As part of Operation GABINIA, GHANA enters the V-RMTC in the port of Tema.
On 9 November, on board the patrol boat commander Borsini in Operation Gabinia, Ghana officially entered the Trans Regional Maritime Network (T-RNM) as part of the Virtual Regional Maritime Traffic Centre (V-RMTC) project.
The signing ceremony of the Access Note, held on board the ship parked in Tema (Ghana), was celebrated in the presence of Admiral Commander of the Italian Third Naval Division, Rear Admiral Valentino Rinaldi, together with the Chief of the Naval Staff of the Ghanaian Navy, Rear Admiral Issah Adam Yakubu and the Italian Deputy Ambassador to Ghana Alessandra Oliva.
The V-RMTC project was born in 2002 from the agreement sanctioned between member nations following the need to have a reinforcement to the safety of maritime traffic in the Mediterranean. In this context, the Italian Navy has developed a software for the exchange of information on merchant traffic approved and adopted by other navies.
From the first moment there has been considerable interest on the part of the marinas outside the Mediterranean basin, to which Liberia has recently been added. The signing of the Note of Accession (NoA) on the occasion of the 13th Trans Regional Seapower Symposium by the Liberian Navy and the request for Ghana’s signature, have led to a significant expansion of the project which, in fact, demonstrates its high importance for maritime safety. For Borsini and its crew it was a great honor and source of pride to be able to be representative and witness of such an important event within the Gabinia operation.
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