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Vision and Mission


To be a world class organization that is committed to preventing loss of life, continuously improving maritime safety, protecting the marine environment and maintaining a leading position in the industry by means of growth through quality and through an approach which is sensitive to the specific requirements of the industry and thus provides value to our esteemed fleet.


The Merchant Shipping Directorate aims at a continuous process of improvement and further development that reinforces its position as a leading maritime administration which delivers services of the highest quality in line with its responsibilities within a national, European and international scenario. In accomplishing this mission, the Directorate, will continue to be customer focused, enforce rigorous standards and maintain steadfast commitment to safety and environmental protection.