IMO | World Maritime Day 2012

Secretary-General Sekimizu and Mrs Sekimizu greet the Ambassador of Kuwait and Dean of the Diplomatic Corps Mr Khaled Al Duwaisan

Janet Charles (Dominica), the High Commissioner for Swaziland Mrs Dumisile Sukati and the High Commissioner for Jamaica Mrs Aloun Ndombet Assamba

Olga Bosquez (IMO) and former IMO Secretary-General William O’Neill

World Maritime Day

To mark the 100th anniversary of the sinking of the Titanic, the theme for this year’s World Maritime Day was safety at sea. In his first World Maritime Day message, IMO Secretary General Koji Sekimizu said the tragedy resulted in a series of measures which would eventually evolve into the IMO. The Secretary General added that more needed to be done to ensure the safety of the precious “cargo” of cruise ships and announced a seminar in June next year to examine ways forward.


The Ambassador of Algeria greets the IMO Secretary- General Koji Sekimizu and Mrs Chiho Sekimizu

Maria Dixon (ISM Shippling Solutions), George Alexander Tsavliris and the Ambassador of Panama Ms Ana Delgado