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1 Maritime Administration of Latvia Hydrographic Service Latvijas Jūras administrācija Maritime Administration of Latvia Latvian Hydrographic Service Mr.Jānis Krastiņš MACHC Seminar Acapulco 2006

2 Maritime Administration of Latvia Hydrographic Service Latvijas Jūras administrācija Content Latvia –country at the Baltic Sea Re-establishment of LHS Changes in Maritime policies Maritime Administration of Latvia Latvian Hydrographic Service Divisions of HS – duties and products International cooperation Strengths of present structure Weaknesses of present Status

3 Maritime Administration of Latvia Hydrographic Service Latvijas Jūras administrācija Latvia – country at the Baltic Sea

4 Maritime Administration of Latvia Hydrographic Service Latvijas Jūras administrācija Latvia – country at the Baltic Sea Territory of the country km 2 Population (2005) Coastline – aproxim. 500 km Number of ports: –3 major ports –7 small ports Cargo turnover in 2005 – tons

5 Maritime Administration of Latvia Hydrographic Service Latvijas Jūras administrācija Re-establishment of Latvian hydrographic Service Re-established in 1992 – Act of the Minister of Maritime Affairs of the Republic of Latvia –To establish Latvian HS by taking over responsibilities from Military HO of Russian Federation –To appoint the Hydrographer –To approve Statutes of LHS –To approve Staff-roll –Financial provision

6 Maritime Administration of Latvia Hydrographic Service Latvijas Jūras administrācija LHS in 1992 Number of employees – 300 Departments –Main office –Three regional offices Number of Aids to Navigation – 177 Heritage from Soviet Navy –Charts, survey plans –Aids to Navigation First Hydrographic Surveys in 1993 Finances from the State Budget Changes of Maritime policy in 1994

7 Maritime Administration of Latvia Hydrographic Service Latvijas Jūras administrācija Changes in Maritime policies 1994 Maritime Administration of Latvia created Several separate organisations joined –Hydrographic Service –Ships Register –Seamen Register –Maritime Safety Department –Administrative Department Ministry of Maritime Affairs incorporated into the Ministry of Transport

8 Maritime Administration of Latvia Hydrographic Service Latvijas Jūras administrācija Legal issues - Maritime Code covering responsibilities of Maritime Administration of Latvia Finances – Lighthouses’ Dues, Canal and pilot Dues Changes in Maritime policies

9 Maritime Administration of Latvia Hydrographic Service Latvijas Jūras administrācija Reorganisation of Maritime Administration of Latvia (MAL) in 2000 Status of MAL – State owned Stock Company Legal issues: –Law on Maritime Administration and Safety –Maritime Code –Regulations of the Cabinet of Ministers –Regulations of the Ministry of the Transport Maritime Administration of Latvia

10 Hydrographic Service Latvijas Jūras administrācija Maritime Administration of Latvia Ministry of Transport (plenum) MAL Council MAL Board Director Administrative Staff Registry of Seamen Hydrographic Service Maritime Safety Department Latvian Ship Register Ships and Port Security Maritime Accidents Investigation State Shareholder Aprox. 120 employees

11 Maritime Administration of Latvia Hydrographic Service Latvijas Jūras administrācija Maritime Administration of Latvia Present financial model –Navigational due paid by each vessel calling Latvian ports aprox.60% of the annual budget –Products and Services provided by MAL aprox.40%of annual budget –Annual budget aprox.3.0 milj. EUR Finances from the State Budget for the projects of State’s responsibility – GMDSS, AIS etc.

12 Maritime Administration of Latvia Hydrographic Service Latvijas Jūras administrācija Latvian Hydrographic Service Main responsibilities according to the Law on Maritime Safety and Administration: –Hydrographic surveying in accordance with standards and recommendations of IHO, including control of hydrographic surveying in the country –Preparation, publication and distribution of navigational publications, corrections and keeping up-to-date –Aids to Navigation – control on compliance with the IALA-AISM recommendations, acceptance of new projects –MSI, publication of Navigational warnings, Notices to Mariners and acting as an National Coordinator

13 Maritime Administration of Latvia Hydrographic Service Latvijas Jūras administrācija Latvian Hydrographic Service Some other main issues covered by the Law on Maritime Safety and Administration: –Only official hydrographic surveys are those performed by the LHS –Navigational publications – The Pilot, the List of the lights, The Chart Catalogue, Charts, Notices to Mariners, Symbols and Abbreviations – assigned as “OFFICIAL” publications –The use of Official ENC without carriage of paper charts (fulfilling certain conditions) –Reporting on any damaged or improper Aids to Navigation in use and any other MSI

14 Maritime Administration of Latvia Hydrographic Service Latvijas Jūras administrācija Present structure of LHS Head of Hydrographic Service Hydrographic Surveying Division Survey vessel “Kristiāns Dāls” 4 persons CartographyAids to Navigation 24 employees + 3 vacancies 3 persons6 persons8 persons

