Ethiopian Maritime Affairs Authority (EMAA)
In August 2007, the Ethiopian Federal Democratic Republic’s Ministry of Transportation established the Ethiopian Maritime Affairs Authority (EMAA) under Proclamation No.549/2007. The Ministry of Transportation vested EMAA with the responsibility and authority to ensure the standards of Ethiopia’s maritime training and seafarer certification, marine & dry ports, and transport logistics infrastructure.
EMAA is a Transport Ministry agency, managed by the Office of the Director-General. The Authority is based in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, and operates separate departments for the accreditation of training centers & seafarer certification, registration of Ethiopia’s national fleet, and maritime security and safety.
EMAA is conscious of the tremendous responsibilities that has been entrusted to the organization by the nation to meet the objectives and expectations of the country in providing to it one of its great national assets, a successful and respected maritime industry. It is the expectation that the maritime industry will be self-sufficient, capable of assisting in providing jobs and raising the overall standard of living of Ethiopian society.See more