The thirty-first extraordinary session of the Council was held by correspondence, due to the extraordinary circumstances as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic. This was the first IMO meeting not held live in the history of the Organization.
IRClass is taking a pragmatic and practical approach in rendering services to its clients during this period of unprecedented challenges posed by global restriction in personnel movement to reduce the spread of COVID-19 pandemic.
This provides vital information for shipowners & operators on managing #ship & seafarer certificates required by international regulations.
Driving the push towards a world economic recovery once the COVID-19 pandemic has eased will fall to global supply chains and the world’s shipping fleet according to PISR.
The British Ports Association looks at how ports are keeping the UK supplied in difficult circumstances
On 23rd March 2020, Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s announcement of a 21-day nation-wide lockdown for breaking the chain of infection resulting from COVID-19 created confusion as to its nature and triggered a nation-wide panic to buy essentials.
IMO Secretary-General Kitack Lim has asked the United Nations system agencies to support IMO in its request to governments to declare seafarers, port personnel and other crucial maritime workers as key personnel.
ABS is expanding its remote PSM capabilities for facility owners to help the Oil, Gas and Chemical industries maintain effective and efficient safety management for critical assets and operations.
IMO has announced further meeting postponements, in the light of the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic.