06.11.2020 - First Big Cargo Vessel Back Under Estonian Flag

At the end of last week, the first cargo ship reflagged to Estonia after the country’s new special tax regime entered into force. The tanker named Ristna has flown the Estonian national flag before but opted for the Latvian flag in May 2019 due to the tough competition in the shipping market. The decision to reflag back was made in the light of the special tax regime that came into force on 1 July this year. The exchange of flag took place on 30 October.

The Maritime Administration of Estonia is a governmental agency operating within the area of government of the Ministry of Economic Affairs and Communications, which has a managerial function, exercises state supervision and applies enforcement powers of the state on the bases and to the extent prescribed by the law.

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Estonian Maritime Administration

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A maritime State, a guide to maritime affairs.

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Create the conditions for safe water traffic and contribute to the development of the maritime sector

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