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Bahamas Successful in Bid for Re-election to the IMO Council

The Bahamas was successful in its bid for re- election to the Council of the International Maritime Organisation (IMO) under Category "C", at the 27th Session of the IMO Assembly in London from November 21 to 30, 2011

Category "C" is open to 20 States which have special interests in maritime transport or navigation and whose election to the Council will ensure the representation of all major geographic areas of the world.

The Bahamas exemplifies the highest credentials in each of these areas, according to the IMO.

His Excellency Paul Farquharson, Bahamas High Commissioner and Permanent Representative to the IMO, headed the Bahamian delegation to the IMO Assembly. He was accompanied by Ian Fair, Chairman of The Bahamas Maritime Authority; Peter Goulandris, Vice Chairman, Bahamas Maritime Authority; and Commodore Davy Rolle, Director  & CEO, Bahamas Maritime Authority

The Bahamas has served on the Council from 1991 to 1995 and from 1999 to the present, and has actively participated in the work of the Council during these periods.

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The Bahamas delegation at the 27th Regular Session of the Assembly of the International Maritime Organisation in London, November 21, 2011. Pictured from left to right are H. E. Paul Farquharson, High Commissioner and Permanent Representative to the IMO; H.E. Efthimios E. Mitropoulos, Secretary-General of the IMO; Ian Fair, Chairman, Bahamas Maritime Authority; Peter Goulandris, Vice-Chairman, Bahamas Maritime Authority; Commodore Davy Rolle, Director  & CEO, Bahamas Maritime Authority; and Captain Doug Bell, Deputy Director, Bahamas Maritime Authority.