Georgia Ratifies IMSO, Ballast Water Management Treaties

Maritime Activity Reports, Inc.

January 14, 2015

Photo courtesy of IMO

Photo courtesy of IMO

Georgia has become the 100th Party to the Convention on the International Maritime Satellite Organization (IMSO C 1976) and accepted the 2008 amendments, the International Maritime Organization (IMO) said in a news statement.
His Excellency Revaz Gachechiladze, Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary, Permanent Representative of Georgia to IMO; and Captain Mamuka Akhaladze, Director of the Maritime Transport Agency, Georgia met with IMO Secretary-General Koji Sekimizu to deposit the instrument of accession.  They were joined by Director General, Capt. Esteban Pacha-Vicente of Spain, the Chief Executive Officer and legal representative of IMSO.
Georgia also deposited its instrument of accession to the Ballast Water Management treaty, bringing the total number of ratifications to 44 States, with 32.57% of world tonnage. 35% of world tonnage is needed to meet entry into force criteria.
Maritime Reporter Magazine Cover Mar 2019 - Cruise Shipping

Maritime Reporter and Engineering News’ first edition was published in New York City in 1883 and became our flagship publication in 1939. It is the world’s largest audited circulation magazine serving the global maritime industry, delivering more insightful editorial and news to more industry decision makers than any other source.

Maritime Reporter E-News subscription

Maritime Reporter E-News is the subsea industry's largest circulation and most authoritative ENews Service, delivered to your Email three times per week

Subscribe for Maritime Reporter E-News