GUEST OF HONOUR, MR ALHASSAN TAMPULI AND THE COMMANDANT IN HIS OFFICE
The aim of the course is to provide professional maritime practitioners, affiliated stakeholders and important decision making in the maritime industry, with the background knowledge required for effective EEZ management and operations.
The EEZ package is expected to achieve the following objectives:
- Create awareness among stakeholders about the enormity of the resource potential and the requirement for monitoring, controlling and surveillance of the EEZ.
- Identify the capabilities required to manage the EEZ ( including surveillance, response, and regulation of activities within the EEZ)
- Identify and define the role and capabilities of the various stakeholders engaged in effective and efficient management of the EEZ.
- Enable stakeholders to appreciate the magnitude of each other’s contribution towards the management of the resources within the country.
- Develop mechanisms to harness the collaborative effort of stakeholders to support the training and financing of the operations involved in the management of the EEZ.
- Develop a comprehensive EEZ Management Organization for a more constructive management regime.
The subject areas for the package include:
- International Maritime Law
- The Maritime Threat
- Search and Rescue at Sea
- Maritime Counter of Drug Trafficking
- Fishery Resource in Ghana’s EEZ
- Oil and Gas Development in Ghana
- Fishery Protection
- International Ship and Port Facility Security
- Customs and Counter Smuggling
- Piracy and Armed Robbery
- Monitoring, Controlling, and Surveillance of the EEZ.
- Boarding and Search, Arrests and Prosecution
- Oil Spill Response.
- Global Maritime Distress and Safety Systems.
The course capacity is 88 and participants have been drawn from 68 regular students of the College and 20 participants from other security services and stakeholders in Ghana’s maritime industry.
SOME PARTICIPANTS ON THE COURSE
The guest of honor for the opening ceremony was Mr. Alhassan Tampuli the Chief Executive Officer, National Petroleum Authority. In his opening address, Mr. Tampuli indicated that the participants should count themselves lucky to have been selected for this all important Course pertaining to the maritime industry and urged them to apply themselves to achieve the best. He impressed upon the participants to make new friends and network during and after the course in order to contribute meaningfully towards the management of Ghana’s EEZ.
THE GUEST OF HONOUR DELIVERING HIS OPENING ADDRESS
The opening ceremony was graced by the Commandant of the College, Rear Admiral Moses Beick-Baffour, the Deputy Commandant Brig Gen AK Boimah and Assistant Commandant Senior Division, Commodore Sammy Walker and the British Defence Attaché Lt Col Westlake.
DIGNITARIES WHO ATTENDED THE OPENING CEREMONY
The Course will end on Friday 15 February 2019.
THE GUEST OF HONOUR AND DIGNITARIES IN GROUP PICTURE WITH PARTICIPANTS AFTER THE OPENING CEREMONY