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  1. Estonia - Seafarers - Law, Act

    Act of 11 June 2014 on Employment of Seafarers. - Legislation On-Line

    Adoption: 2014-06-11 | Date of entry into force: 2014-07-01 | EST-2014-L-102022

    Establishes, inter alia, the scope of the application of the act, the concepts of seafarers employment contract, crew members, ship owners, peculiarities of entry into seafarers employment contract (Chapter II), the rights and obligations of crew members, ship-owners and masters of ships (Chapter III), including specification of working and resting time, holidays, repatriation of crew members, Compliance of Working and Living Conditions of Crew Members with Requirements. Further, defines the expiry of seafarers employment contract (Chapter IV), also the extension and cancellation thereof, crew members, employment placement (Chapter V), also deals with the state supervision, liability.
    The act is adopted pursuant, inter alia, to Council Directive 92/29/EEC on the minimum safety and health requirements for improved medical treatment on board vessels (OJ L 113, 30.04.1992, pp. 19-36); Council Directive 1999/63/EC concerning the Agreement on the organization of working time of seafarers concluded by the European Community Ship-owners Association (ECSA) and the Federation of Transport Workers' Unions in the European Union (FST) (OJ L 167, 02.07.1999, pp. 33-37).

  2. Estonia - Seafarers - Regulation, Decree, Ordinance

    Regulations RTL 2004, 13, 184 on the Requirements for the accommodation of a crew member on board. (Vabariigi Valitsuse 21. 01 2004. a määruses nr 13, 184 "Nõuded laevapere liikme laeval majutamise tingimustele") - Legislation on-line

    Adoption: 2004-01-21 | EST-2004-R-107973

  3. Estonia - Seafarers - Regulation, Decree, Ordinance

    Regulations No. 128 of the Minister of Social Affairs of 23 October 2002 on Requirements for Organisation of Medical Care on Ships and List of Medical Equipment Required on Ships Registered in Estonia. - English translation

    Adoption: 2002-10-23 | Date of entry into force: 2003-01-01 | EST-2002-R-63189

    Provides for organisation of medical care on ships (medical journal, medical equipment, storage and inspection of medical equipment). Available in English.

  4. Estonia - Seafarers - Law, Act

    Merchant Shipping Act of 5 June 2002 (consolidation). - English translation (as amended up to December 2002)

    Adoption: 2002-06-05 | Date of entry into force: 2002-10-01 | EST-2002-L-66394

    Repeals sections 1, 2, 10 to 14, 17 to 31 and 64 and Chapters VII to XX, XXII and XXIII of the Merchant Marine Code of 1991.

  5. Estonia - Seafarers - Law, Act

    Maritime Safety Law (RT I 2002, 1, 1). (Meresõiduohutuse seadus) - Legislation on-line Legislation on-line

    Adoption: 2001-12-12 | Date of entry into force: 2003-01-01 | EST-2001-L-66395

    Inter alia, Chapter 5 provides for professional training of seafarers and requirements for manning of ships.

  6. Estonia - Seafarers - Law, Act

    Seafarers Act of 8 February 2001 (consolidation). - English translation (as amended up to March 2004)

    Adoption: 2001-02-08 | Date of entry into force: 2001-04-01 | EST-2001-L-60511

    Provides the specifications relating to employment relationships of persons working on ships entered in the Estonian ship register or the register of bareboat chartered ships. Contains provisions on crew members, seafarer's contract of employment, rights, duties and liability of crew members and of shipowners and masters, holidays, working time, disciplinary penalties, and termination of employment.

  7. Estonia - Seafarers - Law, Act

    Maritime Service Law (MTS) (RT I 2001, 21, 114). (Mereteenistuse seadus (lühend - MTS)) - Legislation On-line Legislation on-line

    Adoption: 2001-02-08 | Date of entry into force: 2001-04-01 | EST-2001-L-94834

    Chapter I: General Provisions
    Chapter II: Employment Contract of the Seafarer
    Chapter III: Rights, Duties and Liability of the Crew Member
    Chapter IV: Duties and Liability of Ship-owner and Captain
    Chapter V: Peculiarities Related to Vacation Leaves
    Chapter VI: Peculiarities Related to Working Time
    Chapter VII: Peculiarities Related to Disciplinary Fines
    Chapter VIII: Peculiarities Related to the Termination of Seafarer's Employment Contract
    Chapter IX: State Supervision
    Chapter X: Applicable Provisions

  8. Estonia - Seafarers - Law, Act

    Ports Act of 22 October 1997 (consolidation). - English translation (as amended up to April 2004)

    Adoption: 1997-10-22 | EST-1997-L-61151

    Regulates obligations of port authorities in fulfilment of safety requirements and procedures relating to state supervision of ports. Individual sections deal with definition of "port", "port area", and "water area of port"; port authority; harbour master; merchant shipping port; military port; port rules; opening of ports for shipping traffic; port certificate; ensurance of safe shipping traffic and order in port; rights of state supervisory authorities; state supervision over handling of dangerous goods in ports; port register; and public customs warehouses, customs terminals and free zones in ports.

  9. Estonia - Seafarers - Law, Act

    Act of 23 October 1996 to amend the Merchant Shipping Code (Text No. 1380).

    Adoption: 1996-10-23 | EST-1996-L-49430

  10. Estonia - Seafarers - Law, Act

    Act of 31 May 1995 to amend legal acts regulating the Merchant Marine (Text No. 882).

    Adoption: 1995-05-31 | EST-1995-L-49428

  11. Estonia - Seafarers - Regulation, Decree, Ordinance

    Regulations of Seafaring Certificates of Competency and Professional Certificates.

    Adoption: 1993-12-09 | Date of entry into force: 1994-01-01 | EST-1993-R-38938

    Sets up new conditions to grant degrees and certificates to seafarers. Available in English.

  12. Estonia - Seafarers - Law, Act

    Act of 21 September 1993 to amend the Merchant Shipping Code and the decree on its entry into force (Text No. 923).

    Adoption: 1993-09-21 | EST-1993-L-49429

  13. Estonia - Seafarers - Law, Act

    Merchant Shipping Code of 9 December 1991 (Text No. 577). - English translation (as amended up to 2004)

    Adoption: 1991-12-09 | EST-1991-L-49427


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