The Functions of Zanzibar Maritime Authority are enforced under the the two Acts of the Constitution of Zanzbar

Under The Maritime Transport Act No.5, 2006

-Regulating maritime safety ,security and protection of maritime environment

-Registration of ships and licensing of small crafts and native vessels.

-Survey and certification of ships

-Seafarers engagement and welfare.

-Search and rescue.

-Casualty investigation.

-Port state control.

-Receiver and removal of wrecks.

Under The Zanzibar Maritime Authority Act No.3, 2009.

-Regulating all types of vessels registered /licenced in zanzibar of any vessel passing within zanzibar.

-Regulating commercial of maritime services.

-Regulating safety and security of ports

-Issue licensing and permits for maritime services.

Zanzibar Maritime Authority

P.O.BOX 401,



Fax: +255 24 223 6796

Tel: +255 24 223 6795
E-mail: info@zma.go.tz

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