Saturday 21 May, 2022
 
Memorandum of Understanding on Port State Control for West & Central African Region
FRANÇAIS 
Captain Sunday Umoren
Secretary General
Welcome to Abuja MoU website. The Memorandum of Understanding on Port State Control for West and Central African Region generally referred to as Abuja MoU is one of the 9 Regional MoUs and 1 national MoU established pursuant to IMO Resolution A.682(17) of 1991. The Organization operates under a Cooperative Agreement with the IMO. Abuja MoU was established on 22nd October 1999 as an inter-governmental organization comprising of the Maritime Administrations of countries abutting the Atlantic coast of Africa.
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IMO/Abuja MoU at the Regional Workshop for Heads of Maritime Administrations held in Lagos, Nigeria from 09-11 May 2022
IMO/Abuja MoU at the Regional Workshop for Heads of Maritime Administrations held in Lagos, Nigeria from 09 to 11 May 2022 hosted by Abuja MoU Secretariat and Federal Ministry of Transportation, Nigeria. In attendance among other diginatries in the maritime sector are the Director Generals and Heads of Port State Control Officers from the following countries : Angola, Benin, Cameroon, Congo DRC, Côte dIvoire, Gabon, Republic of Guinea, Guinea Bissau,Gambia, Ghana, Equatorial Guinea, Sierra Leone, Mauritania, Nigeria, Senegal, Republic of Congo, Liberia, South Africa and Togo.
The main objective of the Workshop was to provide a platform to create awareness on the duties and responsibilities of the Heads of Maritime Administrations (MARADs) on port State control matters, to exchange views and discuss experiences to enhance the harmonization of port State control activities and flag State implementation in the Abuja MoU region and to develop information sharing capabilities.
The workshop was conducted by Capt. Babacar Diop (Senegal) and Mfon Ekong Usoro (Nigeria). Representatives from IMO, Mr. William Azuh, Head Africa, Technical Cooperation Division; and Capt. Dallas Laryea, Regional Coordinator for West and Central Africa attended the workshop, made presentations on IMO Integrated Technical Cooperation Programme (ITCP) Activities, and participated in the discussions.



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