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Facilitation Committee (FAL) -48th session

IMO Headquarters (London, UK)/ Hybrid


  • Explanatory Manual to the FAL Convention*:
  • Illicit activity (guidelines for the prevention and suppression of the smuggling of wildlife on ships engaged in international maritime traffic)
  • Key worker status
  • Maritime corruption
  • Digitalisation in shipping
  • Maritime Autonomous Surface Ships (MASS)
  • Introduction of the Advance Passenger Information (API)/ Passenger Name Record (PNR) concept in maritime transport - Unsafe mixed migration by sea

*Convention on Facilitation of International Maritime Traffic

Who can attend

  • ITF Maritime Safety Committee experts elected
  • ITF affiliated union experts, endorsed for participation in this meeting*

*Consultation required prior to the meeting dates, email

09:30Monday 08 April
17:30Friday 12 April

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ITF Seafarers Criminalisation Toolkit

Criminalisation is one of the most serious problems facing seafarers today. When there has been a maritime accident, or a pollution infringement, seafarers have often been detained and denied access