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Ship Registration

Ship registration provides nationality to a ship; a ship registered in PNG traveling overseas has the protection of the Papua New Guinea Government.

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To work on any domestic vessel in PNG one must have a Certificate of Competency and if you work on a vessel that travels internationally, the Merchant Shipping Act 1975 applies to you.

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Ship Safety

The National Maritime Safety Authority is mandated by the government to protect lives at sea, property at sea and the preservation of the marine environment.

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Search and Rescue

The National Maritime Safety Authority is the Papua New Guinea maritime search and rescue coordination authority and has a statutory duty to coordinate SAR services for PNG.

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