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Legislation Review

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 has prepared a draft Merchant Shipping (Small Vessel Safety) Regulation after internal consultations since 2017. The proposed Regulation applies to vessels between 10 to 15 metres in length.

The proposed draft Regulation is 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 legislationreview@nmsa.gov.pg or through the NMSA postal address listed at the bottom of this page.

*  All comments should be submitted by COB on 9th November 2018.

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