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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Shipping Services

The supply of shipping services The freedom to provide services is one of the European Union’s basic principles. However, the maritime transport sector sometimes finds that non-EU countries impose restrictions and conditions, such as cargo-sharing. These substantially increase transport costs and can damage overall EU trade. It confirms that the freedom to provide services applies […]

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Ship Registration

Transfer of cargo and passenger ships between registers within the EU Measures to facilitate the transfer of cargo and passenger ships within the European Union (EU) are required in order to reduce costs and administrative procedures. The regulation reconciles considerations relating to the internal market (elimination of technical barriers to the transfer of ships between […]

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Ship Safety

Safety at sea: ship inspection and survey organisations The European Union (EU) has established a legal framework that applies to the recognition and monitoring of the activities of organisations responsible for carrying out ship inspections and surveys on behalf of EU countries in their capacity as flag states. Regulation (EC) No 391/2009 of the European […]

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Seafarers’ Working Conditions

Ensuring EU countries comply with and enforce the Maritime Labour Convention This European Union directive defines the responsibilities of flag states (countries where ships are registered) for enforcing the Maritime Labour Convention (MLC) agreed in 2006 by the International Labour Organisation (ILO). Directive 2013/54/EU of the European Parliament and of the Council of 20 November […]

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Seafarers’ Training

Maritime safety: minimum level of training of seafarers Directive 2008/106/EC on the minimum level of training of seafarers   It incorporates, into EU law, minimum standards of training, certification and watchkeeping for seafarers serving on board EU vessels which are fixed by the convention on standards of training, certification and watchkeeping for seafarers (STCW convention) […]

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Ship Recycling Eu Guidance 2021

EUROPEAN COMMISSION DIRECTORATE-GENERAL ENVIRONMENT Brussels, 8 June 2020 REV1 – replaces the notice dated 28 March 2018 NOTICE TO STAKEHOLDERS WITHDRAWAL OF THE UNITED KINGDOM AND EU RULES IN THE FIELD OF SHIP RECYCLING Since 1 February 2020, the United Kingdom has withdrawn from the European Union and has become a “third country”.1 The Withdrawal […]

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