Ministry of Works, Transport  Infrastructure

Maritime Division

International Conventions, Protocols & Codes
1. IMO Convention 1948
2. IMO Amendments 1991
3. IMO Amendments 1993
4. SOLAS 1974 – ISM – ISPS
5. SOLAS Protocol 1978
6. SOLAS Protocol 1988
7. Load Lines Convention 1966
8. Load Lines Protocol 1988
9. Tonnage Convention 1969
10. STCW 78/95
11. MARPOL 73/78 Annex I/II
12. MARPOL 73/78 Annex III
13. MARPOL 73/78 Annex IV
14. MARPOL 73/78 Annex V
15. MARPOL 97 Annex VI
16. CLC Protocol 92
17. CLC Protocol 92
18. OPRC Convention 1990
19. SAR Convention 1979
20. FAL Convention 196
21. LLMC Protocol 1966
22. LLMC Convention 1976
23. SUA Convention 1998
24. HNS Convention 199
25. BUNKERS Convention 2001
26. COLREG Convention 1972
27. UNCLOS
Essential Regulatory Services
  • Ship Registration
  • Ship Surveying and Inspection
  • Shipping Crew Training and Certification
  • Ship Safety Clearances
  • Seafarers Employment Contracts
  • Security Assessment of ISPS Port Facilities and Ships
  • ISPS Audit of Ports and Ships
  • Approval Training Modules School of Maritime Training
  • STCW Audit Maritime Training Institution
  • Flag State, Coastal State and Port State Implementation
  • Technical Advice of International Convention and National Maritime Legislation to Shipping Industries, Ports, Training Institute and Seafarers
  • Monitor Compliance of International Convention and National Legislation
Our Goal

Navigating a sea of change through ensuring safe and security of all maritime transportation and cleaner seas.

Objectives

The Maritime Division assist the Chief Executive Officer in dealing with matters regarding Maritime Policies and regulations on national, regional and international levels. It is responsible for overseeing all maritime transportation and related activities in Samoa. The work of the Maritime Division is carried out in accordance with the following mandates and ensures safe and security operation of maritime actions by full compliance with these International Maritime Organization (IMO) conventions, protocols, codes, standards and recommended practices.

Mandates
New Maritime (Shipping) Fees/Charges
  • Revocation of Vessels Registry 2017 (February)
  • Revocation of Vessels Registry 2017 (April)
  • New Shipping Registration Amendment
Links
  • Secretariat of the Pacific Community (SPC)