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UKHO opens Singapore office

Singapore: The United Kingdom Hydrographic Office (UKHO) opened an office in Singapore on January 23. The office, based in the British High Commission, is an initiative backed by the Maritime and Port Authority of Singapore - a key long-standing partner and influence in the region - and is staffed by a member of UKHO's International Partnering team, Chris Thorne (pictured left).

The UKHO's Singapore office is expected to serve as a springboard for capacity building in the region and delivery of training to foreign government hydrographic offices as well as a base for gaining an insight into the needs of mariners, distributors and product specialists in this busy maritime trading area. The training facility will be delivered and managed jointly with the Maritime and Port Authority of Singapore.

UKHO ceo, Mike Robinson (pictured right), said, "Extending our reach to the Far East will help to build relationships in this area and help us to improve the service we provide to our international marine and defence customers."

He added that the initiative is a further commitment by UKHO to support the Far East and is an indication of the importance this area of the world plays in the maritime industry.  [26/01/09]

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