The tasks assigned to PMSA as per PMSA Act 1994 are:

  • Enforce National and International laws, agreements and conventions in the Maritime Zones.
  • Prevent unauthorized exploitation of economic resources within the Maritime Zones.
  • Protect Pakistani fishing vessels and crew against any threat within the Maritime Zones.
  • Assist and co-ordinate Search & Rescue of the vessels, property and lives in distress at sea.
  • Assist and coordinate with national and international agencies to prevent and control the effects of marine disasters including pollution.
  • Assist and co-ordinate with national and International agencies in hydrographic and oceanographic research and other scientific activities.
  • Assist other departments and agencies in safeguarding and protecting offshore installations/structures in the EEZ.
  • Provide assistance for petroleum and other mineral exploration in our Maritime zones.
  • Co-operate with and provide help to other departments and agencies at sea in the discharge of their duties and functions.
  • Perform such other functions as may be assigned by Govt to protect maritime interests of Pakistan.

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