In follow-up to the development of the first IMO Model Course on preparation and response to spills of harmful and potentially dangerous substances (HNS) at sea, and in compliance with the provisions of the National Contingency Plan for spills led by this General Directorate, through of the Department of Protection of the Marine Environment, on Tuesday July 13, the practical exercise – simulation type – of deployment of equipment and personnel, to attend these emergencies, was carried out in Puerto Cortés.
This activity was developed thanks to the support of the Heroic and Meritorious Fire Department of Honduras and the OSRO company authorized in Honduras, Ocean Pollution Control (OPCH), with the participation of central and local government actors, as well as the private sector.
The creation and strengthening of coordinated response capacities ensure effective preparation to face pollution episodes that also put people’s safety at risk.
The Maritime Authority of Honduras is pleased to announce that it has recently authorized Phoenix Register of Shipping (PHRS) to act as a ´Recognized Organization/Recognized Security Organization´ (RO/RSO) towards verification and approval of ship security plan and issuance/endorsement of International Ship Security Certificate (ISPS/ISM) including all technical statutory certification including MLC for ships registered under the Honduran Flag Administration
Photograph (left to right): Mrs. Irina Gudko, Mr. Sergey Gudko, Authorised Representative for PHRS and Dr. Juan Carlos Rivera García, Director General of the Merchant Marine of Honduras.
The Maritime Authority of Honduras is pleased to announce that it has recently
authorized INTERMARITIME CERTIFICATION SERVICES S.A. to act as a
´Recognized Organization/Recognized Security Organization´ (RO/RSO) towards
verification and approval of ship security plan and issuance/endorsement of
International Ship Security Certificate (ISPS/ISM) including all technical statutory
certification including MLC for ships registered under the Honduran Flag
Photograph (left to right): Eng. Ruben Salcedo Muñoz, Engineer Surveyor, Eng. Jorge
Luis López Ramos, Senior Surveyor. Eng. José Antonio Pérez Samper, Principal
Surveyor y el Eng. Alcides Montemayor García, Engineer Surveyor.
This year’s theme provides the opportunity to take stock and look back, but also to look forward, addressing current and future challenges for maritime transport to maintain a continued and strengthened contribution towards sustainable growth for all.
To remind, the Geneva conference opened in February 1948 and on 6 March 1948 the Convention establishing the Inter-Governmental Maritime Consultative Organization (IMCO) was adopted. The name was changed in 1982 to International Maritime Organization (IMO).
A series of activities and events are planned to mark the 70 years, including:
In addition, during 2018 a photography contest will be held, while, in conjunction with the International Congress of Maritime Museums, a travelling exhibition will tour participating maritime museums.
The World Maritime Day parallel event will be hosted by the Government of the Republic of Poland in June 2018. Last year, it was held in Panama under the theme “Connecting ships, port and people“, on 1-3 October.