Odesa, Ukraine – Representatives of the Port State Control Committee, the governing body under the Memorandum of Understanding on Port State Control in the Black Sea Region (BS MOU), met in Odesa, Ukraine, for the Nineteenth session from 17 to 19 April 2018.
The meeting was chaired by Mr. Hayri HASANDAYIOGLU – PSC Co-ordinator Maritime Administration of the Republic of Turkey.
Head of State Service of Ukraine for Transport Safety Maritime and River Transport made a welcome speech and officially declared the opening of the meeting. Captain Dmytro PETRENKO stressed the vital role of port State control for promotion of safer shipping and cleaner seas. He expressed that Ukraine praised the great achievement and success of the BS MOU during the years. He reassured the full cooperation and continuous contribution from Ukraine to the BS MOU.