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General Information

6 March 2008 A+AA-

The status of Executive Agency "Maritime administration" is regulated by the Merchant Shipping Code - article 360, (1). The activity, structure, work organization and staff is specified in an Ordinance adopted by the Council of Ministers.

The Agency shall execute the following functions:

  • perform functions related to the safety of shipping in the sea spaces and inland waterways of the Republic of Bulgaria;
  • ensure the actual liaison between the government and ships flying the Bulgarian flag;
  • exercise control on the observation of shipping safety requirements by Bulgarian and foreign ships;
  • prepare and issue certificates of competency to seafarers;
  • perform functions related to the living and working conditions onboard ships;
  • exercise control on traffic in canals, ports of the Republic of Bulgaria and other duly defined regions;
  • perform search and rescue of people, vessels and aircraft in distress;
  • exercise control on protection of the marine environment and the Danube river from pollution from ships;
  • regulate the movement and maneuvering of vessels in harbors;
  • control and supervise the navigational conditions ensuring shipping safety;
  • coordinate the activity of the agency, on realization of control for execution of the measures of regulation the fleet capacity;
  • ensure the function of intermediate unit for Sectoral operative program "Transport-2007-20013, and realize the functions, determined from the governing authority on the program;
  • execute and coordinate the functions of the agency, related to the organizational and technical assistance of the activity of fund "Inland Waterways" ( in force from the date of joining of Republic of Bulgaria to the European Union)

Bulgarian Ports Infrastructure Company


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