THE Marine Safety Authority of Fiji (MSAF) is hoping to receive $6.3million from the government in the 2014 National Budget.
CEO Neale Slack confirmed they had made their submission to Cabinet and were waiting on the budget announcement later this month.
"This is similar to our allocation this year," Mr Slack said.
"Approximately, 50 per cent will go into aid and navigation because we realise that we need to do more there."
Mr Slack said while he was yet to receive a formal approval on the submission, he felt the Cabinet sub-committee was satisfied with their presentation.
"Whilst the $6.3m received this year was a combination of operation and capital funding, the transition and change for next year is that we are taking less of that for operation and putting $1m more into capital expenditure.
"We have some reserves now because our intention is, and what the government expects from us is, that within the five-year period, we will be self-funding."
He added that MSAF's intention to be self-funding by 2017 did not mean it was their highest priority.
"The highest priority is enhanced and high level of maritime safety, security, protection of marine environment."