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IMO Newcomer Belarus Accedes to Further Treaties

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Posted by Eric Haun

December 5, 2016

From left: Kitack Lim and Sergei Aleinik (Photo: IMO)

From left: Kitack Lim and Sergei Aleinik (Photo: IMO)

Just one week after becoming the 172nd member state of the International Maritime Organization (IMO), the Belarus has acceded to three IMO treaties covering a variety of ship safety measures, including conventions on load lines and facilitation of maritime traffic.

Ambassador of the Republic of Belarus to the U.K., Sergei Aleinik, met IMO Secretary-General Kitack Lim at IMO headquarters in London on December 5 to deposit the instruments of accession. The treaties acceded to are:
  • the Convention on Facilitation of International Maritime Traffic, 1965
  • the Protocol of 1988 relating to the International Convention on Load Lines, 1966
  • the Protocol of 1988 relating to the International Convention of the Safety of Life at Sea (SOLAS), 1974
Belarus deposited its instrument of acceptance of the Convention on the International Maritime Organization with the Secretary-General of the United Nations Ban Ki-Moon on November 29, 2016.
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