Participation of Mr. Asaf Hajiyev, PABSEC Secretary General, in International Maritime Rescue Federation (IMRF), Varna, 16-17 June 2016
Mr. Asaf Hajiyev, PABSEC Secretary General participated in the International Conference on “Automated systems for maritime search and rescue” organised by the Bulgarian Maritime volunteers’ organisation to the public beneﬁt BULSAR in cooperation with the International Maritime Rescue Federation (IMRF) in Varna on 16-17 June 2016. In parallel, the meeting on “Integrated information system in support of the coastal zone management”, organised by the Higher Marina Naval School in Varna and the Specialised Centre for Maritime Crises Management and the Training Centre of BULSAR was opened.
Mr. Hajiyev addressed the Opening Ceremony of the Conference and noted the work done in the Assembly for enacting necessary legislation regarding facilitation of maritime transportation and enhancement of cooperation in salvage and rescue in the sea.
In the framework of Varna events, Mr. A. Hajiyev met with Prof. Boyan Mednikarov, the Director of Nikola Vaptsarov Naval Academy Commodore, Captain Kalin Kalinov, Academy Associate Professor and Captain Nikifor Gerchev, Chairman of BULSAR. During the meeting the issues of naval and maritime education and use of information technologies in naval and maritime activities were discussed.
Mr. A. Hajiyev met with Mr. Svilen Kraychev, the former Head of the PABSEC Bulgarian Delegation and former PABSEC Deputy Secretary General, member of the Board of Managers of the Bulgarian Chamber of Shipping. During the meeting the cooperation in the field of navigation and the safety of maritime transport and ports, which is a highly topical issue for the countries of the Black Sea region, were discussed.