April 17 – Senior maritime administrators from seven Caribbean countries completed a regional workshop in preparation for forthcoming audits under the IMO Member State Audit Scheme (IMSAS). The workshop took place in Kingston, Jamaica (8-12 April), organized by IMO and the Maritime Authority of Jamaica, as host country.

In total, 23 participants from Antigua and Barbuda, the Bahamas, Belize, Saint Kitts and Nevis, Jamaica, Saint Vincent and the Grenadines and Trinidad and Tobago gained the knowledge and skills required to undergo IMO’s mandatory audit and post-audit activities. Most of the participating countries will be undergoing audits in 2024 and 2025.

The audit scheme aims to provide a comprehensive and objective assessment of how effectively a State is applying certain
fundamental IMO treaties relating to safety, marine protection and seafarer training. IMO / Read more

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