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Law No. 95/2015/QH13status2 dated November 25th, 2015 of the National Assembly on Vietnam Maritime Code
Posted: 21/12/2015 8:49:22 AM | Latest updated: 16/4/2019 9:11:03 AM (GMT+7) | LuatVietnam: 3886 | Vietlaw: 242

This Code provides for maritime operations, including regulations on sea-going ships, seafarers, seaports, navigational channels, inland ports, marine transportation, maritime safety and security, environmental protection, state administration of maritime and other operations relating to use of ships for economic, cultural, social, sports, official duty and scientific research purposes

Under the new provisions provided in Article 96 of this Code, within 02 hours after the time of a ship’s anchoring at a wharf or before the proposed time of a ship’s leaving a seaport, the responsible persons are required to complete stipulated procedures for the ship’s entering or leaving a seaport

After completion of procedures for a ship's entering and leaving a Vietnamese seaport, that ship shall be exempted from the entry procedures at another Vietnamese seaport

“Transport document” still includes bill of lading, through bill of lading, sea waybill and other transport documents. However, enterprises must register form of a bill of lading, through bill of lading with maritime state authorities (Article 148)

This Code comes into force from January 7th, 2017 and replaces Vietnam Maritime Code No. 40/2005/QH11status1 .

Amendement notes
Read more the amending and supplementing at the Law No. 35/2018/QH14status2 dated 20/11/2018.
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