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  1. Georgia - Seafarers - Law, Act

    Law No. 5595 of 23 December 2011 on Education and Certification of Seafarers. - Legislation On-line in Georgian

    Adoption: 2011-12-23 | Date of entry into force: 2011-12-23 | Date of gradual entry into force: 2012-02-01 | GEO-2011-L-90401

    Regulates, inter alia, the question of vocational training, education, certification of seafarers in Georgia.

    Repeals the previous Law on the Certification of Seafarers of September 26, 2000 (Official Gazette, No. 36, 2000).

  2. Georgia - Seafarers - Regulation, Decree, Ordinance

    Decree No. 51 of December 12 2003 validating the "Rules of Keeping State Register and State Books of Vessels of Georgia and Maritime Mortgage Recording", "Maritime Disciplinary Regulations", and "Regulations on Security Systems of Ports, Vessels and other Objects of Sea Transport of Georgia".

    Adoption: 2003-12-12 | GEO-2003-R-96133

  3. Georgia - Seafarers - Law, Act

    Law on the Maritime Zone of Georgia (No. 1761-bc of 24 December 1998). - Legislation on-line Legislation on-line

    Adoption: 1998-12-24 | GEO-1998-L-90470

    The present Law establishes legal status of internal sea, territorial sea, contiguous zone, EEZ and continental shelf of Georgia in the Black sea in accordance with universally recognized principles and norms on international law. The document consists of XI Chapters that contain 70 Articles. Chapter I (arts. 1-7) lays down general provisions. Chapter II (arts. 8-14) regards internal sea. Chapter III (arts. 15-27) regards territorial sea. Chapter IV (arts. 28 and 29) regards contiguous zone. Chapter V (arts. 30-37) regards EEZ. Chapter VI (arts. 38-43) regards continental shelf. Chapter VII (arts. 44 and 45) establishes the right of inland states to free transit through the territory of Georgia for the purpose of the use of sea and access to the sea. Chapter VIII (arts. 46-54) regards marine research in the maritime zone of Georgia. Chapter IX (arts. 55-64) regards protection of marine environment in the maritime zone of Georgia. Chapter X (arts. 65-68) regards pursue and arrest of foreign vessels. Chapter XI (Arts. 69-79) lays down final provisions.

  4. Georgia - Seafarers - Law, Act

    Maritime Code (No. 715-Ic of 15 May 1997). - Legislation on-line Legislation on-line

    Adoption: 1997-05-15 | Date of entry into force: 1997-07-01 | GEO-1997-L-90471

    The Maritime Code regulates the relations connected with navigation. The term "navigation" means utilization of vessels for transportation of passengers, cargo, post, fishing vessels and other marine industries, prospecting and extraction of minerals, towing and life-saving operations and other economic, scientific and cultural purposes. This Code governs marine, fluvial and lake navigation, and navigation in other waterways. The following vessels shall be authorized to fly Georgian national flag: (a) vessels pertaining to the state property of Georgia; (b) vessels pertaining to the property of Georgian legal or natural persons; (c) vessels owned by foreign ship owners that have representative in Georgia with full plenary powers; and (d) vessel hired in accordance with bareboard charter contract. Vessels shall be registered at the State registrar of shipping. Seaports shall have harbour administration subordinated to the Marine administration of Georgia. Owner of vessel shall be responsible for dumping at sea and marine pollution from ship. The Code establishes that fishing vessel is a ship used for fisheries, hunting and harvest of marine biological diversity. Integral part of fishing vessel is fishing gear which damage by another vessel shall be considered accident (art. 13). In conformity with the present Code vessel shall be considered any vessel, including fishing vessel registered in the seaports of Georgia (art. 15). Fishing vessel must have international safety certificate. This provision does not apply to the following vessels: 1) fish processing vessels; 2) scientific research vessels; 3) transportation of fish (art. 39). Master of seaport shall exercise the functions regarding supervision over safe navigation and observance of international conventions, laws and regulations of Georgia by fishing vessels irrespectively of the flag they are flying (art. 80).


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