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Head Office – Aden:
Coinciding with the National Unity Day 1990, the Maritime Affairs Authority (then known as General Public Corporation for Maritime Affairs) commenced its operation in Sana’a, the capital city of unified Yemen. However, establishment of the present MAA was officially declared, in accordance with Decree No. 352/2001, as the competent governmental agency concerned with the State’s sovereign aspects of maritime affairs. The same decree also dedicated that MAA head office should be located in Sana’a.
Over the last few years, the MAA head office witnessed remarkable developments in terms of number and variety of human resources as well as enhancement of its functional framework, particularly after the issuance of its organizational bylaw in 2004.
Armed with a package of procedures to enter the phase of work implementation, the MAA work on the completion of its organizational structure and the administrative structure of general directorates at the head office and operation groups in its branches (Aden, Hodeidah and Mukkalla), so as to further its functions and duties.

note : The MAA head office replace from Sana’a to Aden – Maalla street , Hajeef

The MAA head office and branches mainly consist of various general directorates as well as sub-directorates that provide a wide range of services.
Note: For further information on our services, please refer to the MAA Manual of Maritime Services by clicking Directory of Services.

⦁ MAA ADEN BRANCH:
MAA Aden branch was established in 1991 in Aden with a personnel of over 40 employees in various fields of administrative and technical specializations. This branch represents MAA within the scope of work in the Yemeni territorial waters at the Gulf of Aden region and all ports alongside this area.
In order to fulfill its duties and functions, the branch has been provided with the necessary equipment including the following:

⦁ A boat for fighting pollution, provided with the most advanced equipment and capacities that enable it to perform its tasks. It was also provided with an advanced navigation system that operates through satellite communications. The boat works along with another assisting boat carrying onboard a number of specialized marine inspectors and environmental experts beside its own crew.
⦁ A system of maritime communication wireless equipment and sets that comply with the requirements of the Global Maritime Distress and Safety System (GMDSS). The system was launched on 10 February 2007 to receive early warnings and distress calls sent from ships at risk of marine incidents in the territorial waters and render services to those ships.

The branch has a team of inspectors, specialized in marine inspection, who usually carry out the port state inspection on foreign ships calling at Yemeni ports. This team also comprises marine officers and maritime engineers, capable of performing main and supplementary tasks.

Note: For detailed information, please read through the MAA Manual of Maritime Services by clicking Directory of Services .

⦁ MAA Hodeidah Branch
The MAA Hodeidah Branch was established in 2003, to play its role complementary to those of the head office and Aden branch. The branch commenced its official work with only 8 early in 2004. Now it is operated by 43 employees with various specialty and expertise.
In order to fulfill its duties and functions, the branch has been provided with the necessary equipment including the following:

⦁ A boat for fighting pollution, provided with the most advanced equipment and capacities that enable it to perform its tasks. It was also provided with an advanced navigation system that operates through satellite communications. The boat works along with another assisting boat carrying onboard a number of specialized marine inspectors and environmental experts beside its own crew.
⦁ A system of maritime communication wireless equipment and sets that comply with the requirements of the Global Maritime Distress and Safety System (GMDSS). The system was launched on 10 February 2007 to receive early warnings and distress calls sent from ships at risk of marine incidents in the territorial waters and render services to those ships.

As an affiliate to MAA head office, the branch represents the MAA within the scope of its work, in the Red Sea region and all ports alongside its coastline. The branch has its own wharf (Wharf No. 1) at Hodeidah Port.

The branch has a team of inspectors specialized in the Port State marine inspection on ships calling at the Yemeni port, which also includes a number of maritime officers and engineers.

Note: For detailed information, please read through the MAA Manual of Maritime Services by clicking Directory of Services .
⦁ MAA Mukkallah Branch & other affiliated offices:
The MAA Mukkalla branch was established in 2007and it is in the process of developing its resources.

MAA affiliated offices
⦁ MAA Office in Mokha opened in 2006 and includes AIS set to operate the automatic identification system for identification of ships sailing through the Red Sea.
⦁ MAA Office in Al-Salif, affiliated with the MAA Hodeidah branch, which started its work in 2008.

Note: For detailed information, please read through the MAA Manual of Maritime Services by clicking Directory of Services .

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