El pasado lunes 21, comenzó al 24 Asamblea de la OMI, que se prolongará hasta el día 02 de diciembre, por parte española ha participado la Ministra de Fomento, cuyo ministerio tiene en puertas el Plan Nacional de Salvamento Marítimo 2006-2009.
Algunos de los puntos de esta Asamblea:
• Piracy off Somalia
• Ship recycling – development of a new legally-binding instrument and amendments to the IMO Guidelines on Ship Recycling.
• Guidelines on fair treatment of seafarers in the event of a maritime accident.
• Implementation of the 2002 Athens Protocol.
• Guidelines for facilitation of response to a pollution incident.
• Revised guidelines for the identification and designation of Particularly Sensitive Sea Areas (PSSAs).
• Ships’ Routeing – establishment of an area to be avoided in the Galapagos Archipelago.
• Ships’ Routeing – Amendments to the existing mandatory ship reporting system «In the Great Belt Traffic area».
• Revision of the Guidelines for the prevention and suppression of smuggling of drugs, psychotropic substances and precursor chemicals on ships engaged in international maritime traffic.
Tambien ha quedado constituido el Consejo, que es el organo ejecutivo de la IMO, para el bienio 2006-2007
The Assembly of the International Maritime Organization (IMO) has elected the following states to be members of its Council for the 2006-2007 biennium:
Category (a) – 10 States with the largest interest in providing international shipping services: China, Greece, Italy, Japan, Norway, Panama, Republic of Korea, Russian Federation, United Kingdom and United States.
Category (b) – 10 other States with the largest interest in international seaborne trade: Argentina, Bangladesh, Brazil, Canada, Germany, France, India, Netherlands, Spain and Sweden.
Category (c) – 20 States not elected under (a) or (b) above which have special interests in maritime transport or navigation, and whose election to the Council will ensure the representation of all major geographic areas of the world: Algeria, Australia, Bahamas, Belgium, Chile, Cyprus, Denmark, Egypt, Indonesia, Kenya, Malaysia, Malta, Mexico, Philippines, Portugal, Saudi Arabia, Singapore, South Africa, Thailand and Turkey.