Marine Aids to Navigation Bill 2021
The Marine Aids to Navigation Bill 2021 was passed by the Parliament to replace the Lighthouse Act, 1927. It incorporates the international best practices, technological developments and international obligations concerning the marine navigation aid.
The Bill aims to promote the effective functioning of aids to marine navigation and Vessel Traffic Services along the Indian coastline. Improving legal frameworks concerning the Vessel Traffic Services increases the safety and efficiency of shipping sector and addresses marine pollution. The legislation also seeks to improve skills of those involved in aids to navigations and vessel traffic services.