These port rules are mandatory and apply to all ships at the port, irrespective of the flag of the ship, as well as to all natural and legal persons located in the port territory and waters.

Persons who have violated these rules will be prosecuted in accordance with the laws in force in the Republic of Estonia. Material damage caused to the port will be subject to compensation in accordance with the legislation in force.

Failure to comply with these rules does not exempt you from liability in the event of failure.

  1. General information
    1. Port operator
    2. GHM Halduse OÜ, registry code 14749262, address Westmeri Street 3, Haapsalu 90502

      GHM Halduse OÜ operates on the basis of the Companies Act and other Estonian legislation.

    3. Location, delimitation of territory and aquatory of the port
    4. The sea part of the harbour opens up to the Haapsalu Tagalaht

      • Geogrphical position N 58° 57.5 E 23° 31.7
      • Address: Holmi Street 14 Haapsalu
      • Port area ID: 18301:002:0007 with one access road and partly enclosed by a fence.
      • Aquatory: Act No 285, adopted on 25.06.2008 by Government of the Republic of Estonia. Type of act: ordinance. Area of water by the land with a static quay and six floating quays, the sea part of which opens onto the Haapsalu Tagalaht.
    5. Map of the port area and position plan of navigation marks and signs
      • Map of the port area is on Appendix 1.
      • Position plan of navigation marks and signs is on Appendix 2.
    6. Technical data of the port
      • The entrance to the harbour's water area passes a 70-metre-long breakwater, is 20 metres wide and is marked by a lateral markers (Appendix 2 ).
      • The minimum depth of the access road is 2.5 metres (during "0" water level).
      • The port has 62 moorings.
      • The height of the bathing pond is 0.5 metres above the water surface.
      • The height of the permanent berth is 1.0 metre ("0" at low water) and is equipped with a swimming slip for light water sports.
      • Quays are märked with alphabetic signs.
      • There is a concrete slipway at the port.
    7. Gauge restrictions for vessels
      • Floating craft with a maximum length of 18 m, a maximum width of 5 m and a maximum draught of 2.1 m (L=18 m, W=5 m, D=2.1 m) may enter the port.
      • The level of free water under the keel should be 10% of the draft of the recreational craft.
      • With the agreement of the port administration, it is also possible to enter the port with a larger floating vessel (maximum length up to 24 m).
    8. Restrictions arising from the environmental requirements
      • General environmental protection requirements derive from existing legislation.
      • No loading, unloading or processing of dangerous goods should take place in the port area.
    9. Working hours at port
      • Veskiviigi port is open around the clock during the navigation period.
      • Office hours of port administration are Monday to Friday 8.00-17.00. Office is closed on national holidays.
      • For information on all matters relating to the operation of the Veskiviigi port, please call +372 56 52887.
    10. Navigation season
    11. The navigation period is from 15 May to 15 September, depending on ice conditions.

    12. Local time difference from UTC
    13. Local time differs from UTC (universal time) +2 hours. During the summer time imposed by Estonian legislation (from the last Sunday of March to the last Sunday of October) +3 hours.

    14. The companies operating in the port
      • Sadamate Investeeringud OÜ – port operator.
      • Haapsalu Jahtklubi MTÜ – association of sea and sailing enthusiasts.
      • Haapsalu purjespordikool – youth sailing school.
  2. Arrangements for vessels entering, staying in and leaving port.
    1. Notification of intention to enter and exit
      • To enter and leave a port, a ship flying the flag of a foreign country as well as an Estonian flag must inform the port captain or stevedore at least 1 hour before its expected arrival in or departure from the port. This can be done by radio or telephone.
      • Port radio call sign ULL (VHF) channel 12, call sign "Grand Holm"
      • Harbour master number: +372 56 52887
    2. Issuing entry and exit authorisations
    3. Entry and exit authorisations will be issued by the harbour master or the harbour's officer.

    4. Information required to apply for entry/departure
    5. The arrival and departure of the vessel must be recorded in the Port's check-in and check-out book. To obtain authorisation, the following information must be provided:

      • Name and number of the vessel, flag, type
      • Time of arrival
      • Time of departure
      • Vessel length, breadth, draught
      • Number of people on board
      • Port of departure
      • Name and contact details of the skipper

      Entrance and departure book is located at Holmi Street 14, Haapsalu.

