Maritime Affairs

Maritime Affairs refers to the facilitation of the development of ports and the shipping industry, the promotion of decent living, working and social conditions for seafarers, as well as safety and security at sea and the prevention of marine pollution from ships into the sea and into the atmosphere.

Mission Statement

Technical regulation of maritime transport, including the continued growth and development of an ‘international’ ships registry, whilst ensuring the highest standards of safety, security and protection of the marine environment.


The Maritime Affairs Division performs the following services:

  • Ship Registration
    • International
    • Domestic
  • Grant of other permit/licenses
  • Certification of Seafarers
  • Shipping Incentives
  • Licences to operate casinos and shops on board Cruise Ships
  • Buoyed Swimming Areas

For more information about the services we offer, please click here.