P3 Well-connected region
3.2. Improved services of existing small ports to improve local and regional mobility and contribute to tourism development
Southern Finland - Estonia
01.04.2020 - 31.12.2021
The increasing marine traffic and frequent technical problems with yachts and motorboats,as well as inadequate experience of boat owners, generate the need to establish a volunteer maritime rescue organization encompassing all Nordic countries.
The main objective of the project is to create the Trossi Service – a common maritime assistance service tool based on the experience of all Nordic countries and aimed at small boats. This service will provide primary technical assistance to amatorial boaters – small repairs on location, the possibility to tow in the nearest harbour, and information about available facilities for larger repairs as required.
The model will initially be established in 10 Estonian and Finnish small ports and implemented by regional coordination centres in which local voluntary maritime rescue organizations will offer the technical assistance service in cooperation with the port operators. IT experts will develop the information system necessary for collecting and maintaining the data needed for operating the service. The project will engage all interested parties – government agencies, local municipalities, ports, yacht clubs, boat owners, and public interested in maritime activities.
As a result, the cooperation between local small ports and maritime rescue organizations will be significantly increased. At the end of the project an international conference of maritime rescue and technical assistance will be organized to further disseminate the information about the new integrated service.
Project will help organise regional cooperation with small ports and voluntary organisations in both partner-countries to raise the safety of small ports.