ICMA resolution on piracy

29 October 2008, Hong Kong

In response to recent acts of piracy off the coast of Somalia and in other parts of the world, the ICMA Executive Committee has drafted a resolution. The ExCom deplores the danger to seafarers and fishers of piracy and its long term effect on victims. They urge states and international bodies, including the ILO and IMO, to co-operate in combatting piracy and in caring for its victims and call for a resource centre for counselling and medical care. The ExCom pledges the support of ICMA in these initiatives.

The full text of the resolution is as follows: Continue reading ICMA resolution on piracy


ICMA’s prophetic ministry of advocacy for merchant mariners is a fundamental part of its mission.  Whether acting on individual cases through the resources of its members or through participating as a non-governmental organization in deliberations  at the International Labour Organization and the International Maritime Organization, ICMA strives to promote the well-being and dignity of every merchant mariner.

The ICMA Standing Delegation to the International Labour Organization is comprised of

  • Douglas B. Stevenson, Chair
  • Ken Peters, Vice Chair
  • Domingo Gonzales Joyanes
  • Rev. Jaakko Lassio
The ICMA Standing Delegation to the International Maritime Organization is comprised of
  • Ken Peters, Chair
  • Douglas B. Stevenson, Vice Chair
  • Jaakko Lassio