A. Technical Affairs and Maritime Safety Directorate, consisting of the following Divisions:
1. Port State Control Division:
It expresses a technical opinion in everything related to the inspection of foreign ships, audits all technical reports related to the inspections of ships, and works to implement the appropriate procedures regarding the detention and release of ships in accordance with the requirements of the memorandum of understanding for port state control. In respect to MedMoU (The Mediterranean Memorandum of Understanding), coordinating with the concerned authorities in this regard, supervising all data and information related to the results of inspection of foreign ships, and following up their entry into the THETES MED, and sending the inspection findings and observations to the information center of the memorandum of understanding.
2. Flag State Control Division:
It expresses technical opinion in everything related to inspections, surveys and monitoring the ships that flying the Jordanian Flag. Supervising and audits all technical survey reports and results of inspections work on national ships necessary to issue statutory certificates to them, and supervises all data and information concerning the results of inspections and surveys of national ships and following up their entry into databases, following up the daily work, activities and bulletins of international classification companies and bodies, marine maintenance companies and marine survey companies operating in the maritime transport sector in Jordan, and participating in representing the authority in maritime events related to the implementation of international conventions related to the flag state.
3. Maritime Accidents and Incidents Investigation Division:
It investigates marine causality accidents and incidents by sets measures and standards that contribute to limiting them in accordance with the instructions in force in this regard.
B. Directorate of Ships Registration and Seafarers Affairs, which consists of the following divisions:
1. Ships Registration Division:
It is responsible for expressing a technical opinion in everything related to the registration of ships under the Jordanian flag, supervising the general and electronic record of data and information related to the registration of ships under the Jordanian flag, and the issuance of all documents related to the registration of Jordanian ships.
2. Seafarers Affairs Division:
It is responsible for following up the affairs of the seafarers on ships that flying the Jordanian anywhere around the globe, and foreign ships that arrive at the port of Aqaba, supervising the general and electronic record of data and information for seafarers, issuing qualification and endorsement certificates, marine officers, marine engineers and cadets, updating, canceling or suspending them, and following up Their medical examination certificates, follow-up of their operating conditions.
Responsible for inspect, validate, and license, the marine education institutes in Jordan, and ensure that they fully comply with the STCW convention as amended requirements in marine training and education. Participation in representing the authority in maritime events related to the implementation of maritime training and education agreements.
3. Ships’ Commercial Affairs Section:
It is responsible for following up the commercial affairs of the companies that is engaging maritime activities, facilitating the necessary procedures and services that they need, and licensing companies that engage in marine activities and works in terms of supplying, catering, maintaining, transporting passengers and other such activities and inspecting them upon renewal of licenses, giving technical opinion and supervising the Preparing studies and reports on matters related to ship affairs, ship management and operation companies, and marine insurance.
C. International Relations and Studies Directorate, which consists of the following Divisions:
1. Conventions and International Organizations Division:
It studies and follows up on international maritime conventions, codes, protocols, resolutions and circulars issued by the International Maritime Organization and recommends joining them, strengthening contact with International organizations, federations, international maritime bodies and Arab regional organizations. Following up on bilateral maritime agreements related to maritime transport and the requirements of the Memorandum of Understanding for the port state control especially MedMoU. Following up on all publications and correspondences issued by international maritime organizations, and following up on local and international conferences, seminars and workshops related to the development of the maritime transport sector.
2. Studies Division:
It studies local and international publications and research and studies related to the development of the maritime transport sector, expressing opinion on the work and organization of technical and economic studies, and following up on those publications and distributing them to the related entities (The stakeholders) of the maritime sector at the national level.
