Category Archives: About DMA

Function

  1. Maritime Legislation
  2. Maritime Incident, Accident Investigation and Arbitration
  3. Maritime Safety
  4. Maritime Environmental Protection
  5. Maritime Security
  6. Port State Control Implementation
  7. Flag State Control Implementation
  8. Coastal State Control Implementation
  9. Conducting International Ships and Port Facilities Security Code
  10. Ship Survey
  11. Ship Registration
  12. Conducting the Maritime Education and Training
  13. Seafarers Certification and Verification
  14. Myanmar Seafarers Registration
  15. Controlling Myanmar Seafarers Recruitment and Placement Services Companies
  16. Conducting the Myanmar Seafarers Services
  17. Conducting the Myanmar Seafarers Affairs
  18. Conducting Coastal and Inland Water Vessel Business Licensing
  19. Focal Department for International Maritime Organization
  20. Focal Department for ASEAN Maritime Affairs
  21. Focal Department for ASIAN Coast Guard Agency

Policies

  • To conform National Flagged Ships to Safety standard, Safe practices and standard of competence required of its marine personnel.
  • To promote development of human resources, man-power planning and optimum utilization of such man-power in the maritime sector.
  • To Improve the safety record of Myanmar registered vessels.
  • To improve specific obligation to save lives in distress at sea and protection of the marine environment.

 

Organization

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The Department of Marine Administration is composed of Nine divisions, which are as follows:

  1. Legal and Technical Standard Division
  2. Maritime Safety, Security and Environmental Protection Division
  3. Nautical Division
  4. Marine Engineering Division
  5. Planning Division
  6. Shipping Division
  7. Seafarer Division
  8. State & Region Offices Division(Upper Myanmar)
  9. State & Region Offices Division(Lower Myanmar)

History

  • The present day Department of Marine Administration was founded since the war days in 1930 and called Principal Port Officer.
  • Before the second world war, it was called Nautical Adviser & Principal Port Officer, Merchant Department.
  • In 1956 it was renamed as Mercantile Marine Department.
  • Since 16th May 1972 it is called by the present name, the Department of Marine Administration .