IMO Secretary General visits Yemeni ports [Archives:2004/778/Local News]

October 4 2004

Aden Bureau
Mr. Avtemos Metropolos, the Scretary General of the International Marine Organization (IMO), and Mr. Alveroed Grafalo, Head of the Department of Conferences at the organization, paid a visit to the Container Terminal, and Al-Mu'alla port in Aden.
The Yemen Times established that the visit aimed at assessing the procedures and guarantees that ships are subjected to on Yemeni water, as well as international marine lines provided by the Yemeni government.
They also took a sea tour to learn more about the nature of these procedures that ensure safety in the sea. It is worth-noting that the IMO is one of the UN agencies specializing in marine affairs, and it aims at providing marine safety and preventing sea pollution. Yemen joined this organization, which is located in London, in 1979.