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Maritime workshop results in National Strategy

Stakeholders in the Bahamas' maritime sector met last week to discuss the development of the nation's maritime administration. The workshop produced a National Strategy document. 

Wednesday, February 13, 2013
Wednesday, February 13, 2013

MAA documented National Strategy for the maritime administration of The Bahamas was produced at the end of a stakeholder workshop held last week in Nassau.

Participants in the workshop actively discussed and debated the International Maritime Organization’s (IMO) expectations of a maritime administration, described in Assembly Resolution A.1054(27) Code for the Implementation of mandatory IMO Instruments, with a view to developing the recommended National Strategy.

Participants agreed that a comprehensive strategy is critical to maintaining full compliance with all national obligations and the efficient deployment of national resources.

The resulting National Strategy document addresses a wide range of stakeholder responsibilities and is designed to enable and facilitate close co-operation in efforts to meet the complex demands placed on a modern maritime state such as The Bahamas.

The workshop participants agreed that implementation of the National Strategy will ensure that The Bahamas further enhances its international reputation as a maritime administration of quality and integrity that meets the highest standards of safety and environmental protection.

Proceedings concluded with a firm agreement from all participants to continue to effectively collaborate and to ensure that progress towards achieving their common goals is given the highest priority.

Ocean Thermal Energy Corp (OTE), which has offices in The Bahamas, signed a Memorandum of Understanding with Kongsberg Devotek for the joint development of sustainable clean energy systems worldwide based on onshore and floating ocean thermal energy conversion (OTEC) and inland geothermal power systems.

Llewellyn Boyer-Cartwright, a partner at Callenders & Co law firm, will attend a major international conference on aviation March 4 in Malta.

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