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NMSA host Pacific Forum on Domestic ship safety

The National Maritime Safety Authority (NMSA) in collaboration with the Pacific Community (SPC) and the International Maritime Organisation (IMO) under its Integrated Technical Cooperation Program (ITCP) will be hosting the Third Domestic Ship Safety Forum, the Second Regional Conference for Pacific Women in Maritime and the Regional Workshop on Ship Safety Management Systems and the International Safety Management (ISM) Code.

The week-long workshops from the 23rd to 28th April to be held at the Crown Plaza Hotel in Port Moresby will see over 100 delegates from the Pacific Island Community along with local stakeholders from the Industry.

The Third Domestic Ship Safety Forum will convene from 23rd – 25th April 2018. This event is a follow up of the previous forum held in Suva, Fiji in 2015 and will discuss progress in the implementation of the 2012 Suva Action Plan. The participants will share experience, explore opportunities and agree on addressing emerging or persistent issues in relation to maritime administrations roles and responsibilities with regards to maritime safety.

The Second Regional Conference for Pacific Women in Maritime will convene from 26th – 28th April 2018 as a follow up from the last conference held in Nuku’alofa, Tonga in 2016 and to acknowledge the progress made on the 2016 Conference Resolution and work plan of the Pacific Women in Maritime Association (PacWIMA).

The Regional Workshop on Ship Safety Management Systems and the International Safety Management (ISM) Code, will convene from 26th – 28th April 2018 and is designed for maritime personnel who are responsible for setting up a Safety Management System in accordance with the ISM Code, and for Flag State Inspectors who will be enforcing its implementation.

NMSA General Manager/CEO, Mr Paul Unas said the hosting of these week-long workshops not only complements NMSA’s five year strategic plan but most importantly effective implementation of IMO’s instruments as well as other rectifications.

He said NMSA is privileged to play host to such important workshops concerning the Maritime Industry through Pacific Community

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