Article 2 of the Regional agreement for the Setting up of a Regional Maritime Information for Exchange and Sharing Mechanism of April 29th, 2018, defines the members of the information exchange mechanism and the RMIFC in Parties and Partners.
According to thisArticle 2 of the Agreement, in its paragraphs 1 and 2, the Parties are the ESA-OI regional States signatory to the Regional Agreement for the Setting up of a Regional Maritime Information Exchange and Sharing Mechanism in the Western Indian Ocean.
As reflected in Article 2, paragraph 3, the Partners tothe mechanismof exchange and sharing ofinformation and theRMIFC are:
- States outsidetheESA-OI region using the regional maritime route and wishing to contribute to the promotion of regional maritime safetyand security
- Regional and International Organizations working in the field of maritime safety and security
- Internationally recognized funding bodies.