"On Tuesday March 17th, the Director of the Maritime Authority of Cyprus, Mr. Andreas Chrysostomou, accompanied by the Head of International Affairs of the Directorate General for the Maritime Territory and Merchant Navy, Commander LT Javier Mardones, visited the Hydrographic and Oceanographic Service of the Navy (SHOA).

After his arrival, he was received by the Director, Rear-admiral Patricio Carrasco, who welcomed him with the corresponding protocol greetings, and gave a presentation addressing the most relevant work of the Service, highlighting the contribution the Service delivers to the national development through different areas.

The Nautical Cartography; the Marine Scientific Research, the education through the Training Centre and close monitoring of the behavior of the sea through Operations Room of the National Tsunami Warning System (SNAM), among other things, make SHOA an institution present throughout our country and beyond its borders, which is reflected in its participation within major international organizations.

After the presentation, Mr. Chrysostomou visited the offices of the Service, where he could internalize himself with the work carried out in the various Departments. On this tour, he could see part of Hydro – Cartographic Flow; work essential to the development of Nautical Charts; and he also visited the Historic Showroom, and continued with the Operations Room of SNAM and Shelter. Then it was the turn of the Production area, where the different products and publications delivered to the community by the SHOA materialize.

After the visit, the Authority of Cyprus said he was amazed by the work done in this Service. "This is my first visit to the SHOA and I am impressed by the professional and efficient manner with which they work. All processes are of the highest standard and precision ... This is an office that will continue with its level of excellence thanks to two of its main strengths: the dedication and professionalism. I wish SHOA the best for the future and I'm sure I will cooperate with it in the near future. "