PRESS RELEASE

2012-11-28
Georgia New Member of the PRIMAR RENC

The Norwegian Hydrographic Service has signed a bilateral arrangement with the Georgian State Hydrographic Service.
As a result of signing of this arrangement the Georgian ENCs will be available through the PRIMAR ENC service.

The Georgian ENCs will comprise of two cells organized in Coastal and Harbour usage band scales.

"The Black Sea is an important area for the maritime industry and the introduction of the Georgian ENCs will significantly increase the coverage available in this region. This closes a gap in the Black Sea and is another major step towards achieving global ENC coverage", says Kjell Olsen, the director of PRIMAR.

Revaz Babilua, director of the Georgian State Hydrographic Service, says: "This is a major step also for the Georgian State Hydrographic Service. We are very pleased to contribute with our ENCs to improve the safety for the mariners in this area, and look forward to a fruitful cooperation with PRIMAR in the future"

From left to right : Giorgi Kartvelishvili, Hydrographic Surveyor Engineering Services in the Georgian State Hydrographic Service, and Evert Flier, Director of the Norwegian Hydrographic Service.

From left to right : Giorgi Kartvelishvili, Hydrographic Surveyor Engineering Services in the Georgian State Hydrographic Service, and Evert Flier, Director of the Norwegian Hydrographic Service.

Norwegian Hydrographic Service operates the PRIMAR ENC service through a regional ENC (RENC) coordinator regime supported by bilateral and distribution agreements with the nations producing ENCs, and other ENC provider organizations.

PRIMAR ENC service is offered through an international network of authorised distributors and kept regularly updated by the means of the PRIMAR Chart Catalogue and the PRIMAR Online remote update services.

PRIMAR ENCs are official electronic charts that meet the IMO SOLAS requirements for paperless navigation when used in conjunction with type approved ECDIS.

Further information from

Kjell Olsen
Director, PRIMAR
Tel: +47 51 85 87 76 Fax +47 51 85 87 08
E-mail: kjell.olsen@kartverket.no

Revaz Babilua
Director, Georgian State Hydrographic Service
Tel: +995493274998 Fax: +996 57799 9238
E-mail: revazbabilua@yahoo.com

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