15 Maritime Administration of Latvia Hydrographic Service Latvijas Jūras administrācija Finances of LHS Annual budget aprox EUR Budget may differ from year to year depending on investments into development, projects and plans Income from Products and Services ~ 12 % –1/3 hydrographic surveys –2/3 revenues from sales of Cartographic data

16 Maritime Administration of Latvia Hydrographic Service Latvijas Jūras administrācija Personnel of LHS First employees from HO of Soviet Union Personnel attracted from land surveying and mapping and from maritime business Cooperation with Latvian Maritime Academy – two groups Courses in IMA Trieste, Italy In-house training of personnel Several seminars and training courses at regional and European level International cooperation in technical working groups

17 Maritime Administration of Latvia Hydrographic Service Latvijas Jūras administrācija Hydrographic Surveying Division Hydrographic surveys: Single beam echo sounders Multibeam echo sounder Side scan sonar Magnetometric Changes of coastline Survey crafts: Hydrographic vessel “Kristiāns dāls” Survey launch Small survey catamarans

18 Maritime Administration of Latvia Hydrographic Service Latvijas Jūras administrācija Hydrographic vessel “Kristiāns Dāls” Length19.80 m Width6.70 m draught1.30 m Speed1.5 – 11 kts Number of engines 2 Number of propellers 2 Total engine power 324kW (440Hp) Max. crew6 men

19 Maritime Administration of Latvia Hydrographic Service Latvijas Jūras administrācija Cartography Both paper and electronic navigational charts in accordance with IHO standards First chart (Port of Liepaja 3502) Full ENC coverage of Latvian waters (including EEZ) since 2003 Fully introduced chart production scheme ENC - Paper Charts

20 Maritime Administration of Latvia Hydrographic Service Latvijas Jūras administrācija Paper chart coverage

21 Maritime Administration of Latvia Hydrographic Service Latvijas Jūras administrācija ENCs coverage

22 Maritime Administration of Latvia Hydrographic Service Latvijas Jūras administrācija Cartography Other publications: Pilot of Baltic Sea Latvian Coast (Sailing directions) List of Aids to Navigation (List of Lights) Chart Catalogue Notices to Mariners (Monthly) Set of Latvian Charts for Yachts Symbols and Abbreviations on Latvian Navigational Charts any other publication, special chart or plan on demand

23 Maritime Administration of Latvia Hydrographic Service Latvijas Jūras administrācija Cartography Distribution: –Local distributors – paper charts only –Ordering via INTERNET –International distributors: Paper charts – Bilateral agreement with UK, Germany Electronic Navigational Charts: »PRIMAR Stavanger »TRANSAS »C-Map »Garmin

24 Maritime Administration of Latvia Hydrographic Service Latvijas Jūras administrācija Aids to Navigation (AtoN) Main task – to control of maintenance and operation of Aids to Navigation in Latvian waters National Monitoring system All AtoNs in accordance with standards of IALA-AISM LHS member of IALA-AISM Currently 270 Aids to Navigation

25 Maritime Administration of Latvia Hydrographic Service Latvijas Jūras administrācija LHS – National Coordinator Head of Hydrographic Service Hydrographic Div. Cartography Div. National Co- ordinator Nav. Warnings MRCC Notices to Mariners Aids to Navigation DatabasesPC SysAdmin.

26 Maritime Administration of Latvia Hydrographic Service Latvijas Jūras administrācija MSI Navigational note National Co- ordinator Notices to Mariners MRCC Riga (Coastal warnings via GMDSS) NAVTEX BALTICO No action Hydrographic div.Cartography div. Maritime Safety Dep.

27 Maritime Administration of Latvia Hydrographic Service Latvijas Jūras administrācija MSI on web and wap On INTERNET: Mobile phone (wap):

28 Maritime Administration of Latvia Hydrographic Service Latvijas Jūras administrācija International cooperation IHO - International Hydrographic Organisation: LHS – National contact point Active participation in regional commision (currently chairing BSHC) HELCOM dangerous cargoe and passenger shipping routes resurvey in Baltic Sea IALA–AISM – national member (Aids to Navigation management Committee) PRIMAR Stavanger - member, participation in Advisory Committy

29 Maritime Administration of Latvia Hydrographic Service Latvijas Jūras administrācija

30 Maritime Administration of Latvia Hydrographic Service Latvijas Jūras administrācija Strengths of present structure Flexibility –Not dependant on State’s budget –Not affected by political changes Very easy cooperation among Departments of MAL Effective and fast cooperation among Divisions of LHS Decision taking process – no need to approach ministerial level Possibilities to compete with the salaries in the labour market of the maritime industry Less bureaucracy

31 Maritime Administration of Latvia Hydrographic Service Latvijas Jūras administrācija Shortcomings of present status Influence of the main ports - Council (Law on Ports) Difficult to increase navigational due Legal Status does not allow to issue legal acts and regulations Current Status does not allow to act as Public Agency in some cases Political awareness not always at sufficient level

32 Maritime Administration of Latvia Hydrographic Service Latvijas Jūras administrācija Thank you! ??? QUESTIONS


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