IMCO conventions and the conferences at which they are formulated are frequently mentioned in this magazine. The organization which formulates them is less frequently discussed. Like its parent body, the United Nations, IMCO often seems complicated--and even mysterious. To help clear up some of the confusion, Exxon Marine has collected a few commonly asked questions about IMCO and has provided brief answers. The article discusses IMCO--its history, purpose, membership, structure and administration. The article further discusses IMCO's interface with the United Nations, participation of nongovernmental organizations interested in marine affairs, status of IMCO Conventions--In force and Pending Ratification, and IMCO Conventions ratification and enforcement processes.

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • For greater detail on many of these topics, a publication entitled "Environmental Impact of the Transportation of Oil" by Yoshio Sasamura, Director, Marine Environment Division, is available at no charge from IMCO, 101-104 Picadilly, London, W1V 0AE, England.
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  • Publication Date: 1978

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  • Pagination: p. 3
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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00180412
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Exxon Marine
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Sep 27 1978 12:00AM