Organization

The basic activity of the Maritime Safety Department is to ensure conditions for, and actual performance of, tasks stemming from the international obligations that the State has agreed to by signing conventions, agreements and protocols, related to the safety and security of navigation in the area of responsibility of the Contracting Government.

This activity is based on construction, erection and maintenance of marine signaling on the navigable waterways; organization of the radio service on VHF and MF frequencies, in accordance with the ITU rules and provisions of the SOLAS Convention; technical surveys of navigable and floating vessels in order to establish their seaworthiness; monitoring and implementation of international and national regulations closely related to the activities of the Department and, when the conditions become favorable (complete technical equipment provided), providing assistance to persons in distress at sea.

Organizational units through which the Department performs the activities connected with its area of responsibility:

1. Technical Inspectorate for Navigable Vessels Division

2. Division for the Prevention of Pollution from Navigable Vessels

3. Marine Telecommunications Division

4. Maritime Search and Rescue Division

5. Aids to Navigation Division

6. Register of Yachts Division

7. Administration, Finance and Technical Maintenance Division

7.1 Technical Maintenance Sector

1. Technical Inspectorate for Navigable Vessels Division performs activities connected with establishing seaworthiness of ships and other navigable vessels which include: technical survey, issuing of ship’s documents, books and certificates, adopting technical rules and calculating the tonnage of ships; performing technical expertise upon accidents at sea, implementation of International and European conventions, protocols and agreements, as well as collaboration with authorized international organizations and recognized bodies of other countries in the area of established responsibility.

2. Division for the Prevention of Pollution from Navigable Vessels performs activities connected with the prevention of pollution from navigable vessels (combating, minimizing and eliminating consequences of pollution) in accordance with the Plan for Emergency Response in Case of Marine Pollution from Ships, and implementation of International and European conventions, protocols and agreements, as well as collaboration with authorized international organizations and recognized bodies of other countries in the area of established responsibility.

3. Marine Telecommunications Division performs activities connected with safety of navigation and life at sea, collection of hydrographic, oceanographic and meteorological data and their transmission via radio, transmission of Notices to Mariners regarding conditions on navigable waterways and implementation of International and European conventions, protocols and agreements, as well as collaboration with authorized international organizations and recognized bodies of other countries in the area of established responsibility.

4. Maritime Search and Rescue Division performs activities connected with organization of search and rescue of people and property at sea, and implementation of International and European conventions, protocols and agreements, as well as collaboration with authorized international organizations and recognized bodies of other countries in the area of established responsibility.

5. Aids to Navigation Division performs activities connected with: regulation and maintenance of navigable waterways, maintenance of marine signaling objects and provision of their proper functioning, collaboration in preparation of nautical charts and publications; preparation and submission of data for Notices to Mariners regarding marine signalization, and implementation of International and European conventions, protocols and agreements, as well as collaboration with authorized international organizations and recognized bodies of other countries in the area of established responsibility.

6. Register of Yachts Division performs activities connected with procedures of registration in and renewal and deletion of yachts from the Register of Yachts.

7. Administration, Finances and Technical Maintenance Division performs activities connected with: drafting of general act of the Department; preparation and consolidation of programs, work programs and reports on the Department’s activities; preparation of single acts on exercising employment rights of its employees, preparation of acts for calculation of salaries, remunerations and other income of its employees, keeping of personal files and other organizational, legal and material and financial affairs, and especially preparation and realization of financial means estimate and drafting of financial plans; keeping of account books, drafting of periodical and annual balance sheets and their submission to the State Treasury, treasury activities, bookkeeping activities; endorsement of accuracy and validity of payment with state funds, accuracy and validity of collection of state money in accordance with special authorization; public procurement, office and auxiliary activities, technical maintenance and other activities in accordance with regulations.

7.1 Technical Maintenance Sector performs activities connected with preventive and corrective maintenance of complete infrastructure and technical system of the Department (equipment and objects for marine signalization, electro-machinery equipment, vehicles and engine-driven devices, floating objects and buildings); drafting of periodical plans and programs for preventive and corrective maintenance; updating technical documentation of equipment, inspection of causes of technical systems failures and control of their operation; provision of services to third parties in the area of its responsibility and performance of periodical routing of nominal parameters of technical systems and drafting of respective reports; implementation of directions and regulations on protection at work and maintenance of equipment for the protection at work.

The seat of the Maritime Safety Department is in Bar, Marsala Tita 7.

Technical Inspectorate department for seagoing and floating vessels, as part of the Technical Inspectorate Office, is situated in Tivat, Obala Marsala Tita 1.



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