Tall Ships' Race, Gdynia 2009
Photo: Jan Mlotkowski


Maritime Office in Gdynia
The Maritime Office in Gdynia represents the Polish Maritime Administration, which is the national maritime authority in Poland.
The Polish Maritime Administration has always supported and participated in maritime related activities. In the EfficienSea project Maritime Office in Gdynia contributes to three work packages:
WP4 e-Navigation, WP5 Vessel Traffic Data & Maritime Planning, and WP6 Dynamic Risk Management.
The EfficienSea project gives us the possibility to increase our participation in international cooperation aimed at improving the Baltic Sea with a strong focus on the environment and the safety of navigation.
The tasks of the EfficienSea project naturally continue our work. We expect both a positive and effective influence on possible new solutions.

Participation in international organizations
Polish Maritime Administration has always supported and participated in the maritime related activities of international and regional organizations such as:
  • International Maritime Organization (IMO),
  • Helsinki Commission (HELCOM),
  • International Mobile Satellite Organization (IMSO),
  • International Association of Marine Aids to Navigation and Lighthouse Authorities (IALA),
  • Paris Memorandum on Port State Control (Paris MOU on PSC),
  • International Labour Organization (ILO)

Tucana: Maritime Office in Gdynia's ship for Aids to Navigation service  
Photo: L. Stromski
Baltic Sea after storm, October 2009
Photo: Jan Mlotkowski

Mission of Maritime Office in Gdynia
The aims of EfficienSea are linked to the general activities in the Maritime Office in Gdynia. Such activities are
  1. Maritime safety and security
    particularly in the scope of inspections carried out by Flag State Control and Port State Control, monitoring of ships' traffic and sea routes, and security of ship and port facilities.
  2. Monitoring of ships' routes and the waterways
    through the implementation of Vessel Traffic System (VTS), CCTV systems, Digital Global Positioning Systems and AIS system, Dynamic risk management; maintaining the ships' traffic ability on the waterways and fairways, infrastructure ensuring safe port entrance through implementation of modern solutions in navigational marks and their continuous monitoring
  3. The management of waters and maritime spatial planning.
    The completion of these tasks enhances equal development and coordination of actions, which demands taking into account the complexity of port traffic actors, business activity at sea areas and areas directly endangered by sea waters influence, environment protection activities and the safe use of such areas.
  4. Marine environment protection
               Marine environment protection includes variuos tasks, such as
  • time administration provides monitoring of Polish sea waters (Exclusive Economic Zone) within the framework of co-operation with the Baltic States, according to the provisions of The Helsinki Convention 1974, as amended in 1992.
  • participation in the sessions of MC and CC Committees (joined in Sea-based Pollution Group).
  • ensuring air surveillance of the port and internal waters, which is carried out in close co-operation with the Border Guard and the Navy
  • providing preventive measures against oil spills in ports and drilling platforms
  • co-operation with numerous institutions in the scope of the application of MARPOL 73/78 requirements
  • participation in the sessions of the Marine Environment Protection Committee of IMO
  • Marine oil pollution is combated in co-operation with the Maritime Search and Rescue Service.



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