26 Nov '11, 4am

S'pore re-elected to International Maritime Organisation Council

SINGAPORE: Singapore has been re-elected to the Council of the International Maritime Organisation (IMO) for a 10th consecutive term. The election was held at the 27th Session of the IMO Assembly in London on Friday. The council membership is for a term of two years. Singapore's Ministry of Transport (MOT) said membership has enabled the country to contribute significantly towards advancing the efforts of the international maritime community in navigational safety, efficient and sustainable shipping, as well as protect the marine environment. Singapore was first elected to the IMO Council in 1993. Transport Minister Lui Tuck Yew said Singapore is honoured to be re-elected and is grateful for the support of fellow IMO member states. "We are heartened that our contributions to the IMO over the years are valued and recognised by the international community. Singapore takes ou...

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