Indonesia will again nominate to become a member of the IMO Council in the category ‘C’ for the period 2020 – 2021, at the 31st IMO Assembly session to be held at the IMO Headquarters in London on November 25 – December 5, 2019.
The Diplomatic Reception, which was held in a warm and relaxed atmosphere, was attended by ambassadors and diplomats from various countries who have representatives for Indonesia.
In his remarks, the Minister of Transportation, Budi Karya Sumadi, said that Indonesia had actively participated during IMO membership since 1961. Indonesia’s active participation in improving navigation safety and maritime protection was also manifested in the determination of ship arrangements that crossed the Traffic Separation Scheme in the Sunda Strait and the Lombok Strait. , and was approved at the June 2019 IMO session.

As a marine education institution that was a pioneer in the training and formation of Indonesian seamen, STIP also supported Indonesia’s nomination as a member of the ‘C’ IMO Council. The cadets, and the STIP lobbying team, led by the Chairperson of STIP, Capt. Marihot Simanjuntak, MM, was involved in this international scale event.
“By being able to return to being a member of the C category IMO board, Indonesia will become one of the 20 member countries. Thus Indonesia as an archipelagic country, a strategic position will increasingly be able to play a role in the IMO and STIP sessions as maritime HR training institutions will also increasingly impact on Indonesia, “concluded Capt. Marihot Simanjuntak, MM