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Directive of the European Parliament and of the Council of 12 December 2006 laying down technical requirements for inland waterway vessels and repealing Council Directive 82/714/EEC (2006/87/EC)

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DIRECTIVE OF THE EUROPEAN PARLIAMENT AND OF THE COUNCIL

of 12 December 2006

laying down technical requirements for inland waterway vessels and repealing Council Directive 82/714/EEC

(2006/87/EC)

(OJ L 389 30.12.2006, p. 1)

Amended by:

 

 

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DIRECTIVE OF THE EUROPEAN PARLIAMENT AND OF THE COUNCIL 2006/137/EC of 18 December 2006

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COUNCIL DIRECTIVE 2008/59/EC of 12 June 2008

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27.6.2008

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COMMISSION DIRECTIVE 2008/87/EC Text with EEA relevance of 22 September 2008

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DIRECTIVE 2008/68/EC OF THE EUROPEAN PARLIAMENT AND OF THE COUNCIL Text with EEA relevance of 24 September 2008

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30.9.2008

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COMMISSION DIRECTIVE 2008/126/EC of 19 December 2008

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COMMISSION DIRECTIVE 2009/46/EC Text with EEA relevance of 24 April 2009

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COMMISSION DIRECTIVE 2012/48/EU of 10 December 2012

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COMMISSION DIRECTIVE 2012/49/EU Text with EEA relevance of 10 December 2012

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COUNCIL DIRECTIVE 2013/22/EU of 13 May 2013

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COMMISSION DIRECTIVE 2013/49/EU Text with EEA relevance of 11 October 2013

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DIRECTIVE OF THE EUROPEAN PARLIAMENT AND OF THE COUNCIL

of 12 December 2006

laying down technical requirements for inland waterway vessels and repealing Council Directive 82/714/EEC

(2006/87/EC)



THE EUROPEAN PARLIAMENT AND THE COUNCIL OF THE EUROPEAN UNION,

Having regard to the Treaty establishing the European Community, and in particular Article 71(1) thereof,

Having regard to the proposal from the Commission,

Having regard to the opinion of the European Economic and Social Committee ( 1 ),

Following consultation of the Committee of the Regions,

Acting in accordance with the procedure laid down in Article 251 of the Treaty ( 2 ),

Whereas:

(1)

Council Directive 82/714/EEC of 4 October 1982 laying down technical requirements for inland waterway vessels ( 3 ) introduced harmonised conditions for issuing technical certificates for inland waterway vessels in all Member States, albeit excluding operations on the Rhine. Nevertheless, at European level, various technical requirements for inland waterway vessels have remained in force. Up to now, the coexistence of various international and national regulations has obstructed efforts to ensure mutual recognition of national navigation certificates without the need for an additional inspection of foreign vessels. Furthermore, the standards contained in Directive 82/714/EEC, in part, no longer reflect current technological developments.

(2)

Essentially, the technical requirements set out in the annexes to Directive 82/714/EEC incorporate the provisions laid down in the Rhine Vessel Inspection Regulation, in the version approved by the Central Commission for Navigation on the Rhine (CCNR) in 1982. The conditions and technical requirements for issuing inland navigation certificates under Article 22 of the Revised Convention for Rhine Navigation have been revised regularly since then and are recognised as reflecting current technological developments. For competition and safety reasons it is desirable, specifically in the interests of promoting harmonisation at European level, to adopt the scope and content of such technical requirements for the whole of the Community's inland waterway network. Account should be taken in this regard of the changes that have occurred in that network.

(3)

Community inland navigation certificates attesting the full compliance of vessels with the aforementioned revised technical requirements should be valid on all Community inland waterways.

(4)

It is desirable to ensure a greater degree of harmonisation between the conditions for the issuing of supplementary Community inland navigation certificates by Member States for operations on Zone 1 and 2 waterways (estuaries), as well as for operations on Zone 4 waterways.

(5)

In the interests of passenger transport safety, it is desirable that the scope of Directive 82/714/EEC be extended to include passenger vessels designed to carry more than 12 passengers, along the lines of the Rhine Vessel Inspection Regulation.

(6)

In the interests of safety, harmonisation of standards should be at a high level and should be achieved in such a way so as not to result in any reduction in safety standards on any Community inland waterway.

(7)

It is appropriate to provide for a transitional regime for vessels in service not yet carrying a Community inland navigation certificate when subjected to a first technical inspection under the revised technical requirements established by this Directive.

(8)

It is appropriate, within certain limits and according to the category of vessel concerned, to determine the period of validity of Community inland navigation certificates in each specific case.

(9)

The measures necessary for the implementation of this Directive should be adopted in accordance with Council Decision 1999/468/EC of 28 June 1999 laying down the procedures for the exercise of implementing powers conferred on the Commission ( 4 ).

(10)

It is necessary that the measures provided for in Council Directive 76/135/EEC of 20 January 1976 on reciprocal recognition of navigability licenses for inland waterway vessels ( 5 ) remain in force for those vessels not covered by this Directive.

(11)

Given that some vessels fall within the scope of Directive 94/25/EC of the European Parliament and of the Council of 16 June 1994 on the approximation of the laws, regulations and administrative provisions of the Member States relating to recreational craft ( 6 ) as well as of this Directive, the annexes of the two Directives should be adjusted by the relevant committee procedures as soon as possible if there are any contradictions or inconsistencies between the provisions of those Directives.

(12)

In accordance with point 34 of the Interinstitutional Agreement on better law-making ( 7 ), Member States are encouraged to draw up, for themselves and in the interests of the Community, their own tables illustrating, as far as possible, the correlation between this Directive and the transposition measures, and to make them public.

(13)

Directive 82/714/EEC should be repealed,

HAVE ADOPTED THIS DIRECTIVE:



Article 1

Classification of waterways

1.  For the purposes of this Directive, Community inland waterways shall be classified as follows:

(a) Zones 1, 2, 3 and 4:

(i) Zones 1 and 2: the waterways listed in Chapter 1 of Annex I;

(ii) Zone 3: the waterways listed in Chapter 2 of Annex I;

(iii) Zone 4: the waterways listed in Chapter 3 of Annex I.

(b) Zone R: those of the waterways referred to in point (a) for which certificates are to be issued in accordance with Article 22 of the Revised Convention for Rhine Navigation as that Article is worded when this Directive enters into force.

2.  Any Member State may, after consulting the Commission, modify the classification of its waterways into the zones listed in Annex I. The Commission shall be notified of these modifications at least six months before their entry into force and shall inform the other Member States.

Article 2

Scope of application

1.  This Directive shall, in accordance with Article 1.01 of Annex II, apply to the following craft:

(a) vessels having a length (L) of 20 metres or more;

(b) vessels for which the product of length (L), breadth (B) and draught (T) is a volume of 100 m3 or more.

2.  This Directive shall also apply, in accordance with Article 1.01 of Annex II, to all of the following craft:

(a) tugs and pushers intended for towing or pushing craft referred to in paragraph 1 or floating equipment or for moving such craft or floating equipment alongside;

(b) vessels intended for passenger transport which carry more than 12 passengers in addition to the crew;

(c) floating equipment.

3.  The following craft shall be excluded from this Directive:

(a) ferries;

(b) naval vessels;

(c) sea-going vessels, including sea-going tugs and pusher craft, which:

(i) operate or are based on tidal waters;

(ii) operate temporarily on inland waterways, provided that they carry:

 a certificate proving conformity with the 1974 International Convention for the Safety of Life at Sea (SOLAS), or equivalent, a certificate proving conformity with the 1966 International Convention on Load Lines, or equivalent, and an international oil pollution prevention (IOPP) certificate proving conformity with the 1973 International Convention for the Prevention of Pollution from Ships (MARPOL); or

 in the case of passenger vessels not covered by all of the Conventions referred to in the first indent, a certificate on safety rules and standards for passenger ships issued in conformity with Council Directive 98/18/EC of 17 March 1998 on safety rules and standards for passenger ships ( 8 ); or

 in the case of recreational craft not covered by all of the Conventions referred to in the first indent, a certificate of the country of which it carries the flag.

Article 3

Obligation to carry a certificate

1.  Craft operating on the Community inland waterways referred to in Article 1 shall carry:

(a) when operating on a Zone R waterway:

 either a certificate issued pursuant to Article 22 of the Revised Convention for Rhine Navigation;

 or a Community inland navigation certificate issued or renewed after 30 December 2008, and attesting full compliance of the craft, without prejudice to the transitional provisions of Chapter 24 of Annex II, with technical requirements as defined in Annex II for which equivalency with the technical requirements laid down in application of the abovementioned Convention has been established according to the applicable rules and procedures;

(b) when operating on other waterways, a Community inland navigation certificate, including, where applicable, the specifications referred to in Article 5.

2.  The Community inland navigation certificate shall be drawn up following the model set out in Part I of Annex V and shall be issued in accordance with this Directive.

Article 4

Supplementary Community inland navigation certificates

1.  All craft carrying a valid certificate issued pursuant to Article 22 of the Revised Convention for Rhine Navigation may, subject to the provisions of Article 5(5) of this Directive, navigate on Community waterways carrying that certificate only.

2.  However, all craft carrying the certificate referred to in paragraph 1 shall also be provided with a supplementary Community inland navigation certificate:

(a) when operating on Zone 3 and 4 waterways, if they wish to take advantage of the reduction in technical requirements on those waterways;

(b) when operating on Zone 1 and 2 waterways, or, in respect of passenger vessels, when operating on Zone 3 waterways that are not linked to the navigable inland waterways of another Member State, if the Member State concerned has adopted additional technical requirements for those waterways, in accordance with Article 5(1), (2) and (3).

3.  The supplementary Community inland navigation certificate shall be drawn up following the model set out in Part II of Annex V and shall be issued by the competent authorities on production of the certificate referred to in paragraph 1 and under the conditions laid down by the authorities competent for the waterways concerned.

Article 5

Additional or reduced technical requirements for certain zones

1.  Each Member State may, after consulting the Commission, and where applicable subject to the requirements of the Revised Convention for Rhine Navigation, adopt technical requirements additional to those in Annex II for craft operating on Zone 1 and 2 waterways within its territory.

2.  In respect of passenger vessels operating on Zone 3 waterways within its territory that are not linked to the navigable inland waterways of another Member State, each Member State may maintain technical requirements additional to those in Annex II. Amendments to such technical requirements shall require the prior approval of the Commission.

3.  The additional requirements shall be restricted to the subjects listed in Annex III. The Commission shall be notified of these additional requirements at least six months before their entry into force and shall inform the other Member States.

4.  Compliance with the additional requirements shall be specified in the Community inland navigation certificate referred to in Article 3 or, where Article 4(2) applies, in the supplementary Community inland navigation certificate. Such proof of compliance shall be recognised on Community waterways of the corresponding zone.

5.  

(a) Where application of the transitional provisions set out in Chapter 24a of Annex II would result in a reduction in existing national safety standards, a Member State may disapply those transitional provisions in respect of inland waterway passenger vessels operating on its inland waterways that are not linked to the navigable inland waterways of another Member State. In such circumstances, the Member State may require that such vessels operating on its non-linked inland waterways comply fully with the technical requirements set out in Annex II from 30 December 2008.

(b) A Member State exercising the provision in point (a) shall inform the Commission of its decision and provide the Commission with details of the relevant national standards applying to passenger vessels operating on its inland waterways. The Commission shall inform the Member States.

(c) Compliance with the requirements of a Member State for operating on its non-linked inland waterways shall be specified in the Community inland navigation certificate referred to in Article 3 or, where Article 4(2) applies, in the supplementary Community inland navigation certificate.

6.  Craft operating only on Zone 4 waterways shall qualify for the reduced requirements as specified in Chapter 19b of Annex II on all waterways in that zone. Compliance with those reduced requirements shall be specified in the Community inland navigation certificate referred to in Article 3.

7.  Each Member State may, after consulting the Commission, allow a reduction of the technical requirements of Annex II for craft operating exclusively on Zone 3 and 4 waterways within its territory.

Such a reduction shall be restricted to the subjects listed in Annex IV. Where the technical characteristics of a craft correspond to the reduced technical requirements, this shall be specified in the Community inland navigation certificate or, where Article 4(2) applies, in the supplementary Community inland navigation certificate.

The Commission shall be notified of the reductions of the technical requirements of Annex II at least six months before they come into force and shall inform the other Member States.

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Article 7

Derogations

1.  Member States may authorise derogations from all or part of this Directive for:

(a) vessels, tugs, pushers and floating equipment operating on navigable waterways not linked by inland waterway to the waterways of other Member States;

(b) craft having a dead weight not exceeding 350 tonnes or craft not intended for the carriage of goods and having a water displacement of less than 100 m3, which were laid down before 1 January 1950 and operate exclusively on a national waterway.

2.  Member States may authorise in respect of navigation on their national waterways derogations from one or more provisions of this Directive for limited journeys of local interest or in harbour areas. These derogations and the journeys or area for which they are valid shall be specified in the vessel's certificate.

3.  The Commission shall be notified of derogations authorised in accordance with paragraphs 1 and 2 and shall inform the other Member States.

4.  Any Member State which, as a result of derogations authorised in accordance with paragraphs 1 and 2, has no craft subject to the provisions of this Directive operating on its waterways shall not be required to comply with Articles 9, 10 and 12.

Article 8

Issuance of Community inland navigation certificates

1.  The Community inland navigation certificate shall be issued to craft laid down as from 30 December 2008 following a technical inspection carried out prior to the craft being put into service and intended to check whether the craft complies with the technical requirements laid down in Annex II.

2.  The Community inland navigation certificate shall be issued to craft excluded from the scope of Directive 82/714/EEC, but covered by this Directive in accordance with Article 2(1) and (2), following a technical inspection which shall be carried out upon expiry of the craft's current certificate, but in any case no later than 30 December 2018, to check whether the craft complies with the technical requirements laid down in Annex II. In Member States where the validity period of the craft's current national certificate is shorter than five years, such certificate may be issued until five years after 30 December 2008.

Any failure to meet the technical requirements laid down in Annex II shall be specified in the Community inland navigation certificate. Provided that the competent authorities consider that these shortcomings do not constitute a manifest danger, the craft referred to in the first subparagraph may continue to operate until such time as those components or areas of the craft which have been certified as not meeting those requirements are replaced or altered, whereafter those components or areas shall meet the requirements of Annex II.

3.  Manifest danger within the meaning of this Article shall be presumed in particular when requirements concerning the structural soundness of the shipbuilding, the navigation or manoeuvrability or special features of the craft in accordance with Annex II are affected. Derogations as allowed for in Annex II shall not be identified as shortcomings which constitute a manifest danger.

The replacement of existing parts with identical parts or parts of an equivalent technology and design during routine repairs and maintenance shall not be considered as a replacement within the meaning of this Article.

4.  Compliance of a craft with the additional requirements referred to in Article 5(1), (2) and (3) shall, where appropriate, be checked during the technical inspections provided for in paragraphs 1 and 2 of this Article, or during a technical inspection carried out at the request of the vessel's owner.

Article 9

Competent authorities

1.  Community inland navigation certificates may be issued by the competent authorities of any Member State.

2.  Each Member State shall draw up a list indicating which of its authorities are competent for issuing the Community inland navigation certificates and shall notify the Commission thereof. The Commission shall inform the other Member States.

Article 10

Carrying out of technical inspections

1.  The technical inspection referred to in Article 8 shall be carried out by the competent authorities which may refrain from subjecting the craft in whole or in part to technical inspection where it is evident from a valid attestation, issued by a recognised classification society in accordance with Article 1.01 of Annex II, that the craft satisfies in whole or in part the technical requirements of Annex II. Classification societies shall only be recognised if they fulfil the criteria listed in Part I of Annex VII.

2.  Each Member State shall draw up a list indicating which of its authorities are competent for carrying out technical inspections and shall notify the Commission thereof. The Commission shall inform the other Member States.

Article 11

Validity of Community inland navigation certificates

1.  The period of validity of Community inland navigation certificates shall be determined in each specific case by the authority competent for issuing such certificates in accordance with Annex II.

2.  Each Member State may, in the cases specified in Articles 12 and 16 and in Annex II, issue provisional Community inland navigation certificates. Provisional Community inland navigation certificates shall be drawn up following the model set out in Part III of Annex V.

Article 12

Replacement of Community inland navigation certificates

Each Member State shall lay down the conditions under which a valid Community inland navigation certificate which has been lost or damaged may be replaced.

Article 13

Renewal of Community inland navigation certificates

1.  The Community inland navigation certificate shall be renewed on expiry of its period of validity in accordance with the conditions laid down in Article 8.

2.  For the renewal of Community inland navigation certificates issued before 30 December 2008, the transitional provisions of Annex II shall apply.

3.  For the renewal of Community inland navigation certificates issued after 30 December 2008, the transitional provisions of Annex II which have come into force after the issuing of such certificates shall apply.

Article 14

Extension of validity of Community inland navigation certificates

The validity of a Community inland navigation certificate may exceptionally be extended without a technical inspection in accordance with Annex II by the authority which issued or renewed it. Such extension shall be indicated on that certificate.

Article 15

Issuance of new Community inland navigation certificates

In the event of major alterations or repairs which affect the structural soundness of the shipbuilding, the navigation or manoeuvrability or special features of the craft in accordance with Annex II, the latter shall again undergo, prior to any further voyage, the technical inspection provided for in Article 8. Following this inspection, a new Community inland navigation certificate stating the technical characteristics of the craft shall be issued or the existing certificate amended accordingly. If this certificate is issued in a Member State other than that which issued or renewed the initial certificate, the competent authority which issued or renewed the certificate shall be informed accordingly within one month.

Article 16

Refusal to issue or renew, and withdrawal of, Community inland navigation certificates

Any decision to refuse to issue or renew a Community inland navigation certificate shall state the grounds on which it is based. The person concerned shall be notified thereof and of the appeal procedure and its time limits in the Member State concerned.

Any valid Community inland navigation certificate may be withdrawn by the competent authority which issued or renewed it if the craft ceases to comply with the technical requirements specified in its certificate.

Article 17

Additional inspections

The competent authorities of a Member State may, in accordance with Annex VIII, check at any time whether a craft is carrying a certificate valid under the terms of this Directive and satisfies the requirements set out in such certificate or constitutes a manifest danger for the persons on board, the environment or the navigation. The competent authorities shall take the necessary measures in accordance with Annex VIII.

Article 18

Recognition of navigability certificates of craft from third countries

Pending the conclusion of agreements on the mutual recognition of navigability certificates between the Community and third countries, the competent authorities of a Member State may recognise the navigability certificates of craft from third countries for navigation on the waterways of that Member State.

The issuance of Community inland navigation certificates to craft from third countries shall be carried out in accordance with Article 8(1).

Article 19

Committee procedure

1.  The Commission shall be assisted by the Committee established under Article 7 of Council Directive 91/672/EEC of 16 December 1991 on the reciprocal recognition of national boatmasters' certificates for the carriage of goods and passengers by inland waterway ( 9 ) (hereinafter referred to as ‘the Committee’).

2.  Where reference is made to this paragraph, Articles 3 and 7 of Decision 1999/468/EC shall apply, having regard to the provisions of Article 8 thereof.

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3.  Where reference is made to this paragraph, Article 5a(1) to (4) and (5)(b), and Article 7 of Decision 1999/468/EC shall apply, having regard to the provisions of Article 8 thereof.

The time limits provided for in Article 5a(3)(c), (4)(b) and (4)(e) of Decision 1999/468/EC shall be set at twenty-one days, fifteen days and one month respectively.

4.  Where reference is made to this paragraph, Article 5a(1), (2), (4) and (6), and Article 7 of Decision 1999/468/EC shall apply, having regard to the provisions of Article 8 thereof.

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Article 20

Adaptation of the Annexes and recommendations on provisional certificates

1.  Any amendments which are necessary to adapt the Annexes to this Directive to technical progress or to developments in this area arising from the work of other international organisations, in particular that of the Central Commission for Navigation on the Rhine (CCNR), to ensure that the two certificates referred to in Article 3(1)(a) are issued on the basis of technical requirements which guarantee an equivalent level of safety, or to take account of the cases referred to in Article 5, shall be adopted in accordance with the regulatory procedure with scrutiny referred to in Article 19(3). On imperative grounds of urgency, the Commission may follow the urgency procedure referred to in Article 19(4).

Those amendments shall be made rapidly in order to ensure that the technical requirements for the issuing of the Community inland navigation certificate recognised for navigation on the Rhine give a level of safety equivalent to that required for the issuing of the certificate referred to in Article 22 of the Revised Convention for Rhine Navigation.

2.  Notwithstanding paragraph 1, the Commission shall adopt the approvals referred to in Article 5(2) in accordance with the procedure referred to in Article 19(2).

3.  The Commission shall decide on recommendations from the Committee on the issue of provisional Community inland navigation certificates in accordance with Article 2.19 of Annex II.

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Article 21

Continued applicability of Directive 76/135/EEC

For those craft outside the scope of Article 2(1) and (2) of this Directive, but falling within the scope of Article 1(a) of Directive 76/135/EEC, the provisions of that Directive shall apply.

Article 22

National additional or reduced requirements

Additional requirements which were in force in a Member State before 30 December 2008 for craft operating within its territory on Zone 1 and 2 waterways or reduced technical requirements for craft operating within its territory on Zone 3 and 4 waterways which were in force in a Member State before that date shall continue to be in force until additional requirements in accordance with Article 5(1) or reductions in accordance with Article 5(7) of the technical prescriptions of Annex II come into force, but only until 30 June 2009.

Article 23

Transposition

1.  Member States which have inland waterways as referred to in Article 1(1) shall bring into force the laws, regulations and administrative provisions necessary to comply with this Directive with effect from 30 December 2008. They shall forthwith inform the Commission thereof.

When Member States adopt these measures, they shall contain a reference to this Directive or shall be accompanied by such reference on the occasion of their official publication. The methods of making such reference shall be laid down by Member States.

2.  Member States shall immediately communicate to the Commission the text of the provisions of national law which they adopt in the field covered by this Directive. The Commission shall inform the other Member States thereof.

Article 24

Penalties

Member States shall lay down a system of penalties for breaches of the national provisions adopted pursuant to this Directive and shall take all the measures necessary to ensure that these penalties are applied. The penalties thus provided for shall be effective, proportionate and dissuasive.

Article 25

Repeal of Directive 82/714/EEC

Directive 82/714/EEC shall be repealed with effect from 30 December 2008.

Article 26

Entry into force

This Directive shall enter into force on the day of its publication in the Official Journal of the European Union.

Article 27

Addressees

This Directive is addressed to the Member States which have inland waterways as referred to in Article 1(1).




LIST OF ANNEXES

Annex I

List of Community inland waterways divided geographically into Zones 1, 2, 3 and 4

Annex II

Minimum technical requirements applicable to vessels on inland waterways of Zones 1, 2, 3 and 4

Annex III

Subjects for possible additional technical requirements applicable to vessels on inland waterways of Zones 1 and 2

Annex IV

Subjects for possible reductions of the technical requirements applicable to vessels on inland waterways of Zones 3 and 4

Annex V

Model Community inland navigation certificates

Annex VI

Model register of Community inland navigation certificates

Annex VII

Classification societies

Annex VIII

Rules of procedure for the carrying out of inspections

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Annex IX

Requirements applicable to signal lights, radar installations and rate-of-turn indicators

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ANNEX I

LIST OF COMMUNITY INLAND WATERWAYS DIVIDED GEOGRAPHICALLY INTO ZONES 1, 2, 3 AND 4

CHAPTER 1

Zone 1

Federal Republic of Germany



Ems

from a line linking the former Greetsiel lighthouse and the western pier of the port entrance at Eemshaven seawards as far as latitude 53° 30' N and longitude 6° 45' E, i.e. slightly seawards of the lightering area for dry-cargo carriers in the Alte Ems (1)

(1)   In the case of vessels whose home port is elsewhere, account is to be taken of Article 32 of the Ems-Dollart Treaty of 8 April 1960 (BGBl. 1963 II, p. 602).

Republic of Poland

The part of Pomorska Bay southward from the line linking NordPerd on Rugen Island and the lighthouse Niechorze.

The part of Gdańska Bay southward from the line linking the lighthouse Hel and the entrance buoy to the port of Baltijsk.

United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland



SCOTLAND

Blue Mull Sound

Between Gutcher and Belmont

Yell Sound

Between Tofts Voe and Ulsta

Sullom Voe

Within a line from the north-east point of Gluss Island to the northern point of Calback Ness

Dales Voe

In winter:

within a line from the north point of Kebister Ness to the Coast of Breiwick at longitude 1° 10,8' W

Dales Voe

In summer:

as for Lerwick

Lerwick

In winter:

within the area bounded to the northward by a line from Scottle Holm to Scarfi Taing on Bressay and to the southward by a line from Twageos Point Lighthouse to Whalpa Taing on Bressay

Lerwick

In summer:

within the area bounded to the northward by a line from Brim Ness to the north east corner of Inner Score and to the southward by a line from the south end of Ness of Sound to Kirkabisterness

Kirkwall

Between Kirkwall and Rousay not east of a line between Point of Graand (Egilsay) and Galt Ness (Shapinsay) or between Head of Work (Mainland) through Helliar Holm light to the shore of Shapinsay; not north west of the south east tip of Eynhallow Island, not to seaward and a line between the shore on Rousay at 59°10,5' N 002° 57,1' W and the shore on Egilsay at 59° 10' N 002° 56,4' W

Stromness

To Scapa but not outside Scapa Flow

Scapa Flow

Within an area bounded by lines drawn from Point of Cletts on the island of Hoy to Thomson's Hill triangulation point on the island of Fara and thence to Gibraltar Pier on the island of Flotta; from St Vincent Pier on the island of Flotta to the westernmost point of Calf of Flotta; from the easternmost point of the Calf of Flotta to Needle Point on the island of South Ronaldsay and from the Ness on Mainland to Point of Oxan lighthouse on the island of Graemsay and thence to Bu Point on the island of Hoy; and seaward of Zone 2 waters

Balnakiel Bay

Between Eilean Dubh and A'Chleit

Cromarty Firth

Within a line from North Sutor to Nairn Breakwater and seaward of Zone 2 waters

Inverness

Within a line from North Sutor to Nairn Breakwater and seaward of Zone 2 waters

River Tay — Dundee

Within a line from Broughty Castle to Tayport and seaward of Zone 2 waters

Firth of Forth and River Forth

Within a line from Kirkcaldy to River Portobello and seaward of Zone 2 waters

Solway Firth

Within a line from Southerness Point to Silloth

Loch Ryan

Within a line from Finnart's Point to Milleur Point and seaward of Zone 2 waters

The Clyde

Outer limit:

a line from Skipness to a position one mile south of Garroch Head thence to Farland Head

Inner limit in winter:

a line from Cloch Lighthouse to Dunoon Pier

Inner limit in summer:

a line from Bogany Point, Isle of Bute to Skelmorlie Castle and a line from Ardlamont Point to the southern extremity of Ettrick Bay inside the Kyles of Bute

Note: The above inner summer limit is extended between 5 June and 5 September (both dates inclusive) by a line from a point two miles off the Ayrshire coast at Skelmorlie Castle to Tomont End, Cumbrae, and a line from Portachur Point, Cumbrae to Inner Brigurd Point, Ayrshire

Oban

Within an area bounded on the north by a line from Dunollie Point Light to Ard na Chruidh and to the south by a line from Rudha Seanach to Ard na Cuile

Kyle of Lochalsh

Through Loch Alsh to the head of Loch Duich

Loch Gairloch

In winter:

none

In summer:

South of a line running east from Rubha na Moine to Eilan Horrisdale and thence to Rubha nan Eanntag

NORTHERN IRELAND

Belfast Lough

In winter:

none

In summer:

within a line from Carrickfergus to Bangor

and seaward of Zone 2 waters

Loch Neagh

At a greater distance than 2 miles from the shore

EAST COAST OF ENGLAND

River Humber

In winter:

within a line from New Holland to Paull

In summer:

within a line from Cleethorpes Pier to Patrington Church

and seaward of Zone 2 waters

WALES AND WEST COAST OF ENGLAND

River Severn

In winter:

within a line from Blacknore Point to Caldicot Pill, Porstkewett

In summer:

within a line from Barry Dock Pier to Steepholm and thence to Brean Down

and seaward of Zone 2 waters

River Wye

In winter:

within a line from Blacknore Point to Caldicot Pill, Portskewett

In summer:

within a line from Barry Dock Pier to Steepholm and thence to Brean Down

and seaward of Zone 2 waters

Newport

In winter:

none

In summer:

within a line from Barry Dock Pier to Steepholm and thence to Brean Down

and seaward of Zone 2 waters

Cardiff

In winter:

none

In summer:

within a line from Barry Dock Pier to Steepholm and thence to Brean Down

and seaward of Zone 2 waters

Barry

In winter:

None

In summer:

within a line from Barry Dock Pier to Steepholm and thence to Brean Down

and seaward of Zone 2 waters

Swansea

Within a line joining the seaward ends of the breakwaters

Menai Straits

Within the Menai Straits from a line joining Llanddwyn Island Light to Dinas Dinlleu and lines joining the south end of Puffin Island to Trwyn DuPoint and Llanfairfechan Railway Station, and seaward of Zone 2 waters

River Dee

In winter:

within a line from Hilbre Point to Point of Air

In summer:

within a line from Formby Point to Point of Air

and seaward of Zone 2 waters

River Mersey

In winter:

None

In summer:

within a line from Formby Point to Point of Air

and seaward of Zone 2 waters

Preston and Southport

Within a line from Southport to Blackpool inside the banks

and seaward of Zone 2 waters

Fleetwood

In winter:

None

In summer:

within a line from Rossal Point to Humphrey Head

and seaward of Zone 2 waters

River Lune

In winter:

None

In summer:

within a line from Rossal Point to Humphrey Head

and seaward of Zone 2 waters

Heysham

In winter:

None

In summer:

within a line from Rossal Point to Humphrey Head

Morecambe

In winter:

None

In the summer:

from within a line from Rossal Point to Humphrey Head

Workington

Within a line from Southerness Point to Silloth

and seaward of Zone 2 waters

SOUTH OF ENGLAND

River Colne, Colchester

In winter:

within a line from Colne Point to Whitstable

In summer:

within a line from Clacton Pier to Reculvers

River Blackwater

In winter:

within a line from Colne Point to Whitstable

In summer:

within a line from Clacton Pier to Reculvers

and seaward of Zone 2 waters

River Crouch and River Roach

In winter:

within a line from Colne Point to Whitstable

In summer:

within a line from Clacton Pier to Reculvers

and seaward of Zone 2 waters

River Thames and its tributaries

In winter:

within a line from Colne Point to Whitstable

In summer:

within a line from Clacton Pier to Reculvers

and seaward of Zone 2 waters

River Medway and the Swale

In winter:

within a line from Colne Point to Whitstable

In summer:

within a line from Clacton Pier to Reculvers

and seaward of Zone 2 waters

Chichester

Inside the Isle of Wight within an area bounded by lines drawn between the church spire, West Wittering, to Trinity Church, Bembridge, to the eastward, and the Needles and Hurst Point to the westward

and seaward of Zone 2 waters

Langstone Harbour

Inside the Isle of Wight within an area bounded by lines drawn between the church spire, West Wittering, to Trinity Church, Bembridge, to the eastward, and the Needles and Hurst Point to the westward

and seaward of Zone 2 waters

Portsmouth

Inside the Isle of Wight within an area bounded by lines drawn between the church spire, West Wittering, to Trinity Church, Bembridge, to the eastward, and the Needles and Hurst Point to the westward

and seaward of Zone 2 waters

Bembridge, Isle of Wight

Inside the Isle of Wight within an area bounded by lines drawn between the church spire, West Wittering, to Trinity Church, Bembridge, to the eastward, and the Needles and Hurst Point to the westward

and seaward of Zone 2 waters

Cowes, Isle of Wight

Inside the Isle of Wight within an area bounded by lines drawn between the church spire, West Wittering, to Trinity Church, Bembridge, to the eastward, and the Needles and Hurst Point to the westward

and seaward of Zone 2 waters

Southampton

Inside the Isle of Wight within an area bounded by lines drawn between the church spire, West Wittering, to Trinity Church, Bembridge, to the eastward, and the Needles and Hurst Point to the westward

and seaward of Zone 2 waters

Beaulieu River

Inside the Isle of Wight within an area bounded by lines drawn between the church spire, West Wittering, to Trinity Church, Bembridge, to the eastward, and the Needles and Hurst Point to the westward

and seaward of Zone 2 waters

Keyhaven Lake

Inside the Isle of Wight within an area bounded by lines drawn between the church spire, West Wittering, to Trinity Church, Bembridge, to the eastward, and the Needles and Hurst Point to the westward

and seaward of Zone 2 waters

Weymouth

Within Portland Harbour and between the River Wey and Portland Harbour

Plymouth

Within a line from Cawsand to Breakwater to Staddon

and seaward of Zone 2 waters

Falmouth

In winter:

within a line from St Anthony Head to Rosemullion

In summer:

within a line from St Anthony Head to Nare Point

and seaward of Zone 2 waters

River Camel

Within a line from Stepper Point to Trebetherick Point

and seaward of Zone 2 waters

Bridgewater

Within the bar and seaward of Zone 2 waters

River Avon (Avon)

In winter:

within a line from Blacknore Point to Caldicot Pill, Portskewett

In summer:

within a line from Barry Pier to Steepholm and thence to Brean Down

and seaward of Zone 2 waters

Zone 2

Czech Republic

Dam Lake Lipno

Federal Republic of Germany



Ems

From a line across the Ems near the entrance to the port of Papenburg between Diemen pumping station and the opening of the dyke at Halte as far as a line linking the former Greetsiel lighthouse and the western pier of the port entrance at Eemshaven

Jade

Inside a line linking the Schillig cross light and Langwarden church tower

Weser

From the north-western edge of the railway bridge in Bremen as far as a line linking Langwarden and Cappel church towers, including the Westergate, Rekumer Loch, Rechter Nebenarm and Schweiburg side branches

Elbe

From the lower limit of the port of Hamburg as far as a line linking the Döse beacon and the western edge of the Friedrichskoog dyke (Dieksand), including the Nebenelbe and the Este, Lühe, Schwinge, Oste, Pinnau, Krückau and Stör tributaries (in each case from the mouth to the barrage)

Meldorfer Bucht

Inside a line linking the western edge of the Friedrichskoog dyke (Dieksand) and the western pier head at Büsum

Eider

From the Gieselau Canal to the Eider barrage

Flensburger Förde

Inside a line linking Kegnäs lighthouse and Birknack

Schlei

Inside a line between the Schleimünde pier heads

Eckernförder Bucht

Inside a line linking Boknis-Eck and the north-eastern point of the mainland near Dänisch Nienhof

Kieler Förde

Inside a line linking the Bülk lighthouse and the Laboe naval memorial

Nord-Ostsee-Kanal (Kiel Canal)

From a line linking the pier heads at Brunsbüttel as far as a line linking the entry lights at Kiel-Holtenau, including Obereidersee and Enge, Audorfer See, Borgstedter See and Enge, Schirnauer See, Flemhuder See and the Achterwehrer Canal

Trave

from the north-western edge of the railway lift bridge and the northern edge of the Holstenbrücke (Stadttrave) in Lübeck as far as a line linking the southern inner and northern outer pier heads at Travemünde, including the Pötenitzer Wiek, Dassower See and the Altarmen at Teerhof island

Leda

From the entrance of the outer harbour of Leer sea lock to the mouth

Hunte

from the port of Oldenburg and from 140 m downstream of the Amalienbrücke in Oldenburg to the mouth

Lesum

From the Bremen-Burg railway bridge to the mouth

Este

From the tail water of Buxtehude lock to the Este barrage

Lühe

From the tail water of the Au-Mühle in Horneburg to the Lühe barrage

Schwinge

From the Salztor lock in Stade to the Schwinge barrage

Oste

From the north-eastern edge of the Bremervörde mill dam to the Oste barrage

Pinnau

From the south-western edge of the railway bridge in Pinneberg to the Pinnau barrage

Krückau

From the south-western edge of the bridge leading to/from the Wedenkamp in Elmshorn to the Krückau barrage

Stör

From Rensing tide gauge to the Stör barrage

Freiburger Hafenpriel

From the eastern edge of the sluice in Freiburg an der Elbe as far as the mouth

Wismarbucht, Kirchsee, Breitling, Salzhaff and Wismar port area

Seawards as far as a line between Hoher Wieschendorf Huk and Timmendorf light and a line linking Gollwitz light on the island of Poel and the southern point of the Wustrow peninsula

Warnow, including the Breitling and side branches

Downstream of the Mühlendamm from the northern edge of the Geinitzbrücke in Rostock towards the sea as far as a line linking the northern points of the western and eastern piers in Warnemünde

Waters enclosed by the mainland and the Darß and Zingst pensinsulas and the islands of Hiddensee and Rügen (including Stralsund port area)

Extending seawards between

— the Zingst peninsula and the island of Bock: as far as latitude 54° 26' 42' N

— the islands of Bock and Hiddensee: as far as a line linking the northern point of the island of Bock and the southern point of the island of Hiddensee

— the island of Hiddensee and the island of Rügen (Bug): as far as a line linking the south-eastern point of Neubessin and Buger Haken

Greifswalder Bodden and Greifswald port area, including the Ryck

Seawards as far as a line from the eastern point of Thiessower Haken (Südperd) to the eastern point of the island of Ruden and continuing to the northern point of the island of Usedom (54° 10' 37' N, 13° 47' 51' E)

Waters enclosed by the mainland and the island of Usedom (the Peenestrom, including Wolgast port area and Achterwasser, and the Stettiner Haff)

Eastwards as far as the border with the Republic of Poland in the Stettiner Haff

Note In the case of vessels whose home port is in another State, account is to be taken of Article 32 of the Ems-Dollart Treaty of 8 April 1960 (BGBl. 1963 II, p. 602).

