Gambia Maritime Administration (GMA)



Location: Bertil Harding Highway, Bijilo

Digital Address: 

Phone: +220 4461246 | 4461980

Operating Hours

Monday 8:00 am – 4:00 pm

Tuesday 8:00 am – 4:00 pm

Wednesday 8:00 am – 4:00 pm

Thursday 8:00 am – 4:00 pm

Friday 8:00 am – 12:30 pm

About GMA

The Gambia Maritime Administraion (GMA) was established by an act of Parliment in 2006, tasked with the resposibility to regulate , monitor and coordinate activities within the maritime industry in The Gambia.It seeks to ensure the Security and Safety of Life and Property at Sea including inland waterways, as well as the protection of the marine and atmospheric environment from ship source pollution. The Overarching objective of the Administration is to pursue ratification of the promulgated International Maritime Conventions by the International Maritime Organization (IMO) and incorporate them into domestic legislation for effective implementation.
Specifically, the GMA is to undertake flag state survey of vessels, train, examine and certify Seafarers as well as secure and sustain their welfare, register ships, undetake port state control inspections, investigate maritime incidents/accidents, undetake maritime search and rescue activities; supervise shipbuilding, repairs and recycling activities, wreck removal, and ensure the security of ship and port facilties.