Executive Agency Maritime Administration

Executive Agency Maritime Administration is a specialized administrative structure to the Minister of Transport, Information Technology and Communications of the Republic of Bulgaria. The agency is a legal entity based in Sofia with regional Directorates in Bourgas, Varna, Lom and Rousse. The Agency’s responsibilities include the safety of navigation in the territorial waters, the internal sea waters and the inland waterways of the Republic of Bulgaria, providing real communication between the state and the ships sailing under Bulgarian flag, exercising control over the observation of navigation safety rules by Bulgarian and foreign ships, training and certification of seafarers, traffic control in the channels and ports of the Republic of Bulgaria, providing information services for navigation, search and rescue missions for individuals, ships and planes in distress, exercising control over environment protection in the sea and in the river Danube, prevention of pollution by ships, registration of Ports and Port operators.