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Application for the Certificate of Insurance or Any Other Financial Security in respect of Liability for Oil Pollution Damage

 

The certificate of insurance or any other financial security in respect of liability for oil pollution damage (hereinafter Certificate) shall be issued on the basis of the Act on accession to the protocols of 1992 amending the International Convention on Civil Liability for Oil Pollution Damage of 1969 (CLC 1969) and the International Convention on the Establishment of an International Fund for Compensation for Oil Pollution Damage of 1971 (FUND 1971).

Shipowners who are registered in a State which is Party to the CLC and who operate ships which carry more than 2,000 tonnes of oil in bulk are required to hold a valid insurance contract or any other financial security, such as a bank guarantee or a certificate delivered by an international compensation fund, in the amount corresponding to the limits of liability set out in Article V (1) of the CLC.

An application for the Certificate shall be submitted to the Estonian Maritime Administration, giving the following information:

1) name of ship,

2) identification number or call sign,

3) IMO number,

4) gross tonnage,

5) port of registry,

6) name and address of shipowner,

7) insurance contract or proof of some other financial security.

THE FORM FOR APPLICATION FOR THE CERTIFICATE

The completed form may be:

1) saved as a PDF file on the computer;

2) signed digitally;

3) sent to the address ljo@vta.ee, providing all necessary documents in electronic form (insurance contract or proof of some other financial security).

Alternatively, the completed form may be printed out, signed and delivered personally with all necessary documents (or sent by fax) to the secretary of the Estonian Maritime Administration at the following address:

Lume 9, 10416 Tallinn

Phone: +372 620 5700

Fax: +372 620 5706

E-mail: mot @ vta.ee

The Estonian Maritime Administration will issue the Certificate or make the decision to refuse its issue within three working days from the date of receipt of application. The date of receipt of application is the working day when the application containing all necessary information is received at the Estonian Maritime Administration. The Certificate will be issued by a date which does not exceed the validity period of the insurance contract or any other financial security.

A state fee shall be paid for the issue of the Certificate. The Certificate shall be delivered against a signature at the Estonian Maritime Administration (Lume 9, Tallinn).