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Rules

Rules of boundary regime

The Narova is a boundary river. Along it there is the state border (§ 2 of Water law). About correct navigation along the river it is said in the rules of boundary regime. Below there is an extract from the section that regulates the navigation in boundary waters. Given numbers of section correspond to the numbers in original text.

V. DOUNDARY REGIME IN TERRITORIAL AND INTERNAL SEA, AND IN BOUNDARY WTERS

64. All ships which present in territorial or internal sea and in boundary waters that belong to Estonia have to respond to used in international practice ringing signals of coastguards and present them all required information or to claim the reasons of refusal of giving information.

65. Coastguards may pursue ships that have broken the rules of peaceful navigation in territorial sea and ships which don’t take down dictations of coastguards, before the border of territorial sea of another country.

66. Navigation of ships along the Narva river and to the source of the Narva from Lake Peipus and from lake Liammiyarv to lake Pskovskoe is allowed along main fairway. Ships can approach to international border in lake Peipus at the distance of 200 meters, in Narva reservoir, lake Liammiyarv and in lake Pskovskoe at the distance of 50 meters. A ban on approach to international border can’t be imposed on ships that have gone through customs control and follow in the shortest way to the set by international agreement crossing the border point.

67. Navigation along the Koyva river is allowed along the river width without landing on opposite bank.

68. Swimming, going on ice and fishing in Estonian- Latvian waters are allowed before international border.

69. Swimming in the Narva river and in Narva reservoir is allowed only in special places, during day time and it is allowed to move away from the bank only before an indicated note..

69¹. It is prohibited to be in dry river-bed of the Narva river from the reservoir dam to railway bridge.

70. Fishing and presenting on ice are allowed on the Narva river at the distance of 20 meters, in Narva reservoir, lake Liammiyavr and lake Pskovskoe at the distance of 50 meters and in Lake Peipus – of 200 meters from international border.

70¹. The chief of boundary district has a right to prohibit for some time presence of people in waters or their going into ice because of dangerous for navigation and movement weather conditions.

71. Presence on the Narva river and Narva reservoir during night time (in half an hour after sunset and half an hour before sunrise) without permission of coastguards is prohibited.

72. Going out on islands that are on the Narva river and in Narva reservoir and presence there is allowed only in accordance to concordance with coastguard.

72¹. Going out on the Narva river, Narva reservoir, lake Liammiyavr and lake Pskovskoe by ships and other transport devices or going out on ice by them and the return from there have to be registered in the nearest department of coastguard. Going out on lake Peipus by ships and other transport devices or going out on ice by them further than 1 km distance from the coast and return from there have to be registered in the nearest department of coastguard.

73. All ships, used in boundary waters or kept on coast of these waters have to be registered in corresponding register and have registration numbers. Kept on the coast of boundary water ships have to be fastened and locked up.

74. Owners of landed property and constructions have to provide boundary detachments with an opportunity to move along the coast of boundary water and seashore, leaving an unoccupied coast line. In crossing with coast line fences there have to be unlocked gate and built across drains bridges.

75. All persons, institutions and organizations have to adjust with coastguard all organized by them competitions, exercises, underwater activity, blasting operations and other actions that break boundary calm.

Contacts of boundary cordons near lake Peipus and the Narva river

North-East district of border guard (Yaama street 7, Johvi 41533, office e-mail: info@kirde.pv.ee; phone: +372 33 95 760
Last updated:
27.10.2009
Project is part financed by the
European Union Community Initiative INTERREG