THE MINISTRY OF TRANSPORTATION AND COMMUNICATIONS
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SOCIALIST REPUBLIC OF VIET NAM
Independence - Freedom - Happiness
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No: 2756/2002/QD-BGTVT
Hanoi, August 29, 2002
 
DECISION
ISSUING THE REGULATION ON MARINE-ACCIDENT REPORTING AND INVESTIGATION
THE MINISTER OF COMMUNICATIONS AND TRANSPORT
Pursuant to Vietnam’s Maritime Code of July 12, 1990;
Pursuant to the Government’s Decree No. 22/CP of March 22, 1994 defining the tasks, powers, State management responsibilities and organizational structure of the Ministry of Communications and Transport;
At the proposal of the director of the Transport Legislation Department and the director of Vietnam National Maritime Bureau,
DECIDES:
Article 1.- To issue together with the Decision the Regulation on marine-accident reporting and investigation.
Article 2.- The director of Vietnam National Maritime Bureau shall have to popularize, and organize the implementation of, the provisions of this Regulation.

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Article 3.- This Decision takes effect as from October 1, 2002, replaces Decision No. 39/QD-PC of January 3, 1974 of the Minister of Communications and Transport issuing the Regulation on investigation of and reporting on accidents of sea-going vessels, and annul the provisions related to the regime of reporting and statistics on sea traffic accidents in Decision No. 1071/QD-PC of June 26, 1981 of the Minister of Communications and Transport, issuing the regime of reporting and statistics on traffic accidents.
Article 4.- The director of the Ministry’s Office, the director of the Transport Legislation Department, the director of Vietnam National Maritime Bureau, the heads of the advisory departments and divisions of the Ministry, ship owners, concerned agencies, organizations and individuals shall have to implement this Decision.
 
FOR THE MINISTER OF COMMUNICATIONS AND TRANSPORT
VICE MINISTER




Pham The Minh
 
REGULATION
ON MARINE-ACCIDENT REPORTING AND INVESTIGATION
(Issued together with Decision No. 2756/2002/QD-BGTVT of August 29, 2002 of the Minister of Communications and Transport)
Chapter I
GENERAL PROVISIONS
Article 1.- Regulation purposes
This Regulation specifies the reporting on and investigation of marine accidents, aiming to enhance the effectiveness of the State management over maritime safety.
 

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