    6. Arranging entry formalities and documents required under quarantine, customs and border control regimes.
      • Veskiviigi port is not a border crossing point open to international traffic and does not carry out border controls. A small craft arriving from abroad must, before entering the port Veskiviigi, undergo border and customs formalities at another port which is a border crossing point open to international traffic and where border checks are carried out.
      • A vessel bound for a non-Schengen visa area country must, on leaving the port of Veskiviigi, undergo border checks at another port where there is a border crossing point open to international traffic and where border checks are carried out on vessels.
      • Quarantine and sanitary supervision will be called to the port when a craft arrives from an infectious area, if a suspected or infectious person is on board.
    7. Quarantine, customs and border formalities and preparation of documents
    8. Quarantine, customs and border formalities, and the relevant documents are completed by the authorities empowered to do so.

    9. Arranging communication with craft entering, staying in and leaving port.
      • Port radio call sign ULL (VHF) channel 12, call sign "Grand Holm“
      • Contact the harbour master on +372 56 52887
    10. Requirements for moored vessels
      1. Obligations and restrictions
        • Orders issued by the port administration concerning the stowage or relocation of vessels are binding on vessel owners and masters.
        • All craft must be properly märked.
        • The anchorage points must be attached only to the bollards or eyelets provided for this purpose and the vessel must be tilted.
        • Standing of vessels on the shore is subject to the permission of the port inspector.
        • The crew of the vessel must, if necessary, adjust the mooring lines and fenders to ensure safe standing in the port under the changed conditions.
      2. Prohibitions and other conditions
      3. Prohibited in port:

        • Transferring and launching vessels without the authorisation of the harbour master or harbour master's officer.
        • Pollution of territory and waters
        • Carrying out polluting works
        • Storage of heating fuels and oils on the quay
        • Refuelling of flotation devices from jerry cans
        • Unauthorised inclusion of flotation devices in shore systems
        • Listening to loud music or disturbing the peace on boats.
        • Fishing
        • Bathing and swimming
    11. Interior and deck works on moored craft
      • Internal and on- and off-site works that do not lead to environmental pollution are allowed.
      • Renovation works that create a lot of noise, debris, etc. must be coordinated with the harbour master.
  3. Vessel traffic management in port waters
    1. Vessel traffic in the port water area
    2. Traffic is subject to the international rules for preventing collisions with ships

    3. Requirements for craft operating in normal and special conditions, manoeuvring and relocation
      • Inbound and outbound priority for outbound vessels.
      • Moving around the harbour waterfront under engine power.
      • The speed of the traffic must not exceed 3 knots and must be chosen so as not to create stern wake.
      • In the case of limited visibility (less than 50 m) or wind speeds of more than 15 m/s, permission to move in the port's water area shall be given by the harbour master.
      • No anchor may be towed (dragged) when moving in the port waters.
      • The transfer of vessels may only be carried out with the permission of the harbour master.
    4. Mooring
      • The mooring location is determined by the port administration.
      • When mooring, good seamanship must be observed.
      • Mooring must not endanger other floating craft or port facilities.
      • The vessel must be equipped with a sufficient number and strength of ends and transoms.
      • Anchoring in port waters shall only take place in agreement with the harbour master.
    5. Towing
    6. Towing in the port area is only allowed with the agreement of the harbour master.

    7. Traffic in icy conditions
    8. No shipping in icy conditions.

    9. Specific requirements depending on the class of the craft, the nature of the cargo
    10. Specific requirements for craft shall be laid down by the port administration as appropriate

  4. Port services and related services to be provided and the organisation of their provision
    1. Loading, unloading, warehousing and storage of goods (including dangerous goods)
      • Loading, unloading, storage and warehousing of goods (including dangerous goods) are not organised in the port.
      • No stationary loading facilities in the port.
    2. Stevedore works
    3. No stevedoring in the port.

