Appeal procedure

The shipowner or his representative in the Republic of Bulgaria shall have the right to appeal against detention or refusal of access to the Bulgarian port or roads. Appeals may be made before the Executive Director of EA "MA" by the Director of the Directorate "Maritime Administration - Burgas / Varna" or to the local administrative court within 14 days of issuance of the order. The appeal shall not suspend the execution of such an order.

The burden of proof in the circumstances of alleged undue detention or delay of the vessel lies with the shipowner of the vessel. Additional information for appeal may be found here „Appeal“.