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Instructions for application for the certificate of insurance or any other financial security in respect of liability for bunker oil pollution damage

The certificate of insurance or any other financial security in respect of liability for bunker oil pollution damage (hereinafter Certificate) shall be issued on the basis of Regulation No. 69 of the Minister of Economic Affairs and Communications of 25 July 2008 enacted pursuant to the Accession to the International Convention On Civil Liability For Bunker Oil Pollution Damage 2001 (hereinafter Bunker Oil Convention) Act.

An application for the Certificate shall be submitted to the Estonian Maritime Administration (ljo@vta.ee), 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 (e.g. bank guarantee, Blue Card),

8) upon application for a Certificate for a ship flying the flag of a State which is not a Party to the Bunker Oil Convention, a tonnage certificate is required, as well as ETA notification.

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 necessary details shall be forwarded by e-mail together with the notification of the acceptance of the application.

The Certificate shall be delivered against a signature at the Estonian Maritime Administration at the address

Lume 9 Tallinn 10416

Phone +372 620 5700

Fax +372 620 5706

E-mail: ljo@vta.ee