PORTS OPEN TO INTERNATIONAL TRAFFIC
AS MARITIME BORDER CROSSINGS
These are ports (parts of them) at which vessels (yachts) of Croatian register are obliged to call when departing for or returning from abroad. The same applies to vessels (yachts) of foreign register. Such ports may be open to international traffic permanently or seasonally.
Croatian ports permanently open to international traffic: Umag, Porec, Rovinj, Pula, Raša-Bršica, Rijeka, Mali Lošinj, Senj, Zadar, Šibenik, Split, Korcula, Ploce, Metkovic and Dubrovnik.
Seasonal maritime border crossings are fixed for each year anew (from May 1 through October 30). They are: Novigrad, Sali, Soline, Primošten, Ravni Cakanj (Island of Kornati), Ubli and Komiža.
Customs officials, harbour authorities and the interior security service operate in all the above ports of entry, each with their own responsibility for the maintenance of order in the harbour, the stay of vessels, harbour operations, loading and unloading of cargo and passengers, and ship's crew. In those ports or harbours which are not designated as ports of entry the above operations can only exceptionally be carried out, and only with the written permission of the responsible organs.
A master of a vessel of foreign register can be fined for a navigation offence: if he navigates in the internal sea waters and in the territorial sea of the Republic of Croatia without a Navigation Permit; if when registering his vessel he supplies inaccurate information to authorities; if he leaves or re-enters Croatian territorial sea without notifying the responsible authorities of his so leaving and re-entering.