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The IMO came into existence in 1958 pursuant to the Convention on the International Maritime Organization, adopted on 6 March 1948 in Geneva, to establish a specialized agency of the UN for shipping matters. The IMO is also known as the Intergovernmental Maritime Consultative Organization (IMCO). It is a consultative and adversary forum where the members can discuss various shipping matters of their concern. The IMO has been involved in drafting codified rules for navigation and shipping, such as signals and distress systems, measuring of tonnage of ships, standardization of containers and environmental protection. It is also involved in the development of new technology to improve navigation systems; for example, satellite systems to aid maritime navigation. Its headquarters are in London. The IMO has about 133 members.(1)

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  1. John Mo, International Commercial Law

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