ISLAMABAD: The eighth ROPME Sea Space Hydrographic Fee (RSAHC) assembly is being hosted by Pakistan Navy at Islamabad from 18 to 20 February 2019.
Vice Chief of Naval Employees, Vice Admiral Kaleem Shaukat inaugurated the opening session of the assembly as Chief Visitor. Representatives of member states and Worldwide Hydrographic Organisation, in addition to Pakistan’s MoD and MoPDR, attended the inaugural session.
Rear Admiral (r) Mustafa Iptes, Director Worldwide Hydrographic Organisation was additionally current in the course of the ceremony. The assembly can also be being attended by main industrial companions in maritime survey applied sciences.
In the course of the 03 day assembly; issues associated to nautical charting, capability constructing and regional hydrographic cooperation can be mentioned intimately.
Every member would current their nationwide report highlighting the progress made in the direction of rising the world surveyed and charted by trendy and dependable means. This platform supplies a novel alternative to determine a mechanism for supporting coastal states in capability constructing.
RSAHC is likely one of the 15 geographically distributed regional our bodies established by the Worldwide Hydrographic Group to coordinate hydrographic actions across the globe and promote the protection of transport.
Presently, Pakistan is Chairman of RSAHC which incorporates North Arabian Sea, Gulf, Gulf of Oman, Strait of Hormuz, encompassing essential oil commerce route. Different members of this Fee embody Bahrain, Iran, Kuwait, Oman, Qatar and Saudi Arabia whereas France, UK and USA are affiliate members.
Pakistan has been a number one nation in RSAHC area since its institution within the 12 months 2000. Acumen and high quality work of Pakistan Hydrographic Workplace is acknowledged on the worldwide degree and the charts produced by Pakistan are used extensively. Pakistan has acquired a State of Artwork new survey vessel that will probably be delivered by Sep 2019. The providers of this ship will improve our hydrographic capabilities which will even be obtainable for regional surveying and capability constructing.