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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...
10.10.2019|Government Office

Keri Lighthouse Will Hopefully Be Opened to Visitors After Renovation

The Government of the Republic has decided to allocate resources in the next year’s budget for renovation of Keri lighthouse, one of the oldest lighthouses in the Baltic Sea, which has been decaying for decades. Ms Kaidi Katus, deputy director general of the Maritime Administration, said: “We are...
10.10.2019|Government Office

National Heritage Board Recognised Maritime Administration for Renovation of Vilsandi Lighthouse

On the occasion of the 26th anniversary of the National Heritage Board, an event was organised on 9 October to draw the attention of the general public to noteworthy initiatives in the field of national heritage conservation. The Estonian Maritime Administration was recognised for the renovation of...
12.09.2019|Government Office

Estonian Maritime Administration Arranged Annual Meeting of Maritime Administrations of Estonia, Latvia and Lithuania

On 5-6 September 2019, representatives of the maritime authorities of the three Baltic states gathered in Muhu Island, Estonia, to participate in their annual meeting. The meeting has been organised on a rotational basis since the beginning of the 1990s. Last year’s meeting took place in Lithuania...
11.09.2019|Government Office

Joint Project of Baltic Sea Countries to Develop Safer Vessel Traffic

The Baltic Sea is a Particularly Sensitive Sea Area (PSSA) and simultaneously a region that has one of the highest shipping intensities in the world. In order to prevent serious accidents that would have an extreme impact on the marine environment, exchange of information between ships and between...
02.09.2019|Government Office

Paris MOU Concentrated Inspection Campaign 2019

At the beginning of September, the three-month concentrated inspection campaign (CIC) by the Paris MOU, during which the Estonian Maritime Administration inspectors will be inspecting vessels of gross tonnage 500 and more. The focus of this year’s campaign is emergency systems and procedures, with...
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...

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