The Maritime Safety Committee (MSC) convened in London, Britain, as part of its 97th session which took place on 21-25 November 2016 in London, Bahrain News Agency (BNA) reported.
Coastguard Commander Commodore Ala’a Abdulla Siadi attended the meeting which was held at the headquarters of the International Maritime Organization (IMO), known as the Inter-Governmental Maritime Consultative Organization (IMCO).
The delegations focused on proposals to amend some articles of the International Convention for the Safety of Life at Sea (SOLAS) and other key issues relating to IMO.
IMO is the United Nations specialized agency with responsibility for the safety and security of shipping and the prevention of marine pollution by ships.
Earlier this year, Coastguard Commander Commodore Ala’a Abdulla Siadi received US Coast Guard Atlantic Area Commander Rear Admiral Pat DeQuattro and discussed security cooperation and issues of mutual interest.
The meeting was attended by US Ambassador to Bahrain William Roebuck and the accompanying delegation. Siadi stressed the importance of exchanging visits to bolster maritime security cooperation. Rear Adm. DeQuattro was briefed about the duties of the coastguard command in protecting maritime security. He also visited the maritime operation center.
File Photo: Bahrain’s Commander Commodore Ala’a Abdulla Siadi receiving Pakistan Navy’s PNS Aslat F-22P Zulfiquar Class Frigate Commander Captain Faisal Javed Sheikh and the accompanying delegation in Manama on 09 May 2016.