The Agency is managed by an Executive Director whose duties and powers are defined in Article 15 of Regulation (EC) No 1406/2002. The Executive Director is directly supported by three Heads of Department, a policy advisor, a communications advisor, an accounting officer and an internal audit capability.
Currently, the Agency has 9 units, under 3 departments:
- Department A: Corporate Services
(Human Resources; Legal and Financial Affairs; Operations Support)
- Department B: Safety and Standards
(Visits and Inspections; Ship Safety; Marine Environment & Port State Control)
- Department C: Operations
(Integrated maritime services; vessel reporting services; earth observation services; and pollution response services)