Pre-press Release CIC on Safety of Navigation

The six member Maritime Authorities (Bulgaria, Georgia, Romania, Russian Federation, Turkey, Ukraine) of the Black Sea Memorandum of Understanding on Port State Control will start a concentrated inspection campaign on Safety of Navigation(Solas Chapter V) compliance as of 1st September 2008 in paralel with the Paris MOU and Tokyo MOU. The inspection campaign will last 3 months ending on 30 November 2008. The Republic of Turkey Undersecretariat for Maritime Affairs will be acting as campaign coordinator.