The 13 th Asia Pacific Heads of Maritime Safety Agencies Forum (APHoMSA 13) will take place from July 9-13 in central Khanh Hoa province’s Nha Trang city.

This plan was agreed by representatives of the Vietnam Maritime Administration and the People’s Committee of Khanh Hoa province at a March 21 meeting, which aims to discuss preparation works for this year’s forum.

The event is scheduled to see the participation of over 100 delegates from maritime agencies of countries in the Asia Pacific Region and representatives from international maritime organisations.

This year’s forum will focus on issues related to APHoMSA’s strategic plans and the organisational structure of APHoMSA member countries, seafarer training in the region and in member nations , issues relating to search and rescue ; maritime equipment and the implementation of Maritime Labour Convention .

APHoMSA 12 was organised in Jeju Island of the Republic of Korea last year.-VNA