IMO- International Maritime Organization

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IMO measures cover all aspects of international shipping – including ship design, construction, equipment, manning, operation and disposal – to ensure that this vital sector for remains safe, environmentally sound, energy efficient and secure.

Structure of IMO

The Organization consists of an Assembly, a Council and five main Committees:

• the Maritime Safety Committee;

• the Marine Environment Protection Committee;

• the Legal Committee;

• the Technical Cooperation Committee and the Facilitation Committee and a number of Sub-Committees support the work of the main technical committees.