The Chairman of the CMOU, Mr. Dwight C.R. Gardiner of Antigua and Barbuda, in continuing the programme of visiting the Member States of the CMOU in an effort to foster closer collaboration in the continued development of the CMOU, made visits to Guyana and Cuba on October 19 and November 8, 2010, respectively.
The Chairman’s first stop to Guyana included a meeting with the acting Director General and senior Management Staff of the Maritime Directorate where he informed them of the recent developments within the CMOU. These developments include the approval of the amendments to the MOU and ROP as well as the new membership of St. Christopher & Nevis to the CMOU. Mr. Gardiner also spoke of the need of Guyana to play a more active role in the CMOU by its attendance at annual meetings and sponsored workshops/seminars of the CMOU.
During Mr. Gardiner’s stop in Havana on November 8, 2010, a meeting was held with many high ranking members of the Cuban Maritime Administration, including Mr. Oscar del Toro Quesada – General Transport Inspector and Mr. Alejandro Martinez Moreno, Director of Maritime Safety and Survey Directorate. The Inspector General welcomed the Chairman to Cuba and thanked him for his visit. He expressed Cuba’s willingness to continue participating and supporting the CMOU which was a mandate given by the Minister of Transport of Cuba.
The Chairman discussed two other matters of importance for the CMOU including the possibility of hosting the annual meeting of CMOU in either 2012 or 2013 as this issue was discussed at the 15th Annual Meeting held in July of this year. In addition, the CMOU requested the Cuban Maritime Administration to assist with providing training for inspectors in the region who can come to Cuba to prepare. The expenses would be covered by the CMOU.
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