The 7th session of the Port State Control Committee in the Black Sea region

Istanbul, Turkey – Port State Control Committee, the governing body of the Memorandum of Understanding on port State control in the Black Sea region (Black Sea MOU), held its seventh meeting in Istanbul, Turkey, from 18 to 20 April 2006 under the chairmanship by Captain Valerian Imnaishvili (Georgia). The meeting was attended by the delegations of the member Authorities of Bulgaria, Georgia, Romania, the Russian Federation, Turkey, and Ukraine.

Representatives from the Secretariats of the International Maritime Organization (IMO), the West and Central Africa Memorandum of Understanding (Abuja MOU), the Black Sea Commission, and the United States Coast Guard(USCG), attended the meeting as observers. Representatives of the Maritime Authorities from the Republic of Moldova and Italian Coast Guard (Italian CG) participated in the meeting as guests.