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DOT is responsible for overseeing the administration of the following laws in the Maritime Sector:

  • Harbours Act 2002
  • Small Craft Act
  • National Maritime Safety Authority Act 2003
  • Merchant Shipping Act 1975
  • Merchant Shipping (Coasting Trade) Regulation 1978
  • Merchant Shipping (Dangerous Goods) Regulation 2007
  • Merchant Shipping (Deck Cargoes) Regulation 2007
  • Merchant Shipping (Impartial Investigations) Regulation 2008
  • Merchant Shipping (Load Lines) Regulation 2007
  • Merchant Shipping (Medical Standards) Regulation
  • Merchant Shipping (Medical Standards) Regulation 2008
  • Merchant Shipping (Navigational Aids) Regulation 2006
  • Merchant Shipping (Pilotage) Regulation 2006
  • Merchant Shipping (Prevention of Collisions) Regulation 2007
  • Merchant Shipping (Registration) Regulation 2006
  • Merchant Shipping (STCW Convention) Regulation 2002
  • Merchant Shipping (Safe Containers) Regulation 2007
  • Merchant Shipping (Safe Ship Management Systems) Regulation 2008
  • Merchant Shipping (Safety) Regulation
  • Merchant Shipping (Safety) Regulation 2006
  • Merchant Shipping (Tonnage Measurement) Regulation 2007
  • Merchant Shipping (Training & Certification) Regulation 2008
  • Merchant Shipping (Training and Certification) Regulation
  • Merchant Shipping (Vessel Registration) Regulation
  • Merchant Shipping (Shipping Casualty Inquiries & Investigations) Regulation
  • Merchant Shipping (Maritime Security) Regulation 2013

The Civil Aviation sector is governed by the following legal documents:

 Visit PNG CASA for a full listing of civil aviation rules (CARs), advisory circulars (ACs), rule compliance matrix and safety alert and information bulletin. 

Since the establishment of the Road Traffic Authority by way of the Road Traffic Act 2014, the functions of the Land Transport Division of the Department of Transport and the National Road Safety Council have been transferred to the Road Traffic Authority. The Authority is responsible for managing and administering land transport regulations, safety and efficient use of land transport throughout Papua New Guinea. 

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