Estonia celebrates World Maritime Day 2014 on September, 19th17.09.2014
Last week in September every year the International Maritime Organization (IMO) celebrates the World Maritime Day. This year the IMO HQ celebration is on the last Thursday, 25 September. World Maritime Day is used to focus attention on the importance of shipping safety and maritime security.
At present there are several international conventions not yet ratified by a number of member states, such as the Convention for the Control and Management of Ships Ballast Water and Sediments, 2004, the Nairobi Convention on the Removal of Wrecks, 2007 and the Hong Kong Convention for the Safe and Environmentally Friendly Recycling of Ships, 2009.
Keel laying ceremony of the passenger ferry01.09.2014
On 3rd September 2014 at 13 hrs Kihnu passenger ferry KIHNU VIRVE keel laying ceremony will take place at the Riga production facility of the shipyard Baltic Workboats AS.
On 8th August the steel hull of the ferry ORMSÖ, first passenger ferry in the series of this type was towed from Riga production facility to the shipyard in Nasva by the tug boat and thereafter moored to its berth in the morning of 9th August. On 15th August the superstructure made of aluminum was installed containing a passenger saloon, technical space and the wheelhouse.
New arrival of lake chart - S part of Võrtsjärv is out in print30.07.2014
New accurate sounding information has enabled to create the current chart which is produced at a scale 1:25 000 and is complemented with additional schemes of the River Väike Emajõgi produced at a scale 1: 7500 and the entrance to the River Õhne at a scale 1: 4000. It has two public fairways marked on it.
The chart (ref no 733, Tarvastu polder to Pikasilla) is accessible to ENC user and/or can be purchased as paper chart through authorised retailers. The list of them is available in our website under the title "Navigational charts".
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