The core responsibilities of the SMNO are statutory supervision and enforcement in the maritime domain. It also has a department of small boats and yachts. It is the registration authority for sea-going yachts and small craft that are used on rivers outside the country and in coastal waters.

The SMNO also acts as the secretariat of the Swiss delegation to the Central Commission for Navigation on the Rhine (CCNR).

Last update 29.01.2022


FDFA Swiss Maritime Navigation Office - SMNO

Elisabethenstrasse 33
4010 Basel


+41 58 467 11 20

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