A project to provide a single display maritime surveillance system for Mozambique has been commissioned and handed over to the country’s Government in Maputo (1 December).
The International Maritime Organization (IMO) -supported project is set to boost maritime situational awareness for all concerned agencies in Mozambique and enhance operational decision making and increase cooperation in dealing with maritime security issues.
The project, funded through contribution by the Government of Japan
to the Djibouti Code
of Conduct Trust Fund, provides maritime surveillance systems including the Global Maritime Distress Safety System (GMDSS), automatic identification system
(AIS), and VHF radios with data link – creating an integrated system for the Mozambique National Maritime Authority (INAMAR), Mozambique Navy, Fisheries, and the Mozambique Maritime Police.
During the launch, IMO’s Kiruja Micheni called on all relevant Government agencies to support the concept of a whole of Government approach to dealing with maritime issues and to embrace a culture of information-sharing between them to reach their common goal.