French Republic



Dordogne

Downstream from the stone bridge at Libourne

Garonne and Gironde

Downstream from the stone bridge at Bordeaux

Loire

Downstream from the Haudaudine bridge on the Madeleine arm and downstream from the Pirmil bridge on the Pirmil arm.

Rhône

Downstream of the Trinquetaille bridge in Arles and beyond towards Marseille

Seine

Downstream of the Jeanne-d'Arc bridge in Rouen

Republic of Hungary

Lake Balaton

Kingdom of the Netherlands

Dollard

Eems

Waddenzee: including the links with the North Sea

IJsselmeer: including the Markermeer and IJmeer but excluding the Gouwzee

Nieuwe Waterweg and the Scheur

Calland Kanaal west from the Benelux harbour

Hollands Diep

Breeddiep, Beerkanaal and its connected harbours

Haringvliet and Vuile Gat: including the waterways between Goeree-Overflakkee on the one hand and Voorne-Putten and Hoeksche Waard on the other

Hellegat

Volkerak

Krammer

Grevelingenmeer and Brouwerschavensche Gat: including all the waterways between Schouwen-Duiveland and Goeree-Overflakkee

Keten, Mastgat, Zijpe, Krabbenkreek, Eastern Scheldt and Roompot: including the waterways between Walcheren, Noord-Beveland and Zuid-Beveland on the one hand and Schouwen-Duiveland and Tholen on the other hand, excluding the Scheldt-Rhine Canal

Scheldt and Western Scheldt and its mouth on the sea: including the waterways between Zeeland Flanders, on the one hand, and Walcheren and Zuid-Beveland, on the other, excluding the Scheldt-Rhine Canal

Republic of Poland

Lagoon of Szczecin

Lagoon of Kamień

Lagoon of Wisła

Bay of Puck

Włocławski Reservoir

Lake Śniardwy

Lake Niegocin

Lake Mamry

United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland



SCOTLAND

Scapa Flow

Within an area bounded by lines drawn from Wharth on the island of Flotta to the Martello Tower on South Walls, and from Point Cletts on the island of Hoy to Thomson's Hill triangulation point on the island of Fara and thence to Gibraltar Pier on the island of Flotta

Kyle of Durness

South of Eilean Dubh

Cromarty Firth

Within a line between North Sutor and South Sutor

Inverness

Within a line from Fort George to Chanonry Point

Findhorn Bay

Within the spit

Aberdeen

Within a line from South Jetty to Abercromby Jetty

Montrose Basin

To the west of a line running north-south across the harbour entrance at Scurdie Ness Lighthouse

River Tay — Dundee

Within a line from the tidal basin (fish dock), Dundee to Craig Head, East Newport

Firth of Forth and River Forth

Within the Firth of Forth but not east of the Forth railway bridge

Dumfries

Within a line from Airds Point to Scar Point

Loch Ryan

Within a line from Cairn Point to Kircolm Point

Ayr Harbour

Inside the Bar

The Clyde

Above Zone 1 waters

Kyles of Bute

Between Colintraive and Rhubodach

Campbeltown Harbour

Within a line from Macringan's Point to Ottercharach Point

Loch Etive

Within Loch Etive above the Falls of Lora

Loch Leven

Above the bridge at Ballachulish

Loch Linnhe

North of Corran Point light

Loch Eil

The whole loch

Caledonian Canal

Lochs Lochy, Oich and Ness

Kyle of Lochalsh

Within Kyle Akin not westward of Eilean Ban Light or eastward of Eileanan Dubha

Loch Carron

Between Stromemore and Strome Ferry

Loch Broom, Ullapool

Within a line from Ullapool Point Light to Aultnaharrie

Kylesku

Across Loch Cairnbawn in the area between the easternmost point of Garbh Eilean and the westernmost point of Eilean na Rainich

Stornoway Harbour

Within a line from Arnish Point to Sandwick Bay Lighthouse, north-west side

The Sound of Scalpay

Not east of Berry Cove (Scalpay) and not west of Croc a Loin (Harris)

North Harbour, Scalpay and Tarbert Harbour

Within one mile from the shore of the Island of Harris

Loch Awe

The whole loch

Loch Katrine

The whole loch

Loch Lomond

The whole loch

Loch Tay

The whole loch

Loch Loyal

The whole loch

Loch Hope

The whole loch

Loch Shin

The whole loch

Loch Assynt

The whole loch

Loch Glascarnoch

The whole loch

Loch Fannich

The whole loch

Loch Maree

The whole loch

Loch Gairloch

The whole loch

Loch Monar

The whole loch

Loch Mullardach

The whole loch

Loch Cluanie

The whole loch

Loch Loyne

The whole loch

Loch Garry

The whole loch

Loch Quoich

The whole loch

Loch Arkaig

The whole loch

Loch Morar

The whole loch

Loch Shiel

The whole loch

Loch Earn

The whole loch

Loch Rannoch

The whole loch

Loch Tummel

The whole loch

Loch Ericht

The whole loch

Loch Fionn

The whole loch

Loch Glass

The whole loch

Loch Rimsdale/nan Clar

The whole loch

NORTHERN IRELAND

Strangford Lough

Within a line from Cloghy Point to Dogtail Point

Belfast Lough

Within a line from Holywood to Macedon Point

Larne

Within a line from Larne Pier to the ferry pier on Island Magee

River Bann

From the seaward ends of the breakwaters to Toome Bridge

Lough Erne

Upper and Lower Lough Erne

Lough Neagh

Within two miles of the shore

EAST COAST OF ENGLAND

Berwick

Within the breakwaters

Warkworth

Within the breakwaters

Blyth

Within the Outer Pier Heads

River Tyne

Dunston Staithes to Tyne Pier Heads

River Wear

Fatfield to Sunderland Pier Heads

Seaham

Within the breakwaters

Hartlepool

Within a line from Middleton Jetty to Old Pier Head

Within a line joining North Pier Head to South Pier Head

River Tees

Within a line extending due west from Government Jetty to Tees Barrage

Whitby

Within Whitby Pier Heads

River Humber

Within a line from North Ferriby to South Ferriby

Grimsby Dock

Within a line from the West Pier of the Tidal Basin to the East Pier of the Fish Docks, North Quay

Boston

Inside the New Cut

Dutch River

The whole canal

River Hull

Beverley Beck to River Humber

Kielder Water

The whole lake

River Ouse

Below Naburn Lock

River Trent

Below Cromwell Lock

River Wharfe

From the junction with River Ouse to Tadcaster Bridge

Scarborough

Within Scarborough Pier Heads

WALES AND WEST COAST OF ENGLAND

River Severn

North of a line running due west from Sharpness Point (51° 43,4' N) to Llanthony and Maisemore Weirs and seaward of Zone 3 waters

River Wye

At Chepstow, north of latitude (51° 38,0' N) to Monmouth

Newport

North of the overhead power cables crossing at Fifoots Points

Cardiff

Within a line from South Jetty to Penarth Head

and the enclosed waters to the west of Cardiff Bay Barrage

Barry

Within a line joining the seaward ends of the breakwaters

Port Talbot

Within a line joining the seaward ends of the breakwaters on the River Afran outside enclosed docks

Neath

Within a line running due North from the seaward end of Baglan Bay Tanker Jetty (51° 37,2' N, 3° 50,5' W)

Llanelli and Burry Port

Within an area bounded by a line drawn from Burry Port Western Pier to Whiteford Point

Milford Haven

Within a line from South Hook Point to Thorn Point

Fishguard

Within a line joining the seaward ends of the north and east breakwaters

Cardigan

Within the Narrows at Pen-Yr-Ergyd

Aberystwyth

Within the seaward ends of the breakwaters

Aberdyfi

Within a line from Aberdyfi Railway Station to Twyni Bach Beacon

Barmouth

Within a line from Barmouth Railway Station to Penrhyn Point

Portmadoc

Within a line from Harlech Point to Graig Ddu

Holyhead

Within an area bounded by the main breakwater and a line drawn from the head of the breakwater to Brynglas Point, Towyn Bay

Menai Straits

Within the Menai Straits between a line joining Aber Menai Point to Belan Point and a line joining Beaumaris Pier to Pen-y-Coed Point

Conway

Within a line from Mussel Hill to Tremlyd Point

Llandudno

Within the breakwater

Rhyl

Within the breakwater

River Dee

Above Connah's Quay to Barrelwell Hill water extraction point

River Mersey

Within a line between the Rock Lighthouse and the North West Seaforth Dockbut excluding other docks

Preston and Southport

Within a line from Lytham to Southport and within Preston Docks

Fleetwood

Within a line from Low Light to Knott

River Lune

Within a line from Sunderland Point to Chapel Hill up to and including Glasson Dock

Barrow

Within a line joining Haws Point, Isle of Walney to Roa Island Slipway

Whitehaven

Within the breakwater

Workington

Within the breakwater

Maryport

Within the breakwater

Carlisle

Within a line joining Point Carlisle to Torduff

Coniston Water

The whole lake

Derwentwater

The whole lake

Ullswater

The whole lake

Windermere

The whole lake

SOUTH OF ENGLAND

Blakeney and Morston Harbour and approaches

To the east of a line running south from Blakeney Point to the entrance of the Stiffkey River

River Orwell and River Stour

River Orwell within a line from Blackmanshead breakwater to Landguard Point and seaward of Zone 3 waters

River Blackwater

All waterways within a line from the south-western extremity of Mersea Island to Sales Point

River Crouch and River Roach

River Crouch within a line from Holliwell Point to Foulness Point, including the River Roach

River Thames and its tributaries

River Thames above a line drawn north/south through the eastern extremity of Denton Wharf Pier, Gravesend to Teddington Lock

River Medway and the Swale

River Medway from a line drawn from Garrison Point to the Grain Tower, to Allington Lock; and the Swale from Whitstable to the Medway

River Stour (Kent)

River Stour above the mouth to the landing at Flagstaff Reach

Dover Harbour

Within lines drawn across the east and west entrances to the Harbour

River Rother

River Rother above the Tidal Signal Station at Camber to Scots Float Sluice and to the entrance lock on the River Brede

River Adur and Southwick Canal

Within a line drawn across Shoreham Harbour entrance to Southwick Canal Lock and to the west end of Tarmac Wharf

River Arun

River Arun above Littlehampton Pier to Littlehampton Marina

River Ouse (Sussex) Newhaven

River Ouse from a line drawn across Newhaven Harbour entrance piers to the north end of North Quay

Brighton

Brighton Marina outer harbour within a line from the southern end of West Quay to the north end of South Quay

Chichester

Within a line drawn between Eastoke point and the church spire, West Wittering and seaward of Zone 3 waters

Langstone Harbour

Within a line drawn between Eastney Point and Gunner Point

Portsmouth

Within a line drawn across the harbour entrance from Port Blockhouse to the Round Tower

Bembridge, Isle of Wight

Within Brading Harbour

Cowes, Isle of Wight

The River Medina within a line from the Breakwater Light on the east bank to the House Light on the west bank

Southampton

Within a line from Calshot Castle to Hook Beacon

Beaulieu River

Within Beaulieu River not eastward of a north/south line through Inchmery House

Keyhaven Lake

Within a line drawn due north from Hurst Point Low Light to Keyhaven Marshes

Christchurch

The Run

Poole

Within the line of the Chain Ferry between Sandbanks and South Haven Point

Exeter

Within an east-west line from Warren Point to the Inshore Lifeboat Station opposite Checkstone Ledge

Teignmouth

Within the harbour

River Dart

Within a line from Kettle Point to Battery Point

River Salcombe

Within a line from Splat Point to Limebury Point

Plymouth

Within a line from Mount Batten Pier to Raveness Point through Drake's Islands; the River Yealm within a line from Warren Point to Misery Point

Fowey

Inside the Harbour

Falmouth

Within a line from St. Anthony Head to Pendennis Point

River Camel

Within a line from Gun Point to Brea Hill

Rivers Taw and Torridge

Within a line bearing 200° from the lighthouse on Crow Point to the shore at Skern Point

Bridgewater

South of a line running due East from Stert Point (51° 13,0 'N)

River Avon (Avon)

Within a line from Avonmouth Pier to Wharf Point, to Netham Dam

CHAPTER 2

Zone 3

Kingdom of Belgium

Maritime Scheldt (downstream of Antwerp open anchorage)

▼M2

Republic of Bulgaria

Danube: from rkm 845,650 to rkm 374,100

▼B

Czech Republic

Labe: from the lock Ústí nad Labem-Střekov to the lock Lovosice

Dam Lakes: Baška, Brněnská (Kníničky), Horka (Stráž pod Ralskem), Hracholusky, Jesenice, Nechranice, Olešná, Orlík, Pastviny, Plumov, Rozkoš, Seč, Skalka, Slapy, Těrlicko, Žermanice

Lake Máchovo

Water Area Velké Žernoseky

Ponds: Oleksovice, Svět, Velké Dářko

Mining Gravel Lakes: Dolní Benešov, Ostrožná Nová Ves a Tovačov

Federal Republic of Germany



Danube

From Kelheim (km 2 414,72 ) to the German-Austrian border

Rhine

From the German-Swiss border to the German-Netherlands border

Elbe

From the mouth of the Elbe-Seiten canal to the lower limit of the port of Hamburg

Müritz

 

French Republic

Rhine

▼M9

Republic of Croatia

Danube: from rkm 1 295 + 500 to rkm 1 433

River Drava: from rkm 0 to rkm 198 + 600

River Sava: from rkm 211 to rkm 594

River Kupa: from rkm 0 to rkm 5 + 900

River Una: from rkm 0 to rkm 15

▼B

Republic of Hungary

Danube: from rkm 1812 to rkm 1433

Danube Moson: from rkm 14 to rkm 0

Danube Szentendre: from rkm 32 to rkm 0

Danube Ráckeve: from rkm 58 to rkm 0

River Tisza: from rkm 685 to rkm 160

River Dráva: from rkm 198 to rkm 70

River Bodrog: from rkm 51 to rkm 0

River Kettős-Körös: from rkm 23 to rkm 0

River Hármas-Körös: from rkm 91 to rkm 0

Channel Sió: from rkm 23 to rkm 0

Lake Velence

Lake Fertő

Kingdom of the Netherlands

Rhine

Sneekermeer, Koevordermeer, Heegermeer, Fluessen, Slotermeer, Tjeukemeer, Beulakkerwijde, Belterwijde, Ramsdiep, Ketelmeer, Zwartemeer, Veluwemeer, Eemmeer, Alkmaardermeer, Gouwzee, Buiten IJ afgesloten IJ Noordzeekanaal, port of IJmuiden, Rotterdam port area, Nieuwe Maas, Noord, Oude Maas, Beneden Merwede, Nieuwe Merwede, Dordsche Kil, Boven Merwede, Waal, Bijlandsch Canal, Boven Rijn, Pannersdensch Canal, Geldersche IJssel, Neder Rijn, Lek, Amsterdam-Rhine-Canal, Veerse Meer, Schelde-Rhine-Canal as far as the mouth in the Volkerak, Amer, Bergsche Maas, the Meuse below Venlo, Gooimeer, Europort, Calandkanaal (east from the Benelux harbour), Hartelkanaal

Republic of Austria

Danube: from the border with Germany to the border with Slovakia

Inn: from the mouth to the Passau-Ingling Power Station

Traun: from the mouth to km 1,80

Enns: from the mouth to km 2,70

March: to km 6,00

Republic of Poland

 River Biebrza from the estuary of the Augustowski Channel to the estuary of the river Narwia

 River Brda from the link with the Bydgoski Channel in Bydgoszcz to the estuary of the river Wisła

 River Bug from the estuary of the river Muchawiec to the estuary of the river Narwia

 Lake Dąbie to the frontier with internal sea waters

 The Augustowski Channel from the link with the river Biebrza to the State border, together with the lakes located along the route of this Channel

 The Bartnicki Channel from Lake Ruda Woda to Lake Bartężek, together with Lake Bartężek

 The Bydgoski Channel

 The Elbląski Channel from Lake Druzno to Lake Jeziorak and Lake Szeląg Wielki, together with these lakes and the lakes on the route of the Channel, and a byway in the direction of Zalewo from Lake Jeziorak to Lake Ewingi, inclusive

 The Gliwicki Channel together with the Channel Kędzierzyński

 The Jagielloński Channel from the link with the river Elbląg to the river Nogat

 The Łączański Channel

 The Ślesiński Channel with the lakes located along the route of this Channel and Lake Gopło

 The Żerański Channel

 River Martwa Wisła from the river Wisła in Przegalina to the frontier with internal sea waters

 River Narew from the estuary of the river Biebrza to the estuary of the river Wisła, together with Lake Zegrzyński

 River Nogat from the river Wisła to the estuary of the Lagoon of Wisła

 River Noteć (upper) from Lake Gopło to the link with the Górnonotecki Channel and the Górnonotecki Channel and River Noteć (lower) from the link of the Bydgoski Channel to the estuary to River Warta

 River Nysa Łużycka from Gubin to the estuary to River Odra

 River Odra from the town of Racibórz to the link with River Eastern Odra which turns into River Regalica from the Klucz-Ustowo Piercing, together with that river and its side-branches to Lake Dąbie as well as a byway of River Odra from the Opatowice lock to the lock in Wrocław city

 River Western Odra from a weir in Widuchowa (704,1 km of River Odra) to a border with internal sea waters, together with side-branches as well as the Klucz-Ustowo Piercing linking River Eastern Odra with River Western Odra

 River Parnica and the Parnicki Piercing from River Western Odra to a border with internal sea waters

 River Pisa from Lake Roś to the estuary of River Narew

 River Szkarpawa from River Wisła to the estuary of the Lagoon of Wisła

 River Warta from the Ślesińskie Lake to the estuary of River Odra

 System of Wielkie Jeziora Mazurskie encompassing the lakes linked by the rivers and channels constituting a main route from Lake Roś (inclusive) in Pisz to the Węgorzewski Channel (including that channel) in Węgorzewo, together with Lakes Seksty, Mikołajskie, Tałty, Tałtowisko, Kotek, Szymon, Szymoneckie, Jagodne, Boczne, Tajty, Kisajno, Dargin, Łabap, Kirsajty and Święcajty, together with the Giżycki Channel and the Niegociński Channel and the Piękna Góra Channel, and a byway of Lake Ryńskie (inclusive) in Ryn to Lake Nidzkie (up to 3 km, constituting a border with the ‘Lake Nidzkie’ nature reserve), together with lakes Bełdany, Guzianka Mała and Guzianka Wielka

 River Wisła from the estuary of River Przemsza to the link with the Łączański Channel as well as from the estuary of that Channel in Skawina to the estuary of River Wisła to the Bay of Gdańsk, excluding the Włocławski Reservoir

▼M2

Romania

Danube: from the Serbian–Romanian border (km 1 075 ) to the Black Sea on the Sulina Channel-branch

Danube–Black Sea Canal (64,410 km length): from the junction with the Danube river, at km 299,300 of the Danube at Cernavodă (respectively km 64,410 of the Canal), to the Port of Constanta South–Agigea (km ‘0’ of the Canal)

Poarta Albă–Midia Năvodari Canal (34,600 km length): from the junction with the Danube Poarta Albă–Midia Năvodari Canal (34,600 km length): from the junction with the Danube–Black Sea Canal at km 29,410 at Poarta Albă (respectively km 27,500 of the Canal) to the Port of Midia (km ‘0’ of the Canal)

▼B

Slovak Republic

Danube: from Devín (rkm 1880,26) to the Slovak-Hungarian border

United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland



SCOTLAND

Leith (Edinburgh)

Within the breakwaters

Glasgow

Strathclyde Loch

Crinan Canal

Crinan to Ardrishaig

Caledonian Canal

The canal sections

NORTHERN IRELAND

River Lagan

Lagan Weir to Stranmillis

EAST OF ENGLAND

River Wear (non-tidal)

Old Railway Bridge, Durham to Prebends Bridge, Durham

River Tees

Upriver from Tees Barrage

Grimsby Dock

Inside of the locks

Immingham Dock

Inside of the locks

Hull Docks

Inside of the locks

Boston Dock

Inside the lock gates

Aire and Calder Navigation

Goole Docks to Leeds; junction with Leeds and Liverpool Canal; Bank Dole Junction to Selby (River Ouse Lock); Castleford Junction to Wakefield (Falling Lock)

River Ancholme

Ferriby Sluice to Brigg

Calder and Hebble Canal

Wakefield (Falling Lock) to Broadcut Top Lock

River Foss

From (Blue Bridge) junction with River Ouse to Monk Bridge

Fossdyke Canal

Junction with River Trent to Brayford Pool

Goole Dock

Inside the lock gates

Hornsea Mere

The whole canal

River Hull

From Struncheon Hill Lock to Beverley Beck

Market Weighton Canal

River Humber Lock to Sod Houses Lock

New Junction Canal

The whole canal

River Ouse

From Naburn Lock to Nun Monkton

Sheffield and South Yorkshire Canal

Keadby Lock to Tinsley Lock

River Trent

Cromwell Lock to Shardlow

River Witham

Boston Sluice to Brayford Poole (Lincoln)

WALES AND WEST OF ENGLAND

River Severn

Above Llanthony and Maisemore Weirs

River Wye

Above Monmouth

Cardiff

Roath Park Lake

Port Talbot

Within the enclosed docks

Swansea

Within the enclosed docks

River Dee

Above Barrelwell Hill water extraction point

River Mersey

The docks (excluding Seaforth Dock)

River Lune

Above Glasson Dock

River Avon (Midland)

Tewkesbury Lock to Evesham

Gloucester

Gloucester City Docks Gloucester/Sharpness Canal

Hollingworth Lake

The whole lake

Manchester Ship Canal

The whole canal and Salford Docks including River Irwell

Pickmere Lake

The whole lake

River Tawe

Between Sea Barrage/Marina and the Morfa Athletics Stadium

Rudyard Lake

The whole lake

River Weaver

Below Northwich

SOUTH OF ENGLAND

River Nene

Wisbech Cut and River Nene to Dog-in-a-Doublet Lock

River Great Ouse

Kings Lynn Cut and River Great Ouse below West Lynn Road Bridge

Yarmouth

River Yare Estuary from a line drawn across the ends of the north and south entrance piers, including Breydon Water

Lowestoft

Lowestoft Harbour below Mutford Lock to a line drawn across the outer harbour entrance piers

Rivers Alde and Ore

Above the entrance to the River Ore to Westrow Point

River Deben

Above the entrance of the River Deben to Felixstowe Ferry

River Orwell and River Stour

From a line drawn from Fagbury Point to Shotley Point on the River Orwell to Ipswich Dock; and from a line drawn north/south through Erwarton Ness on the River Stour to Manningtree

Chelmer & Blackwater Canal

Eastward of Beeleigh Lock

River Thames and its tributaries

River Thames above Teddington Lock to Oxford

River Adur and Southwick Canal

River Adur above the west end of Tarmac Wharf, and within Southwick Canal

River Arun

River Arun above Littlehampton Marina

River Ouse (Sussex), Newhaven

River Ouse above the north end of North Quay

Bewl Water

The whole lake

Grafham Water

The whole lake

Rutland Water

The whole lake

Thorpe Park Lake

The whole lake

Chichester

East of a line joining Cobnor Point and Chalkdock Point

Christchurch

Within Christchurch Harbour excluding the Run

Exeter Canal

The whole canal

River Avon (Avon)

Bristol City Docks

Netham Dam to Pulteney Weir

CHAPTER 3

Zone 4

Kingdom of Belgium

The entire Belgian network except the waterways in Zone 3

Czech Republic

All other waterways not listed in Zones 1, 2 and 3

Federal Republic of Germany

All inland waterways other than those in Zones 1, 2 and 3

French Republic

The entire French network except the waterways in Zones 1, 2 and 3

▼M9

Republic of Croatia

All other waterways not listed in Zone 3

▼M6

Italian Republic

All navigable national waterways.

