MAJ welcomes new IMO Secretary-General
01 July 2015
The Maritime Authority of Jamaica (MAJ) has welcomed the appointment of Mr Ki-tack Lim of the Republic of Korea as the incoming Secretary-General of the International Maritime Organisation.
Jamaica has been a Category C member of the IMO Council since 2007 and its Director General, Rear Admiral Peter Brady, chaired the IMO's Standards of Training & Watchkeeping (STW) Sub Committee for almost 10 years and was Chairman of the Committee of the Whole at the Diplomatic Conference in Manila which amended the International Convention on Standards of Training, Certification and Watchkeeping for Seafarers (STCW) and STCW Code.
Congratulating Mr Lim on his election as Secretary General elect of the International Maritime Organization (IMO) Admiral Brady said: "Mr Lim Ki-tack brings great value to the position with a wealth of experience, education and training as a Master mariner, graduate of the Korean Maritime University and the World Maritime University; and as an executive manager with the Government in the Ministry of Land, Transport and Maritime Affairs. He is currently the CEO and President of the Busan Port Authority. He was Minister Counsellor at the Embassy of the Republic of Korea, UK and was also Chairman of the IMO's Flag State Implementation Sub Committee. We look forward to working with him on global maritime matters".
Jamaica's membership in Category C enhances its capacity and that of the Region to contribute to major policy decisions, rule-making and the development of standards including representing the maritime interests of Least Developed Countries (LDCs) in order to implement port, coastal and flag State obligations.