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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...
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...
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

STM BALT SAFE The sensitive Baltic Sea region has one of the highest shipping intensities in the world. There are many tanker ships and crossing traffic of passenger ships and narrow passages. shipping accidents happen and may in the worst-case scenario have an extreme impact on the environment...
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...

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