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Regional Workshop on Flag State Implementation and Port State Control in The GCLME Region

Opening Ceremony

The Regional Workshop on Flag State Implementation and Port State Control, organised by the UNIDO-Guinea Current Large Marine Ecosystem (GCLME) Project in collaboration with the IMO, was held at the Regional Coordination Unit (RCU), Accra, Ghana, from 20 to 24 March 2006.

The Workshop was officially opened by the Hon. Prof. Christopher Ameyaw- Akumfi, Minister of Harbours and Railways, Ghana, in presence of Captain Aaron Obeng Turkson, chair of the Ceremony and Principal of the Regional Maritime Academy, Prof. Chidi Ibe, Regional Director, GCLME, Mr. Fernando Plaza, Consultant for IMO and Mr. Peter Azuma, Director General of the Ghana Maritime Authority.

Background

The Workshop was directed at middle to senior level experts working with National Maritime Administrations and Ministries in charge of Maritime Infrastructures and Port Management in the GCLME region.

The lectures covered the main IMO Safety and Pollution Prevention Conventions and included texts and activities aimed at strengthening the maritime capability of states in the region, for Flag State Implementation and Port State Control, under the IMO Conventions

Objectives

  1. To introduce the functions and responsibilities of the Maritime Safety Administration, as Flag States and as Port States, and the procedure for adopting and enforcing IMO Conventions;
  2. To discuss IMO Conventions, recommendations and Codes developed by IMO to assist Governments to give full and complete effect to the various IMO instruments;
  3. To promote networking and exchange of information among participants.

Participants

The Workshop was attended by participants from Angola, Benin, Congo, Democratic Republic of Congo, Côte d'Ivoire, Ghana, Guinea, Guinea-Bissau, Equatorial Guinea, Liberia, Nigeria, Sao Tome & Principe, Sierra Leone and Togo. Also in attendance were the Secretary General of the Abuja MoU on Port State Control and Representatives of the Maritime Administrations of Senegal and South Africa.

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