UN International Maritime Organization (IMO)

The Faroe Islands are Associate Member of the International Maritime Organization, the specialised United Nations agency responsible for improving maritime safety and preventing pollution from ships. The Faroese Maritime Authority is the agency responsible for coordinating Faroese participation in IMO and ensuring the implementation and monitoring of IMO requirements for responsible shipping and international maritime safety standards in the Faroe Islands.

The Faroe Islands have also signed agreements on Search and Rescue and Marine Oil Pollution concluded under the auspices of the Arctic Council.