- To establish a comprehensive maritime disaster safety management system through information technology (IT);
- To minimize casualties by improving rescue services for small ships and fishing boats through careful monitoring;
- To secure safe transportation routes for domestic imports and exports in crime-prone areas afflicted by piracy and terrorism;
- To enhance efficiency by improving the marine safety information system.
- Strengthened maritime security by employing the Automatic Identification System (AIS) and Ship Security Alert System (SSAS) per the International Maritime Organization (IMO) mandate following international crises such as the 9/11 terrorist attack and the Iraq War:
- Fulfilled national duties, such as adopting the AIS and SSAS.
- Minimized casualties by improving the distress system for small ships and fishing boats through careful monitoring:
- Secured the safety of Korean-flagged vessels and import/export cargo transportation routes.
- Addressed the lack of joint utilization and rapid access to information and an insufficient system (delayed reporting in the event of emergencies):
- Improved the efficiency of marine safety by integrating distributed information systems.
- Responded to troubled search and rescue stemming from a lack of tracking methods for wrecked ships.
Addressed the lack of countermeasures in the event of damage to Korean ships in vulnerable areas resulting from acts of piracy or maritime terrorism such as in the Strait of Malacca:
- Minimized casualties by improving the distress system of small ships and fishing boats through careful monitoring.