All persons operating on the port area of the harbours of Port of Tallinn shall fulfill the International Convention for the Safety of Life at Sea (SOLAS convention), incl. International Ship and Port Facility Security Code (ISPS-code) and regulation no. 725/2004 of the European Parliament and of the Council of 31.03.2004 on enhancing ship and port facility security.

The goal of implementing security requirements in the port is ensuring of the security of passengers, cargo and port employees and prevention of offences.

The port shall inspect movement of persons and vehicles on port territory.

Entry procedure

Harbours of Port of Tallinn constitute an area with restricted access, into which inspected and authorized access is enabled only in accordance with the Port of Tallinn port area entry procedure.
A very precise and early forwarding of the information required in the procedure to the port is a prerequisite for successful implementation of the entry procedure.
Companies operating in the port may implement additional security measures in their terminals, on which additional information can be obtained from the respective company.
Entry of the members of the ship crew is based on the list of the ship crew list or guest list submitted by the representative of the ship-owner or ship’s master

Security inspection

All persons entering into port territory and present on port territory need to consider the possibility that security inspection can be applied to them and this may cause delay in vessel procedures.

Security inspection is inspection of persons (incl. passengers, port employees, port guests, vessel crew and crew members), items, goods and transport means together with persons for the discovering of substances and items (incl. weapons, explosives or explosive devices, etc), which may pose danger to the life or health of a person, also to assets on port territory, incl. vessels.


Persons and transport vehicles entering into port territory shall be identifiable based on the information prior forwarded.

Prior notice of security of incoming vessels

Prior notice of security shall be forwarded by the ship’s master, ship’s chief security officer, ship’s agent or upon the lack of the ship’s agent the ship-owner.

Information included in the prior notice of security servers as a basis for allowing the vessel into the port or refusing from it.

Contact & additional info:

Siiri Lõhmus
Head of Safety and Security
+372 5340 4332