TASAC: Familiarise with maritime laws

ARUSHA: TANZANIA Shipping Agencies Corporation (TASAC) has called maritime stakeholders to familiarise themselves with maritime governing laws to avoid unnecessary delays when applying for a licence.

TASAC’s Control and Shipping Officer Ms Selina Mikiti said on Monday at the ongoing national safety and health at workplace exhibitions in Arusha that many fail to comply with the requirements according to the laws when filing their licence applications. “We face some of the challenges in the shipping Industry.

There are some people in this business lack maritime governing law knowledge,” she said at the exhibition organised by OSHA.

She advised those in the shipping business to visit the TASAC offices before applying for the licence to familiarise themselves with the requirements to reduce unnecessary delays.

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TASAC is committed to ensuring maritime transport services are provided effectively, efficiently and timely and deals with shipping services regulation and ports services regulation.

TASAC’s Public Relations Officer Amina Miruko said the agency was committed to continuing in awareness creation about protecting the marine environment, shipping business services, enhancing maritime transport services in its regulatory role and improving maritime safety and security.

“Our focus is to continue providing education to the public through training, seminars, workshops and media channels on how to protect marine biodiversity,” she said.

Additionally, TASAC deals with regulatory services including issuing, renewing and cancelling licences; regulating rates and charges; monitoring the performance of the regulated services providers; and facilitating the resolution of complaints and disputes.

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