Dated 23rd October 2014, IALA Academy Delegate(International Association of Marine Aids to Navigation and Lighthouse Authorities) including 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 visited and worked with VMSS following the building capacity program.
In the first working in the VMSS’s head-office, two parties have brief introduced about history of formation and development, scale, operational capacity of each party, at the same time, expressed the wish to strengthen ties of cooperation, mutual development between IALA Academy and VMSS.
IALA Academy’s delegate, Mr.Omar Frits Eriksson said IALA is the non-government organization, was founded in 1957 with the goal of providing the technical documentation in the form of guidelines, recommendations, handbooks for members of the organization, training assistance to enhance the capacity of member.
On VMSS party also presented operation structures, the overall maritime pattern in Vietnam, maritime law and recently regulations related to maritime, introduced management zones, function, duty, products, maritime services and VMSS’s member units (including 16 member units, operating on three key fields such as: maritime safety, maritime pilot, salvage, underwater technic, managing 22 channels route, operating 53 lighthouse from the south of QuangNgai province to the end land of KienGiang and Spratly islands, helped IALA Delegatewith an overview of VMSS and Vietnam maritime.
Continues, On 24th October, IALA Academy Delegate will go for visiting Vung Tau lighthouse (in Vung Tau City) ,KeGa lighthouse in BinhThuan Province, surveying and preserving old lighthouses. Date 25-29th October, IALA Delegate will in turn survey Vung Tau-SaiGon fairway, Dinh An-Can Tho fairway, Vung Tau-ThiVai fairway, Dinh River, working with Maritime Administration of Ho Chi Minh City and 03 member units of VMSS including: Southern Maritime AtoN Equipment Company, Pilot Company 1, Southern maritime hydro-electro company in Rach Ba port. Date 30/10, two parties will summarize for surveying trip and IALA Delegate will consultant VMSS develop under the guidance of IALA and SOLAS
News: Pham Hoang, Photo: Ngoc Nam