The Ministry of Tourism, Environment, Culture, Heritage and Gaming via the Department of Maritime and Shipping, hosted a team from the Maritime and Coastguard Agencies, London, United Kingdom from 4th-8th December 2017.
Among the team were Mr. Richard Pellew, External improvement and Assurance, Programme Manager; Graeme Carnegie, External Improvement and Assurance, Programme Manager and Mr. Simon Whitbourn, Solicitor for the MCA United Kingdom.
Mr. Whitbourn’s main objective was to meet with representatives from the Attorney General’s Office to gain an understanding of the current state of TCI’s Maritime Laws and also the process for making new legislation. It is the hope that TCIG will benefit from CSSF Maritime Obligation and Contingent Liability Project so that we can draft the necessary legislation that will enable TCI’s maritime laws to be brought up to date and meet our obligations as far as Category 2 Shipping Registry are concerned.
The Other team members met with the Department Maritime and Shipping where matters relating to the British Shipping Registry and the enhancement of the department were discussed and reviewed. Further meetings with the Minister and Permanent Secretary responsible for Maritime Affairs were also held. These meetings were fruitful in helping to plot a way forward that would strengthen this sector.
On Thursday 7th December and Friday 8th December the team visited the Ministry Office on the island of Grand Turk, the Maritime Grand Turk Division, Parliament members, the Governor’s Office and the Director of Ports Authority to establish agreements with Maritime regulations.
The team departed for London on Friday 8th 2017.