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A career at sea looks like...
This year, IMO's Day of the Seafarer campaign aims to inspire young people to consider a career at sea and learn more about this viable and exciting profession.
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IMO 70: Our Heritage – Better Shipping for a Better Future
This short video looks back into the rich history of the Organization and its past achievements, but also looks at the current future challenges for the years to come to ensure global effective implementation of IMO standards.
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IMO in the polar environment: the Polar Code explained
The Polar Code film shows how this new IMO instrument supports safe and environmentally-friendly shipping in the Arctic and Antarctic waters. (Additional footage credit to Ruedi Abbuehl from PolarNews).
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2016 IMO Award for Exceptional Bravery at sea - Video coverage
Indian Master receives 2016 IMO Award for Exceptional Bravery at Sea The Master of an oil tanker who says she was “just doing her job” has received the highest IMO bravery recognition for saving the lives of seven fishermen from a sinking fishing boat during a tumultuous storm in the Bay of Bengal in June 2015. “It is every seafarer’s and Master’s solemn duty and obligation to save souls in distress at sea. I just did what a seafarer should do for a fellow soul in distress at sea. Yes, it was an instant decision, but not without assessing the risks involved. I just did my duty,” said Captain Radhika Menon, Master of the oil products tanker Sampurna Swarajya. She was speaking after IMO Secretary-General Kitack Lim presented her with the 2016 IMO Award for Exceptional Bravery at Sea on Monday (21 November), during an emotional ceremony. Captain Menon is the first female captain in the Indian Merchant Navy and the first female to receive the IMO Award for Exceptional Bravery at Sea. Find out more here: http://www.imo.org/en/MediaCentre/PressBriefings/Pages/30-Bravery-2016.aspx
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What is a National Maritime Transport Policy?
Maritime transport is essential for sustainable trade and development. It’s a central part of the “Blue Economy”, which has enormous potential to promote economic growth and improve peoples’ lives – while addressing many of the UN Sustainable Development Goals. But many countries are unprepared to take advantage of this potential. This video explains how a coherent and coordinated National Maritime Transport Policy can benefit everyone.
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Protecting the oceans from invasive aquatic species
A key IMO international measure for environmental protection that aims to stop the spread of potentially invasive aquatic species in ships’ ballast water entered into force on 8 September 2017. The International Convention for the Control and Management of Ships' Ballast Water and Sediments (BWM Convention) requires ships to manage their ballast water to remove, render harmless, or avoid the uptake or discharge of aquatic organisms and pathogens within ballast water and sediments.
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Invaders From the Sea, a BBC Worldwide-IMO Production
This film gives a unique insight into an important environmental issue: the transfer of harmful organisms in ships' ballast water. Filmed by the internationally renowned BBC Wildvision, this amazing story looks at how this phenomenon is affecting our coasts and millions of lives around the world and the measures taken by the global community to fight against these alien stowaways.
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World Maritime Day 2018 - IMO Secretary-General's message
This year IMO celebrates 70 years since the Convention establishing the Organization was adopted. The World Maritime Day theme for the year is "IMO 70: Our Heritage – Better Shipping for a Better Future". This provides the opportunity to take stock and look back, but also to look forward, addressing current and future challenges for maritime transport to maintain a continued and strengthened contribution towards sustainable growth for all.
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Making Waves: Women leaders in the maritime world
This video reports on continuing efforts by the International Maritime Organization (IMO) and the World Maritime University (WMU) to promote the advancement of women in shipping. It puts the spotlight on the outcome of the 2014 “Maritime Women: Global Leadership” conference held by WMU in Malmo, Sweden, and co-sponsored by IMO. The conference attracted women and men from more than 70 countries to discuss the advancement of women throughout the maritime professions.
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IMO works to make ship recycling safer and environmentally friendly
This video explains what is ship recycling and shows how IMO aims at ensuring that ships, when being recycled, do not pose any unnecessary risks to human health, safety and to the environment. For more information on this topic, visit: http://ow.ly/9tJOS
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Discover IMO's Particularly Sensitive Sea Area (PSSA)
This video explain what are Particularly Sensitive Sea Area (PSSA). A PSSA is an area that needs special protection through action by IMO because of its significance for recognized ecological or socio-economic or scientific reasons and which may be vulnerable to damage by international maritime activities.
