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APPLYING FOR APPROVAL DECISIONS

Approval is organised on the basis of Sections 7 to 11 of the Maritime Safety Act of the Republic of Estonia.

Approval is a procedure during which an assessment is made of the conformity of a person manufacturing products or providing services to the requirements provided for in Acts and international conventions regulating maritime safety.

The requirement for approval extends to products manufactured and services provided in the following areas of activity:
1. shipbuilding, ship repair and ship conversion;
2. manufacture, inspection, repair and testing of shipboard installations, machinery and systems;
3. in-water inspection and repair of the underwater hull of ships;
4. manufacture, repair, inspection and testing of ships’ radiocommunication equipment, navigation equipment, life saving appliances, fire fighting equipment and fire protection structures, as well as maintenance of shore-based radiocommunication equipment;
5. preparation of technical documentation for ships and testing of ships;
6. control of loading operations of chemical tankers;
7. performance of hydrographic surveys;
8. auditing the quality system of maritime educational institutions;
9. building, repair, testing and technical surveys of recreational craft;
10. organisation of training for skippers of recreational craft;
11. organisation of formal (vocational and higher) education and professional training for crew members;
12. organisation of training for operators of personal watercraft;
13. installation and maintenance of safety equipment on board;
14. organisation of training for shipowners, ship security officers and port facility security officers;
15. ships’ agency services.

In order to apply for approval, a person shall submit an application to the Maritime Administration, setting out the following information:
1. name or business name;
2. address and seat or residence;
3. telecommunications numbers;
4. personal identification code or commercial registry code, unless the applicant is a legal person being founded.

The following shall be appended to an application:
1. copies of the documents certifying the qualifications of the applicant or the employees of the applicant (diplomas, certificates, etc.) pertaining to their area of activity;
2. a list of the technical devices used and a description of the applicant’s activity to be approved;
3. a document from the tax authority certifying the absence of tax arrears or deferred payment of tax arrears.

In case a manufacturer requires that the person carrying out maintenance, inspection or repair of a product hold an authorisation or a certificate issued by the manufacturer, a copy of the authorisation or certificate shall be appended to the application.
Upon application for approval of organisation of formal (vocational and higher) education and professional training for crew members, and of organisation of training for operators of personal watercraft, curricula, a list of technical study aids and simulators and the names of the teaching staff shall be appended to the application.
Applicants shall pay a state fee for review of an application for approval within ten working days after approval has been granted or refused. The Maritime Administration shall not issue the decision on approval or refusal of approval before the applicant has paid the state fee.
A state fee shall be paid in accordance with Sections 178-181 of the State Fees Act.

PAYMENT OF STATE FEE

Recipient: THE MINISTRY OF FINANCE OF THE REPUBLIC OF ESTONIA
Account No.: 221023778606 Swedbank, or 10220034796011 SEB
Reference No.: 2900073119

All transactions with the Estonian Maritime Administration have the same reference number, and the recipient is the Ministry of Finance (not the Maritime Administration).
Note: an explanation which the state fee is being paid shall be given on a payment order.

SUBMISSION OF DOCUMENTS

The documents required for applying for approval shall be submitted by post or delivered at the address:
Lume 9, 10416 Tallinn
The documents can also be given to the secretary, room 301
Mon – Thu 8-12; 13-17
Fri 8-12; 13-16

Additional information:
Maritime Safety Division
Phone: +372 620 5700
e-mail: mot @ vta.ee

 

 

Approval decisions issued in 2013

 

Approval decision No. 284
Katoen Natie Eesti AS
Date of issue: 22.04.2013
Activity: ships’ agency services

Approval decision No. 393
Hansa Shipping OÜ
Date of issue: 05.02.2013
Activity: ships’ agency services

Approval decision No. 396
OR Logistics OÜ
Date of issue: 11.04.2013
Activity: ships’ agency services

Approval decision No. 399
ETT Advisor OÜ
Date of issue: 26.06.2013
Activity: organisation of training of small craft radiocommunications operators

Approval decision No. 401
AS MSCA
Date of issue: 23.07.2013
Activity:

1)      organisation of formal (vocational) education and professional training for crew members;

2)      organisation of training for shipowners and port facility security officers

3)      organisation of training of small craft skippers

4)      organisation of training for operators of personal watercraft

Appendix to Approval Decision No. 401: AS MSCA

Activity: organisation of formal (vocational) education and professional training for crew members in accordance with the following curricula:

No.

Name of curriculum or course

Basis

1.

Manila amendments to the STCW Convention

STCW 1978, as amended

2.

