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Maritime safety: prevention of pollution from ships

European Union legislation on maritime safety must be adapted at regular intervals to take account of the amendments or the protocols to the international conventions, new resolutions or changes to the codes and compendia of existing technical rules.

ACT

Directive 2002/84/EC of the European Parliament and of the Council of 5 November 2002 amending the Directives on maritime safety and the prevention of pollution from ships.

SUMMARY

This Directive aims to improve the implementation of European Union (EU) legislation on maritime safety, on the prevention of pollution from ships and on shipboard living and working conditions.

The Directive is closely linked to Regulation EC No 2002/2099 establishing a Committee on Safe Seas and the Prevention of Pollution from Ships and amending the Regulations on maritime safety and the prevention of pollution from ships. The aim is to simplify the committee procedures through the replacement of the various committees set up under the EU legislation on maritime safety and the prevention of pollution from ships with a single committee.

At the same time, the Directive seeks to speed up and simplify the incorporation of international rules into EU legislation.

This Directive amends the following Directives:

REFERENCES

Act

Entry into force

Deadline for transposition in the Member States

Official Journal

Directive 2002/84/EC

29.11.2002

23.11.2003

OJ L 324 of 29.11.2002

Amending acts

Entry into force

Deadline for transposition in the Member States

Official Journal

Directive 2008/106/EC

23.12.2008

-

OJ L 323 of 3.12.2008

Directive 2009/45/EC

15.7.2009

-

OJ L 163 of 25.6.2009

Directive 2014/90/EU

17.9.2014

18.9.2016

OJ L 257 of 28.8.2014

RELATED ACTS

Council Directive 96/98/EC of 20 December 1996 on marine equipment (OJ L 46 of 17.2.1997).

Council Directive 97/70/EC of 11 December 1997 setting up a harmonised safety regime for fishing vessels of 24 metres in length and over (OJ L 34 of 9.2.1998).

Council Directive 98/41/EC of 18 June 1998 on the registration of persons on board passenger ships operating to or from ports of the Member States of the Community (OJ L 188 of 2.7.1998, p. 35).

Council Directive 1999/35/EC of 29 April 1999 on a system of mandatory surveys for the safe operation of regular ro-ro ferry and high-speed passenger craft services (OJ L 138 of 1.6.1999).

Directive 2000/59/EC of the European Parliament and of the Council of 27 November 2000 on port reception facilities for ship-generated waste and cargo residues (OJ L 332 of 28.12.2000).

Directive 2001/96/EC of the European Parliament and of the Council of 4 December 2001 establishing harmonised requirements and procedures for the safe loading and unloading of bulk carriers (OJ L 13 of 16.1.2002).

Directive 2002/59/EC of the European Parliament and of the Council of 27 June 2002 establishing a Community vessel traffic monitoring and information system and repealing Council Directive 93/75/EEC (OJ L 208 of 5.8.2002).

Regulation (EC) No 2099/2002 of the European Parliament and of the Council of 5 November 2002 establishing a Committee on Safe Seas and the Prevention of Pollution from Ships (COSS) and amending the Regulations on maritime safety and the prevention of pollution from ships (OJ L 324 of 29.11.2002).

Directive 2009/15/EC of the European Parliament and of the Council of 23 April 2009 on common rules and standards for ship inspection and survey organisations and for the relevant activities of maritime administrations (OJ L 131 of 28.5.2009).

Directive 2009/16/EC of the European Parliament and of the Council of 23 April 2009 on port State control (OJ L 131 of 28.5.2009).

Regulation (EC) No 219/2009 of the European Parliament and of the Council of 11 March 2009 adapting a number of instruments subject to the procedure referred to in Article 251 of the Treaty to Council Decision 1999/468/EC with regard to the regulatory procedure with scrutiny: Adaptation to the regulatory procedure with scrutiny - Part Two (OJ L 87 of 31.3.2009).

This Regulation amends Council Directive 97/70/EC setting up a harmonised safety regime for fishing vessels of 24 metres in length and over and Council Directive 1999/35/EC on a system of mandatory surveys for the safe operation of regular roll-on/roll-off (ro-ro) ferry and high-speed passenger craft services with regard to the regulatory procedure with scrutiny. Regulation (EC) No 219/2009 confers scrutiny rights on the Council and the European Parliament with regard to rules in a range of policy fields, including environment and transport.

Last updated: 27.03.2014

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