AMSA Regional maritime safety forum concludes in Cairns

Fiji, China and New Zealand will host APHoMSA in coming years.demonstrated the close collaboration which exists between Australia and its regional partners.Mr Peachey said the visit by Chinese maritime patrol vessel, Haixun 01, on its first international voyage predictable and safe”“As maritime safety regulators, we seek to ensure there is orderly shipping in the region and that it is meet and learn from each other,” Mr Peachey said.“Shipping is the lifeblood of the regional economy and APHoMSA provides an important opportunity to region to reduce duplication. Technical cooperation has also been a focus of this year’s forum, with the aim for all countries in the maritime regulators in the Asia Pacific to share ideas and address challenges to the maritime industry.APHoMSA was first held in 1996 after it was initiated by Australia to provide a regular opportunity for assisting our smaller neighbours build capacity.”“It has helped renew and refresh links, and cooperation between regulators in the region, as well as exchanging experiences on search and rescue efforts,” Mr Peachey said.“The focus this year has centred mainly on improving maritime safety, response to pollution events and movements.ensuring the shipping industry remains safe, clean and strong at a time of growth in regional shipping AMSA chief executive Graham Peachey said the forum had generated important discussion about Agencies (APHoMSA) forum from July 1-4.The Australian Maritime Safety Authority (AMSA) hosted the 14th Asia-Pacific Heads of Maritime Safety organisations across the Asia Pacific region has wound up after four days in Cairns.A meeting of more than 50 representatives from 20 countries and territories and five maritime