Consultation process in relation to the proposal for a Directive of the European Parliament and of the Council on Port State Control (recast).
In March 2006 the Maritime Safety Directorate undertook a consultation process with the Chamber of Shipping, ship owners, Ports (including the Irish Ports Association) and the relevant unions (SIPTU and ITF) in relation to this proposed Directive. Two responses were received.  Further observations in respect of this proposal may be forwarded to e-mail address to be inserted.

International Maritime Organisation (IMO)

The International Maritime Organisation (IMO)is an agency of the United Nations established in 1948 by a convention which came into force in 1958. Today it has 158 Member States plus two Associate Members.

The Organisations chief task, especially in the early years, was to develop a comprehensive body of international conventions, codes and recommendations in the area of International shipping, particularly shipping safety, which could be implemented by all Member Governments.


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