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National Hydrographic Committee meets with UK counterpart on navigation improvements

Published:Tuesday | March 29, 2022 | 12:06 AM
From leftt: Captain Steven Spence, director of safety, environment and certification, Maritime Authority of Jamaica; Cdr Aecion Prescott, Commander District 2, Jamaica Defence Force (JDF) Coast Guard; Lt, Cdr Leonard Wynter, acting commanding officer, Dist
From leftt: Captain Steven Spence, director of safety, environment and certification, Maritime Authority of Jamaica; Cdr Aecion Prescott, Commander District 2, Jamaica Defence Force (JDF) Coast Guard; Lt, Cdr Leonard Wynter, acting commanding officer, District 1, JDF; Nathanael Knapp, head of partnering and engagement (East Atlantic and the Caribbean), UK Hydrographic Office; Rear Admiral (Ret’d) Peter Brady, director general, MAJ; Captain Sydney Innis, vice-president, harbour services, Port Authority of Jamaica.

The National Hydrographic Committee, chaired by Rear Admiral (Ret’d) Peter Brady, director general of the Maritime Authority of Jamaica, met with Nathanael Knapp, the UK Hydrographic Office (UKHO) head of partnering and engagement, on March 15. The meeting was to discuss the status and development of hydrography in Jamaica. An overview was also given of the UKHO survey support and training being provided to the Jamaican maritime community in March, to assist with the use of multi-beam survey equipment provided by UKHO under the Commonwealth Marine Economies Programme. The meeting also included discussions on recent and planned hydrographic maritime activities in Jamaica’s waters, which will be used to update ADMIRALTY navigation charts and publications of Jamaican maritime space to support safe navigation.