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Contact details for the ships in service emergency matters:
Telephone No.: +357 99 377988 (out of office hours).
eMail for emergency ship security alerts:
eMail for emergency ship safety matters: (please also contact the duty officer in the above phone number)

Vessels in danger, to request assistance contact the Joint Rescue Coordination Centre:
24 Hour Accident Reporting Line: +357 24304723 / +357 24304737
Facsimile No.: +357 24643254
(not to be used to report an emergency)

In case of accidental activation of the EPIRB/COSPAS-SARSAT alert (during maintenance, drills, port state or any other form of inspection), the JRCC–Larnaca must be contacted immediately.

Important Note: During the deletion process of a Cyprus Flag Vessel, it is strongly advisable to take all necessary actions to deactivate the details of the MMSI in the EPIRP/COSPAS-SARSAT and other equipment used for transmission of distress signals.

Reporting an Accident
The investigation of marine accidents and incidents (for exceptions please see here) is carried out by the independent Marine Accident and Incident Investigation Committee (MAIC).
24 hour Accident Reporting Line only: +357 99645707
Telephone No.: +357 25823717 or +357 25823730 (Office Hours)
Facsimile No.: +357 25305117

Accidents and incidents of vessels referred in section Reporting an accident must be reported to the Shipping Deputy Ministry, as described in the aforementioned section.

Maritime Pollution Reports
For investigation of maritime pollution incidents fill in and send the Maritime Pollution Report or fill in the online corresponding report by clicking here.

Vessel Traffic Management and Information System (VTMIS)
Telephone: +357 25 848 277 / 114 (24-hour line)
Fax: +357 25 848 200 / 173

Contact details of the Shipping Deputy Ministry
Offices: Kyllinis Street, Mesa Geitonia, Limassol, Cyprus.
Postal Address: P.O.Box 56193, 3305 Limassol, Cyprus.
Telephone No.: +357 25848100
24/7: +357 99377988 (Security Related Incidents)
Facsimile No.: +357 25848200

The Directory of Services and Contact Persons can be found here.

Office working hours
Monday to Friday: 07:30-16:00

Public service operating hours
Monday to Friday, 8:00 - 15:00

Note that emergency events that occur at non-working hours shall be reported using the relevant emergency telephone numbers (see above).

Public Holidays in 2023

January 1stSundayNew Year's Day
January 6thFridayEpiphany Day
February 27thMondayGreen Monday
March 25thSaturdayGreek Independence Day
April 1stSaturdayCyprus National Holiday
April 14thFridayOrthodox Good Friday
April 16thSundayOrthodox Easter
April 17thMondayOrthodox Easter Monday
May 1stMondayLabour Day
June 5thMondayWhit Monday (Monday of Pentecost)
August 15thTuesdayAssumption Day
October 1stSundayCyprus Independence Day
October 28thSaturdayGreek National Holiday
December 24thSundayChristmas Eve
December 25thMondayChristmas Day
December 26thTuesdayBoxing Day