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Wednesday, December 13, 2017

INTERTANKO congratulates Yoshio Sasamura on his retirement

INTERTANKO would like to congratulate Yoshio Sasamura of Japan on his retirement after a long and illustrious career of more than 50 years' service dedicated to improving maritime safety and protection of the marine environment at the International Maritime Organization (IMO).

 

For the past 19 years Sasamura was the Technical Advisor of the Ship Technology Research Association of Japan on the Japanese delegation to IMO meetings. Prior to that he served 35 years in the IMO Secretariat including as Assistant Secretary-General, Director of the Maritime Safety Division, and Director of the Marine Environment Division. He has also been the Secretary of the Tokyo MoU Secretariat for port state control for the Asia-Pacific region. 

 

INTERTANKO would like to thank Yoshio Sasamura for his exceptional contributions to the IMO and to the fostering of maritime safety and protection of the marine environment, and wishes him the best of fortune in his well deserved retirement.


Sasamura, who graduated from the Department of Naval Architecture of the University of Tokyo in 1949, has been the recipient of several awards and prizes, including the Transport Prize by the Minister for Transport in Japan in 1986, the International Maritime Prize by the IMO in 1993, the Minister for Foreign Affairs Prize in 1999, and the Order of Rising Sun and Rays by the Emperor of Japan in 2000.

 

Contact: Joe Angelo