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The Maritime Division provides secretariat services to the Domestic Shipping Licensing Board which approves and issues Domestic Shipping Licence (DSL).


​Licence Exemption​

Below are vessels that are exempted from DSL requirements: -​​​

    1. ​​Vessel below 15 NRT (Nett Registered Tonnage)
    2. Vessel licensed under section 475 MSO 1952 (licensed boats)​
    3. Vessel licensed under the MSO 1960 Sabah
    4. Vessel licensed under the MSO 1960 Sarawak​
    5. ​Vessel belonging to or in the employment of the Federal Government or any state or any Port Authority

Policy Guidelines Cabotage Exemption for Sabah, Sarawak and Labuan Click Here