Russia Nominates Candidate for IMO Top Position

The Russian Federation has proposed its first candidate for the position of the Secretary General of the International Maritime Organization (IMO).

Namely, in a letter sent to the IMO, Russia nominated the Deputy Director of the Department of State Policy for Maritime and River Transport of Russian Ministry of Transport Vitaly Klyuev, portnews.ru cited the candidate’s press release as saying.

Acting IMO Secretary-General Koji Sekimizu disclosed his decision not to seek reappointment at the fulfilment of the current term at the end of 2015 in September last year.

The post will become vacant on 1 January 2016, when a new candidate should be selected.

The Danish Government confirmed official nomination of Director General of the Danish Maritime Authority Andreas Nordseth as a candidate for the post.

Aside to Denmark, Cyprus has also set sights on the top position of the IMO with the Acting Director of the Department of Merchant Shipping Andreas Chrysostomou as potential candidate, according to the Financial Mirror.

World Maritime News Staff

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