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The London Convention
The London Convention celebrates 40 years of progress in preventing marine pollution by dumping of wastes at sea. To find out more about the London Convention, visit us here: http://www.imo.org/MediaCentre/HotTopics/LC40/Pages/default.aspx
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Day of the Seafarer 2017
IMO Secretary-General's video message for Day of the Seafarer 2017 under the theme Seafarers Matter. Encouraging ports and seafarer centres from around the world to show how they help support seafarers. More info www.imo.org or @IMOHQ
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Shaping maritime safety and security
Over the years, the International Maritime Organization has shaped the way international shipping operates. From codes, conventions and guidelines touching upon safety of life at sea, life-saving appliance, safety of ships in polar waters, guidelines on fatigue, maritime autonomous surface ships and more, IMO has been enhancing the safety of international shipping for decades and is ready to tackle the challenges of the future.
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Energy efficiency in shipping - why it matters!
The European Union partners with the International Maritime Organization to navigate shipping into a low-carbone future via the GMN Initiative. Funded by the European Union and implemented by the International Maritime Organization, the Global MTCC Network (GMN) initiative unites technology centres – Maritime Technologies Cooperation Centres (MTCCs) – in targeted regions into a global network. Together, they are promoting technologies and operations to improve energy efficiency in the maritime sector and help navigate shipping into a low-carbon future.
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Day of the Seafarer 2018 - Video Message
Video message by IMO Secretary-General addressing seafarer's wellbeing, particularly their mental health and how this year's campaign highlights specific strategies to tackle stress and other issues affecting seafarers' mental conditions.
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Shipping and climate change. Part 3 - driving green technology
Short video on the fact that innovation and technology hold the key to cutting emissions and how shipping is playing its part.
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Practical training on ballast water sampling and analysis
A video showing practical training on ballast water sampling and analysis – under the GEF-UNDP-IMO GloBallast Partnerships Programme. Find out more about IMO's Ballast Water Management Convention here: http://www.imo.org/en/MediaCentre/HotTopics/BWM/Pages/default.aspx
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World Maritime Day 2017
IMO Secretary-General video message on this year's theme "Connecting Ships, Ports and People.
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Shipping and climate change. Part 1 - making new ships better
IMO's Lee Adamson explains how IMO rules means that all newly-built ships will help cut GHG emissions.
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World Maritime Day 2015
IMO Secretary-General video message on this year's theme "Maritime education and training".
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Clean ships, clean seas
Ahoy there shipmates! IMO helps make sure the oceans are clean and tidy – come on a voyage with us to find out how!
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IMO in the polar environment: Search and Rescue
This video which is part of a series on IMO in the polar environment, focuses on search and rescue in polar regions and takes a closer look at the challenges of search and rescue operations in these inhospitable polar regions.
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This film tells the story of how IMO, a specialised agency of the United Nations, and IPIECA, an oil industry body, work together to help create resources and expertise in areas least able to cope with the disastrous effects of a spill.
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2013 IMO Award for Exceptional Bravery at Sea
The 2013 IMO Award for Exceptional Bravery at Sea presented awards to rescue swimmers from the United States and, posthumously, to a seafarer from China.
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World Maritime Day 2013
World Maritime Day theme for 2013 is: Sustainable Development: IMO's contribution beyond Rio+20. The theme was chosen in order to focus IMO's efforts during 2013 on carrying out the commitments made at the UN Conference on Sustainable Development, better known as Rio+20, held in June 2012 in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.
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World Maritime Day 2016
IMO Secretary-General video message on this year's theme "Shipping: indispensable to the world".
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Climate Change - A Challenge for IMO too!
On World Maritime Day 2009, IMO launched Climate Change: a challenge for IMO too!, a new short DVD film, which highlights the current situation of the world's international merchant fleet with regard to its energy efficiency and carbon footprint, as well as the challenges faced by IMO in its efforts to effectively control greenhouse gas emissions from ships engaged in international trade.
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IMO Award for Exceptional Bravery at Sea 2011
Short video coverage of the 2011 edition of the IMO Bravery Award, featuring survivor of a pirate attack.
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Seafarers brought me...
On 25th June every year, Day of the Seafarer celebrates the vital yet often hidden work done by seafarers to transport goods and commodities all around the globe. The film illustrates the unseen connections between those who serve at sea and the things we take for granted in our everyday lives.
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Titanic remembered by IMO Secretary-General
Video message on the anniversary of the Titanic incident, recalling the improvements to passenger ship safety introduced as a result of that incident.
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Your safety matters
Overcrowding is dangerous. Listen to crew. Follow instructions. It could save your life. These simple but key messages to ferry passengers are included in this one-minute animated IMO safety video to be shown in ferry terminals across the Asia and Pacific region.
