A new sea rescue building is planned to be built in the Miinisadam Naval Base

The Estonian Centre for Defence Investments (ECDI) started planning the new sea rescue building in the Miinisadam Naval Base in Tallinn. The building will be built for the Police and Border Guard Board to provide the sea rescue service and improve the training opportunities of sea rescue. The design contract was signed with the Estonian company Esplan.

The planned new building will have premises for the provision of the sea rescue service of the Police and Border Guard Board, including rooms for training related to sea rescue, ensuring the readiness of the sea rescue unit, as well as for office work. In addition, various storage and maintenance rooms for sea rescue equipment and a workshop have been designed for the building.

’With the merger of the Police and Border Guard Board fleet, additional office space was created for the maritime guard centre in the town. In order to improve situational awareness and responsiveness in the Estonian maritime area, it is planned to build a sea rescue building in Miinisadama Naval Base for the purpose of Police and Border Guard Board and to build an infrastructure for small ships in the future. We are glad that the Miinisadama Naval Base is developing rapidly,’ said Nele Gerberson, ECDI northern portfolio manager.

Marge Kohtla, Head of the Sea Safety Unit of the Police and Border Guard Board, noted that whereas currently they are working in relatively old rooms in the Piirivalvesadam Harbour, the new building will be built considering the sea rescue service and training needs. ‘Additionally, more events occur in the area between the Viimsi and Paljassaare peninsulas, and the sea rescue building is located right next to the ships of our cooperation partner, the navy. Therefore, moving from Kopli Bay to the new building near the Tallinn roadstead is very reasonable for us and we are eagerly looking forward to it,’ said Kohtla.

The sea rescue training centre will be linked with the Hundipea Harbour and the sea rescue unit of the Police and Border Guard Board will be linked with the Miinisadam Naval Base.

Currently, the sea rescue service and training premises are located in different buildings. In order for the rooms to be as economical and functional as possible, some rooms in the new building are planned for cross-use between units.

The total cost of the design contract with VAT is approximately 150,000 euros and the design will be completed by the end of this year.

The estimated maximum net area of the building is approximately 1,320 m².

 

31.03.2023

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2023-03-31T15:38:21+00:00