Cameroon Readies for IMSAS

Maritime Activity Reports, Inc.

May 17, 2019

Pic: International Maritime Organization (IMO)

Pic: International Maritime Organization (IMO)

Auditing International Maritime Organization (IMO)  Member States to assess how effectively they enforce key IMO treaties is an important part of the Organization's work to ensure its regulatory framework is universally adopted and implemented.

IMO's Member State Audit Scheme (IMSAS) is the subject of a national workshop taking place in Yaoundé, Cameroon (13-17 May).

The IMO Member State Audit Scheme is intended to provide an audited Member State with a comprehensive and objective assessment of how effectively it administers and implements those mandatory IMO instruments which are covered by the Scheme.

The participants are made up of senior administration personnel involved in preparing audits for their government. Participants also received specific training on documentation needed to conduct an audit.  

The scheme became mandatory in January 2016. To date, 65 mandatory audits have been carried out, with a further 12 planned for later year. All Member States are required to undergo a mandatory audit within the seven-year audit cycle.

The workshop was organized by IMO and hosted by the Ministry of Transport of Cameroon.

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