The maritime and shipping industry in the world is an ever evolving industry. Economic development and growth has seen an increase in world trade with much of the trade dependent on maritime transport. The IMO is the specialized agency of the United Nations that is responsible for measures to improve the safety and security of international shipping and to prevent marine pollution from ships. It does this through a number of legal instruments that includes Conventions.
As the flag administration of PNG, the NMSA is responsible for introducing new regulations that give effect to and implement the various IMO Conventions that PNG is a signatory to.
NMSA is currently reviewing the following Regulations:
- Merchant Shipping (STCW Convention) Regulation 2002
- Merchant Shipping (Pilotage) Regulation 2006.
The proposed draft Regulations are now available for Stakeholder comments. All comments and queries can be sent to NMSA by filling the form below and hitting the SEND FEEDBACK button. Any written document should be addressed to Legal Department and sent to NMSA via email address firstname.lastname@example.org or through the NMSA postal address listed at the bottom of this page.