On 30th October 2014, the IALA Academy Delegate has finished working program with VMS-S and VMSS’ Member Units with following specific tasks: surveyed some fairways, lighthouses managed by VMSS in Ho Chi Minh City, Vung Tau City, and Can Tho City
According to Mr. Omar Frits Eriksson, Director of Denmark Maritime Safety Authority and Ms.Jilian Carson – Jackson, Manager of VTS Department of Australia Maritime Safety Pilotage Service have highly appreciated VMSS’s ability to manage maritime safety work and the maritime AtoN system of VMSS has met some IALA’s basic standards, workers who work on lighthouse stations have good professional skills, friendly working environment. To further enhance VMSS’s ability, IALA Academy Delegate has suggested VMSS research to IALA guideline documents more and more, actively joint to meetings, conferences which organized by IALA, simultaneously push strong relationships with maritime companies, authorities and consider installing AtoN buoys, beaconheight, vertical divergence, and find some solutions for preserving old lighthouses with many history values and consider using Racon because this equipment will be replaced by newer equipment with many more utilities. IALA Academy Delegate has evaluated and recommended some problems above after checked at VMSS. The formally recommended document of IALA will be issued on December 2014
On behalf of VMSS Leader of Board, the Director General Pham Quoc Suy would like to give his many thanks to IALA Academy Delegate has visited and worked with VMSS, helped VMSS and member units received precious knowledge for improving AtoN systems, applying newer technical equipment, rising maritime safety ability following the guidelines of IALA and SOLAS. He hoped and believed that after this trip, the relationship with VMSS and IALA Acedamy will be sustainable developing more and more in the future.
News: Pham Hoang, Photo: Ngoc Nam