IMO inaugurates search and rescue sub-centres in Africa

The International Maritime Organisation (IMO) has opened two new search and rescue sub-centres in Africa to provide emergency coverage off the African coast.

“There is no doubt that, despite the continual advances made in ship technology and in the development of the human element at sea, seafaring remains a challenging and sometimes dangerous occupation,” said Efthimios Mitropoulos, Secretary General of the IMO. “Accidents can, and do, occasionally happen; and when they do, the sea can suddenly become a very lonely, isolated, and at times, dangerous workplace.”

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