The IOMOU Secretariat
The IOMOU Secretariat is based at Goa in India and governed by and accountable to the Committee of the IOMOU on port State control. The Secretariat is acting under the direction of the Committee and assists the Committee in its activities, to ensure the effective operation of the Memorandum. The port State control aims to verify whether foreign flag vessels calling at a port of a State and comply with the applicable international maritime conventions. The Secretariat is a non-profit making body, and totally independent from any maritime administration.