KENYA MARITIME AUTHORITY
Transforming Kenya into a globally competitive nation
Key Functions of the KMA include:
Coordinate Search and Rescue efforts in partnership with other stakeholders
Ships register
Maintain and administer a ships register
Maritime pollution
Conduct regular inspections of ships to ensure maritime safety and prevention of maritime pollution
ABOUT KENYA MARITIME AUTHORITY
Our Mission is to ensure sustainable safe, secure, clean and efficient water transport for the benefit of stakeholders

Kenya Maritime Authority (KMA) was set up in June 2004 as the semi-autonomous agency in charge of regulatory oversight over the Kenyan maritime industry. Maritime safety and security is one of the Authority’s core functions.  As the pacesetter of the Kenyan maritime industry, KMA thus strives to strengthen national maritime administration through enhancement of regulatory and institutional capacities for safety and security, fostering effective implementation of international maritime conventions and other mandatory instruments on safety &  security, promoting maritime training, coordinating Search and Rescue, preventing marine pollution and promoting preservation of the marine environment as well as  promoting trade facilitation and maritime investments.

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KMA ROLL OUT NATIONWIDE COXSWAIN TRAINING PROGRAM
KMA ROLL OUT NATIONWIDE COXSWAIN TRAINING PROGRAM
PUBLIC NOTICE FOR SEAFARERS RECRUITMENT AGENCIES
PUBLIC NOTICE FOR SEAFARERS RECRUITMENT AGENCIES
NAHODHA MAGAZINE ISSUE NO. 14 – JANUARY 2024
NAHODHA MAGAZINE ISSUE NO. 14 – JANUARY 2024
REPORT ON SHIP EXPLOSION AT AMGECO
REPORT ON SHIP EXPLOSION AT AMGECO
REPORT ON FISHING VESSEL JODARI
REPORT ON FISHING VESSEL JODARI
OFFICIAL UNVEILING OF NEW DIRECTOR GENERAL
OFFICIAL UNVEILING OF NEW DIRECTOR GENERAL
KENYA MARITIME AUTHORITY APPOINTS NEW DIRECTOR GENERAL
KENYA MARITIME AUTHORITY APPOINTS NEW DIRECTOR GENERAL
KENYA RE-ELECTED TO IMO COUNCIL
KENYA RE-ELECTED TO IMO COUNCIL
PUBLIC NOTICE TO SHIPS AGENTS, SHIPPING LINES AND CARGO CONSOLIDATORS OPERATING AT THE PORT OF MOMBASA
PUBLIC NOTICE TO SHIPS AGENTS, SHIPPING LINES AND CARGO CONSOLIDATORS OPERATING AT THE PORT OF MOMBASA
NOTICE TO ALL MARITIME SERVICE PROVIDERS ON THE 2024 LICENSING PROCESS
NOTICE TO ALL MARITIME SERVICE PROVIDERS ON THE 2024 LICENSING PROCESS
Kenya Maritime Authority Moves Its Operations to New KMA Towers Headquarters on Mbaraki Road, Next to Little Theatre
Kenya Maritime Authority Moves Its Operations to New KMA Towers Headquarters on Mbaraki Road, Next to Little Theatre

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MARINE ENVIRONMENT

The protection of the marine Environment and safe use of our waters is everyone’s responsibility. Kenya Maritime Authority in its mission continues to ensure that ship and offshore installation source pollution threats and risks are minimized so as to reduce impact on marine environment appreciating that Kenya and its economic interest are integrally linked to pristine, clean and safe oceans.

SEARCH & RESCUE

The aim of the RMRCC’s 24 hour basis operations is to: Receive, acknowledge and relay notification of distress from vessels on a 24hour basis; establish and implement the National Maritime Search and Rescue Plan; coordinate the activities of KPA, Kenya Navy and other organisations when engaged in search and rescue operations both at the coast and inland waters; Enforce the Search & Rescue(SAR) plan …

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