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

The second phase of this cooperation aims to:

  • Further enhance e-navigation solutions;
  • Support implementation of international maritime regulations;
  • Train tugboat captains in advanced simulators in Denmark.

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In addition, 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.

During the signing of the new agreement, Andreas Nordseth, Director General of the Danish Maritime Authority, commented:

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