IMO Council Endorses New Joint IMO/ILO Working Group On Seafarer Issues Including Bullying, Harassment (Including Sexual Harrasment) And Sexual Assault

July 24, 2022 Maritime Safety News

During the 127th session of the IMO Council (C 127) held virtually from 11 to 15 July 2022, the Council endorsed the establishment of a standing Joint International Labour Organization (ILO)/IMO Tripartite Working Group (JTWG) to identify and address seafarers’ issues and the human element. The Group’s terms of reference were also endorsed.

The Council further endorsed the Maritime Safety Committee’s (MSC 106) instruction to the JTWG to “consider bullying and harassment in the maritime sector,…