IMO contributes to meeting of Asia-Pacific ship safety heads
IMO said it participated in the annual gathering of Asia Pacific Heads of Maritime Safety Agencies (APHoMSA) in Langkawi, Malaysia (20-24 March). Participants from 24 IMO Member States as well as observers from IALA, IHO and SPC took part in discussions surrounding APHoMSA's work to promote safe, secure shipping and a clean marine environment within the Asia-Pacific region.
The event coincided with the Langkawi International Maritime and Aerospace Exhibition 2017 week, which brought together senior maritime officials from Pacific Ocean Rim countries and territories to exchange ideas and identify areas of cooperation.
Speaking at the event, H.E. Mr. Dato' Sri Liow Tiong Lai, Minister of the Malaysian Ministry of Transport, re-affirmed the Malaysian Government’s support for both APHoMSA and IMO objectives. IMO was represented by Juvenal Shiundu and Josephine Uranza . Mr. Zulkurnain Ayub, Chair of the IMO Technical Cooperation Committee, was also present.