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ROYAL DECREE (EXTRACT)

 "Pihak Berkuasa Maritim dan Pelabuhan adalah diharapkan untuk membentuk persekitaran kondusif bagi kemajuan perkapalan dan logistik sebagai usaha memenuhi keperluan import / export."

His Majesty Sultan Haji Hassanal Bolkiah Mu'izzadin Waddaulah ibni Al-Marhum Sultan Haji Omar 'Ali Saifuddien Sa'adul Khairi Waddien, Sultan and Yang Di-Pertuan of Brunei Darussalam during his titah in conjunction with His Majesty's 71st Birthday on 15th July 2017.


INTRODUCTION

The Maritime and Port Authority of Brunei Darussalam ("MPABD"), a body corporate, was established in September 2017 under the MPABD Order 2017. 

This Order regulates all the activities of MPABD. (http://www.mpabd.gov.bn/SiteAssets/Pdf/Orders/S022%20MPA%20Order.pdf)

MPA Order stipulates that the functions of MPA include licensing and regulatory functions in respect of merchant shipping and particularly in respect of safety at sea, the manning of vessels and the prevention of pollution at sea within ports areas and territorial waters of Brunei Darussalam. MPA also functions to promote efficiency and the development of the port as well as to regulate and control navigation within the limit of the port and approaches to the port. To ensure the orderly operations and development of the maritime sector and industries, MPA will also exercise licensing and regulatory functions in respect of marine and port services and facilities

The Authority also acts internationally as the national body representative of Brunei Darussalam in respect of sea transport, marine and port matters such as IMO and ASEAN. Brunei Darussalam had joined and become IMO members since 1984 an important platform to promote Brunei Darussalam interest in Maritime.

ROLES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Regulating and monitoring the port limit area, channels, and approaches to Port Area.
  • Implementing licensing and regulation on maritime and ports services.
  • Promote the use and development of the port sector & the shipping industry.
  • Providing and maintaining navigational aids in Brunei waters.
  • Regulating merchant ships, especially those related to marine safety, ship management, and pollution prevention.
  • Provide an economic, regulatory framework in the maritime and port services and facilities.
  • As a representative of Brunei Darussalam at International level in maritime affairs, sea transport and ports.