    4. Water supply
      • Veevarusid täiendada on lubatud kokkuleppel sadamaadministratsiooniga.
      • The quays are equipped with service posts connected to the water network.
    5. Acceptance of ship-generated waste and cargo residues
      • Acceptance of ship-generated waste from recreational vessel only.
      • The port does not organise the reception of ship-generated waste and cargo waste from vessels carrying out economic activities.
      • The procedures for the reception of ship-generated waste and cargo waste are regulated in the port of Veskiviigi ship-generated waste reception and handling plan.
    6. Supply of fuel and lubricants
    7. There is no supply of fuel and lubricants in the port.

    8. Diving works
      • The port does not carry out diving works.
      • Underwater works must be authorised by the port administration.
    9. Repairs and painting
      • Minor repairs can be carried out in the port, but the port does not provide these services.
      • Repairs and repainting must be coordinated with the port administration.
    10. Connection of vessel to communication, power and other shore-based systems
      • No possibility to connect the vessel to communication systems in port.
      • Connections to energy and other shore-based systems are subject to the approval of the port inspector.
    11. Other services provided by the port
    12. Veskiviigi port is oriented towards serving recreational boaters. The harbour and the businesses in the harbour offer:

      • Quay rentals
      • Reception of sorted municipal waste
      • Chemical toilet emptying
      • Reception of bilge water and waste oils
      • Washing facilities (shower, sauna, toilet)
      • Catering
      • Accommodation
      • Use of the washing machine
      • Rental of rowing boats and bicycles
      • Internet (WiFi)
      • Winter storage of vessels
      • Use of the slipway
      • The price list is located in the harbour building at Holmi Street 14, Haapsalu.

  5. Passenger service arrangements in port
    1. Getting on and off the boat
    2. Vessels serving passengers organise their own embarkation and disembarkation.

    3. Safety requirements
      • Masters of vessels serving passengers must ensure the safe mooring of the vessel in the port, the protection of property on board and the safe embarkation and disembarkation of persons.
      • A safe boarding ladder with a safety net underneath shall be provided on the passenger platform and will be equipped with a lifeline. The stairway will be illuminated at night.
    4. Services for passengers
    5. There is no specialised passenger service.

  6. Organisation of medical assistance in port
    1. Presence of a medical point in the port
      • No medical point in port.
      • A first aid kit is at the disposal of the port administration.
      • The nearest medical point is Vaba Street 6, Haapsalu
    2. Medical assistance options
    3. The nearest telephone is located in the ort administration building at Holmi Street 14, Haapsalu. The emergency number is 112.

  7. Fire safety requirements in port and organisation of rescue operations
    1. Fire safety requirements in port
      • Free access to all port buildings and facilities must be guaranteed.
      • Open-fire works in port is prohibited.
      • Welding works must be authorised by the harbour master.
      • The fire must be reported immediately to the port administration.
    2. Fire safety requirements for ships in port
      • The lifesaving and fire-fighting equipment of vessels at berth in port must be in good working order and in full readiness for its possible use.
      • The master of the vessel is responsible for fire safety on board the vessel
      • Flammable works on a craft must be coordinated with the harbour master.
      • In the event of a fire in port or on a vessel in port, all other vessels must have their fire-fighting and rescue equipment and main engine ready to assist in extinguishing the fire or, if necessary, to evacuate the vessel to a place of safety.
    3. Arrangement of rescue and fire-fighting equipment
      • The quays are equipped with lifesaving poles (lifeline with a lifeline, halyard, ladder, foam extinguisher), which are visible and accessible.
      • The harbour building at Holmi Street 14 is also equipped with primary fire-fighting equipment.
    4. Port pollution response plan
    5. Instructions for action and the list and location of decontamination equipment to be used to clean up the spill are set out and will be carried out in accordance with the plan "Haapsalu Veskiviigi port Oil Spill Response Plan".

  8. Procedures for summoning a rescue authority and other assisting or supervising authority
    1. Rescue authority
    2. The rescue authority will be called either independently or through the port administration. Emergency number is 112

    3. Police
    4. The police will be called either independently or through the port administration. Emergency number is 112

  9. Traffic management in the port area
    • Parking is available in the port car park.
    • Persons using port services may enter the territory of the port for the purpose of unloading or loading goods or means of transport servicing the port.
  10. Appendix 1. Map of the port area
  11. Appendix 2. Position plan of navigation marks and signs