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THE REPUBLIC OF ESTONIA HAS ACCEDED TO THE FOLLOWING CONVENTIONS:

 

UN Conventions

 

1) United Nations Convention on the Law of the Sea (UNCLOS) and the Agreement Relating to the Implementation of Part XI of the Convention

Accession of the Republic of Estonia: 31 May 2005

Entry into force in the Republic of Estonia of both the Convention and the Agreement: 25 September 2005

 

2) The International Convention on Arrest of Ships, 1999

Entry into force: 14 September 2011

 

3) The International Convention on Maritime Liens and Mortgages, 1993

Entry into force: 5 September 2004

 

IMO Conventions

 

4) Convention on the International Maritime Organization (IMO)

Accession of Estonia: 11 February 1992

 

5) The International Convention for the Safety of Life at Sea, 1974 (SOLAS 1974/1978), as amended

Entry into force in the Republic of Estonia: 16 March 1992

 

The text of the Convention in Estonian and English in the electronic Riigi Teataja

 

Protocol of 1988 Relating to the International Convention for the Safety of Life at Sea, 1974 (SOLAS PROT 1988)

Entry into force in the Republic of Estonia: 20 November 2003

 

The text of the Protocol in Estonian and English in the electronic Riigi Teataja

 

6) The International Convention for the Prevention of Pollution from Ships, 1973, as modified by the Protocol of 1978 relating thereto (MARPOL 73/78)

 

Entry into force in the Republic of Estonia:

 

Annex I Regulations for the Prevention of Pollution by Oil: 16 March 1992

Amendments to the annex of the protocol of 1978 relating to the international convention for the prevention of pollution from ships, 1973

Annex II Regulations for the Control of Pollution by Noxious Liquid Substances in Bulk: 16 March 1992

Annex III Regulations for the Prevention of Pollution by Harmful Substances Carried by Sea in Packaged Form: 18 November 1992

Annex IV Regulations for the Prevention of Pollution by Sewage from Ships: 27 September 2003. Revised Annex IV: International entry into force, as well as entry into force in the Republic of Estonia: 1 August 2005.

Annex V Regulations for the Prevention of Pollution by Garbage from Ships: 18 November 1992

Annex VI Regulations for Prevention of Air Pollution from Ships: 18 October 2005 (international entry into force: 19 May 2005)

 

7) The International Convention on Load Lines, 1966

Entry into force in the Republic of Estonia: 16 March 1992

 

Protocol of 1988 Relating to the International Convention on Load Lines, 1966 (LL PROT 1988)

Entry into force in the Republic of Estonia: 3 October 2002

 

The text of the Protocol in Estonian and English in the electronic Riigi Teataja

 

8) The International Convention on Tonnage Measurement of Ships, 1969 (Tonnage 1969)

Entry into force in the Republic of Estonia: 16 March 1992

 

9) The Convention on the International Regulations for Preventing Collisions at Sea, 1972 (COLREG 1972), as amended

Entry into force in the Republic of Estonia: 16 December 1991

 

The text of the Convention in Estonian and English in the electronic Riigi Teataja

 

10) The International Convention for Safe Containers, 1972 (CSC 1972), as amended

Entry into force in the Republic of Estonia: 18 August 1993

 

The text of the Convention in Estonian and English in the electronic Riigi Teataja

 

11) The International Convention on Civil Liability for Oil Pollution Damage, 1969 (CLC 1969)

Denounced by a ruling of the Government of the Republic No. 363-k of 21 May 2004

The denunciation took effect on 6 August 2005

 

12) The International Convention on the Establishment of an International Fund for Compensation for Oil Pollution Damage of 1971 (FUND 1971)

Entry into force in the Republic of Estonia: 1 March 1993

Expired: 24 May 2002

 

13) Protocol of 1992 to Amend the International Convention on Civil Liability for Oil Pollution Damage, 1969

Entry into force in the Republic of Estonia: 6 August 2005

 

14) Protocol of 1992 to Amend the International Convention on the Establishment of an International Fund for Compensation for Oil Pollution Damage of 1971

Entry into force in the Republic of Estonia: 6 August 2005

 

Protocol of 2003 to the International Convention on the Establishment of an International Fund for Compensation for Oil Pollution Damage, 1992

Entry into force in the Republic of Estonia: 14 January 2009

 

15) The International Convention on Civil Liability for Bunker Oil Pollution Damage, 2001

Entry into force in the Republic of Estonia: 21 November 2008

 

