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Main administrative office
National Transport Authority
Directorate of High Priority Affairs
Department for Shipping Proceedings
Shipping Safety and Registry Unit
Teréz krt. 62. postacím :
1387 Budapest 62, Pf : 30
Tel : + 36 1 4741 755
+ 36 1 4741 795
Contact Details in respect of Bunkers Convention certification
Last updated: 3rd September 2008
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