The Asia-Pacific Heads of Maritime Safety Agencies (APHoMSA) Forum was established to promote safe, secure shipping and a clean marine environment within the Asia-Pacific region. APHoMSA achieves this by bringing together senior maritime officials to exchange ideas and identify areas of cooperation.
Membership to APHoMSA is open to all countries and territories located on the Pacific Rim by the invitation and agreement of the existing membership. APHoMSA currently has twenty Members and seven standing Observer organisations.
APHoMSA is held annually. China will host APHoMSA in 2015 and New Zealand will host in 2016.
For more information, please see the APHoMSA website at www.aphomsa.org.
AMSA involvement with APHoMSA
AMSA has attended every session of APHoMSA since its inception in 1996 and also provides the APHoMSA Secretariat.