MANILA, Philippines — The Philippines, by the Division of Transportation (DOTr) is looking for reelection to the Worldwide Maritime Group (IMO) Council.
In a speech by DOTr secretary Jaime Bautista and delivered by DOTr Undersecretary for Maritime Elmer Sarmiento, the Philippines can obtain extra in its maritime targets in addition to in defending the welfare of Filipino seafarers as a member within the 40-member council.
“We consider our seat on the Council is rooted at our being the popular selection of seafarers within the international crew manning market in addition to being the fifth largest shipbuilding nation,” Sarmiento mentioned throughout a diplomatic reception on Tuesday.
He added that the nation will embody environmental safety to considered one of its commitments by partnering with different worldwide organizations.
“We pledge to stay a proactive member of the IMO at guaranteeing the security of life and property at sea, sustainable delivery, and environmentally sound marine business,” Sarmiento added.
The IMO is an hooked up company of the United Nations that oversees world maritime affairs, reminiscent of security, safety, and the environmental safety of the marine sphere.
The Philippines joined the IMO in 1964, and was elected to the Council in 1997.