Naval Chief Inaugurates Joint Maritime Information Coordination Centre
By Our Correspondent
Karachi, Lahore, Islamabad
According to the sources of Daily Notable, Naval Chief Inaugurates New Joint Maritime Information Coordination Centre.
The inauguration ceremony of new state of the art Joint Maritime Information Coordination Centre (JMICC) held at Karachi. Specifically, chief of the Naval Staff, Admiral Zafar Mahmood Abbasi graced the occasion as Chief Guest and inaugurated the new setup.
Joint Maritime Information Coordination Centre (JMICC) functions as a nerve center to harmonize the efforts of all maritime related organizations/ agencies. However, it helps generating a coordinated response to maritime security challenges within Pakistan’s Exclusive Economic Zone (EEZ), primarily through information sharing and inter department/ agency coordination. The centre was established in February 2013. It is particularly manned round the clock by a competent team which includes, reps of relevant stakeholders.
The new setup of JMICC has equipped with indigenously developed Joint Maritime Information Sharing (JMIS) software, a modern Operations Room as well as associated infrastructure. The capacity enhancement will enable JMICC to effectively knit maritime entities of Pakistan and International Information Fusion Centres (IFCs) to augment safety and security in the maritime domain.
During the ceremony, Naval Chief termed the event an important milestone, which will further support PN’s effort. He appreciated the indigenous efforts to develop such a state of the art system.
Chief of Staff (Operations), Commander Pakistan Fleet, Commander Coast, Commander Karachi and other Senior Naval Officers attended the inauguration ceremony.