A Memorandum of Understanding was signed by Spain and IMO for the activities realted to the technical cooperation in order to support capacity building activities in countries speaking English and Spanish.
These activities will help in implementing the regulations of IMO, raising awareness about the mandate of IMO, will contribute to the sustainable transportation in the maritime industry and also help in the implementation of the 2030 Sustainable Development Agenda of the United Nations.
A wide range of technical cooperation areas are covered by the MoU which includes the following: search and rescue; maritime training and the human element; passenger ship safety; maritime communications and navigation; fishing vessel safety; port reception facilities; casualty investigation; air pollution reduction; oil and chemical pollution response; maritime legislation; maritime single window; liability and compensation regime; flag, port and coastal State jurisdiction; framework and procedures for the IMO Member State Audit Scheme; and national maritime transport policies.
The OuU was signed by the Director General for Merchant Marine, Mr. Benito Nuñez Quintanilla and IMO Secretary-General, Kitack Lim, during the Torremolinos Ministerial Conference on Safety of Fishing Vessels and Illegal, Unregulated and Unreported Fishing (21-23 October). This MoU replaces and updates the one that was previously signed in 2009.