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The 19th IALA Conference
11 June 2018

The IALA Council

More than 500 delegates attended the 19th IALA Conference in the port city of Incheon, Republic of Korea, from 26 May to 2 June 2018. A total of 94 technical presentations were made in 13 technical sessions and two special sessions over four days, and Conference participants were able to see and discuss the latest developments in aids to navigation and VTS technology in the large industrial exhibition, where a record number of IALA Industrial Members exhibited.
The Conference had a strong focus on the development and exchange of maritime digital information to improve the safety and efficiency of maritime transport. It heard that the use of Maritime Resource Names (.mrn) will be needed for the development of globally-harmonised data models to enable implementation of digital maritime services under the IMO e-Navigation Strategic Implementation Plan.

US NTSB assists Nigerian government
02 July 2012

It was announced from Washington on 6th June that the National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) is dispatching an investigator to assist the Government of Nigeria in its investigation into the crash of a Dana Air Boeing MD-83 airplane, Flight #0992.
On 3rd June at about 1151 local time, the airplane, en route from Abuja to Lagos, Nigeria, crashed outside the airport into a two storey building. All 153 passengers and crew onboard were fatally injured, and an undetermined number of ground fatalities and injuries also occurred.

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