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Marine Environment Protection Committee (MEPC) -81st session

IMO Headquarters (London, UK)/ Hybrid
Monday 18 March


  • Review of the Ballast Water Management Convention
  • Air pollution prevention
  • Energy efficiency of ships
  • Reduction of GHG emissions from ships
  • Action plan for marine plastic litter from ships

Special Areas, Emission Control Areas (ECAs) and Particularly Sensitive Sea Areas (PSSAs)

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 18 March
17:30Friday 22 March

Related Resources

Resources 04 Dec 2023

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