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05.07.2019|Government Office

Minister Taavi Aas Visited Maritime Administration

On Wednesday, 3 July, Minister of Economic Affairs and Infrastructure Taavi Aas visited the Estonian Maritime Administraton's VTS Centre. Mr Aas, who was appointed Minister a couple of months ago, is scheduled to visit the lighthouses in Saaremaa next week, where he is accompanied by the...
27.06.2019|Government Office

Estonian Maritime Administration participated in EU - China Maritime Dialogue

The Estonian Maritime Administration together with colleagues from the European Commission, Finland, Denmark, France, Germany, the UK and the Netherlands belonged to the official delegation representing the European Union at the meeting with China’s official delegation. In addition to...
20.06.2019|Government Office

21 June is World Hydrography Day

Every year on 21 June, the World Hydrography Day is celebrated, aimed at raising public awareness of the importance of hydrography. This year’s theme is “Hydrographic information driving marine knowledge”. Member States of the International Hydrographic Organization (IHO) have planned a host of...
12.06.2019|Government Office

A New, Mobile-Friendly Version of Web-Based Map Application for Land and Sea Areas

A new version (2.0) has been launched of the X-GIS map application for Estonian land and sea areas that combines data from the Maritime Administration and the Land Board. The user interface now has several new tools and is more mobile-friendly, easy to use on mobile phones. Version 2.0 is available...
06.06.2019|Government Office

See the interactive map of Estonian lighthouses opened to the public

Today there are 12 lighthouses in Estonia that the Estonian Maritime Administration (MA) has opened to the public in cooperation with local communities. Now the MA has also complied an interactive map that displays information about those lighthouses. At the end of May, Osmussaar lighthouse opened...
30.05.2019|Government Office

Osmussaar Lighthouse – 11th Lighthouse Open for Public in Estonia

On 24 May 2019, Osmussaar lighthouse was opened for the public as the 11th lighthouse that welcomes visitors in Estonia. In addition to the lighthouse in the island of Osmussaar, also Kihnu, Ruhnu, Sõrve, Vormsi, Tahkuna, Ristna, Kõpu, Pakri and Suurupi rear and front lighthouses can be visited by...
26.03.2019|Government Office

Icebreaking Season Is Over

On the basis of subsection 45 (51) of the Maritime Safety Act, and section 2 and subsection 4 (3) of Regulation No. 265 of the Minister of Economic Affairs and Communications of 23 December 2003 “Procedure for Icebreaking Activities”, Director-General of the Estonian Maritime Administration has...
20.03.2019|Government Office

Launching Seasonal Floating Aids Has Begun in Gulf of Finland

Due to this year’s mild winter the Estonian Maritime Administration could start launching seasonal floating aids three weeks earlier than usual. This week floating aids began to be launched in the Gulf of Finland. 345 seasonal spar buoys and 45 buoys are launched for the navigational season in sea...
20.03.2019|Government Office

Ice On Pärnu Bay Is Breaking Up

Since the beginning of this winter’s icebreaking season on 13 January 2019, the MA multi-purpose vessel EVA-316 has provided icebreaker service on 178 instances. The distances for ships moving in convoy vary from 8 to 10 nautical miles. The edge of the ice sheet is 10 miles from the piers of the...
06.02.2019|Government Office

Ice Conditions in Pärnu Bay Are Becoming More Difficult

All ships entering and leaving the Port of Pärnu need icebreaker assistance, as the ice conditions in the bay are becoming increasingly more difficult. At the moment, the edge of the ice sheet is approximately 26 nautical miles towards the sea from the piers of the Port of Pärnu and the thickness...

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