The Port of Koper harbour is the area of sea defined by the co-ordinates in the Decree (see Official Gazette of RS No. 71/2008); it encompasses the following:
- the Rižana river in the total length of its riverbed through the port zone;
- the channel leading to the Škocjanski Zatok wetlands;
- port basins, and
- navigational channels.
Entry to the port is only permitted to cargo vessels, passenger vessels and naval vessels upon the previous notification of the Slovenian Maritime Administration (hereinafter URSP). Other vessels can only enter the port with a permit issued by Luka Koper's Service for Co-ordination of Operations and Maritime Activity, upon the prior consent of the URSP.
The provisions of the above paragraph shall not apply to vessels operated by state authorities or the armed forces of the Republic of Slovenia , nor shall they apply to tugs and various other craft providing port services (tugs, pilot launches, dredgers as well as other vessels used for inspection, waste removal, facility maintenance, navigation and safety).
Vessels shall be moored at designated berths, except when otherwise determined due to operational requirements or safety.
Any action which may threaten the safety of people or property, pollute the environment, impede maritime safety or cause damage to the quayside, machinery or facilities, is prohibited.
Further to this, any action contrary to the prescribed order within the Port ofKoper, or the territorial waters of the Republic of Slovenia, is also prohibited.
Both the URSP and Luka Koper’s General Security and the Maritime Protection Service, which is competent in the field of safety, security, operational co-ordination and maritime safety at the Port of Koper, must be notified in advance - and give their consent – in relation to any activities which are to take place within the harbour area.
In the event of the entry of an unauthorised vessel or other unauthorised activities in the harbour area, the security service shall implement measures compliant with their mandate, and inform the competent state authorities thereof.