A ten-day regional workshop on marine casualty and incident investigation kicked off today (24 November) at the Regional Maritime University in Accra, Ghana. The workshop is part of IMO’s capacity-building activities for west and central Africa under the framework of the Flag-Port WACAF project, funded by the EU through the ACP to support flag State implementation and port State control in the sub region. Capt. Dallas Laryea, IMO Regional Coordinator, west and central Africa (Anglophone) and Ms Mara Luciano, support staff expert for the Flag-Port WACAF Project, are attending and facilitating the workshop
IMO’s Frederick Kenney is in Lisbon, Portugal for the annual conference of the Instituto Ibero Americano de Direito Maritimo. He will be moderating a panel discussion on the IMO Legal Committee. Current Legal Committee chairman Kofi Mbiah is also in attendance.
A three-day regional workshop
on MARPOL Annex VI for Pacific States is being held in Apia, Samoa (19 - 21 November). The workshop is addressing energy efficient ship design and technical energy efficiency measures, further measures to enhance the energy efficiency of ships, shore power supply and green port initiatives and MARPOL Annex VI guidelines.
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