Dept Transport Ire

Brexit and Transport – what you need to know Published: 1 November 2019 From: Department of Transport, Tourism and Sport 1. Current Situation 2. Contact 3. Brexit and Ireland 4. Brexit and the EU 5. Brexit and the Department of Transport, Tourism and Sport 6. Motor Insurance and Green Cards (Proof of Motor Insurance) 7. […]

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Ship Inspection EU Preparedness

The Trans-European Transport Network (TEN-T) policy recognises the strategic importance of developing a Europe-wide network of transport infrastructure for the Union’s society and economy. Deadlines have been enshrined in EU law for the core network (to be completed by 2030) and for the comprehensive network (by 2050). Core network corridors, as set out in Annex […]

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Shipping Services

Market in Sea Transport An EU regulation provides freedom to supply services, competition and free access to the market in sea transport.  A separate directive deals with the freedom to provide services in sea transport between states.  EU nationals and non-EU companies registered in the EU and controlled by EU nationals have the right to […]

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Ship Standards

Standards I An EU Directive provides a legal framework for prescribing harmonised safety rules and standards for passenger ships.  The Directive applies to both passenger ships and crafts engaging on domestic voyages.  It deals with new passenger ships, existing passenger ships of 24 m or more and high-speed passenger crafts. Each EU state which registers […]

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Seafarers

Seafarers Competence There is an EU directive on the minimum level of training for seafarers. The minimum standards are set by the International Maritime Organisation convention on training standards as revised from time to time.  They do not apply to warships, fishing vessels, pleasure yachts not engaged in trade or wooden ships of primitive build. […]

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Ship and Port Safety

European Maritime Safety Agency The European maritime safety agency was established by regulation in 2002.  The purpose of the agency is to provide states and Commissions with technical and scientific assistance to ensure proper application of EU legislation in maritime safety, monitor implementation and evaluate effectiveness. The agency assists the Commission in producing EU legislation […]

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Ship Reporting and Security

Security of Ships and Ports An EU Regulation provides for measures to enhance the security of ships and port facilities from unlawful acts.  The regulation provides for harmonised EU action to monitor enhanced maritime security adopted by the International Maritime Organisation in 2002 which established the International Ship and Port Safety Security Code.  It amended […]

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Seafarer’s Certificate UK No Deal Notes

Purpose This notice provides information about the impact of the UK leaving the EU without a deal on the recognition of seafarer certificates. It also outlines the government’s approach to providing continuity for EU trained seafarers working on board UK flagged vessels, and the action being taken by government to minimise risks for UK trained […]

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EU Withdrawal Note Maritime Safety

Brussels, 27 February 2018 NOTICE TO STAKEHOLDERS MARITIME TRANSPORT The United Kingdom submitted on 29 March 2017 the notification of its intention to withdraw from the Union pursuant to Article 50 of the Treaty on European Union. This means that, unless a ratified withdrawal agreement1 establishes another date, all Union primary and secondary law will […]

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EU Withdrawal Note Seafarers Qualifications

Brussels, 19 January 2018 NOTICE TO STAKEHOLDERS TRAINING OF SEAFARERS AND THE MUTUAL RECOGNITION OF SEAFARERS’ CERTIFICATES The United Kingdom submitted on 29 March 2017 the notification of its intention to withdraw from the Union pursuant to Article 50 of the Treaty on European Union. This means that, unless a ratified withdrawal agreement1 establishes another […]

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