Objective, Mission & Vission

Welcome to Zanzibar Maritime Authority

The Zanzibar Maritime Authority was established under Act No.3 of 2009 of the House of Representatives and charged with the responsibility of monitoring, regulating and coordinating activities in the maritime industry in Zanzibar and assigned responsibilities to administer the Maritime Transport Act no.5 of 2006.

As part of our safety and environmental responsibilities, we promptly investigate maritime casualties such as loss of lives resulting from overloading on boats, collision etc and take the appropriate actions. In partnership with other public agencies and institutions, we ensure the prevention of marine source pollution and protection of the marine environment.


The objective of the Authority is to create a harmonious and enabling environment within the maritime industry which will ensure the provision of safe, secure and efficient shipping operations in Zanzibar


To regulate and ensure safe and environmentally sustainable maritime transport services


To be the best maritime transport regulator in Africa