legally-binding instrument on ship recycling. The Assembly tentatively agreed to hold a Conference in Nairobi, Kenya during 2007 to adopt a new Wreck Removal Convention. Source: HK Law
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