On 9 June 2022, IALA had the honor of welcoming the Ambassador, Michael Starbæk Christensen, Brigadier General Prince Joachim and Commander sg. Denis Armand Vad from the Danish embassy. Denmark was one of the first States to sign the IALA convention, and it was a pleasure to brief the delegation about the bright future of the association.
Denmark joined IALA from the inception of the organization in 1957 and immediately became one the most active members at the forefront of many initiatives and projects. It was depositary of the “Agreement on the implementation of the Maritime Buoyage System A” which was signed in Copenhagen on 16 March 1977. During the drafting process, Denmark played a major role in the Technical Committee on the “Unification of the Buoyage Systems”. Denmark’s first election to Council was in 1980 and they have always been reelected since then. Denmark has hosted several IALA Meetings like ENAV and VTS committee, LAP and Council. The IALA Council has also appointed two Secretary-Generals from Denmark since 1994.