NMSA gives a helping hand to Lasallians Alumni - Papua New Guinea National Maritime Safety Authority
The National Maritime Safety Authority (NMSA) sees the need to educate the young generation on the sea safety culture for a change of mindset and approach to prevent loss of lives at sea.
The Authority sponsored event of the La Sallian Alumni Reunion and Family Fun Day over the weekend at Dela Salla Catholic Secondary School saw representatives from Search & Rescue team giving a detailed awareness on sea safety of the following:
- Inform your family & friends where your are sea-bound with the trip duration;
- Ensure to take extra fuel, drinking water & food;
- Don’t get on a small craft if the skipper or other passengers have been drinking alcohol and;
- How to use safety equipment especially lifejackets, etc.
This sponsored event is part of NMSA’s Community Engagement Initiative (CEI) and more importantly, it’s the Authority’s mandated role and responsibility to promote safety first at sea culture to users and owners of small crafts as well as prevent marine pollution to our seas/oceans.
NMSA’s Executive Manager, Corporate Services, Patrick Korowa said there is a great need for stakeholders to work together to have a change in culture, especially towards the younger generation to promote sea safety and prevent marine pollution to our seas/oceans
Mr Korowa said: “This activity should also be seen as educational as we want to educate our tomorrow’s leaders and to instil in their minds the importance of promoting a sea safety culture.”