▼B

Republic of Lithuania

The entire Lithuanian network

Grand Duchy of Luxembourg

Moselle

Republic of Hungary

All other waterways not listed in Zones 2 and 3

Kingdom of the Netherlands

All other rivers, canals and inland seas not listed in Zones 1, 2 and 3

Republic of Austria

Thaya: up to Bernhardsthal

March: above km 6,00

Republic of Poland

All other waterways not listed in Zones 1, 2 and 3

▼M2

Romania

All other waterways not listed in Zone 3

▼B

Slovak Republic

All other waterways not listed in Zone 3

United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland



SCOTLAND

Ratho and Linlithgow Union Canal

The whole canal

Glasgow

Forth and Clyde Canal

Monkland Canal, Faskine and Drumpellier sections

Hogganfield Loch

EAST OF ENGLAND

River Ancholme

Brigg to Harram Hill Lock

Calder and Hebble Canal

Broadcut Top Lock to Sowerby Bridge

Chesterfield Canal

West Stockwith to Worksop

Cromford Canal

The whole canal

River Derwent

From junction with River Ouse to Stamford Bridge

Driffield Navigation

From Struncheon Hill Lock to Great Driffield

Erewash Canal

Trent Lock to Langley Mill Lock

Huddersfield Canal

Junction with Calder and Hebble at Coopers Bridge to Huddersfield Narrow Canal at Huddersfield

Between Ashton-Under-Lyne and Huddersfield

Leeds and Liverpool Canal

From Leeds River Lock to Skipton Wharf

Light Water Valley Lake

The whole lake

The Mere, Scarborough

The whole lake

River Ouse

Above Nun Monkton Pool

Pocklington Canal

From the junction with River Derwent to Melbourne Basin

Sheffield and South Yorkshire Canal

Tinsley Lock to Sheffield

River Soar

Trent Junction to Loughborough

Trent and Mersey Canal

Shardlow to Dellow Lane Lock

River Ure and Ripon Canal

From Junction with River Ouse to Ripon Canal (Ripon Basin)

Ashton Canal

The whole canal

WALES AND WEST OF ENGLAND

River Avon (Midland)

Above Evesham

Birmingham Canal Navigation

The whole canal

Birmingham and Fazeley Canal

The whole canal

Coventry Canal

The whole canal

Grand Union Canal (from Napton Junction to Birmingham and Fazeley)

The whole section of the canal

Kennet and Avon Canal (Bath to Newbury)

The whole section of the canal

Lancaster Canal

The whole canal

Leeds and Liverpool Canal

The whole canal

Llangollen Canal

The whole canal

Caldon Canal

The whole canal

Peak Forest Canal

The whole canal

Macclesfield Canal

The whole canal

Monmouthshire and Brecon Canal

The whole canal

Montgomery Canal

The whole canal

Rochdale Canal

The whole canal

Swansea Canal

The whole canal

Neath & Tennant Canal

The whole canal

Shropshire Union Canal

The whole canal

Staffordshire and Worcester Canal

The whole canal

Stratford-upon-Avon Canal

The whole canal

River Trent

The whole river

Trent and Mersey Canal

The whole canal

River Weaver

Above Northwich

Worcester and Birmingham Canal

The whole canal

SOUTH OF ENGLAND

River Nene

Above Dog-in-a-Doublet Lock

River Great Ouse

Kings Lynn above West Lynn Road Bridge; River Great Ouse and all connected Fenland Waterways including the River Cam and Middle Level Navigation

The Norfolk and Suffolk Broads

All navigable tidal and non-tidal rivers, broads, canals and waterways within the Norfolk and Suffolk Broads including Oulton Broad, and Rivers Waveney, Yare, Bure, Ant and Thurne except as specified for Yarmouth and Lowestoft

River Blyth

River Blyth, entrance to Blythburgh

Rivers Alde and Ore

On the River Alde above Westrow Point

River Deben

River Deben above Felixstowe Ferry

River Orwell and River Stour

All waterways on the River Stour above Manningtree

Chelmer & Blackwater Canal

Westward of Beeleigh Lock

River Thames and its tributaries

River Stort and River Lee above Bow Creek; Grand Union Canal above Brentford Lock and Regents Canal above Limehouse Basin and all canals connected therewith; River Wey above Thames Lock; Kennet and Avon Canal; River Thames above Oxford; Oxford Canal

River Medway and the Swale

River Medway above Allington Lock

River Stour (Kent)

River Stour above the landing at Flagstaff Reach

Dover Harbour

The whole harbour

River Rother

River Rother and the Royal Military Canal above Scots Float Sluice and River Brede above the entrance lock

Brighton

Brighton Marina inner harbour above the lock

Wickstead Park Lake

The whole lake

Kennet and Avon Canal

The whole canal

Grand Union Canal

The whole canal

River Avon (Avon)

Above Pulteney Weir

Bridgewater Canal

The whole canal




ANNEX II

MINIMUM TECHNICAL REQUIREMENTS APPLICABLE TO VESSELS ON INLAND WATERWAYS OF ZONES 1, 2, 3 AND 4

CONTENTS

PART I

CHAPTER 1

GENERAL

Article 1.01 —

Definitions

Article 1.02 —

(Left void)

Article 1.03 —

(Left void)

Article 1.04 —

(Left void)

Article 1.05 —

(Left void)

Article 1.06 —

Temporary requirements

Article 1.07 —

Administrative instructions

CHAPTER 2

PROCEDURE

Article 2.01 —

Inspection bodies

Article 2.02 —

Request for an inspection

Article 2.03 —

Presentation of the craft for inspection

Article 2.04 —

(Left void)

Article 2.05 —

Provisional Community certificate

Article 2.06 —

Validity of the Community certificate

Article 2.07 —

Particulars in and amendments to the Community certificate

Article 2.08 —

(Left void)

Article 2.09 —

Periodical inspection

Article 2.10 —

Voluntary inspection

Article 2.11 —

(Left void)

Article 2.12 —

(Left void)

Article 2.13 —

(Left void)

Article 2.14 —

(Left void)

Article 2.15 —

Expenses

Article 2.16 —

Information

Article 2.17 —

Register of Community certificates

▼M3

Article 2.18 —

Unique European Vessel Identification Number

▼B

Article 2.19 —

Equivalences and derogations

PART II

CHAPTER 3

SHIPBUILDING REQUIREMENTS

Article 3.01 —

Basic requirement

Article 3.02 —

Strength and stability

Article 3.03 —

Hull

Article 3.04 —

Engine and boiler rooms, bunkers

CHAPTER 4

SAFETY CLEARANCE, FREEBOARD AND DRAUGHT MARKS

Article 4.01 —

Safety clearance

Article 4.02 —

Freeboard

Article 4.03 —

Minimum freeboard

Article 4.04 —

Draught marks

Article 4.05 —

Maximum loaded draught of vessels whose holds are not always closed so as to be spray-proof and weathertight

Article 4.06 —

Draught scales

CHAPTER 5

MANOEUVRABILITY

Article 5.01 —

General

Article 5.02 —

Navigation tests

Article 5.03 —

Test area

Article 5.04 —

Degree of loading of vessels and convoys during navigation tests

Article 5.05 —

Use of on-board facilities for navigation test

Article 5.06 —

Prescribed (forward) speed

Article 5.07 —

Stopping capacity

Article 5.08 —

Capacity for going astern

Article 5.09 —

Capacity for taking evasive action

Article 5.10 —

Turning capacity

CHAPTER 6

STEERING SYSTEM

Article 6.01 —

General requirements

Article 6.02 —

Steering apparatus drive unit

Article 6.03 —

Hydraulic steering apparatus drive unit

Article 6.04 —

Power source

Article 6.05 —

Manual drive

Article 6.06 —

Rudder-propeller, water-jet, cycloidal-propeller and bow-thruster systems

Article 6.07 —

Indicators and monitoring devices

Article 6.08 —

Rate-of-turn regulators

▼M7

Article 6.09 —

Acceptance test

▼B

CHAPTER 7

WHEELHOUSE

Article 7.01 —

General

Article 7.02 —

Unobstructed view

Article 7.03 —

General requirements concerning control, indicating and monitoring equipment

Article 7.04 —

Specific requirements concerning control, indicating and monitoring equipment of main engines and steering system

Article 7.05 —

Navigation lights, light signals and sound signals

Article 7.06 —

Radar installations and rate-of-turn indicators

Article 7.07 —

Radio telephony systems for vessels with wheelhouses designed for radar navigation by one person

Article 7.08 —

Internal communication facilities on board

Article 7.09 —

Alarm system

Article 7.10 —

Heating and ventilation

Article 7.11 —

Stern-anchor operating equipment

Article 7.12 —

Retractable wheelhouses

Article 7.13 —

Entry in the Community certificate for vessels with wheelhouses designed for radar navigation by one person

CHAPTER 8

ENGINE DESIGN

Article 8.01 —

General

Article 8.02 —

Safety equipment

Article 8.03 —

Power plant

Article 8.04 —

Engine exhaust system

Article 8.05 —

Fuel tanks, pipes and accessories

Article 8.06 —

Storage of lubricating oil, pipes and accessories

Article 8.07 —

Storage of oils used in power transmission systems, control and activating systems and heating systems, pipes and accessories

Article 8.08 —

Bilge pumping and drainage systems

Article 8.09 —

Oily water and used oil stores

Article 8.10 —

Noise emitted by vessels

CHAPTER 8a

►M6  EMISSIONS OF GASEOUS AND PARTICULATE POLLUTANTS FROM DIESEL ENGINES ◄

▼M6

Article 8a.01 —

Definitions

Article 8a.02 —

General provisions

Article 8a.03 —

Recognised type-approvals

Article 8a.04 —

Installation test and intermediate and special test

Article 8a.05 —

Technical services

▼B

CHAPTER 9

ELECTRICAL EQUIPMENT

Article 9.01 —

General

Article 9.02 —

Electricity supply systems

Article 9.03 —

Protection against physical contact, intrusion of solid objects and the ingress of water

Article 9.04 —

Protection from explosion

Article 9.05 —

Earthing

Article 9.06 —

Maximum permissible voltages

Article 9.07 —

Distribution systems

Article 9.08 —

Connection to shore or other external networks

Article 9.09 —

Power supply to other craft

Article 9.10 —

Generators and motors

Article 9.11 —

Accumulators

Article 9.12 —

Switchgear installations

Article 9.13 —

Emergency circuit breakers

Article 9.14 —

Installation fittings

Article 9.15 —

Cables

Article 9.16 —

Lighting installations

Article 9.17 —

Navigation lights

Article 9.18 —

(Left void)

Article 9.19 —

Alarm and safety systems for mechanical equipment

Article 9.20 —

Electronic equipment

Article 9.21 —

Electromagnetic compatibility

CHAPTER 10

EQUIPMENT

Article 10.01 —

Anchor equipment

Article 10.02 —

Other equipment

Article 10.03 —

Portable fire extinguishers

Article 10.03a —

►M6  Permanently installed firefighting systems for protecting accommodation spaces, wheelhouses and passenger spaces ◄

Article 10.03b —

►M6  Permanently installed firefighting systems for protecting engine rooms, boiler rooms and pump rooms ◄

▼M3

Article 10.03c —

Permanently installed firefighting systems for protecting objects

▼B

Article 10.04 —

Ship's boats

Article 10.05 —

Lifebuoys and lifejackets

CHAPTER 11

SAFETY AT WORK STATIONS

Article 11.01 —

General

Article 11.02 —

Protection against falling

Article 11.03 —

Dimensions of working spaces

Article 11.04 —

Side decks

Article 11.05 —

Access to working spaces

Article 11.06 —

Exits and emergency exits

Article 11.07 —

Ladders, steps and similar devices

Article 11.08 —

Interior spaces

Article 11.09 —

Protection against noise and vibration

Article 11.10 —

Hatch covers

Article 11.11 —

Winches

Article 11.12 —

Cranes

Article 11.13 —

Storing flammable liquids

CHAPTER 12

ACCOMMODATION

Article 12.01 —

General

Article 12.02 —

Special design requirements for accommodation

Article 12.03 —

Sanitary installations

Article 12.04 —

Galleys

Article 12.05 —

Potable water

Article 12.06 —

Heating and ventilation

Article 12.07 —

Other accommodation installations

CHAPTER 13

FUEL-FIRED HEATING, COOKING AND REFRIGERATING EQUIPMENT

Article 13.01 —

General

Article 13.02 —

Use of liquid fuels, oil-fired equipment

Article 13.03 —

Vaporising oil burner stoves and atomising oil burner heating appliances

Article 13.04 —

Vaporising oil burner stoves

Article 13.05 —

Atomising oil burner heating appliances

Article 13.06 —

Forced-air heating appliances

Article 13.07 —

Solid fuel heating

CHAPTER 14

LIQUEFIED GAS INSTALLATIONS FOR DOMESTIC PURPOSES

Article 14.01 —

General

Article 14.02 —

Installations

Article 14.03 —

Receptacles

Article 14.04 —

Location and arrangement of supply units

Article 14.05 —

Spare and empty receptacles

Article 14.06 —

Pressure regulators

Article 14.07 —

Pressure

Article 14.08 —

Piping and flexible tubes

Article 14.09 —

Distribution system

Article 14.10 —

Gas-consuming appliances and their installation

Article 14.11 —

Ventilation and evacuation of combustion gases

Article 14.12 —

Operating and safety requirements

Article 14.13 —

Acceptance test

Article 14.14 —

Test conditions

Article 14.15 —

Attestation

▼M8

CHAPTER 14a

ON-BOARD SEWAGE TREATMENT PLANTS FOR PASSENGER VESSELS

Article 14a.01 —

Definitions

Article 14a.02 —

General provisions

Article 14a.03 —

Application for type approval

Article 14a.04 —

Type approval procedure

Article 14a.05 —

Amendment of type approvals

Article 14a.06 —

Conformity

Article 14a.07 —

Acceptance of equivalent approvals

Article 14a.08 —

Checking of serial numbers

Article 14a.09 —

Conformity of production

Article 14a.10 —

Non-conformity with the type-approved on-board sewage treatment plant type

Article 14a.11 —

Random sample measurement/Special test

Article 14a.12 —

Competent authorities and technical services

▼B

CHAPTER 15

SPECIFIC REQUIREMENTS APPLICABLE TO PASSENGER VESSELS

Article 15.01 —

General provisions

Article 15.02 —

Vessels' hulls

Article 15.03 —

Stability

Article 15.04 —

Safety clearance and freeboard

Article 15.05 —

Maximum permitted number of passengers

Article 15.06 —

Passenger rooms and areas

Article 15.07 —

Propulsion system

Article 15.08 —

Safety devices and equipment

Article 15.09 —

Life-saving equipment

Article 15.10 —

Electrical Equipment

Article 15.11 —

Fire protection

Article 15.12 —

Fire-fighting

Article 15.13 —

Safety organisation

Article 15.14 —

Waste water collection and disposal facilities

Article 15.15 —

Derogations for certain passenger vessels

CHAPTER 15a

SPECIFIC REQUIREMENTS FOR PASSENGER SAILING VESSELS

Article 15a.01 —

Application of Part II

Article 15a.02 —

Exceptions for certain passenger sailing vessels

Article 15a.03 —

Stability requirements for vessels under sail

Article 15a.04 —

Shipbuilding and mechanical requirements

Article 15a.05 —

Rigging in general

Article 15a.06 —

Masts and spars in general

Article 15a.07 —

Special provisions for masts

Article 15a.08 —

Special provisions for topmasts

Article 15a.09 —

Special provisions for bowsprits

Article 15a.10 —

Special provisions for jib-booms

Article 15a.11 —

Special provisions for main booms

Article 15a.12 —

Special provisions for gaffs

Article 15a.13 —

General provisions for standing and running rigging

Article 15a.14 —

Special provisions for standing rigging

Article 15a.15 —

Special provisions for running rigging

Article 15a.16 —

Fittings and parts of the rigging

Article 15a.17 —

Sails

Article 15a.18 —

Equipment

Article 15a.19 —

Testing

CHAPTER 16

SPECIFIC REQUIREMENTS APPLICABLE TO CRAFT INTENDED TO FORM PART OF A PUSHED OR TOWED CONVOY OR OF A SIDE-BY-SIDE FORMATION

Article 16.01 —

Craft suitable for pushing

Article 16.02 —

Craft suitable for being pushed

Article 16.03 —

Craft suitable for propelling side-by-side formations

Article 16.04 —

Craft suitable for being propelled in convoys

Article 16.05 —

Craft suitable for towing

Article 16.06 —

Navigation tests on convoys

Article 16.07 —

Entries on the Community certificate

CHAPTER 17

SPECIFIC REQUIREMENTS APPLICABLE TO FLOATING EQUIPMENT

Article 17.01 —

General

Article 17.02 —

Derogations

Article 17.03 —

Additional requirements

Article 17.04 —

Residual safety clearance

Article 17.05 —

Residual freeboard

Article 17.06 —

Heeling test

Article 17.07 —

Confirmation of stability

Article 17.08 —

Confirmation of stability in the case of reduced residual freeboard

Article 17.09 —

Draught marks and draught scales

Article 17.10 —

Floating equipment without confirmation of stability

CHAPTER 18

SPECIFIC REQUIREMENTS APPLICABLE TO WORKSITE CRAFT

Article 18.01 —

Operating conditions

Article 18.02 —

Application of Part II

Article 18.03 —

Derogations

Article 18.04 —

Safety clearance and freeboard

Article 18.05 —

Ship's boats

CHAPTER 19

SPECIFIC REQUIREMENTS APPLICABLE TO HISTORIC VESSELS (Left void)

CHAPTER 19a

SPECIFIC REQUIREMENTS APPLICABLE TO CANAL BARGES (Left void)

CHAPTER 19b

SPECIFIC REQUIREMENTS APPLICABLE TO VESSELS NAVIGATING ON ZONE 4 WATERWAYS

Article 19b.01 —

Application of Chapter 4

CHAPTER 20

SPECIFIC REQUIREMENTS APPLICABLE TO SEA-GOING VESSELS (Left void)

CHAPTER 21

SPECIFIC REQUIREMENTS APPLICABLE TO RECREATIONAL CRAFT

Article 21.01 —

General

Article 21.02 —

Application of Part II

Article 21.03 —

(Left void)

CHAPTER 22

STABILITY OF VESSELS CARRYING CONTAINERS

Article 22.01 —

General

Article 22.02 —

Limit conditions and method of calculation for confirmation of stability for the transport of non-secured containers

Article 22.03 —

Limit conditions and method of calculation for confirmation of stability for the transport of secured containers

Article 22.04 —

Procedure for assessing stability on board

CHAPTER 22a

SPECIFIC REQUIREMENTS APPLICABLE TO CRAFT LONGER THAN 110 M

Article 22a.01 —

Application of Part I

Article 22a.02 —

Application of Part II

Article 22a.03 —

Strength

Article 22a.04 —

Buoyancy and stability

Article 22a.05 —

Additional requirements

Article 22a.06 —

Application of Part IV in the event of conversion

CHAPTER 22b

SPECIFIC REQUIREMENTS APPLICABLE TO HIGH-SPEED VESSELS

Article 22b.01 —

General

Article 22b.02 —

Application of Part I

Article 22b.03 —

Application of Part II

Article 22b.04 —

Seats and safety belts

Article 22b.05 —

Freeboard

Article 22b.06 —

Buoyancy, stability and subdivision

Article 22b.07 —

Wheelhouse

Article 22b.08 —

Additional equipment

Article 22b.09 —

Closed areas

Article 22b.10 —

Exits and escape routes

Article 22b.11 —

Fire protection and fire-fighting

Article 22b.12 —

Transitional provisions

PART III

CHAPTER 23

EQUIPMENT OF VESSELS WITH REGARD TO MANNING

Article 23.01 —

(Left void)

Article 23.02 —

(Left void)

Article 23.03 —

(Left void)

Article 23.04 —

(Left void)

Article 23.05 —

(Left void)

Article 23.06 —

(Left void)

Article 23.07 —

(Left void)

Article 23.08 —

(Left void)

Article 23.09 —

Vessels' equipment

Article 23.10 —

(Left void)

Article 23.11 —

(Left void)

Article 23.12 —

(Left void)

Article 23.13 —

(Left void)

Article 23.14 —

(Left void)

Article 23.15 —

(Left void)

PART IV

CHAPTER 24

TRANSITIONAL AND FINAL PROVISIONS

Article 24.01 —

Applicability of transitional provisions to craft which are already in service

Article 24.02 —

Derogations for craft which are already in service

Article 24.03 —

Derogations for craft which were laid down on or before 1 April 1976

Article 24.04 —

Other derogations

Article 24.05 —

(Left void)

Article 24.06 —

Derogations for craft not covered by Article 24.01

Article 24.07 —

(Left void)

▼M6

Article 24.08 —

Transitional provision to Article 2.18

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CHAPTER 24a

TRANSITIONAL PROVISIONS FOR CRAFT NOT NAVIGATING ON ZONE R WATERWAYS

Article 24a.01 —

Application of transitional provisions to craft already in service and validity of previous Community certificates

Article 24a.02 —

Derogations for craft already in service

Article 24a.03 —

Derogations for craft the keels of which were laid before 1 January 1985

Article 24a.04 —

Other derogations

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Article 24a.05 —

Transitional provision to Article 2.18

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APPENDIX I

SAFETY SIGNS

APPENDIX II

ADMINISTRATIVE INSTRUCTIONS

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APPENDIX III

MODEL OF THE UNIQUE EUROPEAN VESSEL IDENTIFICATION NUMBER

APPENDIX IV

ENGINE PARAMETER PROTOCOL

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APPENDIX V

ENGINE PARAMETER PROTOCOL

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APPENDIX VI

ON-BOARD SEWAGE TREATMENT PLANTS - SUPPLEMENTARY PROVISIONS AND CERTIFICATE MODELS

APPENDIX VII

ON-BOARD SEWAGE TREATMENT PLANTS - TEST PROCEDURE

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PART I

CHAPTER 1

GENERAL

Article 1.01

Definitions

The following definitions shall apply in this Directive:

Types of craft

1. ‘craft’: a vessel or item of floating equipment;

2. ‘vessel’: an inland waterway vessel or sea-going ship;

3. ‘inland waterway vessel’: a vessel intended solely or mainly for navigation on inland waterways;

4. ‘sea-going ship’: a vessel certificated for sea-going service;

5. ‘motor vessel’: a motor cargo vessel or a motor tanker;

6. ‘motor tanker’: a vessel intended for the carriage of goods in fixed tanks and built to navigate independently under its own motive power;

7. ‘motor cargo vessel’: a vessel, other than a motor tanker, intended for the carriage of goods and built to navigate independently under its own motive power;

8. ‘canal barge’: an inland waterway vessel not exceeding 38,5 m in length and 5,05 m in breadth and usually operating on the Rhine-Rhône Canal;

9. ‘tug’: a vessel specially built to perform towing operations;

10. ‘pusher’: a vessel specially built to propel a pushed convoy;

11. ‘barge’: a dumb barge or tank barge;

12. ‘tank barge’: a vessel intended for the carriage of goods in fixed tanks and built to be towed, either having no motive power of its own or having only sufficient motive power to perform restricted manoeuvres;

13. ‘dumb barge’: a vessel, other than a tank barge, intended for the carriage of goods and built to be towed, either having no motive power of its own or having only sufficient motive power to perform restricted manoeuvres;

14. ‘lighter’: a tank lighter, cargo lighter or ship-borne lighter;

15. ‘tank lighter’: a vessel intended for the carriage of goods in fixed tanks, built or specially modified to be pushed, either having no motive power of its own or having only sufficient motive power to perform restricted manoeuvres when not part of a pushed convoy;

16. ‘cargo lighter’: a vessel, other than a tank lighter, intended for the carriage of goods and built or specially modified to be pushed, either having no motive power of its own or having only sufficient motive power to perform restricted manoeuvres when not part of a pushed convoy;

17. ‘ship-borne lighter’: a lighter built to be carried aboard sea-going ships and to navigate on inland waterways;

18. ‘passenger vessel’: a day trip or cabin vessel constructed and equipped to carry more than 12 passengers;

19. ‘passenger sailing vessel’: a passenger vessel built and fitted out also with a view to propulsion under sail;

20. ‘day-trip vessel’: a passenger vessel without overnight passenger cabins;

21. ‘cabin vessel’: a passenger vessel with overnight passenger cabins;

22. ‘high-speed vessel’: a motorised craft capable of reaching speeds over 40 km/h in relation to water;

23. ‘floating equipment’: a floating installation carrying working gear such as cranes, dredging equipment, pile drivers or elevators;

24. ‘worksite craft’: a vessel, appropriately built and equipped for use at worksites, such as a reclamation barge, hopper or pontoon barge, pontoon or stone-dumping vessel;

25. ‘recreational craft’: a vessel other than a passenger vessel, intended for sport or pleasure;

26. ‘ship's boat’: a boat for use in transport, rescue, salvage and work duties;

27. ‘floating establishment’: any floating installation not normally intended to be moved, such as a swimming bath, dock, jetty or boathouse;

28. ‘floating objec’: a raft or other structure, object or assembly capable of navigation, not being a vessel or floating equipment or establishment;

Assemblies of craft

29. ‘convoy’: a rigid or towed convoy of craft;

30. ‘formation’: the manner in which a convoy is assembled;

31. ‘rigid convoy’: a pushed convoy or side-by-side formation;

32. ‘pushed convoy’: a rigid assembly of craft of which at least one is positioned in front of the craft providing the power for propelling the convoy, known as the ‘pusher(s)’; a convoy composed of a pusher and a pushed craft coupled so as to permit guided articulation is also considered as rigid;

33. ‘side-by-side formation’: an assembly of craft coupled rigidly side by side, none of which is positioned in front of the craft propelling the assembly;

34. ‘towed convoy’: an assembly of one or more craft, floating establishments or floating objects towed by one or more self-propelled craft forming part of the convoy;

Particular areas on board

35. ‘main engine room’: space where the propulsion engines are installed;

36. ‘engine room’: space where combustion engines are installed;

37. ‘boiler room’: a space housing a fuel-operated installation designed to produce steam or heat a thermal fluid;

38. ‘enclosed superstructure’: a watertight, rigid, continuous structure with rigid walls joined to the deck in a permanent and watertight manner;

39. ‘wheelhouse’: the area which houses all the control and monitoring instruments necessary for manoeuvring the vessel;

40. ‘accommodation’: a space intended for the use of persons normally living on board, including galleys, storage space for provisions, toilets and washing facilities, laundry facilities, ante-rooms and passageways, but not the wheelhouse;

41. ‘passenger area’: areas on board intended for passengers and enclosed areas such as lounges, offices, shops, hairdressing salons, drying rooms, laundries, saunas, toilets, washrooms, passageways, connecting passages and stairs not encapsulated by walls;

42. ‘control centre’: a wheelhouse, an area which contains an emergency electrical power plant or parts thereof or an area with a centre permanently occupied by on-board personnel or crew members, such as for fire alarm equipment, remote controls of doors or fire dampers;

43. ‘stairwell’: the well of an internal staircase or of a lift;

44. ‘lounge’: a room of an accommodation or a passenger area. On board passenger vessels, galleys are not regarded as lounges;

45. ‘galley’: a room with a stove or a similar cooking appliance;

46. ‘store room’: a room for the storage of flammable liquids or a room with an area of over 4 m2 for storing supplies;

47. ‘hold’: part of the vessel, bounded fore and aft by bulkheads, opened or closed by means of hatch covers, intended for the carriage of goods, whether packaged or in bulk, or for housing tanks not forming part of the hull;

48. ‘fixed tank’: a tank joined to the vessel, the walls of the tank consisting either of the hull itself or of a casing separate from the hull;

49. ‘working station’: an area where members of the crew carry out their duties, including gangway, derrick and ship's boat;

50. ‘passageway’: an area intended for the normal movement of persons and goods;

51. ‘safe area’: the area which is externally bounded by a vertical surface running at a distance of 1/5 BWL parallel to the course of the hull in the line of maximum draught;

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52. ‘muster areas’: areas of the vessel which are specially protected and in which persons muster in the event of danger;

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53. ‘evacuation areas’: part of muster areas of the vessel from which evacuation of persons can be carried out;

Marine engineering terms

54. ‘plane of maximum draught’: the water plane corresponding to the maximum draught at which the craft is authorised to navigate;

55. ‘safety clearance’: the distance between the plane of maximum draught and the parallel plane passing through the lowest point above which the craft is no longer deemed to be watertight;

56. ‘residual safety clearance’: the vertical clearance available, in the event of the vessel heeling over, between the water level and the lowest point of the immersed side, beyond which the vessel is no longer regarded as watertight;

57. ‘freeboard (f)’: the distance between the plane of maximum draught and a parallel plane passing through the lowest point of the gunwale or, in the absence of a gunwale, the lowest point of the upper edge of the ship's side;

58. ‘residual freeboard’: the vertical clearance available, in the event of the vessel heeling over, between the water level and the upper surface of the deck at the lowest point of the immersed side or, if there is no deck, the lowest point of the upper surface of the fixed ship's side;

59. ‘margin line’: an imaginary line drawn on the side plating not less than 10 cm below the bulkhead deck and not less than 10 cm below the lowest non-watertight point of the side plating. If there is no bulkhead deck, a line drawn not less than 10 cm below the lowest line up to which the outer plating is watertight shall be used;

60. ‘water displacement (image)’: the immersed volume of the vessel, in m3;

61. ‘displacement (Δ)’: the total weight of the vessel, inclusive of cargo, in t;

62. ‘block coefficient (CB)’: the ratio between the water displacement and the product of length LWL, breadth BWL and draught T;

63. ‘lateral plane above water (AV)’: lateral plane of the vessel above the waterline in m2;

64. ‘bulkhead deck’: the deck to which the required watertight bulkheads are taken and from which the freeboard is measured;

65. ‘bulkhead’: a wall of a given height, usually vertical, partitioning the vessel and bounded by the bottom of the vessel, the plating or other bulkheads;

66. ‘transverse bulkhead’: a bulkhead extending from one side of the vessel to the other;

67. ‘wall’: a dividing surface, usually vertical;

68. ‘partition wall’: a non-watertight wall;

69. ‘length (L)’: the maximum length of the hull in m, excluding rudder and bowsprit;

70. ‘length overall (LOA)’: the maximum length of the craft in m, including all fixed installations such as parts of the steering system or power plant, mechanical or similar devices;

71. ‘length of waterline (LWL)’: the length of the hull in m, measured at the maximum draught;

72. ‘breadth (B)’: the maximum breadth of the hull in m, measured to the outer edge of the shell plating (excluding paddle wheels, rub rails, and similar);

73. ‘breadth overall (BOA)’: the maximum breadth of the craft in m, including all fixed equipment such as paddle wheels, rub rails, mechanical devices and the like;

74. ‘breadth of waterline (BWL)’: breadth of the hull in m, measured from the outside of the side plating at the maximum draught line;

75. ‘height (H)’: the shortest vertical distance in m between the lowest point of the hull or the keel and the lowest point of the deck on the side of the vessel;

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76. ‘draught (T)’: the vertical distance in m between the lowest point of the hull without taking into account the keel or other fixed attachments and the maximum draught line;

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76a. ‘draught overall (TOA)’: the vertical distance in m between the lowest point of the hull including the keel or other fixed attachments and the maximum draught line;

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77. ‘forward perpendicular’: the vertical line at the forward point of the intersection of the hull with the maximum draught line;

78. ‘clear width of side deck’: the distance between the vertical line passing through the most prominent part of the hatch coaming on the side deck side and the vertical line passing through the inside edge of the slip guard (guard-rail, foot rail) on the outer side of the side deck;

Steering system

79. ‘steering system’: all the equipment necessary for steering the vessel, such as to ensure the manoeuvrability laid down in Chapter 5;

80. ‘rudder’: the rudder or rudders, with shaft, including the rudder quadrant and the components connecting with the steering apparatus;

81. ‘steering apparatus’: the part of the steering system which produces the movement of the rudder;

82. ‘drive unit’: the steering-apparatus drive, between the power source and the steering apparatus;

83. ‘power source’: the power supply to the steering drive unit and the steering apparatus produced by an on-board network, batteries or an internal combustion engine;

84. ‘steering control’: the component parts of and circuitry for the operation of a power-driven steering control;

85. ‘steering apparatus drive unit’: the control for the steering apparatus, its drive unit and its power source;

86. ‘manual drive’: a system whereby manual operation of the hand wheel moves the rudder by means of a mechanical transmission, without any additional power source;

87. ‘manually-operated hydraulic drive’: a manual control actuating a hydraulic transmission;

88. ‘rate-of-turn regulator’: equipment which automatically produces and maintains a given rate of turn of the vessel in accordance with preselected values;

89. ‘wheelhouse designed for radar navigation by one person’: a wheelhouse arranged in such a way that, during radar navigation, the vessel can be manoeuvred by one person;

Properties of structural components and materials

90. ‘watertight’: a structural component or device so fitted as to prevent any ingress of water;

91. ‘spray-proof and weathertight’: a structural component or device so fitted that in normal conditions it allows only a negligible quantity of water to penetrate;

92. ‘gastight’: a structural component or device so fitted as to prevent the ingress of gas and vapours;

93. ‘non-combustible’: a substance which neither burns nor produces flammable vapours in such quantities that they ignite spontaneously when heated to approximately 750°C;

94. ‘flame-retardant’: material which does not readily catch fire, or whose surface at least restricts the spread of flames pursuant to the test procedure referred to in Article 15.11(1)(c);

95. ‘fire-resistance’: the property of structural components or devices as certified by the test procedure referred to in Article 15.11(1)(d);

96. ‘Code for Fire Test Procedures’: the International Code for the Application of Fire Test Procedures adopted under Resolution MSC.61(67) by the Maritime Safety Committee of the IMO;

Other definitions

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97. ‘classification society’: a classification society that has been approved in accordance with the criteria and procedures of Annex VII;

97a. ‘navigation lights’: light appearances of light from signal lamps to indicate vessels;

97b. ‘light signals’: light used to supplement visual or sound signals;

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98. ‘radar installation’: an electronic navigational aid for detecting and displaying the surroundings and traffic;

99. ‘Inland ECDIS’: a standardised system for displaying electronic navigational charts for inland waters and associated information, that displays selected information from proprietary electronic navigational charts for inland waters and optionally information from other sensors of the craft;

100. ‘Inland ECDIS installation’: an installation for displaying electronic navigational charts for inland waters that can be operated in two different modes: information mode and navigation mode;

101. ‘information mode’: use of Inland ECDIS for information purposes only without radar overlay;

102. ‘navigation mode’: use of Inland ECDIS with radar overlay for navigating a craft;

103. ‘shipboard personnel’: all employees on board a passenger vessel who are not members of the crew;

104. ‘persons with reduced mobility’: persons facing particular problems when using public transport, such as the elderly and the handicapped and persons with sensory disabilities, persons in wheelchairs, pregnant women and persons accompanying young children;

105. ‘Community certificate’: a certificate issued to an inland waterway vessel by the competent authority, signifying compliance with the technical requirements of this Directive;

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106. ‘expert’: a person recognised by the competent authority or by an authorised institution, having specialist knowledge in the relevant area on the basis of his or her professional training and experience, fully conversant with the relevant rules and regulations and the generally accepted technical rules (e.g. EN standards, relevant legislation, technical rules of other Member States of the European Union), and able to examine and give an expert assessment of the relevant systems and equipment;

107. ‘competent person’: a person who has acquired sufficient knowledge in the relevant area on the basis of his or her professional training and experience and is sufficiently conversant with the relevant rules and regulations and the generally accepted technical rules (e.g. EN standards, relevant legislation, technical rules of other Member States of the European Union) to be able to assess the operational safety of the relevant systems and equipment.

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Article 1.02

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Article 1.03

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Article 1.04

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Article 1.05

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Article 1.06

Temporary requirements

Temporary requirements designed to amend non-essential elements of this Directive, by supplementing it, may be adopted, in accordance with the regulatory procedure with scrutiny referred to in Article 19(4) of this Directive, where it is found urgently necessary, for the purposes of adaptation to technical progress of inland waterway transport, to allow derogations from the provisions of this Directive or to allow tests. The requirements shall be published and shall be valid for a maximum of three years. They shall enter into force at the same time and shall be annulled under the same conditions in all Member States.

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Article 1.07

Administrative instructions

In order to make the implementation of this Directive easier and uniform, binding administrative instructions for the inspection may be adopted in accordance with the procedure referred to in Article 19(2) of this Directive.

CHAPTER 2

PROCEDURE

Article 2.01

Inspection bodies

1.  Inspection bodies shall be set up by the Member States.

2.  Inspection bodies shall consist of a chairman and experts.

At least the following shall form part of each body as experts:

(a) an official from the administration that is responsible for inland navigation;

(b) an expert on the design of inland waterway vessels and their engines;

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(c) a nautical expert in possession of an inland waterways boatmaster’s licence, which authorises the holder to sail the vessel to be inspected.

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3.  The Chairman and the experts within each body shall be designated by the authorities in the State in which the body is set up. On taking up their duties, the Chairman and the experts shall submit a written declaration that they will perform them completely independently. No declaration shall be required from officials.

4.  Inspection bodies may be assisted by specialist experts in accordance with the national provisions applying.

Article 2.02

Request for an inspection

1.  The procedure for making a request for an inspection and establishing the place and time of that inspection fall within the powers of the authorities issuing the Community certificate. The competent authority shall determine which documents are to be submitted. The procedure shall take place in such a way as to ensure that the inspection may be conducted within a reasonable period following the lodging of the request.

2.  The owner of a craft that is not subject to this Directive, or his representative, may request a Community certificate. His request shall be met if the vessel fulfils the requirements of this Directive.

Article 2.03

Presentation of the craft for inspection

1.  The owner, or his representative, shall present the craft in an unladen, cleaned and equipped state. He shall provide any assistance needed for the inspection, such as providing an appropriate dinghy and staff, and uncovering any parts of the hull or fittings that are not directly accessible or visible.