16) The International Convention on Oil Pollution Preparedness, Response and Co-Operation, 1990

 

The text of the Convention in Estonian and English in the electronic Riigi Teataja

 

Protocol on Preparedness, Response and Co-Operation to Pollution Incidents by Hazardous and Noxious Substances, 2000 (HNS Protocol)

 

The text of the Protocol in Estonian and English in the electronic Riigi Teataja

 

Entry into force in the Republic of Estonia of both the Convention and the Protocol: 16 August 2008

 

17) The International Convention Relating to Intervention on the High Seas in Cases of Oil Pollution Casualties, 1969

 

The text of the Convention in Estonian and English in the electronic Riigi Teataja

 

Protocol relating to Intervention on the High Seas in Cases of Pollution by Substances Other than Oil, 1973, as amended

 

The text of the Protocol in Estonian and English in the electronic Riigi Teataja

 

Entry into force in the Republic of Estonia of both the Convention and the Protocol: 14 August 2008

 

18) The Convention on Standards of Training, Certification and Watch-keeping for Seafarers (STCW 1978), as revised in 1995

Entry into force in the Republic of Estonia: 29 November 1995

 

The text of the Convention in Estonian and English in the electronic Riigi Teataja

 

19) The International Convention on Maritime Search and Rescue (SAR 1979), as amended

Entry into force in the Republic of Estonia: 30 May 2001

 

The text of the Convention in Estonian and English in the electronic Riigi Teataja

 

20) The Convention for the Suppression of Unlawful Acts Against the Safety of Maritime Navigation, 1988 (SUA 1988)

Entry into force in the Republic of Estonia: 16 May 2002

 

Protocol of 2005 to the Convention for the Suppression of Unlawful Acts Against the Safety of Maritime Navigation (the text of the Protocol in the electronic Riigi Teataja)

 

Protocol of 2005 to the Protocol for the Suppression of Unlawful Acts Against the Safety of Fixed Platforms Located on the Continental Shelf (the text of the Protocol in Estonian and English in the electronic Riigi Teataja)

 

Entry into force in the Republic of Estonia of both Protocols: 28 July 2010

 

21) The Convention on Facilitation of International Maritime Traffic, 1965 (FAL 1965), as amended

Entry into force in the Republic of Estonia: 21 May 2002

 

22) The International Convention on Salvage, 1989 (SALVAGE 1989)

Entry into force in the Republic of Estonia: 31 July 2002

 

The text of the Convention in Estonian and English in the electronic Riigi Teataja

 

23) Athens Convention relating to the Carriage of Passengers and their Luggage by Sea, 1974 (PAL 1974), and the Protocol of 1976 relating thereto (PAL PROT 1976)

Entry into force in the Republic of Estonia: 6 January 2003

 

The text of the Convention in Estonian and English in the electronic Riigi Teataja

The text of the Protocol in Estonian and English in the electronic Riigi Teataja

 

24) The Convention on Limitation of Liability for Maritime Claims, 1976 (LLMC 1976)

Entry into force in the Republic of Estonia: 1 February 2003

 

The text of the Convention in Estonian and English in the electronic Riigi Teataja

 

Protocol of 1996 to amend the Convention on Limitation of Liability for Maritime Claims, 1976

Entry into force in the Republic of Estonia: 14 June 2011

 

25) International Convention on the Control of Harmful Anti-fouling Systems on Ships (AFS 2001)

 

The text of the Convention in Estonian and English in the electronic Riigi Teataja

 

Regional Agreements

 

26) Agreement Concerning Specific Stability Requirements for Ro-Ro Passenger Ships Undertaking Regular Scheduled International Voyages between or to or from Ports in North West Europe and the Baltic Sea

Entry into force in the Republic of Estonia: 11 January 2006

 

The text of the Agreement in Estonian and English in the electronic Riigi Teataja

 

27) Convention on the Protection of the Marine Environment of the Baltic Sea Area

Entry into force in the Republic of Estonia: 22 January 1992

 

The text of the Convention in Estonian and English in the electronic Riigi Teataja

 

ILO Conventions

 

28) Merchant Shipping (Minimum Standards) Convention, 1976

Protocol of 1996 to the Merchant Shipping (Minimum Standards) Convention, 1976

 

The text of the Convention in Estonian and English in the electronic Riigi Teataja

The text of the Protocol in Estonian and English in the electronic Riigi Teataja

 

Entry into Force in the Republic of Estonia of both the Convention and the Protocol: 1 December 2005