The first event in the IMO/EU/ACP (African, Caribbean and Pacific Group of States) project to support flag and port states in west and central Africa (Flag-Port WACAF)
is underway in Lagos, Nigeria (21 - 30 July). The combined training and needs-assessment activity on flag State implementation, port State control and maritime legislation is designed to help Nigeria prepare for the IMO audit scheme among other capacity building objectives. Mrs Mfon Ekong-Usoro, Sec-Gen-Abuja MoU and partner in the Project, delivered the key note address while Captain Dallas Laryea, IMO’s Regional Coordinator, read IMO-Sec-Gen’s goodwill message.
III Sub-Committee delegates today (17 July) attending one-day formal safety assessment (FSA) training course, imparted by International Association of Classification Societies (IACS