IMO Secretary-General Emeritus William A. O’Neil, remembered

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William A O’Neil, Secretary-General Emeritus of the IMO died in the UK on 29 October at the age of 93.

IMO Secretary-General Kitack Lim expressed his sincere condolences to the Canadian Government, Mr O’Neil’s remaining family, and the condolences of the entire IMO membership and staff.

‘It is with great sadness that we have learned of the passing of Mr O’Neil, who was a great friend and mentor who made a huge personal contribution to securing globally applicable safety, security and environmental standards,’ Mr Lim said. Mr O’Neil was Secretary-General of IMO from 1990 to 2003.