History

The State Small Vessels Inspectorate of the Russian Soviet Federative Socialist Republic was established by Order No.259 of the Council of Ministers of the Russian Soviet Federative Socialist Republic “On regulation of small vessels use in the RSFSR” from 15 June 1984. The Small Vessels Inspectorate was the subordinate of the Ministry of the Housing and Communal Service of the RussianSovietFederativeSocialistRepublic.

The Central office of the State Small Vessels Inspectorate as a part of the Central Office of the Ministry of the Housing and Communal Service of the RussianSovietFederativeSocialistRepublic was established by Order No.1826-r of the Council of Ministers of the RussianSovietFederativeSocialistRepublic from 27 December 1984.

Statute of the State Small Vessels Inspectorate was approved by Order No.65 of the Council of Ministers of the RussianSovietFederativeSocialistRepublic from 13 February 1985.

Besides the Central Office, the SSVI of the RSFSR included 73 State Small Vessels Inspectorates of the Russian Federation and the Ob and Irtysh Rivers State Small Vessels Inspectorate.

Until 2004 the State Small Vessels Inspectorate was a subordinate of the Council of Ministers of the RSFSR and the Government of the Russian Federation, the Ministry of Architecture, Construction and Housing and Communal Services of the Russian Federation, the Ministry of Ecology and Natural Resources, the Ministry of Environment and Natural Resources, the State Committee for Environment and the Ministry of Natural Resources of Russia.

By Order No.47 of the Government of the Russian Federation “On the State Small  Vessels Inspectorate of the Russian Federation” from 5 February 2004 in pursuance of Order No.991 of the President of the Russian Federation “On improvement of the Single State Disaster Management System” from 28 August 2003 the State Small Vessels Inspectorate of the Emergencies Ministry became a subordinate of the Ministry of the Russian Federation for Civil Defence, Emergencies and Elimination of Consequences of Natural Disasters.

Statute of the State Small Vessels Inspectorate of the Emergencies Ministry was approved by Order No.835 of the Government of the Russian Federation from 23 December 2004.

With the State Small Vessel Inspectorate being the subordinate of the Emergencies Ministry, all territorial branches were included into Directorates of the Emergencies Ministry in constituent territories of the Russian Federation, and in every region of the Russian Federation (excluding Ingushetia, Chechnya, the Kabardino-Balkaria Republic and the North Ossetia – Alania Republic and the Adygea Republic) Federal Public Institutions the State Small Vessels Inspectorate were established.

Directorate of the State Small Vessels Inspectorate, which was renamed into Directorate for Safety of People on Waterways in 2014 and was granted additional functions, was established in the Central Office in order to coordinate activities of territorial branches.