State Maritime Administration (Azerbaijan)

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State Maritime Administration of Azerbaijan Republic
Azərbaycan Respublikasının Dövlət Dəniz Administrasiyası
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Agency overview
Formed April 21, 2006
Headquarters 4 Neftchiler Avenue, Baku, Azerbaijan Republic AZ1095[1]
Agency executive
Child agency

The State Maritime Administration of Azerbaijan Republic (Azerbaijani: Azərbaycan Respublikasının Dövlət Dəniz Administrasiyası) is a governmental agency within the Cabinet of Azerbaijan in charge of regulating activities in the maritime sector of Azerbaijan Republic. The agency is headed by Gudrat Gurbanov.


The State Maritime Administration was established by the Presidential Decree No. 697 on April 21, 2006.[2] It is a member of International Maritime Organization and regularly attends the conferences dedicated to maritime security.[3] The agency also establishes cooperation with other countries with maritime boundaries.[4]


The agency is headed by its chief. Main functions of the administration include safety of maritime navigation; servicing of waterways and channels with the Republic of Azerbaijan; management of movement of ships; investigations of accidents in the sea; drafting of legislations related to maritime sector and immediate control over their implementation; protection of marine environment; control over navigational aids and systems; ensuring search and rescue at sea;[5] registration of vessels; maritime training of personnel; supervising security assurance at sea; implementation of hydrographic services; surveying and certification of sea port facilities.

The agency consists of Personnel, International Relation and Law Department, Crew Service Department, Diploma and Certification, Passport offices, Maritime Inspection, Technical Service and General departments.[2]

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