2.  The inspection body shall demand a dry inspection on the first occasion. That dry inspection may be dispensed with if a classification certificate or a certificate from an approved classification society to the effect that the construction meets its requirements can be produced or if a certificate is produced which shows that a competent authority has already carried out a dry inspection for other purposes. Where there is a periodical inspection or an inspection, as provided for in Article 15 of this Directive, the inspection body may require an inspection out of the water.

The inspection body shall conduct trial runs during an initial inspection of motor vessels or convoys or where major changes are made to the propulsion or steering equipment.

3.  The inspection body may require further operational tests and other supporting documents. That provision shall also apply during the building of the craft.

Article 2.04

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Article 2.05

Provisional Community certificate

1.  The competent authority may issue a provisional Community certificate:

(a) to craft intended to travel to a certain place with the permission of the competent authority in order to obtain a Community certificate;

(b) to craft whose Community certificate has been temporarily withdrawn in one of the instances referred to in Article 2.07 or in Articles 12 and 16 of this Directive;

(c) to craft whose Community certificate is in preparation following a successful inspection;

(d) to craft where not all of the conditions required for obtaining a Community certificate as set out in Part I of Annex V have been met;

(e) to craft so damaged that their state no longer complies with the Community certificate;

(f) to floating installations or equipment where the authorities responsible for special transport operations make the authorisation to carry out a special transport operation, as provided for by the applicable navigational authority regulations of the Member States, subject to obtaining such a Community certificate;

(g) to craft deviating from the provisions of Part II, as provided for in Article 2.19(2).

2.  The provisional Community certificate shall be drawn up using the model set out in Part III of Annex V where the navigability of the craft, floating establishment or floating object seems to have been adequately ensured.

This shall include the conditions considered necessary by the competent authority and shall be valid:

(a) in the cases referred to in paragraph 1(a), (d) to (f), for a single specific trip to be made within a suitable period that shall not exceed one month;

(b) in the cases referred to in paragraph 1(b) and (c), for an appropriate duration;

(c) in the cases referred to in paragraph 1(g), for six months. The provisional Community certificate may be extended for six months at a time until the Committee has taken a decision.

Article 2.06

Validity of the Community certificate

1.  The validity period of Community certificates issued to newly built vessels in accordance with the provisions of this Directive shall be determined by the competent authority up to a maximum of:

(a) five years in the case of passenger vessels;

(b) 10 years in the case of all other craft.

The period of validity shall be entered on the Community certificate.

2.  In the case of vessels already in operation before the inspection, the competent authority shall set the period of validity of the Community certificate case by case, in the light of the results of the inspection. However, the validity may not exceed the periods specified in paragraph 1.

Article 2.07

Particulars in and amendments to the Community certificate

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1.  The owner of a craft, or his representative, shall bring to the notice of the competent authority any change in the name or ownership of a craft, any re-measurement, and any change in the registration or home port, and shall send the Community certificate to that authority for amendment.

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2.  Any competent authority may add any information or change to the Community certificate.

3.  Where a competent authority adds any alteration or information to a Community certificate it shall inform the competent authority which issued the Community certificate thereof.

Article 2.08

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Article 2.09

Periodical inspection

1.  Craft shall be subjected to a periodical inspection before expiry of their Community certificate.

2.  Following a justified request by the owner or his representative, the competent authority may, by way of an exception, and without any further inspections, grant an extension of the validity of the Community certificate for not more than six months. That extension shall be granted in writing and shall be kept on board the craft.

3.  The competent authority shall again lay down the period of validity of the Community certificate in accordance with the results of that inspection.

The period of validity shall be entered on the Community certificate and brought to the attention of the authority having issued that Community certificate.

4.  If, rather than have its period of validity extended, a Community certificate is replaced by a new version, the earlier Community certificate shall be returned to the competent authority which issued it.

Article 2.10

Voluntary inspection

The owner of a craft, or his representative, may voluntarily request an inspection at any time.

That request for an inspection shall be acted upon.

Article 2.11

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Article 2.12

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Article 2.13

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Article 2.14

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Article 2.15

Expenses

The owner of a craft, or his representative, shall bear all of the costs arising from the inspection of the vessel and the issue of the Community certificate in accordance with a special set of charges drawn up by each of the Member States.

Article 2.16

Information

The competent authority may allow persons demonstrating a well-founded interest to be informed of the contents of a Community certificate and may issue those persons with extracts or copies of the Community certificates certified as true and designated as such.

Article 2.17

Register of Community certificates

1.  Competent authorities shall assign an order number to the Community certificates they issue. They shall keep a register in accordance with the model set out in Annex VI of all the Community certificates they issue.

2.  Competent authorities shall keep the original, or a copy of all the Community certificates they have issued, and shall enter on these any information and alterations, together with any Community certificate cancellations and replacements. ►M3   They shall update the register mentioned in paragraph 1 accordingly. ◄

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3.  In order to perform administrative measures for maintaining safety and ease of navigation and for implementation of Articles 2.02 to 2.15 as well as Articles 8, 10, 11, 12, 15, 16 and 17 of this Directive read only access to the register in accordance with the model set out in Annex VI will be granted to competent authorities of other Member States, Contracting States of the Mannheim Convention and, as far as an equivalent level of privacy is guaranteed, to third countries on the basis of administrative agreements.

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Article 2.18

Unique European Vessel Identification Number

1.  The unique European Vessel Identification Number (ENI), in the following referred to as European Vessel Identification Number, consists of eight Arabic numerals according to Appendix III.

2.  The competent authority having issued a Community certificate shall enter on that Community certificate the European Vessel Identification Number. Unless the craft possesses a European Vessel Identification Number at the time of issue of the Community Certificate it shall be assigned to that craft by the competent authority of the Member State in which the craft has been registered or has its home port.

As far as craft from countries where an assignation of a European Vessel Identification Number is not possible are concerned the European Vessel Identification Number to be entered on the Community certificate shall be assigned by the competent authority issuing that Community certificate.

3.  Only one single European Vessel Identification Number can be assigned to one craft. The European Vessel Identification Number is issued only once and remains unchanged throughout the whole lifetime of the craft.

4.  The owner of a craft, or his representative, shall apply to the competent authority for assignment of the European Vessel Identification Number. The owner or his representative shall also be responsible for having the European Vessel Identification Number which is entered in the Community certificate affixed to the craft.

5.  Each Member State shall notify the Commission of the competent authorities responsible for assigning European Vessel Identification Numbers. The Commission shall keep a register of those competent authorities and of competent authorities notified by third countries, and shall make the register available to the Member States. On request this register shall also be made available to competent authorities of third countries.

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6.  The competent authorities referred to in paragraph 5 shall enter each assigned European Vessel Identification Number, the data for the identification of the vessel set out in Appendix IV as well as any changes without delay into the electronic register kept by the Commission (‘the hull data base’). These data may be used by competent authorities of other Member States and the Contracting States of the Mannheim Convention, for the sole purpose of performing administrative measures for maintaining safety and ease of navigation and for implementation of Articles 2.02 to 2.15 and Article 2.18(3) of this Annex as well as Articles 8, 10, 11, 12, 15, 16 and 17 of this Directive.

Member States shall, in accordance with Union and national legislation, take the necessary measures to ensure the confidentiality and reliability of information sent to them pursuant to this Directive and shall only use such information in compliance with this Directive.

The competent authority of a Member State may transfer personal data to a third country or international organisation provided the requirements of Directive 95/46/EC of the European Parliament and of the Council ( 10 ), particularly of Articles 25 or 26, are fulfilled and only on a case-by-case basis. The competent authority of the Member State shall ensure that the transfer is necessary for the purposes referred to in subparagraph 1. The competent authority shall ensure that the third country or international organisation does not transfer the data to another third country or international organisation unless it is given express written authorisation and complies with the conditions specified by the competent authority of the Member State.

The transfer of personal data to a third country or international organisation by the Commission shall be carried out provided the requirements of Article 9 of Regulation (EC) No 45/2001 of the European Parliament and of the Council ( 11 ) are fulfilled and only on a case-by-case basis. The Commission shall ensure that the transfer is necessary for the purposes referred to in subparagraph 1. The Commission shall ensure that the third country or international organisation does not transfer the data to another third country or international organisation unless it is given express written authorisation and complies with the conditions specified by the Commission.

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Article 2.19

Equivalences and derogations

1.  Where the provisions of Part II require the use, or presence, on board a craft of certain materials, installations or items of equipment, or the adoption of certain design aspects or certain arrangements, the competent authority may permit the use, or presence, on board the said craft of other materials, installations or items of equipment, or the adoption of other design features or other arrangements where, in accordance with the procedure referred to in Article 19(2) of this Directive, these are recognised to be equivalent.

2.  If, in accordance with the procedure referred to in Article 19(2) of this Directive, the Committee reaches no decision on equivalence, as provided for in paragraph 1, the competent authority may issue a provisional Community certificate.

In accordance with the procedure referred to in Article 19(2) of this Directive, the competent authorities shall report to the Committee within one month of issue of the provisional Community certificate in accordance with Article 2.05(1)(g), indicating the name and ►M3  European Vessel Identification Number ◄ of the craft, the nature of the derogation and the State in which the craft is registered or has its home port.

3.  In accordance with the procedure referred to in Article 19(2) of this Directive, the competent authority may, on the basis of a recommendation by the Committee, issue a Community certificate for trial purposes and for a limited period to a specific craft incorporating new technical specifications that derogate from the requirements of Part II, provided those specifications offer equivalent safety.

4.  The equivalences and derogations referred to in paragraphs 1 and 3 shall be entered in the Community certificate. The Commission shall be informed thereof.

PART II

CHAPTER 3

SHIPBUILDING REQUIREMENTS

Article 3.01

Basic requirements

Vessels shall be built in accordance with good shipbuilding practice.

Article 3.02

Strength and stability

1.  The hull shall be sufficiently strong to withstand all of the stresses to which it is normally subjected.

(a) In the case of newly built vessels or major conversions affecting vessel strength, adequate strength shall be demonstrated by presenting design calculation proof. That proof is not required where a classification certificate or a declaration from an approved classification society is submitted.

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(b) Where there is an inspection as referred to in Article 2.09, the minimum thickness of the bottom, bilge and side plates of vessels made from steel shall be no less than the higher of the values resulting from the following formulae:

For vessels made from steel minimum thickness tmin is given by the highest of the values resulting from the following formulae:

1. for vessels that are longer than 40 m: tmin = f · b · c (2,3 + 0,04 L) (mm);

for vessels not more than 40 m in length: tmin = f · b · c (1,5 + 0,06 L) (mm), however, not less than 3.00 mm

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where:

a

=

frame spacing (mm);

f

=

frame spacing factor:

f

=

1 for a ≤ 500 mm

f

=

1 + 0,0013 (a — 500) for a > 500 mm

b

=

factor for bottom, side or bilge plates

b

=

1,0 for bottom plates and side plates

b

=

1,25 for bilge plates.

f = 1 may be taken for the frame spacing when calculating the minimum thickness of the side plates. However, the minimum thickness of the bilge plates may in no case be less than that of the bottom plates and side plates.

c

=

factor for the type of structure:

c

=

0,95 for vessels with double bottom and wing void, where the partition between wing void and hold is located vertically in line with the coaming

c

=

1,0 for all other types of structure.

(c) In longitudinally framed vessels with double bottom and wing voids, the minimum value calculated for the plate thickness in accordance with the formulae in paragraph (b) may be reduced to a calculated value certified by an approved classification society for sufficient hull strength (longitudinal, lateral and local strength).

Plates shall be renewed if bottom, bilge or side plates are below the permissible value laid down in this way.

The minimum values calculated in accordance with the method are limit values taking account of normal, uniform wear, and provided that shipbuilding steel is used and that the internal structural components such as frames, frame floor, main longitudinal and transverse structural members are in a good state and that the hull shows no indication of any overloading of the longitudinal strength.

As soon as these values are no longer achieved, the plates in question shall be repaired or replaced. However, lesser thicknesses, of not more than 10 % reduction from calculated values, are acceptable locally for small areas.

2.  Where a material other than steel is used for the construction of the hull, it shall be proved by calculation that the hull strength (longitudinal, lateral and local strength) equals at least the strength that would result from the use of steel under the assumption of minimum thickness in accordance with paragraph1. If a certificate of class or a declaration issued by a recognised classification society is presented, a proof by calculation may be dispensed with.

3.  The stability of vessels shall correspond to their intended use.

Article 3.03

Hull

1.  Bulkheads rising up to the deck or, where there is no deck, up to the gunwale, shall be installed at the following points:

(a) A collision bulkhead at a suitable distance from the bow in such a way that the buoyancy of the laden vessel is ensured, with a residual safety clearance of 100 mm if water enters the watertight compartment ahead of the collision bulkhead.

As a general rule, the requirement referred to in paragraph 1 shall be considered to have been met if the collision bulkhead has been installed at a distance of between 0,04 L and 0,04 L + 2 m measured from the forward perpendicular in the plane of maximum draught.

If this distance exceeds 0,04 L + 2 m, the requirement set out in paragraph 1 shall be proved by calculation.

The distance may be reduced to 0,03 L. In that case the requirement referred to in paragraph 1 shall be proved by calculation on the assumption that the compartment ahead of the collision bulkhead and those adjacent have all been filled with water.

(b) An aft-peak bulkhead at a suitable distance from the stern where the vessel length L exceeds 25 m.

2.  No accommodation or installations needed for vessel safety or operation may be located ahead of the plane of the collision bulkhead. This requirement shall not apply to anchor gear.

3.  The accommodation, engine rooms and boiler rooms, and the workspaces forming part of these shall be separated from the holds by watertight transverse bulkheads that extend up to the deck.

4.  The accommodation shall be separated from engine rooms, boiler rooms and holds in a gastight manner and shall be directly accessible from the deck. If no such access has been provided an emergency exit shall also lead directly to the deck.

5.  The bulkheads specified in paragraphs 1 and 3 and the separation of areas specified in paragraph 4 shall not contain any openings.

However, doors in the aft-peak bulkhead and penetrations, in particular for shafts and pipework, shall be permitted where they are so designed that the effectiveness of those bulkheads and of the separation of areas is not impaired. Doors in the aft-peak bulkhead shall be permitted only if it can be determined by remote monitoring in the wheelhouse whether they are open or closed and shall bear the following readily legible instruction on both sides:

‘Door to be closed immediately after use’.

6.  The water inlets and discharges, and the pipework connected to these, shall be such that no unintentional ingress of water into the vessel is possible.

7.  The foresections of vessels shall be built in such a way that the anchors neither wholly nor partly protrude beyond the side plating.

Article 3.04

Engine and boiler rooms, bunkers

1.  Engine or boiler rooms shall be arranged in such a way that the equipment therein can be operated, serviced and maintained easily and safely.

2.  The liquid-fuel or lubricant bunkers and passenger areas and accommodation may not have any common surfaces which are under the static pressure of the liquid when in normal service.

3.  Engine room, boiler room and bunker bulkheads, ceilings and doors shall be made of steel or another equivalent non-combustible material.

Insulation material used in engine rooms shall be protected against the intrusion of fuel and fuel vapours.

All openings in walls, ceilings, and doors of engine rooms, boiler rooms, and bunker rooms shall be such that they can be closed from outside the room. The locking devices shall be made from steel or an equivalently non-combustible material.

4.  Engine and boiler rooms and other premises in which flammable or toxic gases are likely to escape shall be capable of being adequately ventilated.

5.  Companionways and ladders providing access to engine and boiler rooms and bunkers shall be firmly attached and be made of steel or another shock-resistant and non-combustible material.

6.  Engine and boiler rooms shall have two exits of which one may be an emergency exit.

The second exit may be dispensed with if:

(a) the total floor area (average length × average width at the level of the floor plating) of the engine or boiler room does not exceed 35 m2; and

(b) the path between each point where servicing or maintenance operations are to be carried out and the exit, or foot of the companionway near the exit providing access to the outside, is not longer than 5 m; and

(c) a fire extinguisher is located at the servicing point that is furthest removed from the exit door and also, by way of derogation from Article 10.03(1)(e), where the installed power of the engines does not exceed 100 kW.

7.  The maximum permissible sound pressure level in the engine rooms shall be 110 dB(A). The measuring points shall be selected as a function of the maintenance work needed during normal operation of the plant located therein.

CHAPTER 4

SAFETY CLEARANCE, FREEBOARD AND DRAUGHT MARKS

Article 4.01

Safety clearance

1.  The safety clearance shall be at least 300 mm.

2.  The safety clearance in the case of vessels whose openings cannot be closed by spray-proof and weathertight devices, and for vessels sailing with their holds uncovered, shall be increased in such a way that each of those openings shall be at least 500 mm from the plane of maximum draught.

Article 4.02

Freeboard

1.  The freeboard of vessels with a continuous deck, without sheer and superstructures, shall be 150 mm.

2.  The freeboard of vessels with sheer and superstructures shall be calculated using the following formula:

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where:

a

is a correction coefficient that takes account of all of the superstructures involved;

βv

is a coefficient for correcting the effect of the forward sheer resulting from the presence of superstructures in the forward quarter of length L of the vessel;

βa

is a coefficient correcting the effect of the aft sheer resulting from the presence of superstructures in the aft quarter of length L of the vessel;

Sev

is the effective forward sheer in mm;

Sea

is the effective aft sheer in mm.

3.  The coefficient α is calculated using the following formula:

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where:

lem

is the effective length, in m, of a superstructure located in the median part corresponding to half of length L of the vessel;

lev

is the effective length, in m, of a superstructure in the forward quarter of vessel length L;

lea

is the effective length, in m, of a superstructure in the aft quarter of vessel length L.

The effective length of a superstructure is calculated using the following formulae:

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where:

l

is the effective length, in m, of the superstructure involved;

b

is the width, in m, of the superstructure involved;

B1

is the width of the vessel, in m, measured on the outside of the vertical sideplates at deck level halfway along the superstructure involved;

h

is the height, in m, of the superstructure involved. However, in the case of hatches, h is obtained by reducing the height of the coamings by half of the safety distance according to Article 4.01(1) and (2). In no case will a value exceeding 0,36 m be taken for h.

If

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or

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is less than 0,6 the effective length le of the superstructure will be zero.

4.  Coefficients βv and βa are calculated using the following formulae:

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5.  The effective aft/forward sheers Sev/Sea are calculated using the following formulae:

Sev = Sv · p

Sea = Sa · p

where:

Sv

is the actual forward sheer, in mm; however Sv shall not be taken to be more than 1 000 mm;

Sa

is the actual aft sheer, in mm; however Sa may not be taken to be more than 500 mm;

p

is a coefficient calculated using the following formula:

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x

is the abscissa, measured from the extremity of the point where the sheer is 0,25 Sv or 0,25 Sa (see figure). image

However, coefficient p will not be taken to be more than 1.

6.  If βa · Sea is greater than βv · Sev, the value βv · Sev of will be taken as being the value for βa · Sea.

Article 4.03

Minimum freeboard

In view of the reductions referred to in Article 4.02 the minimum freeboard shall be not less than 0 mm.

Article 4.04

Draught marks

1.  The plane of maximum draught shall be determined in such a way that the specifications concerning minimum freeboard and minimum safety clearance are both met. However, for safety reasons, the inspection body may lay down a greater value for the safety clearance or freeboard. The plane of maximum draught shall be determined at least for Zone 3.

2.  The plane of maximum draught shall be indicated by means of highly visible, indelible draught marks.

3.  The draught marks for Zone 3 shall consist of a rectangle 300 mm long and 40 mm deep, the base of which is horizontal and coincides with the plane of the maximum authorised draught. Any differing draught marks shall include such a rectangle.

4.  Vessels shall have at least three pairs of draught marks, of which one pair shall be centrally located and the two others located, respectively, at a distance from the bow and stern that is equal to roughly one-sixth of the length.

However,

(a) where a vessel is less than 40 m in length it will suffice to affix two pairs of marks at a distance from the bow and stern, respectively, that is equal to a quarter of the length;

(b) where vessels are not intended for the carriage of goods, a pair of marks located roughly halfway along the vessel will suffice.

5.  Marks or indications which cease to be valid following a further inspection shall be deleted or marked as being no longer valid under the supervision of the inspection body. If a draught mark should disappear, it may only be replaced under the supervision of an inspection body.

6.  Where a vessel has been measured in implementation of the 1966 Convention on the Measurement of Inland Navigation Vessels and the plane of the measurement marks meets the requirements of this Directive, those measurement marks shall take the place of the draught marks; this shall be mentioned in the Community certificate.

7.  For vessels operating on zones of inland waterways other than Zone 3 (Zones 1, 2 or 4) the bow and stern pairs of draught marks provided for in paragraph 4 shall be supplemented by adding a vertical line to which one or, in the case of several zones, several additional draught lines 150 mm long shall be affixed towards the bow, in relation to the draught mark for Zone 3.

This vertical line and the horizontal line shall be 30 mm thick. In addition to the draught mark towards the bow of the vessel, the relevant zone numbers shall be indicated in lettering 60 mm high × 40 mm deep (see Figure 1).

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Article 4.05

Maximum loaded draught of vessels whose holds are not always closed so as to be spray-proof and weathertight

If the plane of maximum draught for Zone 3 of a vessel is determined by assuming that the holds may be closed in such a way as to make them spray-proof and weathertight, and if the distance between the plane of maximum draught and the upper edge of the coamings is less than 500 mm, the maximum draught for sailing with uncovered holds shall be determined.

The following statement shall be entered on the Community certificate:

‘Where the hold hatches are totally or partly uncovered the vessel may only be loaded up to ... mm below the draught marks for Zone 3.’

Article 4.06

Draught scales

1.  Vessels whose draught may exceed 1 m shall bear a draught scale on each of their sides towards the stern; they may bear additional draught scales.

2.  The zero points on each draught scale shall be taken vertically to this within the plane running parallel to the plane of maximum draught passing through the lowest point of the hull or of the keel where such exists. The vertical distance above the zero point shall be graduated in decimetres. That graduation shall be located on each scale, from the unladen water line up to 100 mm above the maximum draught by means of punched or chiselled marks, and shall be painted in the form of a highly-visible band in two alternating colours. That graduation shall be identified by figures at a distance of every five decimetres marked next to the scale as well as at the top of the scale.

3.  The two stern measurement scales affixed pursuant to the Convention referred to in Article 4.04 (6), may replace the draught scales, provided that they include a graduation that meets the requirements plus, where appropriate, figures indicating the draught.

CHAPTER 5

MANOEUVRABILITY

Article 5.01

General

Vessels and convoys shall display adequate navigability and manoeuvrability.

Unpowered vessels intended to be towed shall meet the specific requirements laid down by the inspection body.

Powered vessels and convoys shall meet the requirements set out in Articles 5.02 to 5.10.

Article 5.02

Navigation tests

1.  Navigability and manoeuvrability shall be checked by means of navigation tests. Compliance with the requirements of Articles 5.06 to 5.10 shall, in particular, be examined.

2.  The inspection body may dispense with all or part of the tests where compliance with the navigability and manoeuvrability requirements is proven in another manner.

Article 5.03

Test area

1.  The navigation tests referred to in Article 5.02 shall be carried out on areas of inland waterways that have been designated by the competent authorities.

2.  Those test areas shall be situated on a stretch of flowing or standing water that is if possible straight, at least 2 km long and sufficiently wide and is equipped with highly-distinctive marks for determining the position of the vessel.

3.  It shall be possible for the inspection body to plot the hydrological data such as depth of water, width of navigable channel and average speed of the current in the navigation area as a function of the various water levels.

Article 5.04

Degree of loading of vessels and convoys during navigation tests

During navigation tests, vessels and convoys intended to carry goods shall be loaded to at least 70 % of their tonnage and loading, distributed in such a way as to ensure a horizontal attitude as far as possible. If the tests are carried out with a lesser load the approval for downstream navigation shall be restricted to that loading.

Article 5.05

Use of on-board facilities for navigation test

1.  During the navigation test, all of the equipment referred to in items 34 and 52 of the Community certificate which may be actuated from the wheelhouse may be used, apart from anchors.

2.  However, during the test involving turning into the current referred to in Article 5.10, bow anchors may be used.

Article 5.06

Prescribed (forward) speed

1.  Vessels and convoys shall achieve a speed in relation to the water of at least 13 km/h. That condition is not mandatory where pusher tugs are operating solo.

2.  The inspection body may grant exemptions to vessels and convoys operating solely in estuaries and ports.

3.  The inspection body shall check if the unladen vessel is capable of exceeding a speed of 40 km/h in relation to water. If this can be confirmed, the following entry shall be made in item 52 of the Community certificate:

‘The vessel is capable of exceeding a speed of 40 km/h in relation to water.’

Article 5.07

Stopping capacity

1.  Vessels and convoys shall be able to stop facing downstream in good time while remaining adequately manoeuvrable.

2.  Where vessels and convoys are not longer than 86 m and not wider than 22.90 m the stopping capacity mentioned above may be replaced by turning capacity.

3.  The stopping capacity shall be proved by means of stopping manoeuvres carried out within a test area as referred to in Article 5.03 and the turning capacity by turning manoeuvres in accordance with Article 5.10.

Article 5.08

Capacity for going astern

Where the stopping manoeuvre required by Article 5.07 is carried out in standing water it shall be followed by a navigation test while going astern.

Article 5.09

Capacity for taking evasive action

Vessels and convoys shall be able to take evasive action in good time. That capacity shall be proven by means of evasive manoeuvres carried out within a test area as referred to in Article 5.03.

Article 5.10

Turning capacity

Vessels and convoys not exceeding 86 m in length or 22,90 m in breadth shall be able to turn in good time.

That turning capacity may be replaced by the stopping capacity referred to in Article 5.07.

The turning capacity shall be proven by means of turning manoeuvres against the current.

CHAPTER 6

STEERING SYSTEM

Article 6.01

General requirements

1.  Vessels shall be fitted with a reliable steering system which provides at least the manoeuvrability required by Chapter 5.

2.  Powered steering systems shall be designed in such a way that the rudder cannot change position unintentionally.

3.  The steering system as a whole shall be designed for permanent lists of up to 15° and ambient temperatures from — 20 °C to + 50 °C.

4.  The component parts of the steering system shall be rugged enough to always be able to withstand the stresses to which they may be subjected during normal operation. No external forces applied to the rudder shall impair the operating capacity of the steering apparatus and its drive unit.

5.  The steering system shall incorporate a powered drive unit if so required by the forces needed to actuate the rudder.

6.  A steering apparatus with powered drive unit shall be protected against overloads by means of a system that restricts the torque applied by the drive unit.

7.  The penetrations for the rudder stocks shall be so designed as to prevent the spread of water-polluting lubricants.

Article 6.02

Steering apparatus drive unit

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1.  If the steering apparatus has a powered drive unit, a second independent drive unit or an additional manual drive shall be present. In case of failure or malfunction of the drive unit of the rudder system, the second independent drive unit or the manual drive has to be in operation within 5 seconds.

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2.  If the second drive unit or manual drive is not placed in service automatically, it shall be possible to do so immediately by means of a single operation by the helmsman that is both simple and quick.

3.  The second drive unit or manual drive shall ensure the manoeuvrability required by Chapter 5 as well.

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Article 6.03

Hydraulic steering apparatus drive unit

1.  No other power consumers may be connected to the hydraulic steering apparatus drive unit.

2.  Hydraulic tanks shall be equipped with a warning system that monitors a dropping of the oil level below the lowest content level needed for safe operation.

3.  The dimensions, design and arrangement of the pipework shall as far as possible exclude mechanical damage or damage resulting from fire.

4.  Hydraulic hoses are:

(a) only permissible, if vibration absorption or freedom of movement of components makes their use inevitable;

(b) to be designed for at least the maximum service pressure;

(c) to be renewed at the latest every eight years.

5.  Hydraulic cylinders, hydraulic pumps and hydraulic motors as well as electric motors shall be examined at the latest every eight years by a specialised firm and repaired if required.

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Article 6.04

Power source

1.  Steering systems fitted with two powered drive units shall have at least two power sources.

2.  If the second power source for the powered steering apparatus is not constantly available while the vessel is under way, a buffer device carrying adequate capacity shall provide back-up during the period needed for start-up.

3.  In the case of electrical power sources, no other power consumers may be supplied by the main power source for the steering system.

Article 6.05

Manual drive

1.  The manual wheel shall not be driven by a powered drive unit.

2.  Regardless of rudder position, a kick-back of the wheel shall be prevented when the manual drive is engaged automatically.

Article 6.06

Rudder-propeller, water-jet, cycloidal-propeller and bow-thruster systems

1.  Where the thrust vectoring of rudder-propeller, water-jet, cycloidal-propeller or bow-thruster installations is remotely actuated by electric, hydraulic or pneumatic means, there shall be two actuation systems, each independent of the other, between the wheelhouse and the propeller- or thruster-installation which, mutatis mutandis, meet the requirements of Articles 6.01 to 6.05.

Such systems are not subject to this paragraph if they are not needed in order to achieve the manoeuvrability required by Chapter 5 or if they are only needed for the stopping test.

2.  Where there are two or more rudder-propeller, water-jet or cycloidal-propeller installations that are independent of each other the second actuation system is not necessary if the vessel retains the manoeuvrability required by Chapter 5 if one of the systems fails.

Article 6.07

Indicators and monitoring devices

1.  The rudder position shall be clearly displayed at the steering position. If the rudder-position indicator is electric it shall have its own power supply.

2.   ►M3  An optical and acoustic alarm shall be present at the steering position to signal the following: ◄

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(a) oil level of the hydraulic tanks falling under the lowest content level in accordance with Article 6.03(2) and decrease of service pressure of the hydraulic system;

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(b) failure of the electrical supply for the steering control;

(c) failure of the electrical supply for the drive units;

(d) failure of the rate-of-turn regulator;

(e) failure of the required buffer devices.

Article 6.08

Rate-of-turn regulators

1.  Rate-of-turn regulators and their components shall meet the requirements laid down in Article 9.20.

2.  The proper functioning of the rate-of-turn regulator shall be displayed at the steering position by means of a green indicating light.

Any lack of or unacceptable variations in the supply voltage and an unacceptable decrease in the speed of rotation of the gyroscope shall be monitored.

3.  Where, in addition to the rate-of-turn regulator, there are other steering systems, it shall be possible to clearly distinguish at the steering position which of these systems has been activated. It shall be possible to shift from one system to another immediately. The rate-of-turn regulator shall not have any influence on these other steering systems.

4.  The electricity supply to the rate-of-turn regulator shall be independent of other power consumers.

5.  The gyroscopes, detectors and rate-of-turn indicators used in the rate-of-turn regulators shall meet the minimum requirements of the minimum specifications and test conditions concerning rate-of-turn displays for inland waterways, as laid down in Annex IX.

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Article 6.09

Acceptance test

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1.  The correct installation of the steering system shall be inspected by an inspection body. For this purpose the inspection body can require the following documents:

(a) description of the steering system;

(b) drawings of and information on the steering apparatus drive units and the steering control;

(c) information concerning the steering apparatus;

(d) electrical wiring diagram;

(e) description of the rate-of-turn regulator;

(f) operating and maintenance instructions for the steering system.

2.  Operation of the entire steering system shall be checked by means of a navigation test. If a rate-of-turn regulator is installed it shall be checked that a predetermined course can be reliably maintained and that bends can be negotiated safely.

3.  Power-driven steering systems shall be inspected by an expert:

(a) before being put into service;

(b) after a failure;

(c) after any modification or repair;

(d) regularly at least every three years.

4.  The inspection has to cover at least:

(a) a check of conformity with the approved drawings and at periodical inspections whether alterations in the steering system were made;

(b) a functional test of the steering system for all operational possibilities;

(c) a visual check and a tightness check of the hydraulic components, in particular valves, pipelines, hydraulic hoses, hydraulic cylinders, hydraulic pumps, and hydraulic strainers;

(d) a visual check of the electrical components, in particular relays, electric motors and safety devices;

(e) a check of the optical and acoustic control devices.

5.  An inspection certificate, signed by the inspector, shall be issued, showing the date of inspection.

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CHAPTER 7

WHEELHOUSE

Article 7.01

General

1.  Wheelhouses shall be arranged in such a way that the helmsman may at all times perform his task while the vessel is under way.

2.  Under normal operating conditions, sound pressure generated by the vessel and measured at the level of the helmsman's head at the steering position shall not exceed 70 dB(A).

3.  Where a wheelhouse has been designed for radar navigation by one person, the helmsman shall be able to accomplish his task while seated and all of the display or monitoring instruments and all of the controls needed for operation of the vessel shall be arranged in such a way that the helmsman may use them comfortably while the vessel is under way without leaving his position or losing sight of the radar screen.

Article 7.02

Unobstructed view

1.  There shall be an adequately unobstructed view in all directions from the steering position.

2.   ►M3  The area of obstructed vision for the helmsman ahead of the vessel in an unladen state with half of its supplies but without ballast shall not exceed two vessel lengths or 250 m whichever is less, to the surface of the water. ◄

Optical and electronic means for reducing the area of obstructed vision may not be taken into account during the inspection.

To further reduce any area of obstructed vision, only suitable electronic devices shall be used.

3.  The helmsman's field of unobstructed vision at his normal position shall be at least 240° of the horizon and at least 140° within the forward semicircle.

No window frame, post or superstructure shall lie within the helmsman's usual axis of vision.

Even in the case where a field of unobstructed vision of at least 240° of the horizon is provided, the inspection body may require other measures and in particular the installation of suitable auxiliary optical or electronic devices if no sufficiently unobstructed view is provided towards the rear.

