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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.