Monthly Archives: September 2018

IMO ENCOURAGES MARITIME TRANSPORT STRATEGY DEVELOPMENT

25 sept 2018 The IMO is encouraging countries to develop a maritime transport strategy, highlighting that maritime transport is a central part of the “blue economy” which has enormous potential to promote economic growth and improve peoples’ lives while addressing many of the U.N. Sustainable Development Goals. A newly launched …

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LAST NGO RESCUE VESSEL LOSES ITS FLAG REGISTRY

24 sept 2018 On Saturday (22nd), the Panama Maritime Authority announced that it has deregistered the Aquarius 2, the last NGO maritime migrant rescue vessel operating off the Libyan coast. Medecines Sans Frontieres and SOS Mediterranee, the operators of the Aquarius 2, blamed “blatant economic and political pressure from the Italian government.” …

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