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Article 17 - Composition

The Executive Council shall consist of:

a) The President,

b) The Vice-Presidents,

c) The Secretary-General,

d) The Treasurer,

e) The Administrator (if an individual),

f) The Executive Councillors, and

g) The Immediate Past President.

Article 18 - Functions

The functions of the Executive Council are:

a) To receive and review reports concerning contact with:

(i) The Member Associations,

(ii) The CMI Charitable Trust, and

(iii) International organizations;

b) To review documents and/or studies intended for:

(i) The Assembly,

(ii) The Member Associations, relating to the work of the Comité Maritime International or otherwise advising them of developments, and

(iii) International organizations, informing them of the views of the Comité Maritime International on relevant subjects;


c) To initiate new work within the object of the Comité Maritime International, to establish Standing Committees, International Sub-Committees and Working Groups to undertake such work, to appoint Chairmen, Deputy Chairmen and Rapporteurs for such bodies, and to supervise their work;

d) To initiate and to appoint persons to carry out by other methods any particular work appropriate to further the object of the Comité Maritime International;

e) To encourage and facilitate the recruitment of new members of the Comité Maritime International;

f) To oversee the finances of the Comité Maritime International and to appoint an Audit Committee;

g) To make interim appointments, if necessary, to the offices of Secretary-General, Treasurer and Administrator;

h) To nominate, for election by the Assembly, independent auditors of the annual financial statements prepared by the Treasurer and/or the accounts of the Comité Maritime International, and to make interim appointments of such auditors if necessary;

i) To review and approve proposals for publications of the Comité Maritime International;

j)  To set the dates and places of its own meetings and, subject to Article 5, of the meetings of the Assembly, and of Seminars and Colloquia convened by the Comité Maritime International;

k) To propose the agenda of meetings of the Assembly and of International Conferences, and to decide its own agenda and those of Seminars and Colloquia convened by the Comité Maritime International;

l) To carry into effect the decisions of the Assembly;

m) To report to the Assembly on the work done and on the initiatives adopted.

The Executive Council may establish its own Committees and Working Groups, and delegate to them such portions of its work as it deems suitable. Reports of such Committees and Working Groups shall be submitted to the Executive Council and to no other body.

Article 19 - Meetings and Quorum

necessary meet by electronic means, but shall meet in person at least once annually unless prevented by circumstances beyond its control. The Executive Council may, however, take decisions when circumstances so require without a meeting having been convened, provided that all its members are fully informed and a majority respond affirmatively in writing. Any actions taken without a meeting shall be ratified when the Executive Council next meets in person.

At any meeting of the Executive Council seven members, including the President or a Vice-President and at least three Executive Councillors, shall constitute a quorum. All decisions shall be taken by a simple majority vote. The President or, in his absence, the senior Vice-President in attendance shall have a casting vote where the votes are otherwise equally divided.