Job Opportunity at Tanzania Shipping Agencies Corporation (TASAC) – Registrar



EMPLOYER Tanzania Shipping Agencies Corporation (TASAC)

APPLICATION TIMELINE: 2022-06-01 2022-06-10


To manage and ensure safety and quality of seafarers, wrecks and ships along with responsibility for Tanzania Ship Registrar and marine environment.


i.To provide guidelines on registration and de registration of ships;

ii.To study and recommend for approval e ship drawings and plans for new build and all ships under major alterations; 

iii.To supervise and conduct all kind of surveys and tonnage measurement of ships and issuance of relevant safety certificates; 

iv.To supervise and provide guidance on inspection, registration and licensing of ships;

v.To maintain and update a Register of Tanzanian Ships registered or licensed under the Merchant Shipping Act, 2003;

vi.To prepare periodic implementation reports on implementation of maritime safety, security and environment activities; 

vii.To oversee implementation of United Nations Convention on the Law of the Sea (UNCLOS) related to maritime safety, security and prevention of marine environment and IMO Instruments including Conventions (SOLAS, MARPOL, STCW, LOAD LINES, COLREGS, TONNAGE); Protocols, Amendments, Recommendations, Codes, Guidelines and Resolutions;

viii.To implement and enforce regulations and standards on maritime safety, security and prevention of marine environmental pollution and prepare reports; 

ix.To assess and recommend for accreditation of maritime training institutions and training programmes in Mainland Tanzania in liaison with NACTE; 

x.To assess seafarers’ qualifications and issue professional qualification certificates (Certificate of Competency-CoC); 

xi.To carry out investigations on marine accident and violation of regulations and oversee timely removal of wrecks; 

xii.To coordinate National Search and Rescue (SAR) matters and prevention of marine environmental pollution from ships including operation of Maritime Rescue Coordination Centres (MRCC) in Tanzania mainland;

xiii.To manage and approve shipboard and training equipment (engine and deck simulators); 

xiv.To manage safety navigation in Tanzanian waters and oversee the security of Tanzania ships and ports facilities; 

xv.To oversee matters related to maritime security, including port facilities, ship security inspections and issuing Document of Compliance and Ship Security Certificates;

xvi.To coordinate preparation, review and implementation of National Oil Response Plan for both Coastal and Inland waters and prepare periodic reports;

xvii.To take action against unsafe ships operating in Tanzania waters; 

xviii.To monitor and evaluate performance of staff working under this Directorate; and

xix.To perform any other official duties as may be assigned by the Director General from time to time.


  • Holder of Master Degree in Nautical Science, Maritime Safety, Engineering, Naval Architecture, Maritime Law and Policy, Maritime Transport, Marine Environmental Management,
  • Master (STCW regulation II/2) or Chief Engineer Officer (STCW regulation III/2) Certificate of Competency with seagoing   service or equivalent qualifications from recognised institution 
  • Possesses at least ten (10) years working experience, 5 years of which shall be at managerial positions in a maritime sector.