The height of the lower edge of the side windows shall be kept as low as possible and the height of the upper edge of the side and rear windows shall be kept as high as possible.

In determining whether the requirements in this Article for visibility from the wheelhouse are met, the helmsman shall be assumed to have a height of eye of 1 650 mm above the deck at the steering position.

4.  The upper edge of the forward facing windows of the wheelhouse shall be high enough to allow a person at the steering position with height of eye of 1 800 mm a clear forward view to at least 10 degrees above the horizontal at eye-level height.

5.  There shall in all weathers be suitable means of providing a clear view through the windscreen.

6.  The glazing used in wheelhouses shall be made of safety glass and have a light transmission of at least 75 %.

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To avoid reflections, the bridge front windows shall be glare-free or fitted so as to exclude reflections effectively. This requirement shall be deemed to be fulfilled when the windows are inclined from the vertical plane, so as to form an outward angle of not less than 10° and not more than 25°.

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Article 7.03

General requirements concerning control, indicating and monitoring equipment

1.  Control equipment needed to operate the vessel shall be brought into its operating position easily. That position shall be unambiguously clear.

2.  Monitoring instruments shall be easily legible. It shall be possible to adjust their lighting steplessly down to their extinction. Light sources shall be neither intrusive nor impair the legibility of the monitoring instruments.

3.  There shall be a system for testing the warning and indicating lights.

4.  It shall be possible to clearly establish whether a system is in operation. If its functioning is indicated by means of an indicating light, this shall be green.

5.  Any malfunctioning or failure of systems that require monitoring shall be indicated by means of red warning lights.

6.  An audible warning shall sound at the same time that a red warning light lights up. Audible warnings may be given by a single, collective signal. The sound pressure level of that signal shall exceed the maximum sound pressure level of the ambient noise at the steering position by at least 3 dB(A).

7.  The audible warning shall be capable of being switched off after a malfunction or failure has been acknowledged. Such shutdown shall not prevent the alarm signal from being triggered by other malfunctions. The red warning lights shall only go out when the malfunction has been corrected.

8.  The monitoring and indicating devices shall be automatically switched to an alternative power supply if their own power supply fails.

Article 7.04

Specific requirements concerning control, indicating and monitoring equipment of main engines and steering system

1.  It shall be possible to control and monitor the main engines and steering systems from the steering position. Main engines fitted with a clutch which can be actuated from the steering position, or driving a controllable pitch propeller which can be controlled from the steering position, need only to be capable of being started up and shut down from the engine room.

2.  The control for each main engine shall take the form of a single lever which prescribes an arc within a vertical plane that is approximately parallel to the longitudinal axis of the vessel. Movement of that lever towards the bow of the vessel shall cause forward motion, whereas movement of the lever towards the stern shall cause the vessel to go astern. Clutch engagement and reversal of the direction of motion shall take place about the neutral position of that lever. The lever shall catch in the neutral position.

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3.  The direction of the propulsion thrust imparted to the vessel and the rotational speed of the propeller or main engines shall be displayed.

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4.  The indicating and monitoring devices required by Article 6.07(2), Article 8.03(2), and Article 8.05 (13), shall be located at the steering position.

5.  Vessels with wheelhouses designed for radar navigation by one person shall be steered by means of a lever. It shall be possible to move that lever easily by hand. The position of the lever in relation to the longitudinal axis of the vessel shall correspond precisely to the position of the rudder blades. It shall be possible to release hold of the lever in any given position without that of the rudder blades changing. The neutral position of the lever shall be clearly perceptible.

6.  Where the vessel is fitted with bow rudders or special rudders, particularly for going astern, these shall be actuated in wheelhouses designed for radar navigation by one person by special levers which, mutatis mutandis, meet the requirements set out in paragraph 5.

That requirement shall also apply where, in convoys, the steering system fitted to craft other than those powering the convoy is used.

7.  Where rate-of-turn regulators are used, it shall be possible for the rate-of-turn control to be released in any given position without altering the speed selected.

The control shall turn through a wide enough arc to guarantee adequately precise positioning. The neutral position shall be clearly perceptible from the other positions. The scale illumination shall be steplessly variable.

8.  The remote-control equipment for the entire steering system shall be installed in a permanent manner and be arranged in such a way that the course selected is clearly visible. If the remote control equipment can be disengaged, it shall be equipped with an indicating device displaying the respective operational conditions ‘in service’ or ‘out of service’. The disposition and manipulation of the controls shall be functional.

For systems that are subsidiary to the steering system, such as active bow thrusters, remote-control equipment not permanently installed shall be acceptable provided that such a subsidiary installation can be activated by means of an override at any time within the wheelhouse.

9.  In the case of rudder-propeller, water-jet, cycloidal-propeller and bow-thruster systems, equivalent devices shall be acceptable as control, indicating and monitoring devices.

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The requirements set out in paragraphs 1 to 8 shall apply, mutatis mutandis, in view of the specific characteristics and arrangements selected for the abovementioned active steering and propulsion units. In analogy to paragraph 2, each unit shall be controlled by a lever which moves in the form of an arc within a vertical plane that is approximately parallel to the direction of the thrust of the unit. From the position of the lever the direction of the thrust acting on the vessel shall be clear.

If rudder propeller or cycloidal-propeller systems are not controlled by means of levers, the inspection body may allow derogations from paragraph 2. These derogations shall be mentioned in the Community certificate in box 52.

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Article 7.05

Navigation lights, light signals and sound signals

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1.  Navigation lights, their casings and accessories shall bear the approval mark prescribed by Council Directive 96/98/EC of 20 December 1996 on marine equipment ( 12 )

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2.  Current indicating lights or other equivalent devices, such as repeater lights, for monitoring the navigation lights shall be installed in the wheelhouse unless that monitoring can be performed direct from the wheelhouse.

3.  In wheelhouses designed for radar navigation by one person, repeater lights shall be installed on the control panel in order to monitor the navigation lights and the light signals. Switches of navigation lights shall be included in the repeater lights or be adjacent to these and shall be clearly assigned to them.

The arrangement and colour of the repeater lights for the navigation lights and light signals shall correspond to the actual position and colour of those lights and signals.

The failure of a navigation light or light signal to function shall cause the corresponding repeater light either to go out or to provide a signal in another manner.

4.  In wheelhouses designed for radar navigation by one person it shall be possible to activate the sound signals by a foot operated switch. That requirement shall not apply to the ‘do not approach’ signal in accordance with the applicable navigational authority regulations of the Member States.

5.  Navigation lights shall meet the requirements set out in Annex IX, Part I.

Article 7.06

Radar installations and rate-of-turn indicators

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1.  Radar navigation equipment and rate-of-turn indicators shall fulfil the requirements laid down in Annex IX Part I and Part II. Compliance with these requirements shall be determined by a type-approval issued by the competent authority. Inland Electronic Chart Display Information System (hereinafter referred to as ‘ECDIS’) equipment which can be operated in navigation mode shall be regarded as radar navigation equipment.

The requirements concerning installation and operational testing of radar navigation systems and rate-of-turn indicators used in inland waterway vessels, laid down in Annex IX, Part III shall be met.

The register of radar navigation equipment and rate-of-turn indicators approved as laid down in Annex IX, or on the basis of type-approvals recognised to be equivalent, shall be published by the European Commission.

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2.  In wheelhouses designed for radar navigation by one person:

(a) the radar screen shall not be shifted significantly out of the helmsman's axis of view in its normal position;

(b) the radar image shall continue to be perfectly visible, without a mask or screen, whatever the lighting conditions outside the wheelhouse;

(c) the rate-of-turn indicator shall be installed directly above or below the radar image or be incorporated into this.

Article 7.07

Radio telephony systems for vessels with wheelhouses designed for radar navigation by one person

1.  Where vessel wheelhouses have been designed for radar navigation by one person, reception from the vessel-vessel networks and that of nautical information shall be via a loudspeaker, and outgoing communications via a fixed microphone. Send/receive shall be selected by means of a push-button.

It shall not be possible to use the microphones of those networks for the public correspondence network.

2.  Where vessel wheelhouses designed for radar navigation by one person are equipped with a radio telephone system for the public correspondence network, reception shall be possible from the helmsman's seat.

Article 7.08

Internal communication facilities on board

There shall be internal communication facilities on board vessels with a wheelhouse designed for radar navigation by one person.

It shall be possible to establish communication links from the steering position:

(a) with the bow of the vessel or convoy;

(b) with the stern of the vessel or convoy if no direct communication is possible from the steering position;

(c) with the crew accommodation;

(d) with the boatmaster's cabin.

Reception at all positions of these internal communication links shall be via loudspeaker, and transmission shall be via a fixed microphone. The link with the bow and stern of the vessel or convoy may be of the radio-telephone type.

Article 7.09

Alarm system

1.  There shall be an independent alarm system enabling the accommodation, engine rooms and, where appropriate, the separate pump rooms to be reached.

2.  The helmsman shall have within reach an on/off switch controlling the alarm signal; switches which automatically return to the off position when released are not acceptable.

3.  The sound pressure level for the alarm signal shall be at least 75 dB(A) within the accommodation area.

In engine rooms and pump rooms the alarm signal shall take the form of a flashing light that is visible on all sides and clearly perceptible at all points.

Article 7.10

Heating and ventilation

Wheelhouses shall be equipped with an effective heating and ventilation system that can be regulated.

Article 7.11

Stern-anchor operating equipment

On board vessels and convoys whose wheelhouse has been designed for radar navigation by one person and exceeding 86 m in length or 22,90 m in breadth it shall be possible for the helmsman to drop the stern anchors from his position.

Article 7.12

Retractable wheelhouses

Retractable wheelhouses shall be fitted with an emergency lowering system.

All lowering operations shall automatically trigger a clearly audible acoustic warning signal. That requirement shall not apply if the risk of injury which may result from the lowering is prevented by appropriate design features.

It shall be possible to leave the wheelhouse safely whatever its position.

Article 7.13

Entry in the Community certificate for vessels with wheelhouses designed for radar navigation by one person

Where a vessel complies with the special provisions for wheelhouses designed for radar navigation by one person as set out in Articles 7.01, 7.04 to 7.08 and 7.11, the following entry shall be made in the Community certificate:

‘The vessel has a wheelhouse designed for radar navigation by one person’.

CHAPTER 8

ENGINE DESIGN

Article 8.01

General

1.  Engines and their ancillaries shall be designed, built and installed in accordance with best practice.

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2.  Pressure vessels dedicated for the operation of the vessel shall be checked by an expert to verify that they are safe for operation:

(a) before being put into service for the first time,

(b) before being put back into service after any modification or repair, and

(c) regularly, at least every five years.

The inspection shall involve an internal and an external inspection. Compressed-air vessels the interior of which cannot be properly inspected, or the condition of which cannot be clearly established during the internal inspection, are required to undergo additional non-destructive testing or a hydraulic pressure test.

An inspection certificate shall be issued, signed by the expert and showing the date of the inspection.

Other installations requiring regular inspection, particularly steam boilers, other pressure vessels and their accessories, and lifts, shall meet the regulations applying in one of the Member States of the Union.

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3.  Only internal-combustion engines burning fuels having a flashpoint of more than 55 °C may be installed.

Article 8.02

Safety equipment

1.  Engines shall be installed and fitted in such a way as to be adequately accessible for operation and maintenance and shall not endanger the persons assigned to those tasks. It shall be possible to make them secure against unintentional starting.

2.  Main engines, auxiliaries, boilers and pressure vessels, and their accessories, shall be fitted with safety devices.

3.  In case of emergency, it shall also be possible to shut down the motors driving the blower and suction fans from outside the space in which they are located, and from outside the engine room.

4.  Where necessary, connections of pipes which carry fuel oil, lubricating oil, and oils used in power transmission systems, control and activating systems and heating systems shall be screened or otherwise suitably protected to avoid oil spray or leakages onto hot surfaces, into machinery air intakes, or other sources of ignition. The number of connections in such piping systems shall be kept to a minimum.

5.  External high pressure fuel delivery pipes of diesel engines, between the high pressure fuel pumps and fuel injectors, shall be protected with a jacketed piping system capable of containing fuel from a high pressure pipe failure. The jacketed piping system shall include a means for collection of leakages and arrangements shall be provided for an alarm to be given of a fuel pipe failure, except that an alarm is not required for engines with no more than two cylinders. Jacketed piping systems need not be applied to engines on open decks operating windlasses and capstans.

6.  Insulation of engine parts shall meet the requirements of Article 3.04(3), second paragraph.

Article 8.03

Power plant

1.  It shall be possible to start, stop or reverse the ship's propulsion reliably and quickly.

2.  The following shall be monitored by suitable devices which trigger an alarm once a critical level has been reached:

(a) the temperature of the main-engine cooling water;

(b) the lubricating-oil pressure for the main engines and transmissions;

(c) the oil and air pressure of the main engine reversing units, reversible transmissions or propellers.

3.  Where vessels have only one main engine, that engine shall not be shut down automatically except in order to protect against overspeed.

4.  Where vessels have only one main engine, that engine may be equipped with an automatic device for the reduction of the engine speed only if an automatic reduction of the engine speed is indicated both optically and acoustically in the wheelhouse and the device for the reduction of the engine speed can be switched off from the helmsman's position.

5.  Shaft bushings shall be designed in such a way as to prevent the spread of water-polluting lubricants.

Article 8.04

Engine exhaust system

1.  The exhaust gases shall be completely ducted out of the vessel.

2.  All suitable measures shall be taken to avoid ingress of the exhaust gases into the various compartments. Exhaust pipes passing through accommodation or the wheelhouse shall, within these, be covered by protective gas-tight sheathing. The gap between the exhaust pipe and this sheathing shall be open to the outside air.

3.  The exhaust pipes shall be arranged and protected in such a way that they cannot cause a fire.

4.  The exhaust pipes shall be suitably insulated or cooled in the engine rooms. Protection against physical contact may suffice outside the engine rooms.

Article 8.05

Fuel tanks, pipes and accessories

1.  Liquid fuels shall be stored in steel tanks which are either an integral part of the hull or which are firmly attached to the hull. If so required by the design of the vessel, an equivalent material in terms of fire-resistance may be used. These requirements shall not apply to tanks having a capacity of no more than 12 litres that have been incorporated in auxiliaries during their manufacture. Fuel tanks shall not have common partitions with drinking-water tanks.

2.  Tanks and their pipework and other accessories shall be laid out and arranged in such a way that neither fuel nor fuel vapours may accidentally reach the inside of the vessel. Tank valves intended for fuel sampling or water drainage shall close automatically.

3.  No fuel tanks may be located forward of the collision bulkhead.

4.  Fuel tanks and their fittings shall not be located directly above engines or exhaust pipes.

5.  The filler orifices for fuel tanks shall be marked distinctly.

6.  The orifice for the fuel tank filler necks shall be on the deck, except for the daily-supply tanks. The filler neck shall be fitted with a connection piece in accordance with European standard EN 12827:1999.

Such tanks shall be fitted with a breather pipe terminating in the open air above the deck and arranged in such a way that no water ingress is possible. The cross-section of the breather pipe shall be at least 1,25 times the cross-section of the filler neck.

If tanks are interconnected, the cross-section of the connecting pipe shall be at least 1,25 times the cross-section of the filler neck.

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7.  Directly at tank outlets the pipework for the distribution of fuels shall be fitted with a quick-closing valve that can be operated from the deck, even when the rooms in question are closed.

If the operating device is concealed, the lid or cover shall not be lockable.

The operating device shall be marked in red. If the device is concealed it shall be marked with a symbol for the quick-closing valve in accordance with Fig. 9 of Appendix I with a side length of at least 10 cm.

The first subparagraph shall not apply to fuel tanks mounted directly on the engine.

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8.  Fuel pipes, their connections, seals and fittings shall be made of materials that are able to withstand the mechanical, chemical and thermal stresses to which they are likely to be subjected. The fuel pipes shall not be subjected to any adverse influence of heat and it shall be possible to inspect them throughout their length.

9.  Fuel tanks shall be provided with a suitable capacity-gauging device. Capacity-gauging devices shall be legible right up to the maximum filling level. Glass gauges shall be effectively protected against impacts, shall be fitted with an automatic closing device at their base and their upper end shall be connected to the tanks above their maximum filling level. The material used for glass gauges shall not deform under normal ambient temperatures. Sounding pipes shall not terminate in accommodation spaces. Sounding pipes terminating in an engine or boiler room shall be fitted with suitable self-closing devices.

10.  

(a) Fuel tanks shall be safeguarded against fuel spills during bunkering by means of appropriate onboard technical devices which shall be entered in item 52 of the Community certificate.

(b) If fuel is taken on from bunkering stations with their own technical devices to prevent fuel spills on board during bunkering, the equipment requirements in (a) and paragraph 11 shall no longer apply.

11.  If fuel tanks are fitted with an automatic shut-off device, the sensors shall stop fuelling when the tank is 97 % full; this equipment shall meet the ‘failsafe’ requirements.

If the sensor activates an electrical contact, which can break the circuit provided by the bunkering station by a binary signal, it shall be possible to transmit the signal to the bunkering station by means of a watertight connection plug meeting the requirements of IEC publication 60309-1:1999 for 40 to 50 V DC, housing colour white, earthing contact position ten o'clock.

12.  Fuel tanks shall be provided with openings having leak-proof closures that are intended to permit cleaning and inspection.

13.  Fuel tanks directly supplying the main engines and engines needed for safe operation of the vessel shall be fitted with a device emitting both visual and audible signals in the wheelhouse if their level of filling is not sufficient to ensure further safe operation.

Article 8.06

Storage of lubricating oil, pipes and accessories

1.  Lubricating oil shall be stored in steel tanks which are either an integral part of the hull or which are firmly attached to the hull. If so required by the design of the vessel, an equivalent material in terms of fire-resistance may be used. These requirements shall not apply to tanks having a capacity of no more than 25 litres. Lubricating oil tanks shall not have common partitions with drinking-water tanks.

2.  Lubricating oil tanks and their pipework and other accessories shall be laid out and arranged in such a way that neither lubricating oil nor lubricating oil vapour may accidentally reach the inside of the vessel.

3.  No lubricating oil tanks may be located forward of the collision bulkhead.

4.  Lubricating oil tanks and their fittings shall not be located directly above engines or exhaust pipes.

5.  The filler orifices for lubricating oil tanks shall be marked distinctly.

6.  Lubricating oil pipes, their connections, seals and fittings shall be made of materials that are able to withstand the mechanical, chemical and thermal stresses to which they are likely to be subjected. The pipes shall not be subjected to any adverse influence of heat and it shall be possible to inspect them throughout their length.

7.  Lubricating oil tanks shall be provided with a suitable capacity-gauging device. Capacity-gauging devices shall be legible right up to the maximum filling level. Glass gauges shall be effectively protected against impacts, shall be fitted with an automatic closing device at their base and their upper end shall be connected to the tanks above their maximum filling level. The material used for glass gauges shall not deform under normal ambient temperatures. Sounding pipes shall not terminate in accommodation spaces. Sounding pipes terminating in an engine or boiler room shall be fitted with suitable self-closing devices.

Article 8.07

Storage of oils used in power transmission systems, control and activating systems and heating systems, pipes and accessories

1.  Oils used in power transmission systems, control and activating systems and heating systems shall be stored in steel tanks which are either an integral part of the hull or which are firmly attached to the hull. If so required by the design of the vessel, an equivalent material in terms of fire-resistance may be used. These requirements shall not apply to tanks having a capacity of no more than 25 litres. Such oil tanks shall not have common partitions with drinking-water tanks.

2.  Such oil tanks and their pipework and other accessories shall be laid out and arranged in such a way that neither such oil nor such oil vapour may accidentally reach the inside of the vessel.

3.  No such oil tanks may be located forward of the collision bulkhead.

4.  Such oil tanks and their fittings shall not be located directly above engines or exhaust pipes.

5.  The filler orifices for such oil tanks shall be marked distinctly.

6.  Such oil pipes, their connections, seals and fittings shall be made of materials that are able to withstand the mechanical, chemical and thermal stresses to which they are likely to be subjected. The pipes shall not be subjected to any adverse influence of heat and it shall be possible to inspect them throughout their length.

7.  Such oil tanks shall be provided with a suitable capacity-gauging device. Capacity-gauging devices shall be legible right up to the maximum filling level. Glass gauges shall be effectively protected against impacts, shall be fitted with an automatic closing device at their base and their upper end shall be connected to the tanks above their maximum filling level. The material used for glass gauges shall not deform under normal ambient temperatures. Sounding pipes shall not terminate in accommodation spaces. Sounding pipes terminating in an engine or boiler room shall be fitted with suitable self-closing devices.

Article 8.08

Bilge pumping and drainage systems

1.  It shall be possible to pump out each watertight compartment separately. However, that requirement shall not apply to watertight compartments that are normally sealed hermetically during operation.

2.  Vessels requiring a crew shall be equipped with two independent bilge pumps which shall not be installed within the same space. At least one of these shall be motor driven. However, for vessels with a power of less than 225 kW or with a deadweight of less than 350 t, or where vessels not intended for the carriage of goods have a displacement of less than 250 m3, one pump will suffice which can be either manually-operated or motor-driven.

Each of the required pumps shall be capable of use on each watertight compartment.

3.  The minimum pumping capacity Q1 of the first bilge pump shall be calculated using the following formula:

Q1 = 0,1 · d1 2 (1/min)

d1 is calculated via the formula:

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The minimum pumping capacity Q2 of the second bilge pump shall be calculated using the following formula:

Q2 = 0,1 · d2 2 (l/min)

d2 is calculated using the formula:

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However, the value d2 need not exceed value d1.

For the calculation of Q2 l shall be taken to be the length of the longest watertight compartment.

In these formulae:

l

is the length of the watertight compartment in question, in (m);

d1

is the calculated internal diameter of the main drainage pipe, in (mm);

d2

is the calculated internal diameter of the branch pipe, in (mm).

4.  Where the bilge pumps are connected to a drainage system the drainage pipes shall have an internal diameter of at least d1, in mm, and the branch pipes an internal diameter of at least d2, in mm.

Where vessels are less than 25 m in length the values d1 and d2 may be reduced to 35 mm.

5.  Only self-priming bilge pumps are permitted.

6.  There shall be at least one suction on both the starboard and port sides of all flat-bottomed, drainable compartments that are wider than 5 m.

7.  It may be possible to drain the aft peak via the main engine room by means of an easily accessible, automatically closable fitting.

8.  Branch pipes of single compartments shall be connected to the main drainage pipe by means of a lockable non-return valve.

Compartments or other spaces that are capable of carrying ballast need to be connected to the drainage system only by means of a simple closing device. That requirement shall not apply to holds that are capable of carrying ballast. Such holds shall be filled with ballast water by means of ballast piping that is permanently installed and independent of the drainage pipes, or by means of branch pipes that can be connected to the main drainage pipe by flexible pipes or flexible adaptors. Water intake valves located in the bottom of the hold shall not be permitted for this purpose.

9.  Hold bilges shall be fitted with gauging devices.

10.  Where a drainage system incorporates permanently installed pipework the bilge-bottom drainage pipes intended to extract oily water shall be equipped with closures that have been sealed in position by an inspection body. The number and position of those closures shall be entered on the Community certificate.

11.  Locking the closures in position shall be regarded as equivalent to sealing in accordance with paragraph 10. The key or keys for the locking of the closures shall be indicated accordingly and kept in a marked and easily accessible location in the engine room.

Article 8.09

Oily water and used oil stores

1.  It shall be possible to store, on board, oily water accumulated during operation. The engine-room bilge is considered to be a store for this purpose.

2.  In order to store used oils there shall, in the engine room, be one or several specific receptacles whose capacity corresponds to at least 1,5 times the quantity of the used oils from the sumps of all of the internal combustion engines and transmissions installed, together with the hydraulic fluids from the hydraulic-fluid tanks.

The connections used in order to empty the receptacles referred to above shall comply with European standard EN 1305:1996.

3.  Where vessels are only used on short-haul operation the inspection body may grant exceptions from the requirements ofparagraph 2.

Article 8.10

Noise emitted by vessels

1.  The noise produced by a vessel under way, and in particular the engine air intake and exhaust noises, shall be damped by using appropriate means.

2.  The noise generated by a vessel under way shall not exceed 75 dB(A) at a lateral distance of 25 m from the ship's side.

3.  Apart from transhipment operations the noise generated by a stationary vessel shall not exceed 65 dB(A) at a lateral distance of 25 m from the ship's side.

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CHAPTER 8a

EMISSION OF GASEOUS AND PARTICULATE POLLUTANTS FROM DIESEL ENGINES

Article 8a.01

Definitions

In this Chapter:

1. ‘engine’ means an engine which works on the compression-ignition principle (diesel engine);

1a. ‘propulsion engine’ means an engine for the propulsion of an inland waterway vessel, as defined in Article 2 of Directive 97/68/EC ( 13 );

1b. ‘auxiliary engine’ means an engine for use in applications other than the propulsion of a craft;

1c. ‘exchange engine’ means a used, overhauled engine which is intended to replace a currently operational engine and which is of the same design (in-line engine, V-engine) as the engine to be replaced, which has the same number of cylinders and whose power output and speed do not differ by more than 10 % from the power output and speed of the engine to be replaced;

2. ‘type-approval’ means the procedure as defined in Article 2, second indent of Directive 97/68/EC, as amended, whereby a Member State certifies that an engine type or an engine family with regard to the level of emission of gaseous and particulate pollutants by the engine(s) satisfies the relevant technical requirements;

3. ‘installation test’ means the procedure whereby the competent authority makes sure that, even where an engine fitted to a craft has undergone, since the issuing of the type-approval, any modifications or adaptations with regard to the level of emission of gaseous and particulate pollutants, that engine still complies with the technical requirements of this Chapter;

4. ‘intermediate test’ means the procedure whereby the competent authority makes sure that, even where a craft’s engine has undergone, since the installation test, any modifications or adaptations with regard to the level of emission of gaseous and particulate pollutants, that engine still complies with the technical requirements of this Chapter;

5. ‘special test’ means the procedure whereby the competent authority makes sure that, after each significant modification to a craft’s engine with regard to the level of emission of gaseous and particulate pollutants, that engine still complies with the technical requirements of this Chapter;

6. (left void);

7. ‘engine family’ means a manufacturer’s grouping of engines which through their design, are expected to have similar exhaust emission characteristics of gaseous and particulate pollutants as defined in Article 2, fourth indent of Directive 97/68/EC, as amended, and which comply with the requirements of the rules in accordance with Article 8a.03;

8. (left void);

9. (left void);

10. (left void);

11. ‘manufacturer’ as defined in Article 2 of Directive 97/68/EC, as amended, means the person or body who is responsible to the approval authority for all aspects of the type-approval process and for ensuring conformity of production. It is not essential that the person or body is directly involved in all stages of the construction of the engine;

12. (left void);

13. (left void);

14. (left void);

15. (left void);

16. ‘engine parameter protocol’ means the document pursuant to Appendix V, in which all the parameters, together with changes, and including components and engine settings which affect the level of emission of gaseous and particulate pollutants from the engine are duly recorded;

17. ‘engine manufacturer’s instructions on monitoring the components and engine parameters of relevance in an exhaust gas context’ means the document produced for the purpose of implementing the installation test and the intermediate or special tests.

Article 8a.02

General provisions

1. Without prejudice to the requirements of Directive 97/68/EC, the provisions of this Chapter shall apply to all engines with a rated power output more than 19 kW installed in inland waterway vessels or in machinery on board such vessel.

2. The engines shall comply with the requirements of Directive 97/68/EC.

3. Compliance with the exhaust gas emission limit values of the applicable stage shall be determined on the basis of a type-approval pursuant to Article 8a.03.

4. Installation tests

(a) After the installation of the engine on board, but before it is brought into service, an installation test shall be carried out. This test, which forms part of the initial inspection of the craft, or of a special inspection by virtue of the relevant engine having been installed, shall result either in the registration of the engine in the Community certificate to be issued for the first time or in the modification of the existing Community certificate.

(b) The inspection body may dispense with an installation test pursuant to (a), if an engine having a rated power output PN of less than 130 kW is replaced by an engine covered by the same type-approval. As a precondition, the vessel’s owner or his authorised representative shall be required to notify the inspection body of the engine’s replacement and to submit a copy of the type-approval document and details of the identification number of the newly installed engine. The inspection body shall make the appropriate amendments to the Community certificate (see box 52).

5. Intermediate tests on the engine shall be carried out in the context of the periodical inspection pursuant to Article 2.09.

6. After each significant modification to an engine, where such modifications have the potential to affect the emission of gaseous and particulate pollutants from the engine, a special test must invariably be carried out.

6a. The results of the tests pursuant to Article 8a.02(4) to (6) shall be registered in the engine parameter protocol.

7. The inspection body shall indicate in the Community certificate, in box 52, the type-approval numbers and identification numbers of all the engines that are installed on board the vessel and that are subject to the requirements of this Chapter. For engines covered by Article 9(4)(a) of Directive 97/68/EC the identification number shall suffice.

8. For the purpose of discharging tasks pursuant to this Chapter, the competent authority may employ a technical service.

Article 8a.03

Recognised type-approvals

1. The following type-approvals shall be recognised, provided that the engine application is covered by the appropriate type approval:

(a) type-approvals pursuant to Directive 97/68/EC;

(b) type-approvals which, pursuant to Directive 97/68/EC ( 14 ) are recognised as equivalent.

2. For each type-approved engine, the following documents or copies of them shall be kept available on board:

(a) the type-approval document;

(b) the engine manufacturer’s instructions on monitoring the components and engine parameters of relevance in an exhaust gas context;

(c) the engine parameter protocol.

Article 8a.04

Installation test and intermediate and special test

1. At the time of the installation test pursuant to Article 8a.02(4) and in the event of intermediate tests pursuant to Article 8a.02(5) and special tests pursuant to Article 8a.02(6), the competent authority will inspect the current state of the engine with reference to the components, adjustments and parameters specified in the instructions pursuant to Article 8a.01(17).

If the authority finds that the engine does not comply with the approved engine type or the approved engine family, it may:

(a) require that

(aa) steps are taken to re-establish engine conformity;

(bb) require appropriate modifications to the type-approval document; or

(b) order the actual emissions to be measured.

Failing the re-establishment of engine conformity or in the absence of appropriate modifications to the type-approval document or in the event that the measurements indicate non-compliance with the emission limit values, the competent authority shall refuse to issue a Community certificate or shall revoke any Community certificate that has already been issued.

2. In the case of engines with exhaust gas after treatment systems, checks shall be carried out to establish that these systems are functioning properly in the context of the installation test and the intermediate or special tests.

3. The tests according to paragraph 1 are made on the basis of the engine manufacturer’s instruction on monitoring the components and engine parameters of relevance in an exhaust gas emission context. The instruction, to be drawn up by the manufacturer and to be approved by a competent authority, shall specify the exhaust relevant components as well as adjustments and parameters, whereby continuous compliance with the exhaust gas emission limit values can be assumed. The instruction contains at least the following details:

(a) type of engine and, where appropriate, engine family with an indication of the rated output and rated speed;

(b) list of the components and engine parameters of relevance in an exhaust gas emission context;

(c) unambiguous features to identify the permitted components of relevance in an exhaust gas emission context (e.g. part numbers appearing on the components);

(d) engine parameters of relevance in an exhaust gas emission context such as setting ranges for the injection timing, permitted cooling water temperature, maximum exhaust gas backpressure, etc.

In the case of engines fitted with exhaust gas after treatment systems, the instruction shall also include procedures to check that the exhaust gas after treatment installation is operating efficiently.

4. The installation of engines in craft shall comply with the restrictions set out in the scope of the type approval. In addition, the intake under pressure and the exhaust gas back pressure shall not exceed the values indicated for the approved engine.

5. If the engines being installed on board belong to an engine family, no readjustments or modifications which could adversely affect exhaust gas and particulate emissions or which lie outside the proposed adjustment range may be carried out.

6. If, after type-approval, readjustments or modifications to the engine need to be made, these should be accurately entered in the engine parameter protocol.

7. If the installation and intermediate tests show that, in relation to their parameters, components and adjustable features, the engines installed on board comply with the specifications set out in the instructions pursuant to Article 8a.01(17), then it may be assumed that the exhaust gas and particulate emissions from the engines likewise comply with the basic limit values.

8. Where an engine has obtained type-approval, the competent authority may, at its own discretion, reduce the installation test or intermediate test pursuant to these provisions. However, the full test shall be carried out in respect of at least one cylinder or one engine of an engine family and may only be reduced if there is reason to believe that all other cylinders or engines behave similarly to the cylinder or engine under investigation.

Article 8a.05

Technical services

1. The technical services shall comply with the European standard on general requirements for the competence of testing and calibration laboratories (EN ISO/IEC 17025:2000), having due regard to the following conditions:

(a) Engine manufacturers cannot be recognised as technical services.

(b) For the purposes of this chapter, a technical service may, with permission of the competent authority, use facilities outside its own test laboratory.

(c) If requested to do so by the competent authority, technical services shall demonstrate that they are recognised to perform the type of activities described in this paragraph within the European Union.

(d) Third country services may only be notified as a recognised technical service in the framework of a bilateral or multilateral agreement between the European Union and the third country in question.

