Australia co-hosts Asia-Pacific Heads of Maritime Agencies forum with Mongolia

Tuesday 6 June 2023

This week Australia is hosting the annual Asia Pacific Heads of Maritime Safety Agencies (APHoMSA) forum to promote a safe, secure and sustainable maritime industry and a clean marine environment in the Pacific region.

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APHoMSA connects maritime leaders from countries lining the Pacific Ocean to develop solutions for shared maritime priorities.

Australia is represented by AMSA and participates in the APHoMSA forum both as a Pacific region member state and as the permanent APHoMSA secretariat. Issues demanding the forum’s special focus are maritime safety, seafarer welfare, search and rescue and the need for increasing female participation in the maritime industry.

AMSA Chief Executive Officer Mick Kinley said the Pacific region shares some significant challenges and the forum’s work will lead to better outcomes.

More than 100 delegates are attending the Sydney forum, including the International Maritime Organization.

Read our media release, Pacific maritime leaders to meet on maritime issues this week in Sydney

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