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Chilean Ambassador takes over as IMO Assembly President

HE Mr Rolando Drago was appointed President of the 30th IMO Assembly. Chile supports the protection of oceans, including Antarctica; the reduction of greenhouse gas…

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Fire-fighting maritime pilots win IMO bravery at sea award

Pilots Captain Michael G. McGee and Captain Michael C. Phillips, from Houston, United States, were the winners of the 2017 IMO Award for Exceptional Bravery…

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IMO honours Koji Sekimizu

The 2016 International Maritime Prize for 2016 was awarded to Mr Koji Sekimizu, former Secretary General of the International Maritime Organization (IMO), for his contribution…

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IMO Chief calls for ambitious reforms

IMO Secretary-General Kitack set out a bold five-year strategic direction and vision at organisation’s 30th Assembly session, the largest-ever gathering at IMO headquarters. Addressing a…

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IMO Council elections hard fought

Months of intense campaigning came to a  climax at historic elections for the International Maritime Organization Council, where seats in all three categories were contested…

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UAE Embassy moves to Belgravia

The red carpet was rolled out for UAE Foreign Minister HH Sheikh Abdullah bin Zayed Al Nahyan, FCO Middle East Minister the Rt Hon Alistair…

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New FCO Director of Protocol

Mr Neil Holland has been appointed Director of Protocol at the Foreign Office. Prior to this appointment, Mr Holland served as Deputy Head of Mission…

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Czech Embassy reopens in style

The Czech Embassy in Notting Hill was transformed into a light installation and all-sensory showcase of the best of Czech, to toast its reopening after…

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The Ice Cube cometh – at last!

Long-awaited plans for the opening of the spectacular billion-dollar US Embassy in Nine Elms were revealed when US Ambassador Woody Johnson announced on Twitter that…

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Downton Diplomacy

Diplomatic spouses toured Highclere, the stately home of the Earl Carnarvon and the setting for the TV drama Downton Abbey. Lady Carnarvon (the real Lady…

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