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Maritime Legislation in Estonia:

 
Translations into English of legislative acts on the Riigi Teataja website:

 

Maritime Safety Act
Entry into force: 1 January 2003

Ports Act
Entry into force: 10 July 2009

Law of Ship Flag and Ship Registers Act
Entry into force: 1 July 1998

Law of Maritime Property Act
Entry into force: 1 July 1998

Seafarers Employment Act
Entry into force: 1 July 2014

Merchant Shipping Act
Entry into force: 1 October 2002

Merchant Shipping Code
Entry into force: 1 March 1992

Traffic Act
Entry into force: 1 July 2011

State Borders Act
Entry into force: 31 July 1994

Penal Code
Entry into force: 1 September 2002

General Part of the Economic Activities Code Act
Entry into force: 1 July 2014

Relevant regulations and other documents translated into English:

 

List of Estonian maritime law acts (155.98 KB, PDF) that foreign management level ship officers must be familiar with, according to the Annex of the STCW Convention, regulation 1/10 point 2 (Circular of 24 November 2017)

Regulation of the Government of the Republic of Estonia No. 96 of 20 June 2013 "Requirements for the Training and Qualification of Seafarers and Procedures for Certification (466.47 KB, PDF)"

Annex 49 (92.43 KB, PDF) to Regulation 96

Certificate of familiarisation with Estonian maritime legislation (344.51 KB, PDF) (Annex to Circular Letter No. 5-7-1/886 of 16.03.2016)

Regulation of the Minister of Economic Affairs and Communications No. 24 of 06 December 2002 "Procedure for Suspension or Revocation of the Endorsement to a Certificate of Competency or a Certificate of Proficiency of Ship's Officers (456.66 KB, PDF)"

Regulation of the Minister of Economic Affairs and Communications No. 34 of 21 May 2013 "Procedure for Watchkeeping on Ships (323.8 KB, PDF)"

Regulation of the Government of the Republic of Estonia No. 51 of 16 March 2005 "Requirements for the State of Health, the Procedure for the Medical Examination and the Format of Health Certificates of Persons Wishing to Enter Into a Seafarer's Contract of Employment, Crew Members, and Persons Who Study and Persons Who Cpommence Studies at a Maritime Educational Institution in the Formal Education System (415.64 KB, PDF)"

Regulation of the Minister of Economic Affairs and Communications No. 36 of 12 December 2002 "Requirements for Determination of the Minimum Crew for Passenger Ships and for Ships of Gross Tonnage 20 or More (412.08 KB, PDF)"

Regulation of the Minister of Social Affairs No. 31 of 26 February 2003 "The Curricula and Scope of First Aid and Medical Care Training for Crew Members, and Qualification Requirements for Trainers (633.53 KB, PDF)"

Regulation of the Minister of Social Affairs No. 111 of 31 October 2005 "Requirements for Training in Maritime Medicine for Persons Who Conduct Medical Examination (226.63 KB, PDF)"

Regulation of the Minister of Economic Affairs and Communications No. 1 of 10 January 2003 "Procedure for the Foundation, Maintenance and Liquidation of the Estonian Seafarers Register (698.22 KB, PDF)"

 

Last updated: 3 April 2020