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IMO celebrates ‘World Maritime Day 2023’ today

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LONDON : IMO World Maritime theme for 2023: “MARPOL at 50 – Our commitment goes on”.

World Maritime Day 2023 

The World Maritime Day 2023 takes place on 28 September 2023. This year’s World Maritime theme is “MARPOL at 50 – Our commitment goes on”.

  • IMO-UNEP-Norway Innovation Forum 2023. The event takes place on 28 September 2023 at IMO Headquarters, London, and online. The Forum includes topics such as: Environmental performance; reducing plastic litter from ships; supporting innovation in marine fuel production; decarbonizing the maritime sector; unlocking green finance; and partnerships and collaboration. Read more details here.
  • Lighting up landmarks. IMO Headquarters will be bathed in blue light in the evening of the day to promote this year’s theme. IMO invites Member States, intergovernmental organizations in cooperation with IMO, and non-governmental organizations in consultative status with IMO to lighting up landmarks.
  • Social media participation. IMO invites Members States and everyone in the maritime industry to celebrate the day 

MARPOL at 50 – Our commitment goes on

The International Maritime Organization’s World Maritime Theme for 2023 is ‘MARPOL at 50 – Our commitment goes on’

The theme reflects the organization’s long history of protecting the environment from the impact of shipping via a robust regulatory framework and emphasizes its ongoing commitment to this important work. The theme ‘MARPOL at 50 – Our commitment goes on’ spotlights the International Convention for the Prevention of Pollution from Ships (MARPOL), which covers prevention of pollution of the marine environment by ships from operational or accidental causes.

IMO Secretary-General Message

How does IMO’s marine protection treaty make a difference?

IMO’s marine protection treaty, the MARPOL Convention, is the main international convention covering prevention of pollution of the marine environment by ships and currently includes six technical Annexes. Click on the images below to learn how the treaty makes a difference in marine protection. 

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