Panama hosting security conference
The Panama Canal Authority (ACP) is hosting the 15th annual Marine Accident Investigators’ International Forum (MAIIF) meeting this week in Panama City.
“This conference is an excellent venue to discuss and analyze maritime accident investigation best practices,' said ACP Captain Miguel Rodr'guez, who helped to organize the meeting. 'Thanks to some dynamic and innovative work done by ACP employees, the ACP has reduced accidents at the canal.'
Representative from more than 70 countries are participating in the conference.
In opening remarks delivered Tuesday, ACP Administrator and CEO Alberto Alem'n Zubieta commented: “Safety is of utmost importance to the Canal. The MAIIF meeting provides an opportunity for maritime accident investigators from around the world to share their knowledge. It is essential to collaborate with the international maritime industry to improve transit safety and to prevent future accidents.'
The MAIIF is an international, non-profit organization that was established in Ottawa, Canada, in 1992. It is dedicated to the improvement of maritime safety through the exchange of information, experiences and ideas obtained in the investigation of maritime accidents.