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Update on IMO Activities and Initiatives Relevant to WHTI Themes Curtis A. Roach Regional Maritime Adviser (Caribbean) International Maritime Organization.
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IMO Activities and Initiatives Relevant to WHTI Themes
Curtis A. Roach
Regional Maritime Adviser (Caribbean)
International Maritime Organization
The views expressed are those of the Adviser and should not be construed as reflecting the policies or views of the IMO or the Secretariat
Assembly Resolution A.974(24)
(ANNEX PART I)
The objective of the audit is to determine to what extent Member States are implementing and enforcing the applicable IMO instruments. In order to achieve this, a number of issues will be observed and assessed.
In order to obtain the full benefits of the scheme, consideration of capacity-building matters is essential, particularly in respect of human and financial resources. Where appropriate, Member States will be assisted in order to prepare for the audit, as well as to address audit findings.
Capacity-building includes an adequate supply of suitably trained personnel, with maritime and audit skills, along with the required software systems. The need for infrastructural facilities, defined as including workspace, utilities and communication systems relevant to meeting initially the needs of the audit and ultimately the aims of the scheme, is also to be taken into account.
Assembly Resolution A.973(24)
Maritime Training and Human Element Section
To meet the objective of the Code there should be a strategy covering:
Guidance document for submission of PSSA proposals to IMO
Provides guidance for the development, drafting and submission of proposals to IMO for the designation of a PSSA
Sets forth the issues that should be included in such a proposal to facilitate its assessment and approval by MEPC
The assessment and determination of whether a PSSA should be designated are ultimately controlled by whether the proposal meets the provisions of A.982(24)
The Guidelines and Guidance document are complementary