IMO Council is meeting for its 118th session
The IMO Council is meeting for its 118th session (24-28 July), chaired by Mr Jeffrey G. Lantz (United States). IMO says the 40-Member Council is expected to review the work of the Organization since its last session and consider strategy and policy matters, including the proposed budget for the 2018-2019 biennium. Several new applications for consultative status from international non-governmental organizations will be considered. The Council will also select the recipients of two IMO awards: the 2017 IMO Award for Exceptional Bravery at Sea and the 2016 International Maritime Prize.