RRG Country: Estonia

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  • Estonia – Safety Equipment

    Maritime Safety Act regulates the requirements for the safety equipment on board:  https://www.riigiteataja.ee/en/eli/ee/517062021002/consolide/current

  • Estonia – Regulations for charter boats

    Watercraft with an overall length of 2.5 to 24 metres that are used for organising recreational voyages for a fee or that are hired for recreational voyages, who does not carry over 12 passengers is defined as usual “recreational craft” no specific requirements apply. For water craft carrying over 12 passengers for fee, the same requirements apply as for “passenger ships” Maritime Safety Act: https://www.riigiteataja.ee/en/eli/ee/517062021002/consolide/current

  • Estonia – Registration

    Recreational craft (watercraft with an overall length of 2.5 to 24 metres) and ships (watercraft watercraft with an overall lenght 2.5 to 12 meters used for economic activities, performing state administrative duties or vocational training) shall be registered in the traffic register or ship register. Recreational craft over 24 meters and ships over 12 meters used for economic activities etc shall be registered in the ship register.Personal watercraft shall be registered in the traffic register in order to navigate at sea and on inland waters.https://www.riigiteataja.ee/en/eli/ee/517062021002/consolide/current

  • Estonia – Product Liability

    Consumer Protection and Technical Regulatory Authority https://www.ttja.ee/en

  • Estonia – Operating Limits

    Speed restrictions as well as any local applicable area restrictions (including restrictions on waste water discharge  and fuel supply in environmentally sensitive areas)On lakes under 100ha and rivers narrower than 10m fuel engines are allowed only for governmental survey, resque or surveillance purposes https://www.riigiteataja.ee/akt/104072019005?dbNotReadOnly=true Prevention of Discharge of Pollutants from Ships into Sea and Requirements for Ballast Water are regulated by Water Act: https://www.riigiteataja.ee/en/eli/ee/527122019007/consolide/currentWhat type of craft or engines are impacted by these restrictions? (For example PWC or above a certain HP for an outboard engine)Restrictions are same for all watercraft, but could affect sailing and motor boats differently (e.g. 15 knots speed limit)

  • Estonia – Marinas and Harbours

    Agency or agencies handling licencing of concessionsIn order to register a new port, the port authority or its representative needs to log in to the Marina Register https://www.sadamaregister.ee/ , enter the required information about the port to be registered, and submit an application for making a register entry. Applicable VAT for guest chargesVAT 20%Agency which handles dredgingEnvironmental Board is granting of environmental permit for special use of water: https://keskkonnaamet.ee/en/environmental-use-charges/water Water permits can be applied here: https://kotkas.envir.ee/Technical standards for the construction of marinasconstruction in waterways is regulated by Maritime Safety Act https://www.riigiteataja.ee/en/eli/ee/518062015003/consolide/current General construction standards regulated by Building Code https://www.riigiteataja.ee/en/compare_original/511082015002 and Planning Act https://www.riigiteataja.ee/en/eli/ee/527062016001/consolide/currentEnvironmental impact  assessments neededActivities with significant environmental impact require environmental impact assessment, regulated by Environmental Impact Assessment and Environmental Management System Act https://www.riigiteataja.ee/en/eli/ee/520012015014/consolide/current

  • Estonia – Environment

    Emissions (exhaust, evaporative and noise)EU regulations applyWaste Water Treatment, Waste Water Discharge and PollutantsPrevention of Discharge of Pollutants from Ships into Sea and Requirements for Ballast Water are regulated by Water Act: https://www.riigiteataja.ee/en/eli/ee/527122019007/consolide/currentAbandoned or EOL BoatsEOL Boats https://www.envir.ee/en/end-life-vehicles-elvSediment-DredgingDredging is regulated by Water Act: https://www.riigiteataja.ee/en/eli/ee/527122019007/consolide/currentEnergy TransitionPackagingregulated by Packaging Act: https://www.riigiteataja.ee/en/eli/ee/513052021001/consolide/currentWaste managementEnvironmental protection requirements upon provision of port services are regulated by Ports Act https://www.riigiteataja.ee/en/eli/ee/513042015010/consolide/current General waste managemnt is regulated by Waste Act: https://www.riigiteataja.ee/en/eli/ee/520012015021/consolide/current

  • Estonia – Boat Licensing and Skippers Certificates

    Skippers Certificates issued by Transport Administration: https://www.mnt.ee/eng/driver/driving-licence/certificate-skipper-recrea…Recreational Watercraft (PWC and recreational craft between 2,4 and 24 m) registered by Transport Administration: https://www.mnt.ee/eng/registration-watercraft-and-amending-register-dataRecreational Watercraft (recreational craft and personal watercraft) must pass a pre-registration inspection test at the Road Administration or Maritime Administration before they can be registered. Pre-registration inspection tests of watercrafts that are new and being registered for the first time may also be carried out by an official importer or producer of the watercraft who has concluded a relevant contract with the Transport Administration.Ships (workboats and passenger ships, incl charter yachts over 12m; recreational boats over 24m) registered by Maritime Administration under Law of Ship Flag and Ship Registers Act: https://www.riigiteataja.ee/en/eli/ee/520042020002/consolide/current

  • Estonia – Construction Standards and Certification

    Estonia, as an EU state applies Directive 2013/53/EU on recreational craft and personal watercraft

  • Estonia – Zero Emission Zones

    Is the driving factor for these zones either limiting noise, emissions (local air pollution) or have they historically been in place for a number of years?On lakes under 100ha and rivers narrower than 10m fuel engines are allowed only for governmental survey, resque or surveillance purposes https://www.riigiteataja.ee/akt/104072019005?dbNotReadOnly=trueAre there any incentives in place to encourage zero emissions and what type of technology is most prevalent?No major incentives introduced by the state