Head of IMO Names Safety at Sea and Combating Piracy as Top Goals

Piracy & Armed Robbery Prevention

At the start of 2013, IMO Secretary-General Koji Sekimizu said that halving lives lost at sea, eradicating pirate attacks, and ensuring the release of all hostages should be goals for IMO and the shipping industry in the coming years.

IMO has posted a briefing covering Sekimizu's remarks at IMO’s first meeting of the year, the Sub-Committee on Fire Protection:

Lives lost at sea halved and piracy eradicated should be targets, says Sekimizu