Members of the Republic of Equatorial Guinea Maritime Security and Protection Committee met on 12th April, to look at five points relating to the committee’s operations. The meeting was overseen by the Minister fro Transport, the Postal Service and Telecommunications, Eucario Bacale Angue.
Since its creation through Presidential Decree number 79, of 15th May 2009, the Maritime Security and Protection Committee met for the first time to look at various aspects related to its operation.
Among the five matters covered were the coordination and reactivation of the committee; the report on the preparations for the audit that is to take place in September by the International Maritime Organisation (IMO); the holding of a seminar workshop on the National Rapid Intervention Plan (PENIU), to be organised by the IMO, together with its associated IPICA and GI-WACAF.
In relation to the reactivation and operation of the committee, they studied various aspects for the designation of focal points within the various ministerial bodies that form part of the committee.
The proposal to create sub-committees on vessel and port installation security and protection and maritime rescue and the fight against maritime pollution, together with the appointment of a commission to draw up the internal regulations, were some of the many points dealt with at the first meeting.
Source: Official Web Page of the Government of the Republic of Equatorial Guinea