The Port State Control Committee, the governing body under the Memorandum of Understanding on Port State Control in the Asia-Pacific Region（Tokyo MOU*）, held its 29th meeting in Hangzhou, China, from 5 to 8 November 2018.
The 29th meeting of the Committee was chaired by Mr. Carlos Fanta, Rear Admiral（retired）, Head of Port State Control Division, Directorate of Maritime Safety, Security and Operation, Directorate General of the Maritime Territory and Merchant Marine（DIRECTEMAR） of Chile. The meeting was officially opened by Mr. Xu Ruqing, Director General, Maritime Safety Administration（MSA）of China. In his opening speech, Mr. Xu first welcomed all delegates to Hangzhou and congratulated the Tokyo MOU on its 25th anniversary. Mr. Xu further commended the Tokyo MOU on its great success and significant achievements during the past 25 years. He stressed the active role played and remarkable efforts made by China MSA to the activities of the Tokyo MOU. Finally, he reaffirmed the continuous co-operation and support from China MSA to the Tokyo MOU.