2. Member States shall inform the Commission about the names and addresses of the technical services which, together with their national competent authority are responsible for the application of this chapter. The Commission shall make this information available to the Member States.

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CHAPTER 9

ELECTRICAL EQUIPMENT

Article 9.01

General

1.  Where there are no specific requirements concerning certain parts of an installation the safety level shall be considered satisfactory where those parts have been produced in accordance with a European standard in force or in accordance with the requirements of an approved classification society.

The relevant documents shall be submitted to the inspection body.

2.  Documents containing the following, and duly stamped by the inspection body, shall be kept on board:

(a) general drawings concerning the entire electrical installation;

(b) switching diagrams for the main switchboard, the emergency switchboard and the distribution switchboard, together with the most important technical data such as the amperage and rated current of the protection and control devices;

(c) power data concerning the electrical machinery and equipment;

(d) types of cable and information on conductor cross-sections.

It is not necessary to keep such documents on board unmanned craft, but they shall be available at all times with the owner.

3.  The equipment shall be designed for permanent lists of up to 15° and ambient inside temperatures of between 0 and + 40 °C, and on the deck between - 20 °C and + 40 °C. It shall function perfectly within those limits.

4.  The electrical and electronic equipment and appliances shall be fully accessible and easy to maintain.

Article 9.02

Electricity supply systems

1.  Where craft are fitted with an electrical system, that system shall in principle have at least two power sources in such a way that where one power source fails the remaining source is able to supply the power consumers needed for safe navigation for at least 30 minutes.

2.  Adequate rating of the power supply shall be demonstrated by means of a power balance. An appropriate simultaneity factor may be taken into account.

3.  Independently of paragraph 1, Article 6.04 shall apply to the power source for the steering system (rudder installations).

Article 9.03

Protection against physical contact, intrusion of solid objects and the ingress of water

The type of minimum protection for permanently installed parts of an installation shall be as set out in the following table:



Location

Type of minimum protection

(in accordance with IEC publ. 60529: 1992)

Generators

Motors

Trans-formers

Panels

Distributors

Switches

Fittings

Lighting equipment

Operation rooms, engine rooms, steering-gear compartments

IP 22

IP 22

IP (2) 22

IP (1) (2) 22

IP 44

IP 22

Holds

 

 

 

 

IP 55

IP 55

Battery and paint lockers

 

 

 

 

 

IP 44

u. (Ex) (3)

Free decks and open steering positions

 

IP 55

 

IP 55

IP 55

IP 55

Wheelhouse

 

IP 22

IP 22

IP 22

IP 22

IP 22

Accommodation apart from sanitary facilities and washrooms

 

 

 

IP 22

IP 20

IP 20

Sanitary facilities and washrooms

 

IP 44

IP 44

IP 44

IP 55

IP 44

(1)   Where appliances release large amounts of heat: IP 12.

(2)   Where appliances or panels do not have this type of protection their location shall meet the conditions applying to that type of protection.

(3)   Electrical equipment of the certified safety type as in accordance with (a)  European standards EN 50014: 1997; 50015: 1998; 50016: 2002; 50017: 1998; 50018: 2000; 50019: 2000 and 50020: 2002; or (b)  IEC publication 60079 as of 1 October 2003.

Article 9.04

Protection from explosion

Only explosion-proof electrical equipment (certified safety) may be installed in spaces where potentially explosive gases or mixtures of gases are likely to accumulate, such as compartments dedicated for accumulators or the storage of highly inflammable products. No light switches or switches for other electrical appliances shall be installed in these spaces. The protection from explosion shall take account of the characteristics of the potentially explosive gases or mixtures of gases that are likely to arise (explosion-potential group, temperature class).

Article 9.05

Earthing

1.  Systems under a voltage of more than 50 V need to be earthed.

2.  Metal parts that are open to physical contact and which, during normal operation, are not electrically live, such as engine frames and casings, appliances and lighting equipment, shall be earthed separately where they are not in electrical contact with the hull as a result of their installation.

3.  The casings of mobile power consumers and portable devices shall, during normal use, be earthed by means of an additional earthing conductor that is incorporated into the power cable.

That provision shall not apply where a protective circuit-separation transformer is used, nor to appliances fitted with protective insulation (double insulation).

4.  The cross-sections of the earthing conductors shall be not less than given in the following table:



Cross-section of outside conductors

(mm2)

Minimum cross-section of earthing conductors

within insulated cables

(mm2)

fitted separately

(mm2)

from 0,5 to 4

same cross-section as that of the outside conductor

4

more than 4 to 16

same cross-section as that of the outside conductor

same cross-section as that of the outside conductor

more than 16 to 35

16

16

more than 35 to 120

half of the cross-section of the outside conductor

half of the cross-section of the outside conductor

more than 120

70

70

Article 9.06

Maximum permissible voltages

1.  The following voltages shall not be exceeded:



Type of installation

Maximum permissible voltage

Direct current

Single-phase alternating current

Three-phase alternating current

a.  Power and heating installations including the sockets for general use

250 V

250 V

500 V

b.  Lighting, communications, command and information installations including the sockets for general use

250 V

250 V

-

c.  Sockets intended to supply portable devices used on open decks or within narrow or damp metal lockers, apart from boilers and tanks:

 

 

 

1.  In general

50 V (1)

50 V (1)

-

2.  Where a protective circuit-separation transformer only supplies one appliance

-

250 V (2)

-

3.  Where protective-insulation (double insulation) appliances are used

250 V

250 V

-

4.  Where ≤ 30 mA default current circuit breakers are used.

-

250 V

500 V

d.  Mobile power consumers such as electrical equipment for containers, motors, blowers and mobile pumps which are not normally moved during service and whose conducting parts which are open to physical contact are earthed by means of an earthing conductor that is incorporated into the connecting cable and which, in addition to that earthing conductor, are connected to the hull by their specific positioning or by an additional conductor

250 V

250 V

500 V

e.  Sockets intended to supply portable appliances used inside boilers and tanks

50 V (1)

50 V (1)

-

(1)   Where that voltage comes from higher-voltage networks galvanic separation shall be used (safety transformer).

(2)   All of the poles of the secondary circuit shall be insulated from the earth.

2.  By way of derogation from paragraph1, if the necessary protective measures are applied higher voltages shall be acceptable:

(a) for power installations where their power so requires;

(b) for special on-board installations such as radio and ignition systems.

Article 9.07

Distribution systems

1.  The following distribution systems are allowed for direct current and single-phase alternating current:

(a) two-conductor systems of which one is earthed (L1/N/PE);

(b) single-conductor systems using the hull return principle, only for local installations (for example, starting gear for combustion engines, cathodic protection) (L1/PEN);

(c) two-conductor systems that are insulated from the hull (L1/L2/PE).

2.  The following distribution systems are allowed for three-phase alternating current:

(a) four-conductor systems with earthing of the neutral point, not using the hull return principle (L1/L2/L3/N/PE) = (network TN-S) or (network TT);

(b) three-conductor systems insulated from the hull (Ll/L2/L3/PE) = (network IT);

(c) three-conductor systems with earthing of the neutral point using the hull return principle, however, that shall not be allowed for terminal circuits (L1/L2/L3/PEN).

3.  The inspection body may allow the use of other systems.

Article 9.08

Connection to shore or other external networks

1.  Incoming supply lines from shore networks or other external networks to the installations of the onboard network shall have a permanent connection on board in the form of fixed terminals or fixed plug sockets. The cable connections shall not be subjected to any pulling load.

2.  The hull shall be capable of being earthed effectively when the connection voltage exceeds 50 V. The earthing connection shall be specially marked.

3.  The switching devices for the connection shall be arranged such as to prevent the concurrent operation of the onboard network generators and the shore network or another external network. A brief period of concurrent operation shall be permitted when changing from one system to another without a break in voltage.

4.  The connection shall be protected against short circuiting and overload.

5.  The main switchboard shall indicate whether the connection is live.

6.  Indicator devices shall be installed to enable comparison of polarity in the case of direct current and phase sequence in the case of three-phase alternating current, between the connection and the onboard network.

7.  A panel adjacent to the connection shall indicate:

(a) the measures required to establish the connection;

(b) the type of current and the nominal voltage and, for alternating current, the frequency.

Article 9.09

Power supply to other craft

1.  When power is supplied to other craft, a separate connection shall be used. If power sockets rated at more than 16 A are used to supply current to other craft, devices (such as switches or interlocks) shall be provided to ensure that connection and disconnection can take place only when the line is dead.

2.  Cable connections shall not be subjected to any pulling load.

3.  Article 9.08, paragraphs 3 to 7, shall apply mutatis mutandis.

Article 9.10

Generators and motors

1.  Generators, motors and their terminal boxes shall be accessible for inspections, measurements and repairs. The type of protection shall correspond to their location (see Article 9.03).

2.  Generators driven by the main engine, the propeller shaft or by an auxiliary set intended for other purposes shall be designed with respect to the range of rotational speeds which can occur during normal operation.

Article 9.11

Accumulators

1.  Accumulators shall be accessible and so arranged as not to shift due to movements of the craft. They shall not be placed where they will be exposed to excessive heat, extreme cold, spray, steam or vapour.

They shall not be installed in the wheelhouse, accommodation or holds. This requirement shall not apply to accumulators for portable appliances, or to accumulators requiring a charging power of less than 0,2 kW.

2.  Accumulators requiring a charging power of more than 2,0 kW (calculated on the basis of the maximum charging current and the nominal voltage of the accumulator and taking into account the characteristic charging curve of the charging appliance) shall be installed in a special room. If placed on deck enclosing them in a cabinet will suffice.

Accumulators requiring a charging power not exceeding 2,0 kW may be installed in a cabinet or chest not only if placed on deck but also below decks. They may also be installed in an engine room or any other well-ventilated space provided that they are protected against falling objects and dripping water.

3.  The interior surfaces of all rooms, cabinets or boxes, shelving or other built-in features intended for accumulators shall be protected against the harmful effects of electrolytes.

4.  Provision shall be made for effective ventilation when accumulators are installed in a closed compartment, cabinet or chest. Forced-draught ventilation shall be provided for nickel-cadmium accumulators requiring a charging power of more than 2 kW and for lead-acid accumulators requiring more than 3 kW.

The air shall enter at the bottom and be discharged at the top so as to ensure total gas extraction.

Ventilation ducts shall not include any devices which obstruct the air flow, such as stop valves.

5.  The required air throughput (Q) shall be calculated using the following formula:

Q = 0,11 · I · n (m3/h)

where:

I

=

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of the maximum current, in A, provided by the charging device;

n

=

the number of cells.

In the case of buffer accumulators within the onboard network other methods of calculation taking into account the characteristic charging curve of the charging device may be accepted by the inspection body, provided that these methods are based on the provisions of approved classification societies or on relevant standards.

6.  Where natural ventilation is used the cross-section of the ducts shall be sufficient for the required air throughput on the basis of an air-flow velocity of 0,5 m/section. However, the cross-section shall be at least 80 cm2 for lead-acid accumulators and 120 cm2 for nickel-cadmium accumulators.

7.  Where forced-draught ventilation is used a fan shall be provided, preferably of the suction type, whose motor shall be clear of the gas or air stream.

Fans shall be so designed as to preclude the generation of sparks through contact between a blade and the fan casing and to avoid any electrostatic charges.

8.  ‘Fire, naked flame and smoking prohibited’ signs according to Figure 2 of Appendix I having a minimum diameter of 10 cm shall be affixed to the doors or covers of compartments, cabinets and chests containing accumulators.

Article 9.12

Switchgear installations

1.  Electrical switchboards

(a) Appliances, switches, fuses and switchboard instruments shall be clearly arranged and shall be accessible for maintenance and repair.

Terminals for voltages up to 50 V, and those for voltages higher than 50 V, shall be kept separate and marked appropriately.

(b) For all switches and appliances marker plates identifying the circuit shall be affixed to the switchboards.

The nominal amperage and the circuit for fuses shall be identified.

(c) When appliances with an operating voltage greater than 50 V are installed behind doors the live components of those appliances shall be protected against accidental contact while the doors are open.

(d) The materials of switchboards shall have suitable mechanical strength and be durable, flame-retardant and self-extinguishing; they shall not be hygroscopic.

(e) If high rupture capacity (HRC)-fuses are installed in electrical switchboards, accessories and personal protective equipment shall be available for installing and removing such fuses.

2.  Switches, protective devices

(a) Generator circuits and power consumer circuits shall be protected against short circuiting and overload on all non-earthed conductors. Switching devices triggered by short-circuiting and overload or fuses may be used for this purpose.

Circuits supplying electric motors of drive units (steering system) and their control circuits shall only be protected against short circuiting. Where circuits include thermal circuit-breakers these shall be neutralised or set at not less than twice the nominal amperage.

(b) Outputs from the main switchboard to power consumers operating at more than 16 A shall include a load or power switch.

(c) Power consumers for the propulsion of the craft, the steering system, the rudder position indicator, navigation or safety systems, and power consumers with a nominal amperage greater than 16 A shall be supplied by separate circuits.

(d) The circuits of power consumers required for propelling and manoeuvring the vessel shall be supplied directly by the main switchboard.

(e) Circuit-breaking equipment shall be selected on the basis of nominal amperage, thermal or dynamic strength, and breaking capacity. Switches shall simultaneously cut off all live conductors. The switching position shall be identifiable.

(f) Fuses shall be of the enclosed-melt type and be made of ceramic or an equivalent material. It shall be possible to change them without any danger of physical contact for the operator.

3.  Measuring and monitoring devices

(a) Generator, accumulator and distribution circuits shall be equipped with measuring and monitoring devices where the safe operation of the installation so requires.

(b) Non-earthed networks with a voltage of more than 50 V shall be equipped with an earthing detection device capable of giving both visual and audible alarm. In secondary installations such as control circuits, this device may be dispensed with.

4.  Location of electrical switchboards

(a) Switchboards shall be located in accessible and well-ventilated spaces and be protected against water and mechanical damage.

Piping and air ducts shall be so arranged that in the event of leakage the switchboards cannot be damaged. If their installation near electrical switchboards is inevitable, pipes shall not have detachable connections nearby.

(b) Cabinets and wall recesses in which unprotected switching devices are installed shall be of a flame-retardant material or be protected by a metal or other flame-retardant sheathing.

(c) When the voltage is greater than 50 V, insulating gratings or mats shall be placed at the operator's position in front of the main switchboard.

Article 9.13

Emergency circuit breakers

Emergency circuit breakers for oil burners, fuel pumps, fuel separators and engine-room ventilators shall be installed centrally outside the spaces containing the equipment.

Article 9.14

Installation fittings

1.  Cable entries shall be sized as a function of the cables to be connected and be appropriate to the types of cable used.

2.  Sockets for distribution circuits at different voltages or frequencies shall be impossible to confuse.

3.  Switches shall simultaneously switch all non-earthed conductors within a circuit. However, single-pole switches within non-earthed circuitry shall be permitted in accommodation-lighting circuits apart from in laundries, bathrooms, washrooms and other rooms with wet facilities.

4.  Where amperage exceeds 16 A it shall be possible to lock the sockets by means of a switch in such a way that the plug can only be inserted and withdrawn with the power switched off.

Article 9.15

Cables

1.  Cables shall be flame-retardant, self-extinguishing and resistant to water and oil.

In accommodation, other types of cable may be used, provided that they are effectively protected, have flame-retardant characteristics and are self-extinguishing.

Flame-retardant standards of electric cables shall be in accordance with:

(a) IEC publications 60332-1:1993, 60332-3:2000; or

(b) equivalent regulations recognised by one of the Member States.

2.  Conductors of cables used for power and lighting circuits shall have a minimum cross-section of 1,5 mm2.

3.  Metal armouring, shielding and sheathing of cables shall not, under normal operating conditions, be used as conductors or for earthing.

4.  Metal shielding and sheathing of cables in power and lighting installations shall be earthed at least at one end.

5.  The cross-section of conductors shall take account of their maximum permissible end-temperature (current-carrying capacity) and of the permissible voltage drop. The voltage drop between the main switchboard and the least favourable point of the installation shall not be more than 5 % for lighting or more than 7 % for power or heating circuits, referred to the nominal voltage.

6.  Cables shall be protected against mechanical damage.

7.  The means of fixing the cables shall ensure that any pulling load remains within the permissible limits.

8.  When cables pass through bulkheads or decks, the mechanical strength, watertightness and fire resistance of these bulkheads and decks shall not be affected by the penetrations.

9.  Terminations and joints in all conductors shall be so made as to retain the original electrical, mechanical, flame-retardant and, where necessary, fire resistant properties. ►M3   The number of cable joints shall be kept to a minimum. ◄

10.  Cables connected to retractable wheelhouses shall be sufficiently flexible and shall have insulation with sufficient flexibility down to — 20 °C and resistance to steam and vapour, ultraviolet rays and ozone.

Article 9.16

Lighting installations

1.  Lighting appliances shall be so installed that the heat they emit cannot set fire to nearby inflammable objects or components.

2.  Lighting appliances on open decks shall be so installed as not to impede the recognition of navigation lights.

3.  When two or more lighting appliances are installed in an engine room or boiler room, they shall be supplied by at least two different circuits. This requirement shall also apply to spaces where cooling machinery, hydraulic machinery, or electric motors are installed.

Article 9.17

Navigation lights

1.  Switchboards for navigation lights shall be installed in the wheelhouse. They shall be supplied by a separate feeder from the main switchboard or by two independent secondary distributions.

2.  Navigation lights shall be supplied, protected and switched separately from the navigation lights switchboard.

3.  No fault in the monitoring installation, as provided for in Article 7.05(2), shall affect the operation of the light which it monitors.

4.  Several lights forming a functional unit and installed together at the same point may be jointly supplied, switched and monitored. The monitoring installation shall be capable of identifying the failure of any one of these lights. However, it shall not be possible to use both light sources in a double light (two lights mounted one above the other or in the same housing) simultaneously.

Article 9.18

(Left void)

Article 9.19

Alarm and safety systems for mechanical equipment

The alarm and safety systems for monitoring and protecting mechanical equipment shall meet the following requirements:

(a) Alarm systems

The alarm systems shall be so designed that no failure in the alarm system can result in failure of the apparatus or installation being monitored.

Binary transmitters shall be designed on the quiescent-current principle or on the monitored load-current principle.

Visual alarms shall remain visible until the fault has been remedied; an alarm that has been acknowledged shall be distinguishable from an alarm that has not yet been acknowledged. Each alarm shall also comprise an audible warning. It shall be possible to switch off acoustic alarms. Switching off one acoustic alarm shall not prevent another signal from being set off by another cause.

Exceptions can be permitted in the case of alarm systems comprising less than five measurement points.

(b) Safety systems

Safety systems shall be designed to halt or slow down the operation of the affected equipment, or to warn a permanently-manned station to do so before a critical state is reached.

Binary transmitters shall be designed according to the load-current principle.

If safety systems are not designed to be self-monitoring it shall be possible to check that they are operating correctly.

Safety systems shall be independent of other systems.

Article 9.20

Electronic equipment

1.  General

The test conditions in paragraph 2 below shall apply only to electronic devices that are necessary for the steering system and the craft's power plants, including their ancillaries.

2.  Test conditions

(a) The stresses arising from the following tests shall not cause electronic devices to be damaged or to malfunction. The tests in accordance with relevant international standards, such as IEC publication 60092-504:2001, apart from the cold-condition test, shall be carried out with the device switched on. These tests shall include checking of proper operation.

(b) Variations in voltage and frequency



 

Variations

continuous

short-duration

General

Frequency

± 5 %

± 10 % 5 s

Voltage

± 10 %

± 20 % 1.5 s

Battery operation

Voltage

+ 30 %/- 25 %

 

(c) Heating test

The sample is brought up to a temperature of 55 °C within a half-hour period. After that temperature has been reached it is maintained for 16 hours. An operating test is then carried out.

(d) Cold-condition test

The sample is switched off and cooled to -25 °C and held at that temperature for two hours. The temperature is then raised to 0 °C and an operating test is carried out.

(e) Vibration test

The vibration test shall be carried out along the three axes at the resonance frequency of the devices or of components for the period of 90 minutes in each case. If no clear resonance emerges the vibration test shall be carried out at 30 Hz.

The vibration test shall be carried out by sinusoidal oscillation within the following limits:

General:

f = 2,0 to 13,2 Hz; a = ± 1 mm

(amplitude a =

image

the vibration width)

f = 13,2 Hz to 100 Hz: acceleration ± 0,7 g.

Equipment intended to be fitted to diesel engines or steering apparatus shall be tested as follows:

f = 2,0 to 25 Hz; a = ± 1,6 mm

(amplitude a =

image

the vibration width)

f = 25 Hz to 100 Hz; acceleration ± 4 g.

The sensors intended to be installed in diesel-engine exhaust pipes may be exposed to considerably higher stresses. Account shall be taken of this during the tests.

(f) The electromagnetic compatibility test shall be carried out on the basis of IEC publications 61000-4-2:1995, 61000-4-3:2002, 61000-4-4:1995, at test degree number 3.

(g) Proof that the electronic equipment is adequate for these test conditions shall be provided by their manufacturer. A certificate by an approved classification society shall likewise be considered to be proof.

Article 9.21

Electromagnetic compatibility

The operation of the electric and electronic systems shall not be impaired by electromagnetic interference. General measures shall, with equal importance, extend to:

(a) disconnection of the transmission paths between the source of interference and affected devices;

(b) reducing the causes of disturbance at their source;

(c) reducing the sensitivity of affected devices to interference.

CHAPTER 10

EQUIPMENT

Article 10.01

Anchor equipment

1.  Vessels intended for the carriage of goods, apart from ship-borne lighters whose length L does not exceed 40m, shall be equipped with bow anchors whose total mass P is obtained using the following formula:

P = k · B · T (kg)

where

k

is a coefficient that takes account of the relationship between length L and beam B, and of the type of vessel:

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for lighters, however, k = c will be taken;

c

is an empirical coefficient given in the following table:



Dead-weight tonnage in t

Coefficient c

up to 400 inclusive

45

from 400 to 650 inclusive

55

from 650 to 1 000 inclusive

65

more than 1 000

70

On vessels whose dead-weight tonnage is not greater than 400 t and which, owing to their design and intended purpose, are used only on predetermined short-haul sections, the inspection body may accept that only two-thirds of total mass P is required for the bow anchors.

2.  Passenger vessels and vessels not intended for the carriage of goods, apart from pushers, shall be fitted with bow anchors whose total mass P is obtained using the following formula:

P = k · B · T (kg)

where:

k

is the coefficient corresponding to paragraph 1, but where in order to obtain the value of the empirical coefficient (c) the water displacement in m3 entered in the Community certificate shall be taken instead of the deadweight tonnage.

3.  Vessels referred to in paragraph 1 whose maximum length does not exceed 86 m shall be equipped with stern anchors whose total mass is equal to 25 % of mass P.

Vessels whose maximum length exceeds 86 m shall be equipped with stern anchors whose total mass is equal to 50 % of mass P calculated in accordance with paragraph 1 or 2.

Stern anchors are not required for:

(a) vessels for which the stern anchor mass will be less than 150 kg; in the case of vessels referred to in paragraph 1, final subparagraph, the reduced mass of the bow anchors shall be taken into account;

(b) lighters.

4.  Vessels intended to propel rigid convoys which do not exceed 86 m in length shall be equipped with stern anchors whose total mass is equal to 25 % of maximum mass P calculated in accordance with paragraph1 for the formations (considered to be a nautical unit) permitted and entered in the Community certificate.

Vessels intended to propel rigid convoys which exceed 86 m in length downstream shall be equipped with stern anchors whose total mass is equal to 50 % of the maximum mass P calculated in accordance with paragraph 1 for the formations (considered to be a nautical unit) permitted and entered in the Community certificate.

5.  The anchor masses established in accordance withparagraphs 1 to 4 may be reduced for certain special anchors.

6.  The total mass P specified for bow anchors may be distributed between one or two anchors. It may be reduced by 15 % where the vessel is equipped with only a single bow anchor and the hawse pipe is located amidships.

The total mass required for stern anchors for pushers and vessels whose maximum length exceeds 86 m may be distributed between one or two anchors.

The mass of the lightest anchor shall not be less than 45 % of that total mass.

7.  Cast iron anchors shall not be permitted.

8.  On anchors their mass shall be indicated in characters which stand out in relief in a durable manner.

9.  Anchors having a mass in excess of 50 kg shall be equipped with windlasses.

10.  Each bow anchor chain shall have a minimum length of:

(a) 40 m for vessels not exceeding 30 m in length;

(b) 10 m longer than the vessel where this is more than 30 m and up to 50 m in length;

(c) 60 m where vessels are more than 50 m in length.

Each of the stern anchor chains shall be at least 40 m long. However, where vessels need to stop facing downstream they shall have stern anchor chains that are each at least 60 m in length.

11.  The minimum tensile strength R of the anchor chains shall be calculated using the following formulae:

(a) anchors having a mass up to 500 kg:

R = 0,35 · P' (kN);

(b) anchors having a mass of more than 500 kg and not exceeding 2 000 kg:

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(c) anchors having a mass of more than 2 000 kg:

R = 0,25 · P' (kN).

where

P'

is the theoretical mass of each anchor determined in accordance with paragraphs 1 to 4 and 6.

The tensile strength of anchor chains shall be stated according to a standard in force in a Member State.

Where the anchors have a mass greater than that required by paragraphs 1 to 6, the tensile strength of the anchor chain shall be determined as a function of the actual anchor mass.

12.  In cases where heavier anchors with correspondingly stronger anchor chains are aboard, only the minimum masses and minimum tensile strengths required according to paragraphs 1 to 6 and 11 shall be entered in the Community certificate.

13.  Connecting pieces (swivels) between anchor and chain shall withstand a tensile load 20 % higher than the tensile strength of the corresponding chain.

14.  The use of cables instead of anchor chains is permitted. The cables shall have the same tensile strength as that required for chains, but shall be 20 % longer.

Article 10.02

Other equipment

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1.  At least the following equipment in accordance with the applicable navigational authority regulations in force in the Member States shall be onboard:

(a) radio-telephone equipment;

(b) appliances and devices necessary for emitting visual and acoustic signals and for marking the vessel;

(c) stand-alone back-up lights for the prescribed mooring lights.

The following receptacles must also be present:

(a) a marked receptacle for domestic waste;

(b) separate, marked receptacles, with sealing covers, made of steel or another sturdy, non-flammable material, of adequate size but holding at least 10 l, for the collection of

(aa) oily cleaning cloths;

(bb) hazardous or pollutant solid wastes;

(cc) hazardous or pollutant liquid wastes;

and, inasmuch as they may arise, for the collection of

(dd) slops;

(ee) other oily or greasy waste.

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2.  In addition, the equipment shall include at least:

(a) Mooring cables;

Vessels shall be equipped with three mooring cables. Their minimum lengths shall be at least the following:

first cable : L + 20 m, but not more than 100 m,

second cable : 2/3 of the first cable,

third cable : 1/3 of the first cable.

The shortest cable is not required on board vessels whose L is less than 20 m.

The cables shall have a tensile strength Rs that is calculated using the following formulae;

for L · B · T up to 1 000 m3: image ;

for L · B · T exceeding 1 000 m3: image .

For the required cables a certificate in accordance with European standard EN 10 204:1991, under No 3.1, shall be on board.

These cables may be replaced by ropes having the same length and tensile strength. The minimum tensile strength of these ropes shall be indicated in a certificate.

(b) Towing cables;

Tugs shall be equipped with a number of cables that are suitable for their operation.

However, the main cable shall be at least 100 m long and have a tensile strength, in kN, not less than one third of the total power, in kW, of the main engine(s).

Motor vessels and pushers that are also able to tow shall be equipped with a towing cable that is at least 100 m long and whose tensile strength, in kN, is not less than one quarter of the total power, in kW, of the main engine(s).

(c) A heaving line;

(d) A boarding gangway at least 0,4 m wide and 4 m long whose side edges are defined by a brightly-coloured strip; that gangway shall be equipped with a handrail. The inspection body may permit shorter gangways for small vessels;

(e) A gaff hook;

(f) An appropriate first-aid kit with a content in accordance with a relevant standard of a Member State. The first-aid kit shall be kept in an accommodation room or in the wheelhouse and be stored in such a way that it is easily and safely accessible if necessary. If first-aid kits are stored under cover, the cover shall be marked by a symbol for first-aid kit according to Figure 8 of Appendix I, having a side length of at least 10 cm;

(g) A pair of binoculars, 7 × 50 or with larger lens diameter;

(h) A notice concerning the rescue and revival of persons overboard;

(i) A searchlight that can be operated from the wheelhouse.

3.  There shall be an embarkation stairway or ladder on vessels whose side height above the unladen waterline exceeds 1,50 m.

Article 10.03

Portable fire extinguishers

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1.  There shall be at least one portable fire extinguisher in accordance with the European standards EN 3-7: 2007 and EN 3-8: 2007 at each of the following places:

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(a) in the wheelhouse;

(b) close to each entrance from the deck to accommodation spaces;

(c) close to each entrance to service spaces which are not accessible from the accommodation spaces and which contain heating, cooking or refrigeration equipment using solid or liquid fuels or liquefied gas;

(d) at each entrance to engine rooms and boiler rooms;

(e) at suitable points below deck in engine rooms and boiler rooms such that no position in the space is more than 10 metres walking distance away from an extinguisher.

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2.  For the portable fire extinguishers required by paragraph 1, only powder type extinguishers with a content of at least 6 kg or other portable extinguishers with the same extinguishing capacity may be used. They shall be suitable for Class A, B, C fires.

By way of derogation on vessels with no liquefied gas installations, spray foam fire extinguishers using aqueous film-forming foam (AFFF-AR)frost proof to minus (–) 20 °C are permissible even if they are unsuitable for Class C fires. These fire extinguishers shall have a minimum capacity of 9 litres.

All extinguishers shall be suitable to extinguish fires in electrical systems of up to 1 000 V.

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3.  In addition powder, water or foam fire extinguishers may be used which are suitable at least for the class of fire most likely to occur in the room for which they are intended.

4.  Portable fire extinguishers with CO2 as the extinguishing agent may be used only for extinguishing fires in galleys and electrical installations. The content of these fire extinguishers shall be no more than 1 kg per 15 m3 of the room in which they are made available for use.

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5.  Portable fire extinguishers shall be checked at least every two years by a competent person. An inspection label shall be affixed to the fire extinguisher, signed by the competent person and showing the date of the inspection.

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6.  If portable fire extinguishers are installed in such a way that they are out of sight the panel covering them shall be identified by a symbol for fire extinguishers as shown in Figure 3 of Appendix I, and having a side length of at least 10 cm.

Article 10.03a

►M6  Permanently installed firefighting systems for protecting accommodation spaces, wheelhouses and passenger spaces ◄

1.  Fire protection in accommodation spaces, wheelhouses and passenger spaces is to be provided only by suitable automatic pressurised water sprinklers as permanently installed fire-fighting systems.

2.  Installation or conversion of the systems shall be carried out only by specialised firms.

3.  The systems shall be made of steel or equivalent non-combustible materials.

4.  The systems shall be able to spray water at a rate of at least 5 l/m2 per minute over the area of the largest room to be protected.

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5.  Systems spraying smaller quantities of water shall have a type-approval pursuant to IMO Resolution A 800(19) or another recognised standard. Such recognitions, when designed to amend non-essential elements of this Directive, shall be adopted in accordance with the regulatory procedure with scrutiny referred to in Article 19(3) of this Directive. Type-approval shall be carried out by an approved classification society or an accredited testing institution. The accredited testing institution shall comply with the European standard for general requirements for the competence of testing and calibrating laboratories (EN ISO/IEC 17025: 2000).

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6.  The systems shall be checked by an expert:

(a) before being put into service for the first time,

(b) before being put back into service after they have been triggered,

(c) before being put back into service after any major modification or repair,

(d) regularly, at least every two years.

Inspections as referred to in point (d) may also be carried out by a competent person from a competent firm specialising in fire extinguishing systems.

7.  When carrying out the check in accordance with paragraph 6, the expert or competent person shall verify whether the systems meet the requirements of this paragraph.

The check shall at least include:

(a) external inspection of the entire system;

(b) functional testing of the safety systems and nozzles;

(c) functional testing of the pressure tanks and pumping system.

8.  An inspection certificate, signed by the expert or competent person, shall be issued, showing the date of inspection.

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9.  The number of installed systems shall be entered in the Community certificate.

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Article 10.03b

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1.  Extinguishing agents

For protecting engine rooms, boiler rooms and pump rooms, the following extinguishing agents may be used in permanently installed fire-fighting systems:

(a) CO2 (carbon dioxide);

(b) HFC 227 ea (heptafluoropropane);

(c) IG-541 (52 % nitrogen, 40 % argon, 8 % carbon dioxide);

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(d) FK-5-1-12 (Dodecafluoro-2-methylpentane-3-on).

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Permission to use other extinguishing agents, when such permission is designed to amend non-essential elements of this Directive, shall be given in accordance with the regulatory procedure with scrutiny referred to in Article 19(3) of this Directive.

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2.  Ventilation, air intake

(a) Combustion air for the propulsion engines shall not be extracted from rooms that are to be protected by permanently installed fire-fighting systems. This shall not apply where there are two mutually independent and hermetically separated main engine rooms or if next to the main engine room there is a separate engine room with a bow thruster, ensuring that the vessel is able to make way under its own power in the event of fire in the main engine room.

