The United Kingdom, represented by the Maritime & Coastguard Agency, has been re-elected to the International Maritime Organization.
The Director of Maritime Safety and Standards and head of the UK Ship Register, Katy Ware who has been the Permanent Representative of the UK to the IMO since 2011 said it was important to take part in maritime matters at that international level.
Her role will be to continue to coordinate and negotiate all maritime matters between other Governmental Departments, the European Union and the International Maritime Organization.
She said: ‘The UK continues to be an industry leader in maritime regulation and welfare. It’s a great honour both to be able to represent that work at the IMO and also to play a part in such a vital organisation.’ Katy also chairs the Red Ensign Group conference and liaises between members and the IMO on regulatory and other matters.