Radio Gdansk News in English: Poland standing for election to International Maritime Organization Council

Poland is standing for election to the International Maritime Organization Council in a category of countries that have special interests in maritime transport.

The International Maritime Organization is a specialized agency of the United Nations „responsible for measures to improve the safety and security of international shipping and to prevent pollution from ships,” the official website reads. Poland, along with 26 other states, has indicated its candidature for the IMO Council for the period 2022-2023. The election for Members of the IMO Council will be held in early December. Poland has been a member of the IMO since 1960.

Source – Polskie Radio

The tourist industry in the south of Poland saw a modest recovery this year, according to the Małopolska Tourist Organization.


According to their data, over a million tourists have visited the Polish Tatra mountains in August alone. The number of visitors to the historic salt mine in Wieliczka near Kraków was also around 170,000 during the same month. The Polish tourist sector has been one of the industries hit the hardest as a result of lock-downs and restrictions introduced amid the global coronavirus pandemic. However, despite the rebound this summer, the sector remains fearful of the winter season and the possibility for more restrictions in the upcoming months, the President of the organization said.

Source – Polskie Radio

The Polish Prime Minister, Mateusz Morawiecki has praised the effectiveness of new road regulations that have been implemented in recent months.

He was speaking on the 1st birthday of the Polish Radio for Drivers website and radio station. Morawiecki noted that thanks to the change in regulations on Polish roads, several hundred people less die each year. He added that the huge investment in Polish road infrastructure was also starting to show benefits in increased road safety as well. From 1st July this year, pedestrians have had mandatory priority over motorists and noted that this had reduced accidents by up to 30 percent compared to previous years.  

Source – Radio Gdansk

Homeless man from Gdańsk has been praised for leaping to the defence of a shop assistant who was attacked by a drunk customer.

The incident happened just after 5 a.m. last Friday when the 45-year-old entered a grocery store in Gdańsk Wrzeszcz and heard a saleswoman screaming. It turned out that she was attacked by a drunk client. The man didn’t hesitate to intervene and overpowered the attacker and the police were called. Unfortunately the woman declined to file a complaint with police and so the perpetrator was given time to sober up and was released. The hero helper has been widely praised for his actions which saved the woman from more serious consequences.

Source – Radio Gdańsk


Today will be a sunny day with scattered clouds in a gentle breeze and temperatures reaching 11 degrees centigrade (52 degrees Fahrenheit) during the day, dropping to 4 degrees overnight. Tomorrow cloudy day in a gentle breeze with temperatures reaching 13 degrees again during the day dropping to a warmish 10 degrees overnight.



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