International Maritime Organization

NMSA audited under IMO scheme

IMO Member States audits are carried out at seven year intervals with the objective of verifying the implementation and enforcement of applicable IMO instruments in the country.

The week-long audit took place in Port Moresby with the audit team making short regional visits to NMSA’s Lae and Kokopo offices of which IMO evaluated the extent to which PNG gives full and complete effect to relevant instruments to which it is a party.

Maritime Authority to use satellite tech to track vessels

Providing a more effective system for maritime safety, it aims at save lives at sea utilizing terrestrial and satellite technology and a ship board radio system.

This will improve communications between vessels and NMSA’s central search and rescue operations centre located here in Port Moresby.

This will help improve PNG’s compliance with International Maritime Organization standards and its new capabilities will make sure to enhance the safety of seafarers operating throughout PNG waters.