The International Maritime Organization (IMO) has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with the Australian Maritime Safety Authority (AMSA), to support IMO’s Integrated Technical Co-operation Programme (ITCP) capacity-building activities through the provision of experts and hostship facilities for the delivery of ITCP activities, as well as the secondment of staff from AMSA.
The MoU between IMO and AMSA was signed on Monday (11 June) by Mr. Jianxin Zhu, Director, Technical Co-operation Division, IMO, and Mr. Graham Peachey, Chief Executive Officer, AMSA, in London during IMO’s Council, which is meeting for its 108th session at the Organization’s London Headquarters. IMO’s Technical Co-operation Committee met last week (from 6 to 8 June).
The new MoU is aimed at assisting developing countries to comply with international maritime safety and environmental protection laws and standards by understanding, implementing and enforcing IMO instruments.
AMSA has a long history of engagement in technical capacity-building, particularly in the Asia and Pacific Region, and actively supports partnerships in the international maritime community to transfer skills and knowledge. Australia is also a significant participant in IMO’s Technical Co-operation Committee.