AIRCRAFT PERFORMANCE

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THE INTERNATIONAL MARITIME ORGANIZATION
(IMO)
Norman Martinez, Ph.D.
Mitja Grbec, LL.M
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The Convention establishing the InterGovernmental
Maritime
Consultative
Organization (IMCO) was adopted on 6 March
1948.
It entered into force on 17 March 1958 and the
new organization met for the first time the
following year.
The Organization changed its name to IMO by
an amendment to the Convention on 22 May
1982.
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Purposes
Article 1 of the IMO Convention:
“to provide machinery for cooperation among
governments in the field of governmental regulation
and practices relating to technical matters of all kinds
affecting shipping engaged in international trade; and
to encourage and facilitate the general adoption of the
highest practicable standards in matters concerning
maritime safety, efficiency of navigation and
prevention and control of marine pollution from ships”.
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Structure
The organization consists of:
(a) an Assembly;
(b) a Council; and
(c) five main committees:
(i)
The Maritime Safety Committee;
(ii)
Marine Environment Protection
Committee;
(iii) Legal Committee;
(iv) Technical Cooperation committee; and
(v)
Facilitation Committee.
(d) It also has a secretariat.
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The Assembly
The Assembly is the governing body of the
Organization.
It consists of all member States, and meets once
every 2 years in regular sessions.
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The Council
Between sessions of the Assembly a Council,
consisting of 32 Member Governments elected
by the Assembly, acts as IMO's governing body.
These members are elected for periods of 2
years beginning after the regular sessions of the
Assembly.
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Functions
The Council is responsible for supervising the work
of the Organization. Other functions of the
Council are to:
(a) coordinate the activities of the organs of the
organization;
(b) consider the draft work programme and
budget estimates of the organization and
submit them to the Assembly;
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(c) receive reports and proposals of the committees and
other organs and submit them to the Assembly and
member
States
with
comments
and
recommendations as appropriate;
(d) appoint the Secretary General, subject to the
approval of the Assembly;
(e) enter into agreements or arrangements concerning
the relationship of the Organization with other
organizations, subject to the approval of the
assembly.
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Maritime Safety Committee
In accordance to Article 28 of the Convention, the
functions of the Maritime Safety committee are
inter alia to consider any matter within the
scope of the organization concerned with aids
to navigation, construction and equipment of
vessels, manning from a safety standpoint, rules
for the prevention of collisions, handling of
dangerous cargoes, and maritime safety
procedures and requirements.
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Sub-committees
(a) Safety of Navigation (NAV);
(b) Radio-communications and Search and Rescue
(COMSAR);
(c) Training and Watchkeeping (STW);
(d) Carriage of Dangerous Goods, Solid Cargoes
and Containers (DSC);
(e) Ship Design and Equipment (DE);
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