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IMO Secretary-General pays tribute to seafarers around the world
25 June of each year is the "Day of the Seafarer", recognizing the invaluable contribution seafarers make to international trade and the world economy, often at great personal cost to themselves and their families. To participate, join us online: facebook.com/IMOHQ Twitter.com/IMOHQ Pinterest.com/IMOHQ
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It came by sea and I can't live without it!
This year, for Day of the Seafarer, IMO invites people from around the world to use the phrase: "It came by sea and I can't live without it" asking everyone to show something that came by sea and for which they are thankful for, using social media.
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Legislation drafting workshop
IMO's Interactive Workshop on General Principles of Drafting National Legislation to Implement IMO Conventions, was held at IMO Headquarters in London (18-22 September 2017).
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Invaders from the sea (IMO-BBC Documentary)
The award winning IMO-BBC documentary film Invaders from the Sea, which address the core of the invasive species in ships' ballast water problem is now available from IMO's Publications Section. This documentary won the gold award in the category of "Best United Nations Feature" at the 2007's "Stories from the Field", the third annual United Nations Documentary Film Festival, which took place in New York. The film was produced by IMO, the United Nations agency responsible for the safety and security of shipping and the prevention of marine pollution by ships, in co-operation with the BBC and the shipping industry.
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2015 IMO Award for Exceptional Bravery at sea - Video coverage
Award-winning rescuer reunited with men he saved. The award ceremony once again recognized outstanding acts of bravery at sea in an emotional evening held at IMO Headquarters.
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Women At The Helm
Shipping has historically been a male-dominated industry and that tradition runs long and deep. However, through its global programme on the Integration of Women in the Maritime Sector, IMO is making a concerted effort to help the industry move on from that tradition and to help women achieve a representation within it that is more in keeping with twenty-first century expectations. This film shows how the work of IMO, and others, is beginning to promote change for the better for women in shipping, and highlights first-hand experiences from some of those who have already succeeded.
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IMO Database of instruments
The IMO-Vega Database, jointly developed by IMO and DNV GL is an indispensable database of IMO Instruments. The inclusion of SOLAS, MARPOL, IAMSAR and IMDG Code as well as historical date and legal texts make it a one stop shop for IMO regulations.
Views: 1989 IMOHQ
UN agencies meet to address unsafe mixed migration by sea
Video news release about the Conference held at IMO about unsafe mixed migration by sea. For further information see here: http://www.imo.org/About/Events/Pages/High-Level-Meeting-to-Address-Unsafe-Mixed-Migration-by-Sea-(March-2015).aspx
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Students from all over the world meet at IMO Headquarters
Students from the International Association of Maritime Universities (IAMU) visited IMO Headquarters for their student forum in July 2017. The forum's theme was that of IMO’s World Maritime Day “Connecting Ships, Ports and People”. The visit, brought over 60 students from all over the world.
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2014 IMO Award for Bravery at Sea
Video summary of the 2014 award ceremony for Exceptional Bravery at Sea held at IMO Headquarters on 17 November.
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Migrants at sea: The migrants' story
IMO together with the National Maritime Museum produced a series a short films about the issues surrounding migration at sea today. This film explore the migrants' story perspective.
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IMO Secretary-General's video message for Day of the Seafarer
Day of the Seafarer is now being celebrated for the third time and we hope that you will participate in the campaign and publicly thank seafarers for their service and the sacrifices that they make
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Day of the Seafarer 2014 - Campaign Summary
An overview of how Day of the Seafarer 2014 was celebrated around the world for its fourth edition.
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Students visit IMO to celebrate World Maritime Day
To help celebrate World Maritime Day, IMO invited some inquisitive young students from schools in London to visit IMO headquarters and find out for themselves how everyday things get transported around the world, how much it costs, and what it’s like to work on a ship. After a series of presentations, games and activities, we asked them what they’d learnt - and, as our latest video release reveals, the answers aren’t always what you might expect!
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World Maritime Day Message 2012
World Maritime Day 2012: IMO: One hundred years after the Titanic. Message from IMO Secretary-General to mark the 35th celebration of World Maritime Day.
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World Maritime Day Forum - Summary
Short video summary of the World Maritime Day Forum which took place at IMO Headquarters on Thursday 29 September, featuring high level panelists engaging in stimulating debate on shipping’s future challenges.
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IMO Secretary-General's video message for Day of the Seafarer
IMO Secretary-General's video message for Day of the Seafarer filmed from the Seamen's Center at Intramuros, Manila, Philippines.
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