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20.10.2020|Government Office

Maintenance Dredging of Rukki kanal Concluded

On Friday, 9 October, the maintenance dredging works were completed in Rukki kanal, a channel on the Rohuküla-Heltermaa fairway between mainland Estonia and Hiiumaa Island. As a result, a depth of 5.2 metres according to the EH2000 height system is ensured. The works were ordered by the Estonian...
09.09.2020|Government Office

Estonia’s “Shipping Package” Caught the Attention of Shipping Newspaper TradeWinds

On 7 September, an article about Estonian legislative amendments to enhance the local maritime sector was published in the internet version of the shipping newspaper TradeWinds. The article, entitled “E-residents and zero tax for crew as Estonia rejigs register”, introduces Estonia’s efforts to...
01.09.2020|Government Office

2020 Journal of Maritime Administration Affairs Published

A new issue of the Journal of Maritime Administration Affairs has been compiled. The main focus is on two topical issues: Estonia’s new "shipping package" tax regime that came into force on 1 July this year, and the organisation of work at the Maritime Administration during the spring Covid-19...
22.05.2020|Government Office

Five-Year Term of Office of Director General Ended

Friday, 15 May 2020 was the last day of Mr Rene Arikas as Director General of the Estonian Maritime Administration. For the time being, Deputy Director General and Head of the Maritime Safety Division Mr Marek Rauk is acting in the capacity of Director General. In the last 5 years, Mr Arikas...
13.04.2020|Government Office

In the emergency situation, all vital services are ensured

The current crisis shows us clearly how important maritime affairs are for both Estonia and Europe, as well as the whole world. When the borders are closed and air traffic has become minimal, the necessary goods are mostly transported by sea, and the seamless operation of the maritime sector has...
09.04.2020|Government Office

FAQ

On this page, you can find the Frequently Asked Questions addressed to the Maritime Administration. The most reliable information about the spread of the coronavirus Covid-19 in Estonia can be found on the Health Board website. Detailed information about the emergency situation declared in...
23.03.2020|Government Office

Validity of seafarers’ certificates

Due to the emergency situation declared in Estonia, the physical attendance in training courses is not possible for seafarers. Thus, the Maritime Administration has sent a circular letter to local maritime educational and training institutions entitling them to assess competence of crew members by...
17.03.2020|Government Office

Official announcement from the European Commission concerning the spread of coronavirus

This is an official announcement from the European Commission concerning the spread of coronavirus. The document can also be found HERE. The coronavirus crisis is now a pandemic which has spread across the globe, with cases on five continents. Globalisation and international movements of people...
30.12.2019|Government Office

Maritime Administration Discovered 10 New Wrecks in 2019

The Estonian Maritime Administration (EMA) hydrographers surveyed almost 1164 square kilometres of seabed and lake and river bottom, using hydrography vessels Jakob Prei, EVA-320, EVA-301 and Kaja belonging to the Administration. Of the total, 1025 square kilometres of surveys was carried out at...
30.12.2019|Government Office

European Commission Granted Authorisation for State Aid to Maritime Transport in Estonia

On 16 December 2019, the European Commission approved the support scheme to Estonian maritime transport. Since 2012, the Estonian Maritime Administration (EMA) has been working hard together with its partners to raise the competitiveness of the Estonian flag and convince shipping companies to...

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