WELCOME TO Merchant shipping ADMINISTRATION of maldives.

Merchant Shipping Administration which is the shipping administration arm of Maldives has the overall responsibility for overseeing maritime concerns. The activities of the Merchant Shipping Administration are basically governed by the Merchant Shipping Act No.52 of 1971, Licensing of Shipping Agents act No. 10 of 1972 and also the relevant clauses of the Admiralty Jurisdiction Act No. 40 of 1983 and subsequent regulations made thereafter. Merchant Shipping Administration deals with ensuring safety of life and property at sea, maritime education, training, examination and certification, registration of ships under Maldives flag, Licensing of Shipping Agents, Container Depot Operators, Container Terminal Operators, Container Freight Stations, Freight Forwarders or a Non Vessel Operating Common carriers and implementing provisions of all applicable international Maritime conventions and national regulations. As its overreaching responsibility in Maldives, the MSA develops and implements the government’s maritime safety policy. In this remit, though, it has many roles including checking of ships for compliance of Maldives and International Safety regulations (Flag State and Port State Control).