The establishment of Pakistan Maritime Security Agency has its genesis in the United Nations Convention on Law Of the Sea -1982 (UNCLOS-82). This was a landmark convention that streamlined most of the gray areas in the law of the sea. In order to consolidate the advantages offered by UNCLOS-82, the requirement of enforcing National and International laws at sea became a necessity. Thus, a National Maritime Affairs Coordination Committee was constituted by the Government in 1983 to look into the new avenues offered by UNCLOS-82. Deliberations of the Maritime Affairs Coordination Committee first led to the establishment of a Maritime Affairs Wing in the Ministry of Defence in May 1986. Thereafter, Pakistan Maritime Security Agency was established on 1st January 1987 for enforcement of National and International laws, policies and conventions at sea. The PMSA Act was passed in 1994 by the Parliament which provided the necessary legal powers to PMSA to perform its tasks.
Assistance Anytime Anywhere at Sea(AAAS), Purpose of the said application is to facilitate maritine communities
Operating in Pakistan’s territorial water.User of this application can send emergency signal and location for immediate assistance anytime, anywhere within the territorial waters of Pakistan. Furthermore, user can report incidents of sea robbery, piracy, foreign intrusion, pollution, vessel defect, transnational threats or other emergencies. Security or safety announcements for maritime community can also be broadcasted to fisherman communities who have registered themselves with this application