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MOTC initiates IMO mandatory audit scheme
Represented by DG of maritime affairs, The ministry of transport and communications initiated today’s morning 12/MAR/2017  , IMO mandatory audit scheme on the maritime administration in Oman. The program was initiated under the patronage of His Excellency Dr.Ahemd Bin Mohammed Al-Futaisi, minister OF Transport and Communications. The program saw the participation of a number of their Excellences, Undersecretaries and officials from civil and military entities participating in the scheme. The Scheme will continue until 19th of March  which will include visits to Oman Royal Navy, Oman Royal air force ,Costal guard of Oman royal Police ,Ministry of Environment and climate affairs , Oman National Hydrographic office, Arabian company for maritime  and navigational aids services,  and lastly port services cooperation (Mena Sultan Qaboos).
 
His Excellency , Said bin Hamdoon Al-Harthy , Undersecretary of ports and maritime affairs , stated the importance of  the Audit in enhancing work environment  as well addressing the strong traits and the weak ones that will need improvements in terms with the IMO goals.
 
Mr.Micheal McClades . Head of IMO auditing team, expressed his happens on taking this task for Oman. He added that the Auditing is one of the means to constantly enhance the maritime administration globally.
 
Dr.Rashid Bin Mohammed Bin Hamad Al-Kyuomi , Director General of maritime affairs, stated that the goal from the auditing is to make sure that  the Omani maritime administration which is represented by the ministry of transport and communications , Ministry of Environment and climate affairs, Ministry of defense(Royal Oman navy and royal Oman Air force), Royal Oman Police  and Ministry of legal affairs , all working on implementing IMO requirements  as well the mandatory instruments stated in (CODE III)  effectively.
 
Positive reflection will come up after the audit Scheme that will lead to improving the work of Omani maritime administration; most noted is that of complying with the obligations related to ports and maritime affairs in a way that is organized and sustainable. The program will also bolster the capabilities build ups  as well offering the technical aids through the technical cooperation in IMO  by identifying the aspects that needs improvements. All of that will lead Oman eventually in getting higher status within the IMO  as well providing Oman with a report indicating enhancement opportunities for developing its ability to implement  IMO conditions instruments.