You can pick up a copy of ‘Fiji’s Clean Boating Programme’ from any marina in Fiji. The programme is part of an international environmental initiative through which many marine related businesses and recreational boaters aim to improve their environmental performance. The Clean Boating component provides educational materials to help us all play our part.
As boat owners, we all want to enjoy healthy, safe and pristine waters.
The booklet has been designed to give tips to ensure our boating is clean and our seas remain alive and healthy and contains information and a great list of tips to help us make a difference.
Information on the spreading of marine pests, keeping hitchhiking pests off your boat, waste management, fish waste management, sewage management, refueling, grey water, bilge water, grid and beach use, storm event preparations and even alternatives to traditional cleaning products that are less harmful to the environment!
You too can be an active steward of our marine environment by implementing these simple practices.
The Maritime Safety Authority of Fiji (MSAF) is the Commercial Statutory Authority, that acts as a regulator, responsible for Fijis maritime safety; protection of the marine environment and regulation of search and rescue, and hydrographical services.
MSAF has been busy implementing major reforms after a transition from a government department to a commercial statutory authority. Through close working relationships with a wide range of stakeholders and interest groups, MSAF is raising the profile of safety at sea and marine environment protection obligations to ensure safe vessels and clean seas.
They are committed to ensuring a rapid response to mitigate oil spills, reliable aids to navigation and compliant international and domestic ports.
- Regulate the operations of Fiji’s international port
- Ensure the provision of an array of effective, efficient and reliable aids to navigation
- Provision of an oil spill response team with tier 2 level capability
- Coordinate and assist in marine emergencies
- Protection of the marine environment
Aids to Navigation
As per article 116 of the Maritime Transport Decree, the Authority is responsible for the management of all aids to navigation on or near the coasts of Fiji and the adjacent seas and islands. As such, if you wish to report and damage to or missing Aids to Navigation, or shortcommings in navigational Charts and publications please contact MSAF’s Captain Philip Hill ([email protected]) and/or Sunil Kumar ([email protected]).
For emergency oil spill response you should call: Captain Philip Hill – T: 331 5266 | M: 990 6331 | F: 330 3251 | E: phi…@msaf.com.fj
For more information on Fiji’s Clean Boating Programme, fact-sheets and links to other useful material, click here.