Definitions for "International Maritime Organization"
Keywords:  maritime, imo, imco, tonnage, pollution
A United Nations-affiliated organization representing all maritime countries in matters affecting maritime transportation, including the movement of dangerous goods. The organization also is involved in deliberations on marine environmental pollution.
An United Nations sub-agency establishing measuring to improve safety at sea. Its work includes development of codes and rules standardising tonnage measurement of vessels, design and measurement of load lines, prevention of pollution and regulating the carriage of dangerous goods. Additionally the IMO is responsible for the development of performance standards and carriage requirements for navigation, communication and safety equipment. Its was previously called Inter-Governmental Maritime Consultative Organization (IMCO).
the United Nations agency concerned with international maritime activities