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Amended Statutes and Bye-Laws

The 2017 amended version of the Statutes and Bye-Laws is now available here. Go to Membership page and select Rules. Read More…

An Introduction to IFSMA

Video added - An Introduction to IFSMA. (2m 30s)

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A Video Guide to Making Payments

A Video Guide added.

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IFSMA Strategic Plan 2017-2022


The IFSMA Strategic Plan 2017-2022 is available in two formats:

As a PDF Document ——— As an interactive flip over magazine style

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IFSMA Membership Categories

During the 43rd Annual General Assembly (AGA), held at MITAGS in Baltimore, USA on 18/19 April 2017, members agreed that we should add two new membership categories - Industrial Members and Associate Members. For further details please see the Minutes of this meeting under the AGA menu.

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Report on MASRWG Conference

Paper presented and report on Autonomous Ships Conference.

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New IFSMA Secretary General Appointed

Commodore Jim Scorer

Commodore Jim Scorer was appointed as IFSMA Secretary General from 1st May 2016
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UN Secretay General's Visit to IMO

On 3rd February Ban Ki Moon, UN Secretary General, visited IMO and gave a speech to delegates of the HTW3 Sub-Committee and IMO staff.
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IMO Award for Exceptional Bravery at Sea

The IMO Award for Exception Bravery at Sea. The awards ceremony was held on Thursday 19 November at IMO during their Council Meeting.

Present at the awards ceremony were Captain Hans Sande, IFSMA President and Captain Paul Owen, Acting Secretary General. (Hans Sande shown below.)

Hans Sande at IMO2 Read More…

Criminalisation Video

Link to Criminalisation Video - every Shipmaster should see this!
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