Number of passengers traveling from Finland to Estonia, Sweden on same level for 1st time
In the first half of the year the number of ship passengers who traveled between Estonia and Finland for the first time reached the same level as the number of passengers who traveled between Finland and Sweden.
Estonian union has ship seized by court for unpaid wages
Acting upon a request from the Estonian Seamen's Independent Union (EMSA), the Tallinn-based Harju county court has impounded the ship Symphony of Green Shipping OU over the shipper's debt of more than 53,000 euros in unpaid wages to the crew since October 2015.
Finns begin assembling Megastar
Yesterday, the traditional keel laying ceremony was held to trigger assembly of the hull of Megastar, Tallink's new passenger ferry, in Meyer Turku shipyard, Finland.
10.02.2016, Aivar ÕepaPM
Expert amazed at strange ship price gap
An international ship building consultant wonders at ships built for Port of Tallinn in Poland costing €17.5m more than those built in Turkey, though labor costs in the two plants only differ by a million.
10.02.2016, Risto BerendsonPM
Five years in jail explained
While lawyer to ship guards Palanivel Muthusamy claimed they managed to refute almost all accusations against the Estonians, the verdicts reveals that only two fell away from five.
19.01.2016, Liis VelskerPM
At long last: cog aged 700 reaches maritime museum
Friday night, the cog wreck close to 700 of age unearthed at building site in Kadriorg was lifted out and transported to Seaplane Harbour to undergo conservation.
10.08.2015, Uwe GnadeteichPM
Medieval cog parked beneath building in Tallinn
Till the beginning of August, all those interested are welcome to come glance at ship wrecks unearthed while building apartment houses in Tivoli Quarters, Tallinn.
16.07.2015, Uwe GnadeteichPM
Oldies appear to replace new ferries
As Regula arrived to do the Virtsu-Kuivastu ferrying this week-end, long were the lines and long were the faces. For a partner, the vessel built in 1971 is getting, from Greece – also a ship rather ancient.
18.05.2015, Meribel SinikaldaPM
Tallink Grupp to order LNG powered ship for Tallinn-Helsinki route
The listed Estonian shipper Tallink Grupp and Meyer Turku have signed a letter of intent on the construction of a new passenger ferry using liquefied natural gas (LNG) as fuel for the Tallinn-Helsinki route.
Estonian ministry, Port of Tallinn sign ferry service contract
Minister of Economic Affairs and Infrastructure Urve Palo and the state-held Port of Tallinn signed on Thursday a contract on operating passenger ferries on the Rohukula-Heltermaa and Kuivastu-Virtsu routes connecting Estonia's large western islands with the mainland.
Estonian pirate fighters save Swedish couple
At end of August, ESC Global Security owned by Jaanus Rahumäe found itself in epicentre of an unusual operation on Red Sea. In dangerous pirate-infested waters, the security team had to decide whether to rescue a Swedish married couple.
09.10.2014, Risto BerendsonPM
Another security system applied to Gulf of Finland
ENSI-system will keep keen eye on oil tankers. If these get off course, it’ll ring bell.
10.06.2014, Nils NiitraPM
Editorial: hoist Estonian flag in mast of every vessel? Never!
Maritime matters do matter for Estonia. Even so, expecting Estonia to favour the well-paid sailors by, for instance, having them treated in our excellent hospitals without paying taxes is just not fair towards other Estonian taxpayers.
Maritime reforms run aground
In 1993, close to 70 cargo ships sailed under Estonian flag. Since April, the number is zero. In cooperation with economy ministry, maritime council (Merendusnõukoda) has worked for reforms for years. They have come up with a 94-page base document, and its application plan. By some, tax policy by Reform Party is seen as headwind.
09.06.2014, Kaspar JõgevaPM
Estonia to write off €700,000, minimum
The state has wasted at least €700,000 to design an Arctic ice-breaker never to be built. Of that, €150,000 shall be fine for premature termination of contract. The rest has been paid to a Finnish company for project design already done. On top of this, the state has transferred €957,000 as advance payment to the account of Aker Arctic Technology. According to economy ministry vice chancellor Eero Pärgmäe, they have the company’s oral agreement to get the money back.
24.04.2014, Nils NiitraPM
Estonia's oldest tall ship remains stranded
Estonia's oldest tall ship, Blue Sirius, remains stranded in shallow waters off the island of Aegna not far from Tallinn after running aground there late on Friday night.
Ship catches fire at BLRT shipyard in Tallinn
A ship caught fire at a facility of the Estonian industrial group BLRT in Tallinn the night into Tuesday, no injuries have been reported.
Man who went overboard from Tallink ship found alive hours later
A man who went overboard from a passenger ferry of the Estonian shipper Tallink in the night was found alive seven hours later, online news portal of the public broadcaster ERR reports.