About Us

In August 2007, the Ethiopian Federal Democratic Republic’s Ministry of Transportation established the Ethiopian Maritime Affairs Authority (EMAA) under Proclamation No.549/2007. The Ministry of Transportation vested EMAA with the responsibility and authority to ensure the standards of Ethiopia’s maritime training and seafarer certification, marine & dry ports, and transport logistics infrastructure.

EMAA is a Transport Ministry agency, managed by the Office of the Director-General. The Authority is based in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, and operates separate departments for the accreditation of training centers & seafarer certification, registration of Ethiopia’s national fleet, and maritime security and safety.