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Pakistan Maritime Security Agency organized exercise BARRACUDA-IX from 4-6 Dec 2018. Opening session of exercise was held on 4 Dec 18. Minister for Maritime Affairs Mr. Ali Haider Zaidi graced the occasion as Chief Guest.  Director General Pakistan Maritime Security Agency, Rear Admiral Zaka Ur Rehman SI(M), Flag officers, heads and representatives of various Govt/ civil organizations, foreign observers and media personnel attended the opening session. 20 foreign observers from Turkey, China, Japan, Saudi Arabia, UAE, Oman, Bahrain, Qatar, Maldives and Sri Lanka were also present during the exercise.

Director General PMSA Rear Admiral Zaka ur Rehman SI(M) during his welcome address said that aim of BARRACUDA is to exercise Marine Oil Spill response and Search & Rescue procedures as per National Marine Disaster Contingency Plan (NMDCP).  He added that BARRACUDA series of exercise is being conducted on regular basis under overall coordination of PMSA. Inclusion of foreign observers is an essential step in coordinated response against oil spill as well as Search & Rescue requirements at a regional level as well.

"To assert and enforce national jurisdiction and sovereignty in all Maritime zones and to protect Pakistan's Maritime interests."