Radar navigation, radar plotting and use of ARPA

STCW II/2, A-II/2, A-I/12, B-I/12

3.

Radar, ARPA, bridge teamwork and search and rescue

STCW II/2, A-II/2, A-I/12,B-I/12

4.

Handling hazardous cargo

STCW B-V/b, B-V/c IMDG Code

5.

Elementary first aid

STCW VI/1, A-VI/1-3

6.

Medical first aid

STCW VI/4, A-VI/4 subsections 1-3, A-VI/4-1

7.

Medical care

STCW VI/4 subsections 4-6, A-VI/4-2

8.

Personal survival techniques

STCW VI/1, A-VI/1-1

9.

Fire prevention and basic fire-fighting

STCW VI/1, A-VI/1-2

10.

Personal safety and social responsibility

STCW VI/1, A-VI/1-4

11.

Life-saving appliances

STCW VI/2, A-VI/2-1

12.

Proficiency in fast rescue boats

STCW VI/2, A-VI/2-2, B-VI/2

13.

GOC for GMDSS

STCW IV/2, A-IV/2, B-IV/2 subsections 1-36

14.

ROC for GMDSS

STCW IV/2, A-IV/2, B-IV/2 subsections 1-28, 37-44

15.

Operational use of ECDIS

STCW II/1, II/2, II/3, STCW A-II/1, A-II/2, A-II/3

16.

Crisis management and human behaviour. Crowd management

STCW V/2, A-V/2

17.

Advanced fire prevention and fire-fighting

STCW VI/3, A-VI/3

18.

Use of survival craft

STCW VI/2, A-VI/2-1

19.

GOC for GMDSS refresher course

STCW IV/2, A-IV/2, B-IV

20.

Intermediate Maritime English

STCW II/1, III/1, A-II/1, A-III/1,

21.

Ship handling and management of bridge watchkeeping syllabus

STCW II/2,A-II/2, B-II/2

22.

On-board assessment

STCW I/6, A-I/6

23.

2nd class radio officer certificate (GMDSS) course

STCW IV/2,A-IV/2, B-IV/2, subsections 45-49

24.

Examination and certification of seafarers

STCW I/6, A-I/6

25.

Ship security officer

STCW A-VI/5

26.

Training course for instructors

STCW I/6, A-I/6

27.

SAS bridge resource management

STCW II/2, A-II/2

28.

Marine evacuation systems practical training for crews

STCW A-VI/1-1, A-VI/2-1; SOLAS Ch. 3, reg.19 subsection 3.3.8

29.

Fire-fighting in smoke-filled enclosed spaces; search for persons in smoke-filled spaces

STCW VI/1, A-VI/1-2, A-VI/3

30.

Basic fire-fighting without breathing apparatus

STCW VI/1, A-VI/1-2

31.

High speed craft

STCW B-V/a, HSC Code, Ch. 18 Reg.18.3

32.

Training for seamen

STCW II/4,A-II/4,B-II/4, A-VI/1,A-VI/1-1, A-VI/1-2, A-VI/1-3, A-VI/1-4

33.

Ship’s motorman training course

STCW III/4, A-III/4 B-III/4, A-VI/1, A-VI/1-1, A-VI/1-2,A-VI/1-3, A-VI/1-4,professional standards – “Ship’s motorman II”

34.

Professional refresher training for deck officers and masters

STCW I/11, A-I/11,B-I/11

35.

Professional refresher training for marine engineers

STCW I/11, A-I/11,B-I/11

36.

Transport of packaged dangerous goods on ro-ro vessels in accordance with the Baltic Sea MoU

Baltic Sea MoU§ 9 (4)

37.

Bridge teamwork skills on operational and managerial level

STCW A-II/1, A-III/1, A-II/2, A-III/2, A-III/3

38.

Prevention of acts of piracy and armed robbery

IMO model course 3.23

39.

Training for crew members performing security duties

STCW A-VI/6, A-VI/6-2

40.

Security training for crew

STCW A-VI/6, A-VI/6-1

Approval decision No. 402
European Sailing School OÜ
Date of issue: 29.07.2013
Activity: organisation of training of small craft radiocommunications operators

Approval decision No. 403
Estagent Nord OÜ
Date of issue: 30.08.2013
Activity: ships' agency services

Approval decision No. 404
SECURITAS EESTI AS
Date of issue: 09.09.2013
Activity: fulfilling the functions of a recognised security organisation as stipulated in the Ports Act

Approval decision No. 405
EESTI MEREAKADEEMIA
Date of issue: 09.09.2013
Activity:

1)      organisation of training of small craft skippers;

2)      organisation of training of radio communications operators

3)      organisation of formal (vocational and higher) education and professional training for crew members

Appendix to Approval Decision No. 405: Estonian Maritime Academy

Activity: organisation of training of small craft skippers; organisation of training of radio communications operators; organisation of formal (vocational and higher) education and professional training for crew members in accordance with the following curricula:

No.

