(18 - 21 APRIL 2005)
Batumi, Georgia - The Black Sea MOU on port State Control on its sixth Committee meeting agreed to establish a direct link with the International Maritime organization.
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 sixth meeting in Batumi, Georgia, from 18 to 21 April 2005 under the chairmanship by Dr. Vitaly Klyuev, the Russian Federation. Delegations from Maritime Administrations of the MOU member states Bulgaria, Georgia, Rumania, Russia, Turkey, and Ukraine attended the meeting. Representative from International Maritime Organization participated in the meeting as observer. Representative from the Republic Moldova Maritime Administration also attended the meeting.