World Maritime Day celebrates IMO conventions
Safe Seas Clean Seas Issue 47, December 2014 - January 2015
MNZ hosted its annual World Maritime Day event in September in support of the 2014 theme, IMO conventions: effective implementation.
Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade Chief Executive John Allen spoke at the event, outlining New Zealand’s broad maritime sector and the importance of IMO conventions in ensuring safe, secure and clean seas around the world.
New Zealand has adopted approximately 34 international conventions that apply to maritime safety, security and marine protection matters, said MNZ Director Keith Manch.
“Many other conventions have direct impacts, and the timely adoption and maintenance of these conventions in domestic law is vital to managing New Zealand’s significant safety, environmental and economic interests,” said Keith.