Name of curriculum or course

STCW provision

1

Deck officer (professional higher education EHIS 241)

II/1, A-II/1, II/2, A-II/2

2

Ship’s machinery (professional higher education EHIS 229)

III/1, A-III/1, III/2, A-III/2

3

Professional refresher training for deck officers

I/11, A-I/11

4

Professional refresher training for marine engineers

I/11, A-I/11

5

Maritime English

A-II/1, A-III/1

6

Operational use of ECDIS

A-II/1

7

GOC for GMDSS

IV/2, A-IV/2

8

ROC for GMDSS

IV/2, A-IV/2

9

ROC and GOC for GMDSS refresher course

I/11, A-IV/2

10

Radar observer

A-II-1, A-II/3

11

Use of radar systems and ARPA, organisation of bridge teamwork and search and rescue

A-II/2

12

Radar navigation and use of ARPA

A-II/2

13

First Aid

VI/4, A-VI/4-1

14

Medical Care

VI/4, A-VI/4-2

15

Transport of packaged dangerous goods

B-V/c

16

Basic training for working on oil and chemical tankers

V/1-1, A-V/1-1

17

Basic training for working on board liquefied gas tankers

V/1-2; A-V/1-2

18

Additional training for ship masters and other members of shipboard management for working on board oil tankers

V/1, A-V/1

19

Safety of passengers, goods, and the vessel; crisis management and human behaviour

V/2, A-V/2

20

High speed craft refresher course for deck officers

B-V/a

21

Basic fire-fighting

VI/1-2

22

Elementary first aid

VI/1-3

23

Personal safety and social responsibility onboard

VI/1-4

24

Advanced fire-fighting

VI/3

25

Ship and company security officers; ship security plans

VI/5, A-VI/5

 

26

Basic training for VTS operator and training for senior operator

V-103/1; V-103/2

27

Security training

A-VI/6, A-VI/6-1, A-VI/6-2

28

Bridge resource management at the operational and managerial level

A-II/1, A-II/2, A-VIII/1, A-VIII/2, B-VIII/1, B-VIII/2

29

Engine-room resource management at the operational and managerial level

A-III/1, A-III/2, A-III/3, A-VIII/1, A-VIII/2,

B-VIII/1, B-VIII/2

30

Vocational refresher course on 2010 Manila amendments to the STCW Convention

A-I/11, B-I/11

31

Ship handling and manoeuvring

A-II/1, A-II/2, B-VIII/2

32

Use of high-voltage electrical equipment

A-III/1, B-III/2

33

Navigation of ships operating in polar waters

B-V/g, IMO resol. A.1024(26)

34

Use of dynamic positioning (DP)

B-V/f*

35

Navigation on ships of less than 500 GT

II/3, A-II/3

36

Officer in charge of a navigational watch on ships of 500 GT and more (EHIS 85627; 85629)

II/1, A-II/1

37

Engineer officer in charge of a watch on ships with main propulsion machinery of 750 kW and more (EHIS 85626; 85628)

III/1, A-III/1

38

Introductory safety training on board

A-VI/I p1

39

Training of able seafarer deck

II/4, A-II/4, II/5, A-II/5

40

Training of able seafarer engine

III/4, A-III/4, III/5, A-III/5

41

Training of electro-technical ratings

III/7, A-III/7

42

Skipper of ships of less than 200 GT

Non-conventional studies (not determined by the STCW convention)

43

Coastal skipper of ships of less than 50 GT

Non-conventional studies

44

Navigation of inland vessels

Non-conventional studies

45

Additional requirements for skippers of inland passenger ships

Non-conventional studies

46

Chief engineer on ships with main propulsion machinery of less than 750 kW

Non-conventional studies

Approval decision No. 252
TransAtlantic Estonia OÜ
Date of issue: 20.09.2013
Activity: ships' agency services

Approval decision No. 406
MarineCenter OÜ
Date of issue: 09.10.2013
Activity: ships' agency services

 

Additional information
Maritime Safety Division
Phone: +372 620 5700
E-mail: mot @ vta.ee

 

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