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The Nautical Institute opens branch in Singapore

Posted on: 13 April 2016

The Nautical Institute (Singapore) has been established as a branch of The Nautical Institute, the international professional organisation for maritime professionals. It will hold its inaugural meeting in the Republic during Maritime Week. The new branch has recently been registered with the Singapore Registry of Societies. It aims to attract maritime professionals from every corner of the industry from Singapore’s widely based maritime sector.

A preliminary meeting was held in February this year at which 44 members of The Nautical Institute met to review the Constitution, as approved by the Registry of Societies, Singapore. The members also elected the office bearers and committee members.

The inaugural meeting will be held next week (18 April, 2016), hosted at the Singapore Shipping Association and officially launched by The Nautical Institute President, Captain Robert McCabe FNI.

A full programme of events awaits Captain McCabe’s visit to Singapore. Which includes a visit to Singapore VTIS (Vessel Traffic Information Service), operated by the Maritime and Port Authority of Singapore (MPA), which operates two Port Operations Control Centres to monitor shipping movements in different sectors of port waters and the Singapore Strait. The system is capable of monitoring up to 5,000 vessels in real time.

Captain McCabe will also visit various Singapore Maritime Week events, including the Offshore Vessel and Rig Connect Conference, the largest meeting place of the Asian Offshore vessel industry.

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