Indonesia Ratifies IMO Protocols, Reminded of Others

Press Release
Tuesday, August 28, 2012
IMO SecGen, Indonesian Ambassador: Photo credit IMO

Republic of Indonesia accedes to International Convention for the Prevention of Pollution from Ships (MARPOL Convention), Annexes III, IV, V and VI, & the International Convention on Maritime Search and Rescue (SAR Convention).

His Excellency Mr. T. M. Hamzah Thayeb, Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary to the United Kingdom and Permanent Representative of the Republic of Indonesia to IMO (the International Maritime Organization) handed over the two Instruments of Accession to IMO Secretary-General Mr. Koji Sekimizu during a visit to IMO Headquarters.

The Secretary-General expressed his strong appreciation to Ambassador Hamzah Thayeb and the Indonesian Government for the efforts to have these treaties ratified and encouraged Indonesia to accelerate efforts towards ratification of other IMO conventions, including the International Convention for the Control and Management of Ships' Ballast Water and Sediments, 2004, and the Hong Kong International Convention for the Safe and Environmentally Sound Recycling of Ships, 2009.

Indonesia’s tally of fully ratified IMO Conventions will total 25 once the latest instruments come into force for the country, on 24 November 2012 (three months after the date of deposit).

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