Indonesia’s Active Contribution in Arranging International Maritime Sector Regulations

Ministry of Transportation Cq. The Directorate General of Sea Transportation continues to strive to show its active role in preparations for the 2025 IMO Member State Audit Scheme (IMSAS).

Director General of Sea Transportation, Capt. Antoni Arif Priadi, in his briefing emphasized the importance of Indonesia, as the largest archipelagic country in the world, to ensure the security and safety of maritime activities. He said that Indonesia’s commitment to the principles and conventions set by the International Maritime Organization (IMO) had not changed.

“Indonesia recognizes the key role played by the IMO in setting global standards for the safety, security and environmental performance of international shipping,” said Antoni in a press release, written Wednesday (28/2/2024).

Capt. Antoni also appreciated Indonesia for being re-elected as a member of Category “C” on the IMO Council.

“This places Indonesia in a position to actively contribute to the formation of international policies and regulations governing the maritime industry,” he added.

Indonesia’s experience in the Voluntary IMO Member State Audit Scheme (VIMSAS) in 2014 has shaped Indonesia’s commitment to maritime safety. Lessons learned then have shaped Indonesian policy and practice, leading to improvements in maritime infrastructure and the national regulatory framework.

Facing IMSAS in 2025, the Director General of Maritime Transportation emphasized the importance of Indonesia’s preparations in demonstrating Indonesia’s continued commitment to the highest standards of maritime safety, security and environmental protection.

“The Mock Audit of IMSAS which begins today provides a valuable opportunity for Indonesia to evaluate the extent of its readiness to face IMSAS. For this reason, we must approach IMSAS with a comprehensive and proactive mindset, ensuring that our maritime administration fully complies with IMO conventions,” he stressed.

Furthermore, preparation through a Mock Audit not only involves a thorough review of existing systems but also the identification and implementation of necessary improvements.

“It is hoped that we can all work together, participate actively, and uphold the principle of openness so that all deficiencies and findings can be identified from the start and corrected as soon as possible,” he concluded.

The Mock Audit activity was also attended by IMSAS Mock Audit Lead Auditor, Mr. Abdul Hannan from AMSA Australia served as the Auditor team leader and assisted Indonesia in this activity.

February 28, 2024, detikFinance