Department of Vessels and Management

Department of Vessels and Management is responsible for managing the fleet of two special-purpose survey vessels, HIDRA and PALAGRUŽA. These ships are engaged in the conduct of hydrographic, geological, and oceanographic investigations, and other research operations and activities related to the safety of navigation.

Department’s main responsibility is everyday technical maintenance of ships, ship’s technical equipment, and special instruments used in the survey operations. Department has responsibility for ensuring compliance with regulations for obtaining necessary documents, certificates, and other permits allowing its ships to operate in national and international navigation areas. Department provides training programmes to crew members of its ships to qualify them for the specific work onboard survey vessel.

Department serves as basic onshore administrative and technical support to ships, working in close cooperation with other domestic and foreign maritime institutions, such as the Croatian Register of Shipping, maritime port authorities, harbourmasters' offices, maritime agencies, and agencies for technical logistic support and supply.