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IMO Secretary-General condemns attacks in the Red Sea

Caption: Kitack Lim

The still acting IMO Secretary General Kitack Lim condemns the attacks on international shipping in the Red Sea.

IMO-Generalsekretär Kitack Lim
Kitack Lim

In a statement today, he said: “I condemn the attacks on international shipping in the Red Sea and reaffirm the IMO’s strong commitment to the protection of seafarers, ships and cargoes, which is paramount to ensuring the security of global supply chains. Attacks on international shipping in the Red Sea are unacceptable. Ships must be able to sail freely around the world in accordance with international maritime law.”[ds_preview]

The rerouting of commercial shipping by several global companies is a direct response to the current threat. These measures are aimed at protecting seafarers from harm and minimizing the potential economic impact on global trade, which is highly dependent on shipping.

IMO is monitoring the situation closely

The IMO Secretariat is closely monitoring developments and communicating with relevant stakeholders, including the shipping industry, IMO Member States and United Nations partners, said the Secretary-General of the International Maritime Organization.

“I once again call on Member States to work together to ensure unimpeded and safe global shipping and the welfare of innocent seafarers everywhere. This is a prerequisite for maintaining global supply chains and is in line with the framework of the Djibouti Code of Conduct,” says Kitack Lim.

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