United Kingdom National Maritime Strategy for the IMO Instruments Implementation Code

The UK Maritime Administration, collectively, commits to giving full effect to her flag, port and coastal State responsibilities and obligations, to advance maritime safety and environmental protection for our seafarers, our local communities, our economy and our international peers.

The UK National Maritime Strategy aims to support and facilitate the UK Maritime Administration’s implementation and enforcement of the III Code, and UKG Maritime 2050 by:
– Enacting and maintaining UK legislation;
– Enforcing all Instruments;
– Review and Improve performance; and
– Collaborate to grow capability and capacity;

These aims will enable the UK Maritime Administration to continually improve the adequacy of measures to give effect to the international instruments.

Brian Johnson, Chief Executive Officer & UK-MSC Chair Maritime & Coastguard Agency, issued this statement.

As an IMO Member State and IMO Council Member, the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland (UK) is committed to enhancing maritime safety and protecting the maritime environment through effective implementation and enforcement of the IMO Conventions. In 2018, the UK Government set out its Maritime 2050 strategy and high-level vision for the maritime sector. This strategy is fundamentally underpinnned by the UK’s commitment to the IMO Conventions and the IMO Instruments Implementation (III) Code.

The Maritime 2050 strategy provides a framework for stakeholders across the breadth of UK maritime activity. The UK National Maritime Strategy for the III Code is a focused element of the Maritime 2050 wider strategy, as are the individual business plans of each entity within the UK Maritime Steering Committee (UK-MSC) for the III Code.

The UK’s aim is to be the best performing flag, port and coastal State in the world. The III Code sets the criteria by which the UK continually measures its effectiveness in delivery of maritime safety and environmental protection across all stakeholders. The National Maritime Strategy for the III Code has been developed to facilitate our objectives, enable compliance, and maintain vigilance to ensure that we meet our national and international responsibilities and obligations.

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