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- 12 / 08 / 2018 -
Compulsory maritime pilotage areas

On August 01st, 2018 The Ministry of Transport promulgated Circular No. 43/2018/TT-BGTVT providing for the compulsory maritime pilotage areas of Vietnam. This Circular will take effect on October 01st, 2018.
Accordingly, Circular No. 43/2018/TT-BGTVT regulated on 08 (eight) compulsory maritime pilotage areas as follows:
– Area 1: Compulsory maritime pilotage area from Quang Ninh province to Nam Dinh province;
– Area 2: Compulsory maritime pilotage area from Thanh Hoa province to Quang Tri province;
– Area 3: Compulsory maritime pilotage area from Thua Thien Hue province to Quang Ngai province:
– Area 4: Compulsory maritime pilotage area from Binh Dinh province to Phu Yen province;
– Area 5: Compulsory maritime pilotage area from Khanh Hoa province to Binh Thuan province;
– Area 6: Compulsory maritime pilotage areas belonging to the locality of provinces as Binh Thuan, Ba Ria – Vung Tau, Dong Nai, Long An, Ho Chi Minh city and other provinces alongside Tien river;
– Area 7: Compulsory maritime pilotage area belongs to provinces along to Hau river, Kien Giang and Ca Mau provinces;
– Area 8: Compulsory maritime pilotage areas in offshore oilfields within Vietnam seas.
It can be seen that, Circular No. 43/2018/TT-BGTVT had clear regulations about scope of compulsory maritime pilotage areas. This division is expected to contribute to the maintenance of maritime safety and security, while strengthening to exercise sovereign rights and jurisdiction of Vietnam, assuring sovereignty over of the State waters.