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Government of India
Ministry of Shipping
30-August-2016 18:01 IST
Memorandum of Agreement signed between IALA and DGLL

A Memorandum of Agreement (MoA) has been signed between the IALA (The International Association of Marine Aids to Navigation and Lighthouse Authorities),Paris,France and DGLL (Directorate General of Lighthouses & Lightships) on 11thAugust, 2016 at Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. With the signing of this MoA, the DGLL Training Centre at Kolkata will be in position to deliver a professional training course on the management of marine aids to navigation in line with IALA model course itself.

Directorate General of Lighthouses & Lightships (DGLL) is primarily responsible for providing “Aids to Navigation service” for safety of mariners in the Indian waters

Apart from upgrading the skills and capacity of AtoN (Aids to Navigation) personnel in the country, this Training Centre would also attract AtoN personnel from SAARC countries and North Indian Ocean Region countries for training.