Maritime Authority

Coastal State


Coastal State Obligations of the Maritime Authority include:

  •  Meteorological Services & Warnings
  • Search and Rescue Services 
  • Hydrographic Services 
  • Pollution Prevention, Preparedness and Response              
  • Ship Reporting & Routeing Schemes                          
  • Aids to Navigation

Many of these obligations are met through shared responsibility with outside stakeholders including the UK Hydrographic Office (UKHO), the Met Office, the Maritime and Coastguard Agency, the MAIB and BFSAI.

Promulgation of Local Notices to Mariners, Navigational Warnings and Maritime Safety Information will be mainly via this website and alerts via email and the FIMA LinkedIn. If you feel you should be included on the email distribution list please contact the Maritime Authority at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or you can follow the Maritime Authority on LinkedIn.