Burgas, Bulgaria – 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 Burgas, Bulgaria, for the Twentieth session from 16 to 18 April 2019.
The meeting was chaired by Captain Dmytro PETRENKO - Head of the Maritime Administration of the Ukraine.
Mr. Petar KIROV - Chief Secretary of Bulgarian Maritime Administration made a welcome speech and officially declared the opening of the meeting. Mr. Kirov stressed the vital role of port State control for promotion of safer shipping and cleaner seas. He expressed that Bulgaria praised the great achievement and success of the BS MOU during the years. He reassured the full cooperation and continuous contribution from Bulgaria to the BS MOU.