|Operations Room / MRCC|
The current security environment in our region has increased PMSA’s responsibility to effectively counter the elements involved in illicit activities at sea. As the world’s economies are getting more closely integrated, it is imperative that Coast Guards and Maritime Security Agencies of the regional countries coordinate with each other and collectively integrate their security related activities to secure the seas. Pakistan Maritime Security Agency has always endeavoured to enhance maritime cooperation and coordination with Coast Guards of regional countries. Therefore, PMSA has a MoU with Indian Coast Guard and a hot line link between Director Generals of both organisations established as per the MoU. Similarly, MoUs with Royal Oman Police (Coast Guards), Sri Lankan Coast Guards and Iran are also under process. PMSA is also part of the Strategic Maritime Dialogue under another MoU on Maritime Cooperation which has been signed between Pakistan and China.
In order to enhance mutual cooperation in maritime domain, heads of Saudi Border Guards, Turkish Coast Guards, Sri Lankan Coast Guards, Yemen Coast Guards and delegations from Denmark have also visited PMSA in the recent years to discuss the issues of cooperation and mutual interest.
PMSA also participated in an Anti-Narcotics Exercise with a Russian Ship in Arabian Sea on 20 October 14. This was first ever participation of PMSA in any such exercise with Russia in Pakistan. The exercise among PMSA, Russian Federation Drug Enforcement Agency, Russian ship, PN and ANF remained very successfully.
PMSA is also a regular and active participant of Heads of Asian Coast Guards Agencies (HACGAM) forum. PMSA has also been keenly participating in various International Symposiums and Seminars to exchange views and experiences on various subjects related to maritime safety and security.