Marine Aids to Navigation Bill

The development of lighthouses for the purpose of tourism, culture, and education will tap the tourism potential of coastal areas and contribute to the economy of coastal areas.
Sheena

Updated: Jul 29, 2021 05:30:11 pm

29 July 2021 Current Affairs:The Marine Aids to Navigation Bill 2021 has been passed by Parliament. It aims to replace the more than 90-year-old Lighthouse Act of 1927 by incorporating global best practises, technological advancements, and India's international obligations in the field of marine aids to navigation.

Highlights:
♦ The new Act will make it easier to harmonise and operate aids to marine navigation and Vessel Traffic Services along the Indian coastline.
Some of the advantages are:
♦ The legal framework for matters related to navigation aids and vessel traffic services has been improved to cover future developments in the field of maritime navigation.
♦ Management of 'Vessel Traffic Services' for the purpose of improving shipping safety and efficiency while also protecting the environment.
♦ Skill development for operators of 'Aids to Navigation' and 'Vessel Traffic Services' through training and certification in accordance with international standards.
♦ Auditing and accrediting institutes to meet the demand for training and certification on a global standards.
♦ In general waters, the use of the word "Wreck" to identify sunken or stranded vessels for safe and efficient navigation.
♦ The development of lighthouses for the purpose of tourism, culture, and education  will tap the tourism potential of coastal areas and contribute to the economy of coastal areas.
 
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