Denmark continues maritime cooperation with Ghana

27 Martch 2019

Denmark and Ghana have cooperated on e-navigation solutions, implementation of international regulations and training of tugboat captains since 2015. This week, the strategic sector cooperation was extended until 2021.

The overall purpose of the strategic sector cooperation between Denmark and Ghana is to support capacity building in the maritime sector that benefits both countries.

“We are very pleased with and have gained much from the maritime cooperation between Denmark and Ghana. With the continuation, we have a basis for further developing our cooperation. We are looking forward to strengthening the close ties with Ghana”, Andreas Nordseth, Director General of the Danish Maritime Authority, said during the signing ceremony.

The second phase will further enhance e-navigation solutions, support implementation of international maritime regulations and train tugboat captains in advanced simulators in Denmark. The training of tugboat captains will be part of their preparation for the larger container vessels, which are expected to call port in Tema when the new terminal opens in the summer of 2019.

Danish Maritime Authority press release