Today, 25th September, is observed as World Maritime day. The theme for this year is “IMO conventions: effective implementation”
I take this opportunity to encourage the stake holders who are involved in transport of Dangerous Goods in Packaged from by Sea to adopt and implement two of the most important conventions of IMO, International Convention for the Safety of Life at Sea (SOLAS), 1974 as amended & International Convention for the Prevention of Pollution from Ships (MARPOL) 73/78 as amended.
Through Chapter VII Part A and Annex III respectively of above two conventions IMO promulgate the regulations for carriage of Dangerous Goods in Packaged from by Sea with the below objective.
“Enhance the safe carriage of dangerous goods while facilitating the free unrestricted movement of such goods and prevent pollution to the environment.”
Watch the video message by IMO Secretary-General, Koji Sekimizu