Liberia’s Maritime Authority, and the Maritime Safety Administration of the Peoples Republic of China (MSA) have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) together in Beijing.

Liberia and China have entered this framework for co-operation in maritime affairs to bolster and expand their existing working relationship in areas of Maritime Safety.

The delegates concluded this MoU in Beijing after several months of close discussions and co-operation.  The areas focused on by both parties are: Port State Control; Marine Environmental Protection; Promotion and Facilitation of Maritime Transport between both nations; Promotion of the Safety of Navigation at Sea; Seafarer Training and Welfare; and other areas concerning the safety of vessels at sea.

This MOU is part of the broader Maritime Agreement signed between Liberia and the People’s Republic of China that gives Liberia-flagged vessels preferential status and rates in port dues in China. 

Source: Seatrade Maritime News