In 2012 the municipality supported the founding of Hiiu voluntary maritime rescue organisation and many officials are members.
In 2014 the municipality gave a small 4m boat to volunteers to organise preventive activities in the ports. Voluntary maritime rescue organisations of the islands have regular joint trainings, SAR exercises and preventive activities.
Possible cooperation between Hiiumaa and Åland maritime rescue organisations have been planned from 2013. The project will support cooperation of voluntary maritime rescue organisations with small ports and develop the level of safety in these ports.
Municipality of Hiiu will coordinate mapping, planning, training and all joint activities with Hiiumaa, Saaremaa, Muhu and Kihnu pilot ports and voluntary maritime rescue organisations. Municipality of Hiiu will invest into development of Kõrgessaare and Kärdla port services. These results will be used in other ports in the Hiiumaa region after the end of the project.