D. Maritime Communications and Pratique Directorate (Harbor Master), which consists of the following sections:
1. Maritime Communications Division:
It undertakes the permanent and continuous effective monitoring of the movement of ships within the territorial waters in a manner that ensures the safety and efficiency of navigation within the territorial waters, in coordination with the pilotage service provider within the Jordanian territorial waters (Vessel Traffic System (VTS)). Follow-up of the ships in the berthing area and Anchoring in the territorial waters in the manner of secures the safety of navigation for ships and marine units within the territorial waters. Informing successive shifts in the case of ships seized judicially or technically, showing the seizure official letters and placing it on the notice board, coordinating with all relevant authorities in this regard, issuing and following up on air navigational or maritime safety warnings. Following up Re-broadcasting distress messages received from ships, monitoring radio communication channels, securing international communication channels for ships, recording incoming ships’ information in the ships’ arrival declaration book, and granting ships’ departure permits to Jordanian territorial waters.
2. Pratique Division:
Monitors and follows up the arrival of ships to the port of Aqaba by means of arrival notices by shipping agents or revealing the actual situation of the port, and boarding the ship for the purpose of inspection and to ensure the validity and legality of its certificates (vessel registration, health International, international maritime security, weight and total tonnage, vaccinating crew members against diseases). Moreover, granting it a free (Pratique) before making any contact with any other party, according to the special forms issued by the JMC, and keeping the ship’s registration certificate until the ship requests a permit to leave the waters Jordanian territorial integrity.
3. Administrative Follow-up Division:
It is responsible for following up and documenting all correspondence received by the Directorate of Maritime Communications and Pratique, the Harbor Master issued by it, and keeping ship registration certificates in the follow-up portfolios electronically and manually until requested when leaving Jordanian territorial waters.
E. Financial and Administrative Affairs Directorate, which consists of the following Divisions:
1. Financial Affairs Division:
Undertakes the collection of fees due from beneficiaries of services provided by the Authority under the applicable legislation, the organization of exchange documents, the preparation of financial transfers, the organization and preparation of the draft budget and the monthly financial position, and the organization of records related to the financial matters of the Authority’s employees.
2. Administrative Affairs Division:
Which is responsible for following up all correspondence and transactions received to / issued by JMC and transferring them to the competent directorate while keeping them in the follow-up portfolios electronically and manually, issuing executive administrative orders, following up on everything related to personnel affairs, and following up on the procedures of movement of vehicles and supplies.
3. Human Resources Division:
It sets annual plans for various training needs in coordination with the directorates and external and internal bodies and the training centers.
4. Information Technology Division:
It is responsible for developing the necessary software/hardware for the required work flow of JMC, maintaining the systems and devices operating in JMC, and providing technical advice in relation to information systems.
F. The Internal Control Unit:
It undertakes the audit and verification, administratively and financially, of the compliance of all procedures, activities and workflow in JMC with the local legislation of applicable laws, regulations, instructions and agreements.
G. Planning and Institutional Performance Development Unit:
This unit coordinates with the various directorates to prepare and develop the ministry’s strategic plan, plans and projects in line with national goals and priorities, provided that they are compatible with the comprehensive integrated strategy of the maritime sector partners and under the umbrella of the Ministry of Transport.
It also institutionalizes the excellence, innovation and leadership initiatives for example the work of the King Abdullah II bin Al-Hussein for excellence prize in government performance and transparency by continuing to prepare the work environment in line with the requirements of continuous participation in the award, contributing to setting performance standards and indicators for goals, activities and programs in agreement with the concerned authorities (directors). Following up and evaluating the directorates’ work plans and programs, analyzing them, stating their results and identifying deviations It prepares and implements plans and programs for measuring and evaluating institutional performance in the ministry, analyzing its results, providing the necessary recommendations in this regard, and providing an information base represented by the outputs of institutional performance evaluation as basic inputs for preparing work plans and programs for the directorates. Working as a point of contact with the relevant authorities, providing information and data about performance evaluation, and preparing standards for and a quality system in the authority, and supervision of its development Applying these standards and following up on their implementation. Preparing periodic reports in the field of measuring, evaluating and developing performance in the Ministry.
H. Legal Affairs Unit:
It is responsible for expressing the legal opinion and preparing forms of contracts and agreements related to the work of JMC.