The International Maritime Organization (IMO) took part in discussions of Asia Pacific Heads of Maritime Safety Agencies (APHoMSA) in Langkawi, Malaysia, being held in March 20-24. The participants from 24 IMO Member States, IALA, IHO and SPC discussed the options to provide safe, secure shipping and a clean marine environment within the Asia-Pacific region. The Asia Pacific Heads of Maritime Safety Agency Forum (APHoMSA) meanwhile, is focused on executing safety measures in the Straits of Malacca to ensure that the maritime industry has a sustainable growth, but also trying to resolve the piracy in Sulu Sea, which continue to threaten shipping in the region.
Asia Pacific Heads of Maritime Safety Agencies (APHoMSA) is organised by the Transport Ministry and the Marine Department. Speaking at the event, 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 is represented by Juvenal Shiundu and Josephine Uranza. Zulkurnain Ayub, Chair of the IMO Technical Cooperation Committee, is also present.