Maritime Transport

Services, provided by the LEPL Maritime Transport Agency of the Ministry of Economy and Sustainable Development of Georgia


I. Ships’ registration 

1. Ships’ registration under the flag of Georgia

Description: Mentioned service offers the registration of ships, yachts, ships under construction, barebout-chartered ships for domestic and international navigation within the Georgian Registry of Ships, including all related services (mortgage, etc.)

Applications forms can be obtained on the following link: http://www.mta.gov.ge/index.php?m=71&parent_id=56 

Service and fees: All services are to be paid for.
http://www.mta.gov.ge/index.php?m=72&parent_id=56 

The general information about the fees is available  on the following link:
http://www.mta.gov.ge/index.php?m=72&parent_id=56

The necessary information to receive service:
If you would like to to have more detailed information about registration, you should send a demand to the following address: FSI@mta.gov.ge 
Please, indicate the ship age, category of ship and tonnage. Or see the link:
http://www.mta.gov.ge/index.php?m=63&parent_id=56  


II. Recognition
Maritime Transport Agency, as the regulative body of Maritime sector of Georgia performs the recognition of Maritime Training Centers, Maritime Medical Centers, Authorized Medical Practitioners and Crewing companies.

1. The recognition of maritime-training centers and maritime-trainings courses 

Description: The recognition of maritime-training centers and maritime-training courses.
fee: Allservice is to be paid for. See tariffs on the following link:
http://www.mta.gov.ge/uploads/docum/Legal/ministri/03.pdf

The necessary documentation to receive the service:
Please, see the list on the following link:
http://www.mta.gov.ge/index.php?m=124&parent_id=82


2. Selection the medical Centers 

Description: Selection of seafarers medical centers. The selection of authorized medical centers for medical certification of seafarers is conducted via  primary audit and annual monitoring. 

Fee: Service fee applies. See link below:
http://www.mta.gov.ge/uploads/docum/Legal/ministri/03.pdf

The documentation, necessary to receive the service: Application and documents to be submitted,. See the link: http://www.mta.gov.ge/uploads/docum/QMS/319.pdf

On the Website: http://www.mta.gov.ge/index.php?m=100&parent_id=9
 

3. Selection of authorized medical practitioners
Description:  Selection of authorized medical personnel for seafarers . The selection of authorized medical practitioners for seafarers  is carried out via testing. 

fee: Service fee applies. See the link below:
http://www.mta.gov.ge/uploads/docum/Legal/ministri/03.pdf  

The documentation, necessary to receive the service: Application and representation the documents, indicated there. See link: http://www.mta.gov.ge/uploads/docum/QMS/318.pdf

On the Website: http://www.mta.gov.ge/index.php?m=100&parent_id=99


4. The recognition of Crewing Companies 

Description: The recognition of Crewing Companies is carried out via checking the primary documentation and via annual monitoring. 
fee: Primary acknowledgment is free of charges. Annual monitoring is valuable. 

See the link: http://www.mta.gov.ge/uploads/docum/Legal/ministri/03.pdf  

The documentation, necessary to receive the service: Application and representation the documents, indicated there. See the following link:
http://www.mta.gov.ge/uploads/docum/QMS/Crewing%20companies.pdf
On the Website: http://www.mta.gov.ge/index.php?m=101&parent_id=99 


III. Certificate Verification

1. Certification of Seafarers  

Description: Mentioned service consists:
•    Issuing the Certificate of Competence for management’s and Support level, which gives the holder the right to be employed on the ship on various positions, according to their certificates. 
•    Issuing the certificates of proficiency  for conventional/non-conventional tranning, confirming the competence. 
•    Issuing the qualification’s conventional/non-conventional certificate, confirming the completion of training.
•    Issuing the Seamen’s’ book - confirming document of identification for seafarers, which gives the seafarers the right to board and move freely in other states and ports located therein. 
•    Certification of seafarers and fishermen

See the link: http://www.mta.gov.ge/index.php?m=31&parent_id=5 

fee: Service fee applies. Tariffs are available on the following link: http://www.mta.gov.ge/uploads/docum/Legal/ministri/03.pdf 
The necessary documentation to receive the service: See the list on the following link:
http://www.mta.gov.ge/index.php?m=22&parent_id=5 


2. Certification  of marine pilots/termination of  marine pilots’ certificates. 

Description: The certificate of a marine pilot confirms its holder’s  right to conduct a service of maritime pilotage in a specific Georgian harbor and in its area. 
fee: variable. Link: http://www.mta.gov.ge/uploads/docum/Legal/ministri/03.pdf 


The necessary documentation to receive the right to conduct maritime pilotage service: The provisions of Georgia’s government  technical regulation N327 (9 December, 2013) on`The rule of marinepilots’ service and certification of marinepilots` determines the necessary documentation. See the following link: http://www.mta.gov.ge/uploads/docum/Legal/dadgenileba/d3.pdf
Website:  http://www.mta.gov.ge/index.php?m=122&parent_id=82 


IV. Ports

1. Registration the ship’s entrance-departure in Georgia’s harbors 

Description: Issuing permission for entrance-departure of ships in Georgia’s maritime harbours. 
fee:variable; see the following link:
http://www.mta.gov.ge/uploads/docum/Legal/ministri/03.pdf 
necessary documentation to receive the service: Documents of the  of the ship’s entrance-departure in Georgia’s harbors and receipt of service payment. 

1. Approval of Port of Security Plans 
Description:  Inspecting Port Security Plans of harburs, relevant evaluation of plans and issuing  ISPS compliancecertificate for 5 years. 
fee:; 5000 GEL. Available on the following link:
http://www.mta.gov.ge/uploads/docum/Legal/ministri/03.pdf
The necessary documentation to receive the service: The security plan of of harbor.  Available on the link: http://www.mta.gov.ge/index.php?m=55&parent_id=53


V. Participation in the system of search and rescue  

1. The fee for participation in search and rescue system 

Description: The organization and coordination of search and rescue operations in the SAR (searche and rescue) areas  under Georgia’s responsibility in the case of receiving a maritime incident notification and in order to respond and liquidate emergency oil spill with the special equipmentpossessed by it, 24-hours duty in radio airwave of GMDSS’ system’s A1 and A2 maritime areaswith special radio connections. 

fee: Valuable: See the link: http://www.mta.gov.ge/uploads/docum/Legal/ministri/03.pdf

The necessary documentation to receive the service: Documentation about ships entrance-departure in Georgia’s harbors. See the link:
http://www.mta.gov.ge/index.php?m=135

Website: http://www.mta.gov.ge/index.php?m=135


Contact information:
LEPL Maritime Transport Agency of the Ministry of Economy and Sustainable Development of Georgia
Address: Batumi, E. Ninoshvili Street N23, Georgia, 6000
Tel.: +995 (422) 274925 / 26
Hotline for juridical consultation for sailors: +995 (577) 221623
Hotline for ship’s registration: +995 (577) 221622
E-Mail: info@mta.gov.ge
Website: www.mta.gov.ge



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