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Bahamas successfully re-elected to IMO Council

Re-elected IMO Council

The Bahamas was successfully re-elected to the IMO Council for the period 2020-2021 securing the sixth highest number of votes for Category C.

This achievement demonstrates the confidence that the IMO Members States have in the positive contribution and proactive engagement of The Bahamas, through competent and experienced personnel of The Bahamas Maritime Authority and other Bahamas governmental Agencies, in the international regulatory process.

The IMO Council, which comprises of 40 Member States, is the executive organ of the IMO and is responsible for supervising the work of the IMO between sessions of the IMO Assembly.

The Bahamas’ role on this body reaffirms our commitment to the Organisation’s objective of safe, secure and efficient shipping on cleaner oceans. Of equal importance is that it enables Bahamian shipowners to have an active voice in, and access to, the process for effective and practical regulations.

The first picture shows from left to right: Captain Dwain Hutchinson (Bahamas Maritime Authority Managing Director & CEO/Bahamas Alternate Representative to IMO), Hon Renward Wells (Minister of Transport & Local Government), Ambassador J. Denise Lewis-Johnson (Prime Minister Special Envoy on Maritime Affairs), HE Ellison Greenslade (Bahamas High Commissioner London/Bahamas Permanent Representative to IMO) and Peter John Goulandris (Bahamas Maritime Authority Board Deputy Chair)
The second picture shows center Minister Wells and Ambassador Lewis-Johnson with BMA London Staff