Secretary of the Navy seeks to improve research in maritime accidents

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The Secretariat of the Navy (Semar) reported that naval personnel participated in the “X American Forum of Maritime Accident Investigators” (AMAIF), along with elements from Argentina, Brazil, Canada, Chile, Ecuador, the United States, Panama, Peru and the Republic from the Marshall Islands, from August 10 to 12, in Lima, Peru.

Mexico presented the topic “Maritime Safety Investigation“, derived from the serious maritime accident consisting of the fire of the tanker “Waltz”, under the Panamanian flag, which occurred on June 7, 2020 in the Gulf of Mexico, while it was sailing at 30 nautical miles east of the port of Tampico, Tamaulipas.

The purpose of this forum was to promote and improve the investigation of maritime accidents, as well as to spread communication and cooperation among investigators to promote, maintain and develop a link with the purpose of sharing and improving knowledge, according to a statement.

The American Forum of Maritime Accident Investigators is a non-profit organization with recognition of the International Maritime Organization (IMO) , dedicated to the improvement of maritime safety and the prevention of marine pollution through the exchange of information, experiences and ideas obtained in the investigation of maritime accidents.

“This is how the Secretary of the Navy, four years after entering into functions as a National Maritime Authority, shows its commitment to the population and the international community through training and participation in these types of meetings, in order to minimize the risks of maritime accidents and safeguarding human life at sea ”, highlighted the agency.

On the other hand, the head of the General Coordination of Ports and Merchant Marine of Semar, Ana Laura López Bautista, participated in the Academic Maritime Forum, Challenges and Opportunities of the Region, organized by the  International Association of Women in the Trade Sector and the Maritime Transport (Wista Mexico), the Economic Commission for Latin America and the Caribbean (Cepal) and the Veracruzana University , where she said that she will promote actions that encourage the participation of women in the maritime and port environment.

With the presentation entitled: ” Mexican Women in the Port Maritime Sector “, the official stressed that 37 years after the graduation of the first generation of women from the Nautical School of Tampico, “it is important to provide opportunities and facilities for graduates to the date of the merchant nautical schools can be integrated into the workplace”.

With figures from a survey carried out by the General Coordination of Ports and Merchant Marine entitled “Women in the Merchant Marine” he highlighted that 50% of women who answered the survey are inactive in the sector, engaged in other activities or in search of a job. opportunity to board.

Secretary of the Navy seeks to improve research in maritime accidents

Faced with this panorama, she assured that in her administration she has defined basic lines of action to promote the professional development of women, such as facilitating the qualification process; approach with national and international shipping companies and continue with the management for the acquisition of a training ship, among others.