On July 17, 2015, The 4th APRC Board Meeting was held in APRC office in Shanghai. Captain Song the chairman of APRC Board presided over the meeting. IMRF former chairman Michael Vlasto, Board member/Director General of CRS of the Ministry of Transport Mr Zhenliang Wang, Board member/Director General of Donghai Rescue Bureau Mr Dingliang Lu attended the meeting.
A very important cooperation has been established between the Hellenic Rescue Team (HRT) and the Norwegian Society for Sea Rescue (Redningsselskapet - RS), reinforcing HRT’s interaction with foreign organisations.
Members from HRT and RS first met during IMRF’s World Maritime Rescue Congress, in Bremerhaven. Following that meeting, RS kindly invited the Hellenic Rescue Team in Oslo, where HRT’s Secretary General, Konstantinos Mitragas, was interviewed with Rikke Lind, Secretary General of RS, on the Norwegian TV Channel 2.
London, Wednesday, 15th July 2015. Morocco has become a key area for maritime search and rescue (SAR) training and has been designated to host the regional centre covering the sea areas of the countries of Morocco, Mauritania, Senegal, the Gambia, Cape Verde and Guinea Bissau.
Next week sees the latest meeting of the regional North and West African maritime SAR development team, where there will be discussion of the International Maritime Organization (IMO)’s global SAR plan and its implementation in this area.
For SAR purposes Morocco itself covers an area of more than one million square kilometres where fleets of merchant, fishing and sailing vessels operate.
Mr Ki-tack Lim (Republic of Korea) has been elected as the Secretary-General of the International Maritime Organization (IMO), with effect from 1 January 2016, for an initial term of four years.
The vote took place during the 114th session of the 40-Member strong IMO Council, which is meeting from 29 June to 3 July 2015. The decision of the Council will be submitted to the IMO Assembly, which meets for its 29th session from 23 November to 2 December 2015, for approval.