APHoMSA: Asia-Pacific Heads of Maritime Safety Agencies

APHoMSA Strategy 2014-2020

Our purpose

To promote safe, secure shipping and a clean maritime environment within the Asia-Pacific region by bringing together senior maritime officials to exchange ideas and identify areas of cooperation.

Four pillars of APHoMSA
  1. Regional Cooperation
  2. Protecting the Marine Environment
  3. Safety at Sea, Including Seafarer Welfare
  4. Maritime Incident Response
Our goals
Pillar 1: Regional Cooperation
  • Develop a regional voice on matters of mutual interest.
  • Promote a coordinated approach to technical cooperation activities in the Asia-Pacific region.
  • Facilitate regional cooperation on matters of mutual interest to the Asia-Pacific region.
Pillar 2: Protecting the Marine Environment
  • Prevent pollution of the marine environment in the Asia-Pacific region.
  • Assist national authorities to develop the capability to respond quickly and efficiently to marine pollution incidents in the Asia-Pacific region.
Pillar 3: Safety at Sea, Including Seafarer Welfare
  • Improve the safety of shipping in the Asia-Pacific region.
  • Ensure the living and working conditions of seafarers operating in the Asia-Pacific region meets international standards and community expectations.
Pillar 4: Maritime Incident Response
  • Assist national authorities to develop the capability to respond quickly and efficiently to maritime environmental incidents and persons in maritime and aviation distress situations in the Asia-Pacific region.
Our strategies
  • Maintain a consolidated list of technical cooperation activities planned by member states.
  • Inform member states of training courses, regional seminars and staff exchange opportunities in the region.
  • Encourage the development of agreements among national authorities.
  • Facilitate the provision of regional expertise to national authorities to address areas of need.
  • Exchange information on emerging regional trends and potential risks.
  • Share information on new technologies and how they can be used to promote safe, secure shipping and a clean maritime environment.
  • Foster person-to-person links between maritime agencies in the Asia-Pacific region.
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