IMSAS audit a first for Fiji

Maritime Safety Authority of Fiji (MSAF) CEO John Tunidau opening of the IMSAS meeting in at the MSAF office in Suva this morning. Picture: JONA KONATACI

THE International Maritime Organisations Member State Audit Scheme (IMSAS) meeting officially began in Suva today.
Fiji’s Deputy Secretary for Transport and Energy Lui Naisara officially opened the meeting and noted that this was the first time the IMSAS would be carried out in Fiji.
“THE IMSAS audit that will be carried out by the IMO auditors is a mandatory exercise with an aim of determining the full extent of Fiji’s adherence and compliance to the obligations and responsibilities contained in the IMO instruments in which Fiji is a party,” Mr Naisara said.
“This is the first for Fiji and will not be the last, and we will strive to continue to work with the IMO.”
The IMSAS meeting will be carried out throughout this week and will end on May 14.