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Department of Marine Administration

Contact Information

+951 8203859
+951 9010038 (24/7)
+951 397641

No-363/421, Corner of Merchant & Theinbyu Road, Botataung Township,Yangon, Myanmar, P.O.Box: 194

E.mails –

Head Office
Seafarer Certificates Verification
Seafarer Affairs
Port State Control
Ship Registration & License
Nautical Surveys & Certification
Marine Engineering Surveys & Certification
Maritime Safety, Security & Environment
Maritime Legislation


  1. Maritime Legislation
  2. Maritime Incident, Accident Investigation and Arbitration
  3. Maritime Safety
  4. Maritime Environmental Protection
  5. Maritime Security
  6. Port State Control Implementation
  7. Flag State Control Implementation
  8. Coastal State Control Implementation
  9. Conducting International Ships and Port Facilities Security Code
  10. Ship Survey
  11. Ship Registration
  12. Conducting the Maritime Education and Training
  13. Seafarers Certification and Verification
  14. Myanmar Seafarers Registration
  15. Controlling Myanmar Seafarers Recruitment and Placement Services Companies
  16. Conducting the Myanmar Seafarers Services
  17. Conducting the Myanmar Seafarers Affairs
  18. Conducting Coastal and Inland Water Vessel Business Licensing
  19. Focal Department for International Maritime Organization
  20. Focal Department for ASEAN Maritime Affairs
  21. Focal Department for ASEAN Coast Guard Agency


  • To conform National Flagged Ships to Safety standard, Safe practices and standard of competence required of its marine personnel.
  • To promote development of human resources, man-power planning and optimum utilization of such man-power in the maritime sector.
  • To Improve the safety record of Myanmar registered vessels.
  • To improve specific obligation to save lives in distress at sea and protection of the marine environment.




The Department of Marine Administration is composed of Nine divisions, which are as follows:

  1. Legal and Technical Standard Division
  2. Maritime Safety, Security and Environmental Protection Division
  3. Nautical Division
  4. Marine Engineering Division
  5. Planning Division
  6. Shipping Division
  7. Seafarer Division
  8. State & Region Offices Division(Upper Myanmar)
  9. State & Region Offices Division(Lower Myanmar)


ရေကြောင်းပို့ဆောင်ရေးညွှန်ကြားမှုဦးစီးဌာနကို ဒုတိယကမ္ဘာစစ်ကြီးမဖြစ်ပွားမီ ၁၉၃၀ခုနှစ်မှ စတင်ဖွဲ့စည်းဆောင်ရွက်ခဲ့ရာ “ဆိပ်ကမ်းအရာရှိချုပ်ရုံး” (Principal Port Officer) ဟူ၍ လည်းကောင်း၊ စစ်ကြိုခေတ်တွင် “ရေကြောင်းဌာနခွဲ”  (Mercantile Marine Department) ဟူ၍ လည်းကောင်း ခေါ်တွင်ခဲ့ပြီး  (၁၅-၃-၁၉၇၂) ခုနှစ် ရက်စွဲပါ တော်လှန်ရေးကောင်စီ ကြေညာချက် အမှတ် ၉၇ အရ  ၁၉၇၂ ခုနှစ်၊ မတ်လ (၁၆) ရက်နေ့တွင် ရေကြောင်းပို့ဆောင်ရေးညွှန်ကြားမှုဦးစီးဌာန (Department of Marine Administration) ဟူ၍ ပြောင်းလဲ ပြင်ဆင် ဖွဲ့စည်းခဲ့ပါသည်။

The Department of Marine Administration was established since 1930 before the World War II and called “Principal Port Officer”. During the pre-war period, it was known as “Mercantile Marine Department”. It was reorganized and renamed as “Department of Marine Administration” on 16th March 1972 as per the notification No. 97 of Revolutionary Council dated on 15th March 1972.