The Maritime and Port Authority of Singapore (MPA) was involved in the hosting of the inaugural Regional Forum on Vessel Traffic Services from 1st to 4th October 2013. This Forum was jointly organised by MPA, the IMO, the Singapore Cooperation
Programme (SCP), and IALA World-Wide Academy (IALA WWA) under the Singapore-IMO Third Country Training Programme.
A first in Asia, the Forum provided a platform for officers from maritime
administrations from around the world to interact and discuss issues related to VTS, safety of navigation, maritime safety, and to identify capacity building needs in VTS for the region to enhance navigational safety.