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Support for South Africa to Prevent Stowaway Cases and to Ratify the FAL Convention

South African government, port and shipping industry representatives have attended a national seminar on the prevention of stowaways in Cape Town

Stowaway cases are a human tragedy and hamper the economy of the country by increasing transport costs for import and exports flows. South African government, port and shipping industry representatives have attended a national seminar on the prevention of stowaways in Cape Town (27 to 29 June), organized by the IMO in…

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Strengthening Port Security in South Africa

The IMO course, jointly organised with the United Kingdom Department of Transport (DfT), brings together maritime security professionals from the Department of Transport and training providers

Strengthening port security is the focus of two five-day workshops on the implementation of the International Ship and Port Facility Security Code (ISPS Code) for Designated Authorities and Port Facility Security Officers (PFSOs) (6-10 June and 13-17 June) in Cape Town, South Africa.  The IMO course, jointly organised with the…

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Preventing transfer of invasive aquatic species in the Red Sea and Gulf of Aden

PERSGA member States established a Regional Task Force and elected its Chair (Jordan) for a 2-year term

IMO and States in the Red Sea and Gulf of Aden region have begun developing a regional biofouling management strategy and action plan to prevent the transfer of invasive aquatic species. A meeting bringing together government representatives from PERSGA member States* to coordinate efforts in the region was held in Hurghada, Egypt…

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Enhancing Maritime Security in the Western Indian Ocean and Gulf of Aden

The five-day IMO-led workshop (13 -17 March) examined ways to strengthen the regional Information Sharing Network to detect, deter and disrupt illegal activities at sea

Information sharing is critical for maritime security. Best Practices for Information Sharing was the topic for a regional workshop at the Djibouti Regional Training Centre, which brought together participants from 14 countries in the region. The five-day IMO-led workshop (13 -17 March) examined ways to strengthen the regional Information Sharing…

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Kenya ratifies fishing vessel safety treaties

IMO has been spreading awareness of the CTA via a series of regional webinars, organised and conducted in cooperation with The Pew Charitable Trusts

Kenya has shown its support for the safety of fishing vessels and their crews by depositing its instrument of ratification to the 2012 Cape Town Agreement and the International Convention on Standards of Training, Certification and Watchkeeping for Fishing Vessel Personnel (STCW-F) on 17 March, 2022.  The 2012 Cape Town Agreement (CTA) will bring…