The Irish Maritime Administration, the Government’s new wing to deal with maritime affairs, invites submissions from all interested parties on the new Maritime Safety Strategy, Sea Change – Building a New Maritime Safety  Culture, which is currently being developed.

The new Maritime Safety Strategy will focus on building a culture of safety and will target the main causes of casualties in the maritime sector. It will cover all types of craft being used for any purpose on Irish coastal or inland waters, including recreational craft, fishing vessels, passenger vessels and cargo vessels.

The public consultation document, which provides an outline of the key issues, is available on the Department’s website  or by telephoning 01-6783454.

Written submissions should sent by email to or by post to the address below by Friday 29th August 2014 at the latest to Maritime Safety Strategy Consultation, Maritime Services Division, Irish Maritime Administration (IMA), Department of Transport, Tourism and Sport, Leeson Lane, Dublin 2

Please note that submissions received will not be responded to on an individual basis, but they will be taken into consideration by the IMA in the preparation of the new Maritime Safety Strategy. Copies of all submissions received will also be published in full on the Department’s website.