Iran’s Navy listed on International Maritime Organization’s white list


The set of measures taken to preserve and enhance maritime safety has led the Islamic Republic of Iran’s Navy to be placed on International Maritime Organization (IMO)`s white list.

Managing Director of Iran’s Port and Maritime Organization Mohammad Rastad has said that one of the measures leading to promotion of maritime safety is preparation of hydrographic maps of the ports and doing dredging.

“One of the other tasks to increase maritime safety, which has been done by the Ports and Maritime Organization, also the establishment of navigational assistance symbols in the ports of and waterways,” Rastad said, Trend reports citing IRNA.

“Creating a naval rescue fleet is another step taken to ensure maritime safety,” he said. “According to the Marine Search and Rescue Operations Scheme, the Ports Organization Fleet will be stationed in different parts of the North and South coasts and the Marine search and rescue coordination centers are required to plan and act in response to emergency situations at sea.”

“To ensure the safety of sailing, continuous technical inspections and safety of ships and vessels are on the agenda of the Ports and Maritime Organization,” he added.

“One of the tasks of the Organization`s inspection and control officers is to ensure that the vessels that enter into the ports of the country have the necessary safety standards and, prevent them to enter if the ship or flotation did not meet the required standards,” said Rastad.

He went on to say that the measures taken by the Ports and Maritime Organization to maintain and enhance maritime safety have led the Islamic Republic of Iran to be among the world’s top countries in terms of the existence of a standard and safe fleet.

“The issue of safety at sea is very important, and if ships lack the necessary standards for maritime safety, they naturally endanger the lives of people,” he noted.