Monday, January 14, 2013

World Maritime Day- 2013

The International Maritime Organization (IMO) has announced the 2013 World Maritime Day Theme: "Sustainable Development: IMO's contribution beyond Rio+20". But don't just think "green" or slow steaming. The World Maritime Day theme embraces all aspects of shipping. IMO Secretary General Koji Sekimizu established a task force that has set eight pillars around which sustainable maritime goals could be set:
  • safety culture and environmental stewardship
  • energy efficiency
  • new technology and innovation
  • maritime education and training
  • maritime security and anti-piracy actions
  • maritime traffic management
  • maritime infrastructure development
  • global standards at IMO
How does this year's theme relate to Amver? The Amver system allows rescue professionals to best coordinate search efforts at sea and divert the most appropriate ship in an emergency. This allows other ships to continue on their voyage- saving time, fuel, and money.

We look forward to World Maritime Day celebrations around the world. How will you celebrate?

Photo credit: IMOHQ via Flickr

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