In October 2005, the Government of Saint Vincent and the Grenadines (GOSVG) began implementing a new structure of the Maritime Administration based on the provisions of the Shipping Act No. 11 of 2004. Among other things, the Act identifies the principal officers of the Administration, increased the number of agencies which are members of the Commission, consolidated the legal and administrative framework for the management of maritime affairs and established the Department of Maritime Administration “which shall exercise general supervision over all matters to which this Act relates”.

In June 2005, the Commission approved the Maritime Action Plan to enhance the Administration’s capacity to effectively implement and discharge Saint Vincent and the Grenadines’ (SVG’s) maritime obligations in keeping with international law, with multilateral instruments to which SVG is party and the Shipping Act.The Department of Maritime Administration is managed by a Commission which is comprised representative of agencies which have interests in maritime affairs and the principal officers of the Administration.


Ministry of National Security,
Melville Street,
Kingstown, Saint Vincent


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