Training underway for Jeddah Maritime Information Sharing Centre
The new, state-of-the-art Jeddah Maritime Information Sharing Centre is set to boost information sharing and support maritime security in the region, IMO says in a press release. The first 15 national operators to work in the centre have completed a three-week training in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia (25 August – 12 Sep 2019) with the support of IMO.
It is envisaged that the centre will become fully operational by the end of the year. It will serve both as a regional centre to share information through the Djibouti Code of Conduct focal points, as well as sharing info with all national agencies with responsibility for maritime security.
Following the adoption of the Jeddah Amendment in 2017, participating States agreed on the need to enhance the Djibouti Code of Conduct information sharing network to meet the increased requirements of the revised code. Commitments include establishing multi-agency National Maritime Information Sharing Centres in each of the participating States. These Centres will be the backbone of the regional network, working to encourage inter-agency cooperation between national agencies dealing with maritime security.