(b) Any forced ventilation present in the room to be protected shall switch off automatically if the fire-fighting system is triggered.

(c) There shall be devices available with which all apertures which can allow air to enter or gas to escape from the room to be protected can be quickly closed. It shall be clearly recognisable whether they are open or closed.

(d) The air escaping from relief valves in the compressed-air tanks installed in engine rooms shall be conveyed to the open air.

(e) Over- or underpressure resulting from the inflow of extinguishing agent shall not destroy the components of the surrounding partitions of the room to be protected. It shall be possible for the pressure to equalise without danger.

(f) Protected rooms shall have a facility for extracting the extinguishing agent and the combustion gases. Such facilities shall be capable of being operated from positions outside the protected rooms and which would not be made inaccessible by a fire within such spaces. If there are permanently installed extractors, it shall not be possible for these to be switched on while the fire is being extinguished.

3.  Fire alarm system

The room to be protected shall be monitored by means of an appropriate fire alarm system. The alarm shall be noticeable in the wheelhouse, the accommodation spaces and the room to be protected.

4.  Piping system

(a) The extinguishing agent shall be conveyed to the room to be protected and distributed there by means of a fixed piping system. Inside the room to be protected the piping and associated fittings shall made of steel. Tank connecting pipes and expansion joints shall be exempt from this provided the materials used have equivalent properties in case of fire. Pipes shall be both internally and externally protected against corrosion.

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(b) Outlet nozzles shall be dimensioned and fitted such that the extinguishing agent is evenly distributed. In particular the extinguishing agent shall also be effective beneath the floor plates.

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5.  Triggering device

(a) Fire-fighting systems with automatic triggering shall not be permissible.

(b) It shall be possible to trigger the fire-fighting system from a suitable place outside the room to be protected.

(c) Triggering devices shall be installed in such a way that they can be operated even in case of a fire and in the event of damage by fire or explosion in the room to be protected the necessary quantity of extinguishing agent can still be conveyed.

Non-mechanical triggering devices shall be powered from two different mutually independent energy sources. These energy sources shall be located outside the room to be protected. Control lines in the room to be protected shall be designed so as to remain functional for at least 30 minutes in the event of fire. This requirement shall be fulfilled in the case of electric wiring if it complies with the standard IEC 60331-21:1999.

If triggering devices are installed in such a way that they are out of sight the panel covering them shall be identified by the ‘fire-fighting installation’ symbol as shown in Figure 6 of Appendix I, having a side length of at least 10 cm, and the following text in red lettering on a white background:

‘Feuerlöscheinrichtung

Installation d'extinction

Brandblusinstallatie

Fire-fighting installation’.

(d) If the fire-fighting system is intended for the protection of several rooms, the triggering devices for each room have to be separate and clearly identified.

(e) Next to each triggering device operating instructions in one of the languages of the Member States shall be posted up visibly and indelibly. They shall contain, in particular, instructions regarding:

(aa) triggering of the fire-fighting system;

(bb) the need for checking to ensure that all persons have left the room to be protected;

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(cc) action to be taken by the crew when the firefighting system is triggered and when accessing the protected room after triggering or flooding, in particular with regard to the possible presence of dangerous substances;

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(dd) action to be taken by the crew in the case of failure of the fire-fighting system.

(f) The operating instructions shall point out that before the fire-fighting system is triggered combustion engines drawing air from the room to be protected are to be shut down.

6.  Warning system

(a) Permanently installed fire-fighting systems shall be provided with acoustic and optical warning systems.

(b) The warning system shall be set off automatically as soon as the fire-fighting system is first triggered. The warning signal shall sound for an appropriate time before the extinguishing agent is released and it shall not be possible to switch it off.

(c) Warning signals shall be clearly visible in the rooms to be protected and outside the accesses to them and clearly audible even under operating conditions producing the loudest inherent noise. They shall be clearly distinct from all other acoustic and optical signals in the room to be protected.

(d) The acoustic warning signals shall be clearly audible in the adjacent rooms even when connecting doors are closed and under operating conditions producing the loudest inherent noise.

(e) If the warning system is not self-monitoring as regards short-circuits, wire breaks and voltage drops, it shall be possible to check that it is working properly.

(f) At every entrance to a room that can be supplied with extinguishing agent, a clearly visible notice shall be put up bearing the following text in red lettering on a white background:

‘Vorsicht, Feuerlöscheinrichtung!

Bei Ertönen des Warnsignals (Beschreibung des Signals) den Raum sofort verlassen!

Attention, installation d'extinction d'incendie!

Quitter immédiatement ce local au signal (description du signal)

Let op, brandblusinstallatie!

Bij het in werking treden van het alarmsignaal (omschrijving van het signaal) deze ruimte onmiddellijk verlaten!

Warning, fire-fighting installation!

Leave the room as soon as the warning signal sounds (description of signal)’.

7.  Pressure tanks, fittings and pressure pipes

(a) Pressure tanks, fittings and pressure pipes shall comply with the provisions in force in one of the Member States.

(b) Pressure tanks shall be installed in accordance with the manufacturer's instructions.

(c) Pressure tanks, fittings and pressure pipes are not to be installed in accommodation spaces.

(d) The temperature in cabinets and installation spaces containing pressure tanks shall not exceed 50 °C.

(e) Cabinets or installation spaces on deck shall be firmly fixed in place and have air vents which are to be arranged in such a way that in the event of a leak in the pressure tank no gas can escape into the interior of the vessel. Direct connections to other rooms are not permitted.

8.  Quantity of extinguishing agent

If the quantity of extinguishing agent is intended for protecting more than one room, the total amount of extinguishing agent available does not need to be greater than the quantity necessary for the largest room to be protected.

9.  Installation, inspection and documentation

(a) The system shall be installed or converted only by a firm specialising in fire-fighting systems. The requirements specified by the extinguishing agent manufacturer and the system manufacturer (product data sheet, safety data sheet) are to be complied with.

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(b) The system shall be checked by an expert

(aa) before being put into service for the first time;

(bb) before being put back into service after it has been triggered;

(cc) before being put back into service after any major modification or repair;

(dd) regularly, at least every two years.

Inspections as referred to in point (dd) may also be carried out by a competent person from a competent firm specialising in fire extinguishing systems.

(c) In the inspection the expert or competent person shall check whether the system meets the requirements of this Article.

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(d) The inspection shall cover at least the following:

(aa) external inspection of the entire installation;

(bb) tightness check on pipes;

(cc) functional checking of control and triggering systems;

(dd) checking of tank pressure and content;

(ee) checking of tightness and facilities for locking the room to be protected;

(ff) checking the fire alarm system;

(gg) checking the warning system.

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(e) An inspection certificate, signed by the expert or competent person, shall be issued, showing the date of inspection.

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(f) The number of permanently installed fire-fighting systems shall be entered in the Community certificate.

10.  CO2 fire-fighting systems

Fire-fighting systems using CO2 as the extinguishing agent shall comply with the following provisions in addition to the requirements under paragraphs1 to 9:

(a) CO2 containers shall be housed outside the room to be protected in a space or cabinet hermetically separated from other rooms. The doors to these installation spaces and cabinets shall open outwards, be lockable and bear on the outside a symbol for ‘General danger warning’ in accordance with Figure 4 of Appendix I, at least 5 cm in height, together with the marking ‘CO2’ in the same colour and with the same height;

(b) installation spaces below decks for CO2 containers shall be accessible only from the open air. These spaces shall have their own adequate artificial ventilation system with extraction ducts, completely separate from other ventilation systems on board;

(c) the CO2 containers shall not be filled to more than 0,75 kg/l. The specific volume of unpressurised CO2 gas is to be taken as 0,56 m3/kg;

(d) the volume of CO2 for the room to be protected shall be at least 40 % of its gross volume. It shall be possible to supply this volume within 120 seconds, and to check whether supply has been completed;

(e) opening the container valves and operating the flood valve shall be separate control operations;

(f) the appropriate time mentioned under paragraph 6(b) shall be at least 20 seconds. There shall be a reliable device to ensure the delay before delivery of the CO2 gas.

11.  HFC-227ea — fire-fighting systems

Fire-fighting systems using HFC-227ea as the extinguishing agent shall comply with the following provisions in addition to the requirements under paragraphs 1 to 9:

(a) if there are several rooms to be protected, each with a different gross volume, each room shall be provided with its own fire-fighting system;

(b) each container of HFC-227ea that is installed in the room to be protected shall be equipped with an overpressure relief valve. This shall harmlessly release the contents of the container into the room to be protected if the container is exposed to the effects of fire and the fire-fighting system has not been triggered;

(c) each container shall be fitted with a device for checking the gas pressure;

(d) the containers shall not be filled to more than 1,15 kg/l. The specific volume of the unpressurised HFC-227ea is to be taken as 0,1374 m3/kg;

(e) the volume of HFC-227ea for the room to be protected shall be at least 8 % of the room's gross volume. This volume shall be supplied within 10 seconds;

(f) the HFC-227ea containers shall be provided with a pressure monitor which triggers an acoustic and optical alarm signal in the wheelhouse in the event of an unauthorised loss of propellant. If there is no wheelhouse, this alarm signal shall be given outside the room to be protected;

(g) after flooding, the concentration in the room to be protected shall not exceed 10,5 %;

(h) the fire-fighting system shall not contain any parts made of aluminium.

12.  IG-541 — fire-fighting systems

Fire-fighting systems using IG-541 as the extinguishing agent shall comply with the following provisions in addition to the requirements under paragraphs 1 to 9:

(a) if there are several rooms to be protected, each with a different gross volume, each room shall be provided with its own fire-fighting system;

(b) each container of IG-541 that is installed in the room to be protected shall be equipped with an overpressure relief valve. This shall harmlessly release the contents of the container into the room to be protected if the container is exposed to the effects of fire and the fire-fighting system has not been triggered;

(c) each container shall be fitted with a device for checking the contents;

(d) the filling pressure of the container shall not exceed 200 bar at + 15 °C;

(e) the volume of IG-541 for the room to be protected shall be at least 44 % and no more than 50 % of the room's gross volume. This volume shall be supplied within 120 seconds.

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13.  FK-5-1-12 — firefighting systems

Firefighting systems using FK-5-1-12 as the extinguishing agent shall comply with the following provisions in addition to the requirements under paragraphs 1 to 9:

(a) if there are several rooms to be protected, each with a different gross volume, each room shall be provided with its own firefighting system;

(b) each container of FK-5-1-12 installed in the room to be protected shall be equipped with an overpressure relief valve. The overpressure relief valve shall harmlessly release the contents of the container into the room to be protected if the container is exposed to the effects of fire and the firefighting system has not been triggered;

(c) each container shall be fitted with a device for checking the gas pressure;

(d) the containers shall not be filled to more than 1,00 kg/l. The specific volume of the unpressurised FK-5-1-12 is to be taken as 0,0719 m3/kg;

(e) the volume of FK-5-1-12 for the room to be protected shall be at least 5,5 % of the room’s gross volume. This volume shall be supplied within 10 seconds;

(f) the FK-5-1-12 containers shall be provided with a pressure monitor which triggers an acoustic and optical alarm signal in the wheelhouse in the event of an unauthorised loss of propellant. If there is no wheelhouse, this alarm signal shall be given outside the room to be protected;

(g) after flooding, the concentration in the room to be protected shall not exceed 10,0 %.

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Article 10.03c

Permanently installed firefighting systems for protecting objects

Permanently installed firefighting systems for protecting objects shall only be permitted on the basis of recommendations from the Committee.

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Article 10.04

Ship's boats

1.  The following craft shall carry a ship's boat according to European standard EN 1914: 1997:

(a) motor vessels and barges exceeding 150 t deadweight;

(b) tugs and pushers with a water displacement of more than 150 m3;

(c) floating equipment;

(d) passenger vessels.

2.  It shall be possible for one person to launch such ship's boats safely within five minutes from the first manual action necessary. If a powered launching device is used this shall be such that safe, quick launching shall not be impaired if its power supply fails.

3.  Inflatable ship's boats shall be inspected according to manufacturer's instructions.

Article 10.05

Lifebuoys and lifejackets

1.  On board craft there shall be at least three lifebuoys in accordance with European standard EN 14144: 2002. They shall be ready for use and attached to the deck at appropriate points without being attached to their mounting. At least one lifebuoy shall be in the immediate vicinity of the wheelhouse and shall be equipped with a self-igniting, battery-powered light that will not be extinguished in water.

2.   ►M3  A personalised, automatically inflatable lifejacket in accordance with European standards EN 395:1998, EN 396:1998, EN ISO 12402-3:2006 or EN ISO 12402-4:2006 shall be within reach of every person who is regularly on board a craft. ◄

Non-inflatable lifejackets in accordance with these standards shall also be admissible for children.

3.  Lifejackets shall be inspected in accordance with the manufacturer's instructions.

CHAPTER 11

SAFETY AT WORK STATIONS

Article 11.01

General

1.  Vessels shall be built, arranged and equipped in such a way as to enable persons to work and move about in safety.

2.  Permanently installed facilities that are necessary for working on board shall be arranged, laid out and secured in such a way as to permit safe and easy operation, use and maintenance. If necessary, mobile or high-temperature components shall be fitted with protective devices.

Article 11.02

Protection against falling

1.  Decks and side decks shall be flat and at no point be likely to cause tripping; it shall be impossible for puddles to form.

2.  Decks, side decks, engine-room floors, landings, stairways and the tops of side deck bollards shall have non-slip surfaces.

3.  The tops of side deck bollards and obstacles in passageways, such as the edges of steps, shall be painted in a colour contrasting with the surrounding deck.

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4.  The outer edges of decks and side decks shall be fitted with bulwarks that are at least 0,90 m high or with a continuous guard rail in accordance with European standard EN 711: 1995. Work stations where persons might fall more than 1 m, shall be fitted with bulwarks or coamings that are at least 0,90 m high or with a continuous guard rail in accordance with European standard EN 711: 1995. Where the guard rails of side decks are retractable,

(a) a continuous handrail 0,02 to 0,04 m in diameter shall additionally be secured to the coaming at a height of 0,7 to 1,1 m; and

(b) signs in accordance with Appendix I, Figure 10, at least 15 cm in diameter, shall be affixed in clearly visible positions at the point where the side deck begins.

Where there is no coaming, a fixed guard rail shall be installed instead.

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4a.  By way of derogation from paragraph 4, in the case of lighters and barges without accommodation, bulwarks or guard rails shall not be required where:

(a) foot rails have been fitted to the outer edges of the decks and side decks;

(b) handrails in accordance with paragraph 4(a) have been fitted to the coamings; and

(c) signs in accordance with Appendix I, Figure 10, at least 15 cm in diameter, have been affixed in clearly visible positions on deck.

4b.  By way of derogation from paragraph 4, in the case of vessels with flush- or trunk-decks it shall not be required that guard rails be fitted directly on the outer edges of those decks, or on side decks where:

(a) the passageway runs over those flush decks, surrounded by fixed guard rails in accordance with EN 711: 1995; and

(b) signs in accordance with Appendix I, Figure 10, at least 15 cm in diameter, have been affixed in clearly visible positions at the transitions to areas unprotected by guard rails.

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5.  At work stations where there is danger of falling more than 1 m the inspection body may require appropriate fittings and equipment to ensure safe working.

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6.  Paragraphs 4, 4a and 4b are temporary requirements according to Article 1.06 and will be valid until 1 December 2016.

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Article 11.03

Dimensions of working spaces

Working spaces shall be large enough to provide every person working in them with adequate freedom of movement.

Article 11.04

Side decks

1.  The clear width of a side deck shall be at least 0,60 m. That figure may be reduced to 0,50 m at certain points that are necessary for the operation of the vessel such as deck-washing valves. It may be reduced to 0,40 m at bollards and cleats.

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2.  Up to a height of 0,90 m above the side deck, the clear width of the side deck may be reduced to 0,50 m provided that the clear width above, between the outer edge of the hull and the inner edge of the hold, is not less than 0,65 m.

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3.  The requirements of paragraphs 1 and 2 shall apply up to a height of 2,00 m above the side deck.

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4.  Paragraph 2 is a temporary requirement according to Article 1.06 and will be valid until 1 December 2016.

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Article 11.05

Access to working spaces

1.  Points of access and passageways for the movement of persons and objects shall be of sufficient size and so arranged that:

(a) in front of the access opening, there is sufficient room not to impede movement;

(b) the clear width of the passageway shall be appropriate for the intended use of the working space and shall be not less than 0,60 m, except in the case of craft less than 8 m wide, where it may be reduced to 0,50 m;

(c) the clear height of the passageway including the sill is not less than 1,90 m.

2.  Doors shall be so arranged that they can be opened and closed safely from either side. They shall be protected against accidental opening or closing.

3.  Appropriate stairs, ladders or steps shall be installed in accesses, exits and passageways where there is more than a 0,50 m difference in floor level.

4.  Working spaces which are manned continuously shall be fitted with stairs if there is a difference in floor level of more than 1,00 m. This requirement shall not apply to emergency exits.

5.  Vessels with holds shall have at least one permanently installed means of access at each end of each hold.

By way of derogation from the first sentence the permanently installed means of access may be dispensed with if at least two movable ladders are provided which reach at least 3 rungs over the hatch coaming at an angle of inclination of 60°.

Article 11.06

Exits and emergency exits

1.  The number, arrangement and dimensions of exits, including emergency exits, shall be in keeping with the purpose and dimensions of the relevant space. Where one of the exits is an emergency exit, it shall be clearly marked as such.

2.  Emergency exits or windows or the covers of skylights to be used as emergency exits shall have a clear opening of not less than 0,36 m2, and the smallest dimension shall be not less than 0,50 m.

Article 11.07

Ladders, steps and similar devices

1.  Stairs and ladders shall be securely fixed. Stairs shall be not less than 0,60 m wide and the clear width between handrails shall be not less than 0,60 m; steps shall be not less than 0,15 m deep; steps shall have non-slip surfaces and stairs with more than three steps shall be fitted with handrails.

2.  Ladders and separately attached rungs shall have a clear width of not less than 0,30 m; rungs shall be not more than 0,30 m apart and the distance between rungs and structures shall be not less than 0,15 m.

3.  Ladders and separately attached rungs shall be clearly recognisable from above and shall be equipped with safety handles above exit openings.

4.  Movable ladders shall be at least 0,40 m wide, and at least 0,50 m wide at the base; it shall be possible to ensure that they will not topple or skid; the rungs shall be securely fixed in the uprights.

Article 11.08

Interior spaces

1.  The dimensions, arrangement and layout of interior working spaces shall be in keeping with the work to be carried out and shall meet the health and safety requirements. They shall be equipped with sufficient non-dazzle lighting and with sufficient ventilation arrangements. If necessary, they shall be fitted with heating appliances capable of maintaining an adequate temperature.

2.  The floors of interior working spaces shall be solid and durable, and shall be designed not to cause tripping or slipping. Openings in decks and floors shall, when open, be secured against the danger of falling, and windows and skylights shall be so arranged and fitted that they can be operated and cleaned safely.

Article 11.09

Protection against noise and vibration

1.  Working spaces shall be so situated, equipped and designed that crew members are not exposed to harmful vibrations.

2.  Permanent working spaces shall, in addition, be so constructed and soundproofed that the health and safety of crew members are not affected by noise.

3.  For crew members who are likely to be exposed to noise levels exceeding 85 dB(A) every day individual acoustic protection devices shall be available. In working spaces where noise levels exceed 90 dB(A) it shall be indicated that wearing of acoustic protection devices is mandatory by a symbol ‘Wear acoustic protection device’ with a diameter of at least 10 cm in accordance with Figure 7 of Appendix I.

Article 11.10

Hatch covers

1.  Hatch covers shall be easily accessible and safe to handle. Hatch-cover components weighing more than 40 kg shall be designed to slide or pivot or be fitted with mechanical opening devices. Hatch covers operated by lifting gear shall be fitted with adequate and easily accessible attachment devices. Non-interchangeable hatch covers and upper sills shall be clearly marked to show the hatches to which they belong and their correct position on those hatches.

2.  Hatch covers shall be secured against being tilted by the wind or by loading gear. Sliding covers shall be fitted with catches to prevent accidental horizontal movement of more than 0,40 m; they shall be capable of being locked in their final position. Appropriate devices shall be fitted to hold stacked hatch covers in position.

3.  The power supply for mechanically operated hatch covers shall be cut off automatically when the control switch is released.

4.  Hatch covers shall be capable of bearing the loads to which they are likely to be subjected: Hatch covers designed to be walked on shall be capable of bearing concentrated loads of at least 75 kg. Hatch covers not designed to be walked on shall be marked as such. Hatch covers designed to receive deck cargo shall have the permissible load in t/m2 marked on them. Where supports are needed to achieve the maximum permissible load this shall be indicated in an appropriate place; in this case the relevant drawings shall be kept on board.

Article 11.11

Winches

1.  Winches shall be designed in such a way as to enable work to be carried out safely. They shall be fitted with devices that prevent unintentional load release. Winches that do not lock automatically shall be fitted with a brake that is adequate to deal with their tractive force.

2.  Hand-operated winches shall be fitted with devices to prevent kickback of the crank. Winches that are both power- and manually driven shall be designed in such a way that the motive-power control cannot actuate the manual control.

Article 11.12

Cranes

1.  Cranes shall be built in accordance with best practice. The forces arising during their operation shall be safely transmitted into the vessel's structure; they shall not impair its stability.

2.  A manufacturer's plate containing the following information shall be affixed to cranes:

(a) manufacturer's name and address;

(b) the CE marking, together with the year of manufacture;

(c) series or type reference;

(d) where applicable, serial number.

3.  The maximum permissible loadings shall be permanently marked in a clearly legible manner on cranes.

Where a crane's safe working load does not exceed 2 000 kg it will be sufficient if the safe working load at the maximum reach is permanently marked in a clearly legible manner on the crane.

4.  There shall be devices to protect against crushing or shearing accidents. The outer parts of the crane shall leave a safety clearance of 0,5 m upwards, downwards and to the sides, between them and all surrounding objects. The safety clearance to the sides shall not be required outside work stations and passageways.

5.  It shall be possible to protect power driven cranes against unauthorised use. It shall only be possible to start these up from the crane's driving position. The control shall be of the automatic-return type (buttons without stops); their operating direction shall be unambiguously clear.

If the motive power fails it shall not be possible for the load to drop uncontrolled. Unintentional crane movements shall be prevented.

Any upward movement of the hoisting device and any exceeding of the safe working load shall be limited by an appropriate device. Any downward movement of the hoisting device shall be limited if under any envisaged operating conditions at the moment of attaching the hook there can be less than two cable windings on the drum. The corresponding counter movement shall still be possible after the automatic limiting devices have been actuated.

The tensile strength of the cables for running rigging shall correspond to five times the cable's permissible loading. The cable construction shall be faultless and the design shall be suitable for use on cranes.

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6.  Cranes shall be inspected by an expert:

(a) before being put into service for the first time,

(b) before being put back into service after any major modification or repair,

(c) regularly, at least every 10 years.

In this inspection proof of adequate strength and stability shall be provided by calculations and an on-board load test.

Where a crane’s safe working load does not exceed 2 000 kg the expert may decide that the proof by calculation may be fully or partly replaced by a test with a load 1,25 times the safe working load carried out over the full working range.

An inspection certificate shall be issued, signed by the expert and showing the date of the inspection.

7.  Cranes shall be checked regularly and in any case at least every 12 months, by a competent person. During that inspection the safe working condition of the crane shall be determined by a visual check and an operating check.

An inspection certificate shall be issued, signed by the competent person and showing the date of the inspection.

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9.  Cranes with a safe working load exceeding 2 000 kg, or which are used for transhipment of cargo, or which are mounted on board lifting jacks, pontoons and other floating equipment or worksite craft shall in addition meet the requirements of one of the Member States.

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10.  The crane manufacturer’s operating instructions shall be kept on board. These shall include at least the following information:

(a) operating range and function of the controls;

(b) maximum permissible safe working load as a function of the reach;

(c) maximum permissible inclination of the crane;

(d) assembly and maintenance instructions;

(e) general technical data.

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Article 11.13

Storing flammable liquids

To store flammable liquids with a flash point of less than 55°C there shall be a ventilated cupboard made of non-combustible material on deck. On its outside there shall be a symbol ‘Fire, naked flame and smoking prohibited’ with a diameter of at least 10 cm in accordance with Figure 2 of Appendix I.

CHAPTER 12

ACCOMMODATION

Article 12.01

General

1.  Vessels shall have accommodation for the persons lodging habitually on board, and at least for the minimum crew.

2.  Accommodation shall be so designed, arranged and fitted out as to meet the health, safety and comfort needs of those on board. It shall be of safe and easy access and adequately insulated against heat and cold.

3.  The inspection body may authorise exceptions to the provisions of this Chapter if the health and safety of those on board are ensured by other means.

4.  The inspection body shall enter on the Community certificate any restrictions on the vessel's daily operating periods and its operating mode resulting from the exceptions referred to in paragraph 3.

Article 12.02

Special design requirements for accommodation

1.  It shall be possible to ventilate accommodation adequately even when the doors are closed; in addition, communal living quarters shall receive adequate daylight and, as far as possible, provide a view out.

2.  Where there is no deck-level access to the accommodation and the difference in level is 0,30 m or more the accommodation shall be accessible by means of stairs.

3.  In the foresection of the vessel no floor shall be more than 1,20 m below the plane of maximum draught.

4.  Living and sleeping quarters shall have at least two exits which are as far apart from each other as possible and which serve as escape routes. One exit may be designed as an emergency exit. This does not apply to rooms with an exit leading directly onto the deck or into a corridor which serves as an escape route, provided the corridor has two exits apart from each other leading to port and starboard. Emergency exits, which may include skylights and windows, shall have a clear opening of at least 0,36 m2 and a shortest side no less than 0,50 m and permit rapid evacuation in an emergency. Insulation and cladding of escape routes shall be made of flame-retardant materials and the usability of escape routes shall be guaranteed at all times by appropriate means such as ladders or separately attached rungs.

5.  Accommodation shall be protected against inadmissible noise and vibration. Sound pressure levels shall not exceed:

(a) 70 dB(A) in communal living quarters;

(b) 60 dB(A) in sleeping quarters. This provision shall not apply to vessels operating exclusively outside the rest periods of the crew as laid down by the national legislation of the Member States. The restriction of the daily operating period shall be entered on the Community certificate.

6.  Headroom in the accommodation shall be not less than 2,00 m.

7.  As a general rule, vessels shall have at least one communal living room partitioned off from the sleeping quarters.

8.  The free floor area of communal living quarters shall be not less than 2 m2 per person, and in any event not less than 8 m2 in total (not counting furniture, except tables and chairs).

9.  The cubic capacity of private living and sleeping rooms shall be not less than 7 m3 each.

10.  The volume of airspace per person shall be at least 3,5 m3 in private living quarters. In sleeping quarters it shall be at least 5 m3 for the first occupant and at least 3 m3 for each additional occupant (not counting volume of furniture). Sleeping cabins shall, as far as possible, be intended for no more than two persons. Berths shall be not less than 0,30 m above the floor. Where one berth is placed over another, the headroom above each berth shall be not less than 0,60 m.

11.  Doors shall have an opening whose upper edge is at least 1,90 m above deck or above the floor and a clear width of at least 0,60 m. The prescribed height may be achieved by means of sliding or hinged covers or flaps. Doors shall open to the outside and it shall be possible to open them from either side. Sills shall not be more than 0,40 m high, but shall nonetheless comply with the provisions of other safety regulations.

12.  Stairways shall be permanently fixed and safely negotiable. They shall be deemed to be so when:

(a) they are at least 0,60 m wide;

(b) the tread is at least 0,15 m deep;

(c) the steps are non-slip;

(d) stairways with more than three steps are fitted with at least one handrail or handle.

13.  Pipes carrying dangerous gases or liquids, and particularly those under such a high pressure that a leak could pose a danger to persons, shall not be located in the accommodation or in corridors leading to the accommodation. This does not apply to steam pipes and hydraulic system pipes, provided they are fitted in metal sleeves, and for the pipes of liquefied gas installations for domestic purposes.

Article 12.03

Sanitary installations

1.  At least the following sanitary installations shall be provided in vessels with accommodation:

(a) one toilet per accommodation unit or per six crew members; it shall be possible to ventilate these with fresh air;

(b) one washbasin with waste pipe and connected up to hot and cold potable water per accommodation unit or per four crew members;

(c) one shower or bath connected up to hot and cold potable water per accommodation unit or per six crew members.

2.  The sanitary installations shall be in close proximity to the accommodation. Toilets shall not have direct access to galleys, mess rooms or combined communal living quarters/galleys.

3.  Toilet compartments shall have a floor space of at least 1 m2, not less than 0,75 m wide and not less than 1,10 m long. Toilet compartments in cabins for no more than two persons may be smaller. Where a toilet contains a wash basin and/or shower, the floor space shall be increased at least by the floor space occupied by the wash basin and/or shower (or bath).

Article 12.04

Galleys

1.  Galleys may be combined with communal living quarters.

2.  Galleys shall comprise:

(a) a cooker;

(b) a sink with waste connection;

(c) a supply of potable water;

(d) a refrigerator;

(e) sufficient storage and working space.

3.  The eating area of combined galleys/communal living quarters shall be large enough to accommodate the number of crew normally using it at the same time. Seats shall be not less than 0,60 m wide.

Article 12.05

Potable water

1.  Vessels with accommodation shall have a potable water installation. Potable water tank filling apertures and potable water hoses shall be marked as being intended exclusively for potable water. Potable water filler necks shall be installed above the deck.

2.  Potable water installations shall:

(a) on their inner surfaces be made of a material which resists corrosion and poses no physiological danger;

(b) be free of pipe sections where a regular flow of water is not guaranteed, and

(c) be protected against excessive heating.

3.  In addition to paragraph 2, potable water tanks shall:

(a) have a capacity of at least 150 l per person normally living on board, and at least per member of the minimum crew;

(b) have a suitable, lockable opening to enable the inside to be cleaned;

(c) have a water level indicator;

(d) have ventilation pipes which lead to the open air or are fitted with appropriate filters.

4.  Potable water tanks shall not share walls with other tanks. Potable water pipes shall not pass through tanks containing other liquids. Connections are not permitted between the potable water supply system and other pipes. Pipes carrying gas or liquids other than potable water shall not pass through potable water tanks.

5.  Potable water pressure vessels shall operate only on uncontaminated compressed air. Where it is produced by means of compressors, appropriate air filters and oil separators shall be installed directly in front of the pressure vessel unless the water and the air are separated by a diaphragm.

Article 12.06

Heating and ventilation

1.  It shall be possible to heat accommodation in accordance with its intended use. Heating installations shall be appropriate for the weather conditions which may arise.

2.  It shall be possible to ventilate the living and sleeping quarters adequately even when the doors are closed. Ventilation shall ensure adequate air circulation in all climatic conditions.

3.  The accommodation shall be so designed and arranged as to prevent as far as possible the entry of foul air from other areas of the vessel such as engine rooms or holds; where forced-air ventilation is used, the intake vents shall be so placed as to satisfy the above requirements.

Article 12.07

Other accommodation installations

1.  Each crew member living on board shall have an individual berth and an individual clothes locker fitted with a lock. The internal measurements of the berth shall be not less than 2,00 × 0,90 m.

2.  Suitable places for storing and drying work clothes shall be provided, but not in the sleeping quarters.

3.  All accommodation areas shall be fitted with electric lighting. Additional lamps using gas or liquid fuel may only be used in communal living quarters. Lighting devices using liquid fuel shall be made of metal and shall burn only fuels with a flash point above 55 °C or commercial paraffin oil. They shall be placed or attached so as not to constitute a fire hazard.

CHAPTER 13

FUEL-FIRED HEATING, COOKING AND REFRIGERATING EQUIPMENT

Article 13.01

General

1.  Heating, cooking and refrigeration equipment running on liquefied gas shall meet the requirements of Chapter 14.

2.  Heating, cooking and refrigeration equipment, together with its accessories, shall be so designed and installed that it is not dangerous even in the event of overheating. It shall be so installed that it cannot overturn or be moved accidentally.

3.  The equipment referred to inparagraph 2 shall not be installed in areas in which substances with a flash point below 55 °C are used or stored. No flues from these installations may pass through such areas.

4.  The supply of air necessary for combustion shall be ensured.

5.  Heating appliances shall be securely connected to flues, which shall be fitted with suitable cowls or devices affording protection against the wind. They shall be arranged in such a manner as to permit cleaning.

Article 13.02

Use of liquid fuels, oil-fired equipment

1.  Heating, cooking and refrigeration equipment which uses liquid fuel may be operated only with fuels whose flash point is above 55 °C.

2.  By way of derogation fromparagraph 1, cooking appliances and heating and refrigeration appliances fitted with burners with wicks and running on commercial paraffin oil may be permitted in the accommodation and wheelhouse provided the capacity of the fuel tank does not exceed 12 litres.

3.  Appliances fitted with burners with wicks shall be:

(a) fitted with a metal fuel tank whose filling aperture may be locked and which has no soft-solder joints below the maximum filling level, and shall be designed and installed in such a way that the fuel tank cannot be opened or emptied accidentally;

(b) capable of being lit without the aid of another liquid fuel;

(c) so installed as to ensure the safe evacuation of combustion gases.

