"If you can't stand to lose, don't join the race"

What went wrong for the candidate who up until the last day looked ready to take over the prestigious position as Secretary General of the IMO? ShippingWatch has recreated the hectic last days of the race.

Photo: Søfartsstyrelsen

The Danish Maritime Authority played its best cards when the final battle for the top job at the IMO took place on a warm June day in London.

For more than six months, Director General Andreas Nordseth traveled the world to showcase his campaign to become the next Secretary General of the UN's International Maritime Organization, IMO, after Sekimizu from Japan surprisingly announced his premature departure due to illness in his family.

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