Minister of Transport Dinh La Thang (Source :VNA)
Hanoi (VNA) - The Ministry of Transport has been drawing out a decree on fines for administrative violations in the maritime sector.

The new decree will replace decree No.93 which was issued in 2003.

According to the ministry, the current decree defines in detail violations and regulates punishments to administrative violations in the maritime sector and domestic waterway transport.

The implementation of the decree made a positive impact on the sector’s development and international integration.

However, decree No.93 has some shortcomings which need fixing, the ministry said.

Several new types of violations have occurred which were not defined in the decree.

The National Assembly adopted the revised Law on Maritime, which will come into effect in 2017. The law includes several breakthrough contents of developing the maritime sector in the coming years.

The new decree will supplement new items on activities of ship regulations on container safety.

The new decree, which consists of 4 chapters, 52 clauses and an appendix, which also define administrative violation acts and regulates measures of solving the consequences caused by violations, the ministry said.

The ministry is collecting public opinions on the new decree.-VNA