Source : Bangladesh defence
PM offers Bangladesh’s support to IMO
Staff Correspondent, BMF Defence News [www.bdmilitary.com]
In a meeting with the IMO Secretary General Efthimios E Mitropoulos she expressed her willingness to deploy a Bangladesh Navy Taskforce to counter piracy in and around Somalia
This is the first time the Bangladesh government officially made any indication on deploying naval forces
against foreign pirates.
Quite a number of Bangladeshi sailors and one large Bangladeshi flagged bulk carrier
are being held hostage by Somali pirates
since the past few months.
In addition, the IMO Secretary General has expressed interest to help flourishing ship building
industry and ship recycling industries in Bangladesh.
Efthimios said IMO wants to provide modern training to the marines of Bangladesh.
The Prime Minister appreciated IMO’s role in developing and maintaining acomprehensive regulatory framework for shipping, in reducing emission from fuels in the maritime transportation sector, maritime safety, technical cooperation and enhancing efficiency of shipping.
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