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NMSA keen to improve sea safety - Papua New Guinea National Maritime Safety Authority

The National Maritime Safety Authority (NMSA) is embarking on working in collaboration with relevant stakeholders and agencies in provinces to collect data and information to improve maritime service delivery, respond and mitigate risks and improve maritime safety in general.

Data and information are pivotal for planning and making strategic decisions and utilized for risk management. Trends and information derived from this can be utilized to accurately and effectively improve service delivery as well as to mitigate and improve maritime-related incidents, accidents, and disasters.

In doing so, NMSA has earmarked on carrying out visits to relevant stakeholders and agencies located within various maritime provinces to better understand the function and operations to establish a common working relationship. A stakeholders meeting was held in Lae, Morobe Province from the 28th of August to the 8th of September for this purpose.

NMSA General Manager/CEO, Paul Unas said: “There is a need to map out resources, capacity, and capabilities that are currently available within your organizations. These can be utilized to improve maritime service delivery, respond and mitigate risks and improve safety overall.”

He said it is envisaged that after this exercise, the NMSA and various organizations can collaborate to put in place a plan to find a level playing field to achieve two organizations’ objectives. It is also anticipated that all organizations can work together to overcome and minimize different disaster scenarios that may occur in the province.

Mr. Unas said: “NMSA in its efforts to improve its service delivery to all stakeholders and partners is taking on a proactive approach to understanding the local settings and capabilities. The NMSA is responsible for coordinating maritime search and rescue, prevention of ship sourced marine pollution, and maritime safety.”

NMSA is also mandated to collect data related to the three main functions as stipulated by the NMSA Act 2003.

Authorized By:                 
Paul M. Unas

General Manager/CEO

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