Article 13.03

Vaporising oil burner stoves and atomising oil burner heating appliances

1.  Vaporising oil burner stoves and atomising oil burner heating appliances shall be built in accordance with best practice.

2.  Where a vaporising oil burner stove or an atomising oil burner heating appliance is installed in an engine room, the air supply to the heating appliance and the engines shall be so designed that the heating appliance and the engines can operate properly and safely independently of one another. Where necessary, there shall be a separate air supply. The equipment shall be installed in such a way that no flame from the burner can reach other parts of the engine room installations.

Article 13.04

Vaporising oil burner stoves

1.  It shall be possible to light vaporising oil burner stoves without the aid of another combustible liquid. They shall be fixed above a metal drip pan which encompasses all the fuel-carrying parts, whose sides are at least 20 mm high and which has a capacity of at least two litres.

2.  For vaporising oil burner stoves installed in an engine room, the sides of the metal drip pan prescribed in paragraph 1 shall be at least 200 mm high. The lower edge of the vaporising burner shall be located above the edge of the drip pan. In addition, the upper edge of the drip pan shall extend at least 100 mm above the floor.

3.  Vaporising oil burner stoves shall be fitted with a suitable regulator which, at all settings, ensures a virtually constant flow of fuel to the burner and which prevents any fuel leak should the flame go out. Regulators shall be considered suitable which function properly even when exposed to vibration and inclined up to 12° and which, in addition to a level-regulating float, have

(a) a second float which closes off the fuel supply safely and reliably when the permitted level is exceeded, or

(b) an overflow pipe, but only if the drip pan has sufficient capacity to accommodate at least the contents of the fuel tank.

4.  Where the fuel tank of a vaporising oil burner stove is installed separately:

(a) the drop between the tank and the burner feed may not exceed that laid down in the manufacturer's operating instructions;

(b) it shall be so installed as to be protected from unacceptable heating;

(c) it shall be possible to interrupt the fuel supply from the deck.

5.  The flues of vaporising oil burner stoves shall be fitted with a device to prevent draught inversion.

Article 13.05

Atomising oil burner heating appliances

Atomising oil burner heating appliances shall in particular meet the following requirements:

(a) adequate ventilation of the burner shall be ensured before the fuel is supplied;

(b) the fuel supply shall be regulated by a thermostat;

(c) the fuel shall be ignited by an electric device or by a pilot flame;

(d) a flame monitoring device shall cut off the fuel supply when the flame goes out;

(e) the main switch shall be placed at an easily accessible point outside the installation room.

Article 13.06

Forced-air heating appliances

Forced-air heating appliances consisting of a combustion chamber around which the heating air is conducted under pressure to a distribution system or to a room shall meet the following requirements:

(a) if the fuel is atomised under pressure the combustion air shall be supplied by a blower;

(b) the combustion chamber shall be well ventilated before the burner can be lit. Ventilation may be considered complete when the combustion air blower continues to operate after the flame has gone out;

(c) the fuel supply shall be automatically cut off if:

the fire goes out;

the supply of combustion air is not sufficient;

the heated air exceeds a previously set temperature, or

the power supply of the safety devices fails.

In the above cases the fuel supply shall not be re-established automatically after being cut off;

(d) it shall be possible to switch off the combustion air and heating air blowers from outside the room where the heating appliance is located;

(e) where heating air is drawn from outside, the intake vents shall be located as far as possible above the deck. They shall be installed in such a manner that rain and spray water cannot enter;

(f) heating air pipes shall be made of metal;

(g) it shall not be possible to close the heating air outlet apertures completely;

(h) it shall not be possible for any leaking fuel to reach the heating air pipes;

(i) it shall not be possible for forced-air heating appliances to draw their heating air from an engine room.

Article 13.07

Solid fuel heating

1.  Solid fuel heating appliances shall be placed on a metal plate with raised edges such that no burning fuel or hot cinders fall outside the plate.

This requirement does not apply to appliances installed in compartments built of non-combustible materials and intended solely to house boilers.

2.  Solid fuel boilers shall be fitted with thermostatic controls to regulate the flow of combustion air.

3.  A means by which cinders can be quickly doused shall be placed in the vicinity of each heating appliance.

CHAPTER 14

LIQUEFIED GAS INSTALLATIONS FOR DOMESTIC PURPOSES

Article 14.01

General

1.  Liquefied gas installations consist essentially of a supply unit comprising one or more gas receptacles, and of one or more pressure regulators, a distribution system and a number of gas-consuming appliances.

Spare and empty receptacles not in the supply unit shall not be considered part of the installation. Article 14.05 shall apply to them mutatis mutandis.

2.  Installations may be operated only with commercial propane.

Article 14.02

Installations

1.  Liquefied gas installations shall be suitable throughout for use with propane and shall be built and installed in accordance with best practice.

2.  Liquefied gas installations may be used only for domestic purposes in the accommodation and the wheelhouse, and for corresponding purposes on passenger vessels.

3.  There may be a number of separate installations on board. A single installation shall not be used to serve accommodation areas separated by a hold or a fixed tank.

4.  No part of a liquefied gas installation shall be located in the engine room.

Article 14.03

Receptacles

1.  Only receptacles with an approved content of between 5 and 35 kg are permitted. In the case of passenger vessels, the inspection body may approve the use of receptacles with a larger content.

2.  Receptacles shall bear the official stamp certifying that they have been accepted following the required tests.

Article 14.04

Location and arrangement of supply units

1.  Supply units shall be installed on deck in a freestanding or wall cupboard located outside the accommodation in a position such that it does not interfere with movement on board. They shall not, however, be installed against the fore or aft bulwark. The cupboard may be a wall cupboard set into the superstructure provided that it is gastight and can only be opened from outside the superstructure. It shall be so located that the distribution pipes leading to the gas consumption points are as short as possible.

No more receptacles may be in operation simultaneously than are necessary for the functioning of the installation. Several receptacles may be connected only if a reversing coupler is used. Up to four receptacles may be connected per supply unit. The number of receptacles on board, including spare receptacles, shall not exceed six per installation.

Up to six receptacles may be connected on passenger vessels with galleys or canteens for passengers. The number of receptacles on board, including spare receptacles, shall not exceed nine per installation.

Pressure regulators, or in case of two-stage regulation the first pressure regulator, shall be fitted to a wall in the same cupboard as the receptacles.

2.  Supply units shall be so installed that any leaking gas can escape from the cupboard into the open without any risk of it penetrating inside the vessel or coming into contact with a source of ignition.

3.  Cupboards shall be constructed of flame-retardant materials and shall be sufficiently ventilated by apertures in the top and bottom. Receptacles shall be placed upright in the cupboards in such a way that they cannot overturn.

4.  Cupboards shall be so built and placed that the temperature of the receptacles cannot exceed 50 °C.

5.  The words ‘Liquefied gas’ and a ‘Fire, naked flame and smoking prohibited’ symbol at least 10 cm in diameter in accordance with Figure 2 of Appendix I shall be affixed to the outer wall of the cupboard.

Article 14.05

Spare and empty receptacles

Spare and empty receptacles not located in the supply unit shall be stored outside the accommodation and the wheelhouse in a cupboard built in accordance with Article 14.04.

Article 14.06

Pressure regulators

1.  Gas-consuming appliances may be connected to receptacles only through a distribution system fitted with one or more pressure regulators to bring the gas pressure down to the utilisation pressure. The pressure may be reduced in one or two stages. All pressure regulators shall be set permanently at a pressure determined in accordance with Article 14.07.

2.  The final pressure regulators shall be either fitted with or immediately followed by a device to protect the pipe automatically against excess pressure in the event of a malfunctioning of the pressure regulator. It shall be ensured that in the event of a leak in the protection device any leaking gas can escape into the open without any risk of it penetrating inside the vessel or coming into contact with a source of ignition; if necessary, a special pipe shall be fitted for this purpose.

3.  The protection devices and vents shall be protected against the entry of water.

Article 14.07

Pressure

1.  Where two-stage regulating systems are used, the mean pressure shall be not more than 2,5 bar above atmospheric pressure.

2.  The pressure at the outlet from the last pressure regulator shall be not more than 0,05 bar above atmospheric pressure, with a tolerance of 10 %.

Article 14.08

Piping and flexible tubes

1.  Pipes shall consist of permanently installed steel or copper tubing.

However, pipes connecting with the receptacles shall be high-pressure flexible tubes or spiral tubes suitable for propane. Gas-consuming appliances may, if not permanently installed, be connected by means of suitable flexible tubes not more than 1 m long.

2.  Pipes shall be able to withstand any stresses, in particular regarding corrosion and strength, which may occur under normal operating conditions on board and their characteristics and layout shall be such that they ensure a satisfactory flow of gas at the appropriate pressure to the gas-consuming appliances.

3.  Pipes shall have as few joints as possible. Both pipes and joints shall be gastight and shall remain gastight despite any vibration or expansion to which they may be subjected.

4.  Pipes shall be readily accessible, properly fixed and protected at every point where they might be subject to impact or friction, particularly where they pass through steel bulkheads or metal walls. The entire surface of steel pipes shall be treated against corrosion.

5.  Flexible pipes and their joints shall be able to withstand any stresses which may occur under normal operating conditions on board. They shall be installed in such a way that they are free of tension, cannot be heated excessively and can be inspected over their entire length.

Article 14.09

Distribution system

1.  It shall be possible to shut off the entire distribution system by means of a main valve which is at all times easily and rapidly accessible.

2.  Each gas-consuming appliance shall be supplied by a separate branch of the distribution system, and each branch shall be controlled by a separate closing device.

3.  Valves shall be fitted at points where they are protected from the weather and from impact.

4.  An inspection connection shall be fitted after each pressure regulator. It shall be ensured using a closing device that in pressure tests the pressure regulator is not exposed to the test pressure.

Article 14.10

Gas-consuming appliances and their installation

1.  The only appliances that may be installed are propane-consuming appliances approved in one of the Member States and equipped with devices that effectively prevent the escape of gas in the event of either the flame or the pilot light being extinguished.

2.  Appliances shall be so placed and connected that they cannot overturn or be accidentally moved and any risk of accidental wrenching of the connecting pipes is avoided.

3.  Heating and water-heating appliances and refrigerators shall be connected to a flue for evacuating combustion gases into the open air.

4.  The installation of gas-consuming appliances in the wheelhouse is permitted only if the wheelhouse is so constructed that no leaking gas can escape into the lower parts of the craft, in particular through the penetrations for control lines to the engine room.

5.  Gas-consuming appliances may be installed in sleeping quarters only if combustion is independent of ambient air in the quarters.

6.  Gas-consuming appliances in which combustion depends on ambient air shall be installed in rooms which are sufficiently large.

Article 14.11

Ventilation and evacuation of combustion gases

1.  In rooms containing gas-consuming appliances in which combustion depends on ambient air, fresh air shall be supplied and combustion gases evacuated by means of ventilation apertures of adequate dimensions, with a clear section of at least 150 cm2 per aperture.

2.  Ventilation apertures shall not have any closing device and shall not lead to sleeping quarters.

3.  Evacuation devices shall be so designed as to ensure the safe evacuation of combustion gases. They shall be reliable in operation and made of non-combustible materials. Their operation shall not be affected by forced ventilation.

Article 14.12

Operating and safety requirements

An operating instruction shall be affixed on board in a suitable place. It shall contain at least the following:

‘The valves of receptacles not connected to the distribution system shall be closed, even if the receptacles are presumed empty’;

‘Flexible pipes shall be replaced as soon as their condition so requires’;

‘All gas-consuming appliances shall be connected or the corresponding connecting pipes shall be sealed’.

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Article 14.13

Acceptance test

Liquefied gas installations shall be checked by an expert, in order to verify whether the installation conforms to the requirements of this Chapter:

(a) before being put into service for the first time,

(b) before being put back into service after any major modification or repair,

(c) on every renewal of the attestation referred to in Article 14.15.

An inspection certificate shall be issued, signed by the expert and showing the date of the inspection. A copy of the inspection certificate shall be submitted to the inspection body.

Article 14.14

Test conditions

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Tests on the installation shall be carried out under the following conditions:

1. Medium-pressure pipes between the closing device, referred to in Article 14.09 (4), of the first pressure regulator and the valves fitted before the final pressure regulator:

(a) pressure test, carried out with air, an inert gas or a liquid at a pressure 20 bar above atmospheric pressure;

(b) tightness test, carried out with air or an inert gas at a pressure 3,5 bar above atmospheric pressure.

2. Pipes at the service pressure between the closing device, referred to in Article 14.09(4), of the only pressure regulator or the final pressure regulator and the valves fitted before the gas-consuming appliances:

tightness test, carried out with air or an inert gas at a pressure of 1 bar above atmospheric pressure.

3. Pipes situated between the closing device, referred to in Article 14.09 (4), of the only pressure regulator or the final pressure regulator and the controls of gas-consuming appliances:

tightness test at a pressure of 0,15 bar above atmospheric pressure.

4. In the tests referred to in paragraphs 1(b), 2 and 3, the pipes are deemed gastight if, after sufficient time to allow for equalisation with ambient temperature, no decrease in the test pressure is observed during a further 10 minute test period.

5. Receptacle connectors, pipe joints and other fittings subjected to the pressure in the receptacles, and joints between pressure regulators and the distribution pipe:

tightness test, carried out with a foaming substance, at the service pressure.

6. All gas-consuming appliances shall be brought into service at the nominal capacity and shall be tested for satisfactory and undisturbed combustion at different capacity settings.

Flame failure devices shall be checked to ensure that they operate satisfactorily.

7. After the test referred to in paragraph 6, it shall be verified for each gas-consuming appliance connected to a flue, whether, after five minutes' operation at the nominal capacity, with windows and doors closed and the ventilation devices in operation, any combustion gases are escaping into the room through the air intake.

If there is a more than momentary escape of such gases, the cause shall immediately be detected and remedied. The appliance shall not be approved for use until all defects have been eliminated.

Article 14.15

Attestation

1.  The Community certificate shall include an attestation to the effect that all liquefied gas installations conform to the requirements of this Chapter.

2.  The attestation will be issued by the inspection body following the acceptance test referred to in Article 14.13.

3.  The attestation shall be valid for a period not exceeding three years. It may be renewed only after a further acceptance test carried out in accordance with Article 14.13.

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Exceptionally, where the owner of a vessel or his representative submits a reasoned request, the inspection body may extend the validity of the attestation for not more than three months without carrying out the acceptance test referred to in Article 14.13. Such extension shall be entered in the Community certificate.

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CHAPTER 14a

ON-BOARD SEWAGE TREATMENT PLANTS ON PASSENGER VESSELS

Article 14a.01

Definitions

For the purposes of this Chapter:

1. ‘on-board sewage treatment plant’ means a sewage treatment plant of compact design for treating the quantities of domestic waste water accruing on board;

2. ‘type approval’ means the decision whereby the competent authority confirms that an on-board sewage treatment plant satisfies the technical requirements of this Chapter;

3. ‘special test’ means the procedure carried in accordance with Article 14a.11 whereby the competent authority ensures that the on-board sewage treatment plant operated in a craft satisfies the requirements of this Chapter;

4. ‘manufacturer’ means the person or body who is responsible to the competent authority for all aspects of the type approval procedure and for ensuring conformity of production. This person or body does not have to be involved in all stages of the construction of the on-board sewage treatment plant. If the on-board sewage treatment plant is converted by modifications or retrofitting after its original manufacture for use on a craft for the purposes of this Chapter, the person or body having carried out the modifications or retrofitting is considered as the manufacturer;

5. ‘information document’ means the document set out in Appendix VI, Part II that lists the information to be supplied by an applicant;

6. ‘information folder’ means the complete set of data, drawings, photographs or other documents supplied by the applicant to the technical service or the competent authority as prescribed in the information document;

7. ‘information package’ means the information folder plus any test reports or other documents that the technical service or the competent authority have added to the information folder in the course of their duties;

8. ‘type approval certificate’ means the document drawn up in accordance with Appendix VI, Part III with which the competent authority certifies the type approval;

9. ‘on-board sewage treatment plant parameters record’ means the document drawn up in accordance with Appendix VI, Part VIII which records all parameters, including components of and adjustments to the on-board sewage treatment plant having an effect on the level of sewage treatment, including modifications thereto;

10. ‘manufacturer’s guide to checking the components and parameters relevant to sewage treatment’ means the document compiled in accordance with Article 14a.11(4) for the purpose of implementing the special test;

11. ‘domestic waste water’ means waste water from galleys, dining rooms, washrooms and laundries and faecal water;

12. ‘sewage sludge’ means residues accruing from operation of a sewage treatment plant on board a craft.

Article 14a.02

General provisions

1.  This Chapter applies to all on-board sewage treatment plants which are installed on passenger vessels.

2.  

(a) On-board sewage treatment plants shall comply with the limit values set out in Table 1 during the type test.



Table 1

Limit values to be observed in operation in the outflow of the on-board sewage treatment plant (test plant) during the type test

Parameter

Concentration

Sample

Biochemical oxygen demand (BOD5)

ISO 5815-1 and 5815-2 (2003) (1)

20 mg/l

24h composite sample, homogenised

25 mg/l

Random sample, homogenised

Chemical oxygen demand (COD) (2)

ISO 6060 (1989) (1)

100 mg/l

24h composite sample, homogenised

125 mg/l

Random sample, homogenised

Total organic carbon (TOC)

EN 1484 (1997) (1)

35 mg/l

24h composite sample, homogenised

45 mg/l

Random sample, homogenised

(1)   Member States may implement equivalent procedures.

(2)   Instead of the chemical oxygen demand (COD) the total organic carbon (TOC) may also be referred to for the check.

(b) During operation the control values set out in Table 2 shall be observed.



Table 2

Control values to be observed in the outflow of the on-board sewage treatment plant during operation on board passenger vessels

Parameter

Concentration

Sample

Biochemical oxygen demand (BOD5)

ISO 5815-1 and 5815-2 (2003) (1)

25 mg/l

Random sample, homogenised

Chemical oxygen demand (COD) (2)

ISO 6060 (1989) (1)

125 mg/l

Random sample, homogenised

150 mg/l

Random sample

Total organic carbon (TOC)

EN 1484 (1997) (1)

45 mg/l

Random sample, homogenised

(1)   Member States may implement equivalent procedures.

(2)   Instead of the chemical oxygen demand (COD) the total organic carbon (TOC) may also be referred to for the check.

(c) The respective values in Tables 1 and 2 must not be exceeded in the random sample.

3.  Procedures using products containing chlorine are not admissible.

It is equally inadmissible to dilute domestic waste water so as to reduce the specific load and thereby also enable disposal.

4.  Adequate arrangements shall be made for storage, preservation (if necessary), and discharge of the sewage sludge. This shall also include a management plan for the sewage sludge.

5.  Compliance with the limit values set out in Table 1 in paragraph 2 shall be confirmed by a type test and determined by a type approval. The type approval shall be certified in a type approval certificate. The owner or their authorised representative shall include a copy of the type approval certificate with the application for inspection in accordance with Article 2.02. A copy of the type approval certificate and the on-board sewage treatment plant parameters record shall be carried on board.

6.  After the on-board sewage treatment plant has been installed on board a performance test shall be carried out by the manufacturer before scheduled service begins. The on-board sewage treatment plant shall be entered in item 52 of the vessel certificate with the following plant particulars:

(a) name;

(b) type-approval number;

(c) serial number;

(d) year of construction.

7.  Any significant modification to an on-board sewage treatment plant that has an effect on the sewage treatment shall always be followed by a special test in accordance with Article 14a.11(3).

8.  The competent authority may make use of a technical service in order to fulfil the tasks as described in this Chapter.

9.  The on-board sewage treatment plant shall be regularly maintained in accordance with the manufacturer’s instructions in order to ensure that it is in perfect working order. A maintenance log corroborating such maintenance shall be carried on board.

Article 14a.03

Application for type approval

1.  An application for type approval for an on-board sewage treatment plant type shall be submitted by the manufacturer to the competent authority. An information folder in accordance with Article 14a.01(6) and the draft of an on-board sewage treatment plant parameters record in accordance with Article 14a.01(9), as well as the draft of a manufacturer’s guide to checking the components and parameters relevant to sewage treatment for that on-board sewage treatment plant type in accordance with Article 14a.01(10) shall be enclosed with the application. For the type test the manufacturer shall demonstrate a prototype of the on-board sewage treatment plant.

2.  If, in a particular application for type approval for an on-board sewage treatment plant type, the competent authority finds that the application submitted with regard to the presented plant prototype is not representative of the characteristics of this type of on-board sewage treatment plant as described in Appendix VI, Part II, Addendum I another, if necessary additional, prototype, to be designated by the competent authority, shall be supplied for approval in accordance with paragraph 1.

3.  No application for type approval for an on-board sewage treatment plant type may be submitted to more than one competent authority. A separate application shall be submitted for each on-board sewage treatment plant type to be approved.

Article 14a.04

Type approval procedure

1.  The competent authority to which the application is submitted shall issue the type approval for the on-board sewage treatment plant type which corresponds to the descriptions in the information folder and satisfies the requirements of this Chapter. The fulfilling of these requirements will be examined in accordance with Appendix VII.

2.  For each on-board sewage treatment plant type that it type-approves, the competent authority shall complete all relevant parts of the type approval certificate, the model for which is to be found in Appendix VI, Part III, and shall compile or verify the contents of the index to the information package. Type approval certificates shall be numbered in accordance with the method described in Appendix VI, Part IV. The completed type approval certificate and its appendices shall be delivered to the applicant.

3.  If the on-board sewage treatment plant to be approved can only fulfil its function or only has specific properties in conjunction with other components of the craft in which it is to be installed and if for this reason compliance with one or more requirements can only be checked if the on-board sewage treatment plant to be approved is operated together with other real or simulated components of the craft, the scope of the type approval for this on-board sewage treatment plant shall be limited accordingly. In such cases, all restrictions on use and all installation requirements shall be detailed in the type approval certificate for that plant type.

4.  Each competent authority shall send the following documents:

(a) the list of on-board sewage treatment plant types including the details as set out in Appendix VI, Part V, for which it has issued, denied or withdrawn approval in the period in question to the other competent authorities each time this list is amended;

(b) if requested to do so by another competent authority,

(i) a copy of the type approval certificate for the on-board sewage treatment plant type, with or without information package, for each type of on-board sewage treatment plant for which it has issued, denied or withdrawn an approval, and, if applicable;

(ii) the list of the on-board sewage treatment plants which have been manufactured in accordance with the type approvals issued, as laid down in Article 14a.06(3), which contains the details in accordance with Appendix VI, Part VI.

5.  Each competent authority shall once a year, or additionally when requested to do so, send the Commission a copy of the data sheet as shown in Appendix VI, Part VII on the on-board sewage treatment plant types for which an approval has been issued since the last notification.

Article 14a.05

Amendment of type approvals

1.  The competent authority which issued the type approval shall make the necessary arrangements to ensure that it is informed of any change in the particulars appearing in the information package.

2.  The application for amendment or extension of a type approval shall be made exclusively to the competent authority which issued the original type approval.

3.  Should characteristics of the on-board sewage treatment plant as described in the information package have been modified, the competent authority shall:

(a) issue revised pages of the information package as necessary, marking each revised page to show clearly the nature of the change and the date of re-issue. Whenever revised pages are issued, the index to the information package which is attached to the type approval certificate shall also be updated accordingly;

(b) issue a revised type approval certificate (with an extension number) if any information on it (excluding its annexes) has changed or if the minimum requirements of this Chapter have changed since the original approval date. The revised approval certificate shall clearly show the reason for its modification and the date of the re-issue.

Should the competent authority which issued the type approval find that new trials or tests are justified owing to a modification made to the information package, it shall notify the manufacturer of this fact and issue the documents specified above only after new trials or tests have been successfully completed.

Article 14a.06

Conformity

1.  The manufacturer shall affix to each on-board sewage treatment plant manufactured in conformity with the type approval the markings as defined in Appendix VI, Part I, including the type approval number.

2.  Should the type approval contain limitations of usage in accordance with Article 14a.04(3), the manufacturer shall enclose detailed information on these limitations and all installation requirements with each unit manufactured.

3.  If requested by the competent authority which issued the type approval, the manufacturer shall provide a list of the serial numbers of all on-board sewage treatment plants which have been manufactured in accordance with the requirements set out in this Chapter since the last report, or since the point at which these provisions first came into force, within 45 days after the end of each calendar year, and immediately after each additional date specified by the competent authority. The list shall set out the correlations between the serial numbers, the corresponding on-board sewage treatment plant types and the type approval numbers. Furthermore, the list shall also include particular information for those cases where the manufacturer discontinues production of a type-approved on-board sewage treatment plant type. Should the competent authority not demand the regular provision of such a list from the manufacturer, the manufacturer shall retain the data recorded for a period of at least 40 years.

Article 14a.07

Acceptance of equivalent approvals

Member States can recognize type approvals for on-board sewage treatment systems based on different standards for the use on their national waterways. These type approvals should be notified to the Commission.

Article 14a.08

Checking of serial numbers

1.  The competent authority issuing a type approval shall ensure – if necessary working in conjunction with the other competent authorities – that the serial numbers of the on-board sewage treatment plants manufactured in conformity with the requirements of this Chapter are registered and checked.

2.  An additional check of the serial numbers may take place in conjunction with the check on conformity of production as laid down in Article 14a.09.

3.  In relation to the checking of the serial numbers, the manufacturer or their authorised representatives located in the Member States shall, if requested, promptly supply the competent authority with all necessary information relating to their direct purchasers as well as the serial numbers of those on-board sewage treatment plants which have been reported as manufactured in accordance with Article 14a.06(3).

4.  Should a manufacturer be unable to comply with the requirements set out in Article 14a.06 when requested to do so by the competent authority, the approval for the on-board sewage treatment plant type concerned may be withdrawn. In such a case the notification procedure specified in Article 14a.10(4) shall be used.

Article 14a.09

Conformity of production

1.  The competent authority issuing a type approval shall ascertain in advance – if necessary working in conjunction with the other competent authorities – that suitable arrangements have been made to ensure effective checking of conformity of production in respect of the requirements of Appendix VI, Part I.

2.  The competent authority which has issued a type approval shall ascertain – if necessary working in conjunction with the other competent authorities – that the arrangements specified in paragraph 1 in respect of the provisions of Appendix VI, Part I continue to be sufficient and that every on-board sewage treatment plant provided with a type approval number in accordance with the requirements of this Chapter continues to correspond to the description in the type approval certificate and its annexes for the type-approved on-board sewage treatment plant type.

3.  The competent authority may recognise comparable tests by other competent authorities as equivalent to the provisions of paragraphs 1 and 2.

Article 14a.10

Non-conformity with the type-approved on-board sewage treatment plant type

1.  Non-conformity with the type-approved on-board sewage treatment plant type shall be deemed to exist when there are deviations from the characteristics in the type approval certificate or, as the case may be, from the information package which have not been approved in accordance with Article 14a.05(3) by the competent authority which issued the type approval.

2.  Should the competent authority which has issued a type approval find that on-board sewage treatment plants do not conform with the on-board sewage treatment plant type for which it issued the approval, it shall take the necessary measures to ensure that on-board sewage treatment plants in production again conform with the type-approved on-board sewage treatment plant type. The competent authority which found the non-conformity shall notify the other competent authorities and the Commission of the measures taken, which may extend to withdrawal of the type approval.

3.  If a competent authority is able to demonstrate that on-board sewage treatment plants provided with a type approval number do not conform with the type-approved on-board sewage treatment plant type, it may require the competent authority which issued the type approval to have the on-board sewage treatment plant type that is in production checked for conformity with the type-approved on-board sewage treatment plant type. Such action shall be taken within six months of the date of the request.

4.  The competent authorities shall notify each other and the Commission within one month of any withdrawal of a type approval and of the reasons for such withdrawal.

Article 14a.11

Random sample measurement/Special test

1.  No later than three months after the commissioning of the passenger vessel or, in the case of retrofitting of the on-board sewage treatment plant, after it has been installed and the appropriate performance test has been carried out, the competent authority shall take a random sample during operation of the passenger vessel in order to check the values set out in Article 14a.02(2), Table 2.

At irregular intervals the competent authority shall carry out functionality checks on the on-board sewage treatment plant by means of random sample measurements to check the values set out in Article 14a.02(2), Table 2.

Should the competent authority find that the values of the random sample measurements do not conform with the values set out in Article 14a.02(2), Table 2, it may demand:

(a) that the defects in the on-board sewage treatment plant be remedied so as to ensure that it runs properly;

(b) that the on-board sewage treatment plant be made to conform with the type approval again; or

(c) that a special test be carried out in accordance with paragraph 3.

Once the non-conformities have been remedied and the on-board sewage treatment plant has been made to conform with the type approval again, the competent authority may carry out new random sample measurements.

If the defects are not remedied or the conformity of the on-board sewage treatment plant with the specifications of the type approval is not restored, the competent authority shall seal the on-board sewage treatment plant and inform the inspection body to make an entry to that effect in item 52 of the vessel certificate.

2.  The random samples shall be measured in accordance with the specifications of Article 14a.02(2), Table 2.

3.  Should the competent authority find any discrepancies in the on-board sewage treatment plant indicating a deviation from the type approval, the competent authority shall carry out a special test to determine the present state of the on-board sewage treatment plant in relation to the components specified in the on-board sewage treatment plant parameters record, the calibration and the setting of the parameters of the on-board sewage treatment plant.

Should the competent authority come to the conclusion that the on-board sewage treatment plant is not in conformity with the type-approved on-board sewage treatment plant type, it may take the following actions:

(a) demand that:

(i) the conformity of the on-board sewage treatment plant be restored; or

(ii) the type approval in accordance with Article 14a.05 be amended accordingly; or

(b) order measurement in accordance with the test specification as set out in Appendix VII.

If conformity is not restored or the type approval is not amended accordingly, or if it becomes apparent from the measurements made in accordance with point (b) that the limit values laid down in Article 14a.02(2), Table 1 are not complied with, the competent authority shall seal the on-board sewage treatment plant and inform the inspection body to make an entry to that effect in item 52 of the vessel certificate.

4.  The tests in accordance with paragraph 3 shall be carried out on the basis of the manufacturer’s guide to checking the components and parameters of the on-board sewage treatment plant relevant to sewage treatment. This guide, which shall be compiled by the manufacturer and approved by a competent authority, shall specify the treatment-relevant components as well as settings, dimensioning criteria and parameters to be applied in order to ensure that the values set out in Article 14a.02(2), Tables 1 and 2 are continuously maintained. It shall include at least the following information:

(a) a specification of the on-board sewage treatment plant type with a process description and an indication of whether waste-water storage tanks are to be installed upstream of the on-board sewage treatment plant;

(b) a list of the components specific to sewage treatment;

(c) the design and dimensioning criteria, dimensioning specifications and regulations applied;

(d) a schematic representation of the on-board sewage treatment plant with identifying features of the approved treatment-relevant components (e.g. part numbers on the components).

5.  An on-board sewage treatment plant that has been shut down may be brought back into service only after a special test in accordance with paragraph 3, first subparagraph.

Article 14a.12

Competent authorities and technical services

Member States shall notify the Commission of the names and addresses of the competent authorities and technical services responsible for carrying out the functions outlined in this Chapter. The technical services shall satisfy the European standard on general requirements for the competence of testing and calibration laboratories (EN ISO/IEC 17025: 2005 - 8), taking the following conditions into account:

(a) manufacturers of on-board sewage treatment plants cannot be recognised as technical services;

(b) for the purposes of this Chapter a technical service may, with the agreement of the competent authority, make use of facilities external to its own laboratory.

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CHAPTER 15

SPECIFIC REQUIREMENTS APPLICABLE TO PASSENGER VESSELS

Article 15.01

General provisions

1.  The following provisions shall not apply:

(a) Article 3.02(1)(b);

(b) Articles 4.01 to 4.03;

(c) Article 8.08(2), second sentence, and paragraph 7;

(d) Article 9.14(3), second sentence, for rated voltages of over 50V.

2.  The following items of equipment are prohibited on passenger vessels:

(a) lamps powered by liquefied gas or liquid fuel according to Article 12.07(3);

(b) vaporising oil-burner stoves according to Article 13.04;

(c) solid fuel heaters according to Article 13.07;

(d) devices fitted with wick burners according to Article 13.02(2) and (3), and

(e) liquefied gas devices according to Chapter 14.

3.  Vessels without their own power cannot be licensed for passenger transport.

4.  On passenger vessels, areas shall be provided for use by persons with reduced mobility, according to the provisions of this Chapter. If the application of provisions of this Chapter which take into account the specific safety needs of persons with reduced mobility is difficult in practice or incurs unreasonable costs, the inspection body may allow derogations from these provisions on the basis of recommendations in accordance with the procedure referred to in Article 19(2) of this Directive. These derogations shall be mentioned in the Community certificate.

Article 15.02

Vessels' hulls

1.  In the course of the inspections referred to in Article 2.09, the thickness of the outside plating of steel passenger vessels shall be determined as follows:

(a) the minimum thickness tmin of the bottom, bilge and side plating of the outer hull of passenger vessels is determined in accordance with the larger value of the following formulae:

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;

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.

In these formulae:

f

=

1 + 0,0013 · (a — 500);

a

=

longitudinal or transverse frame spacing (mm), and where the frame spacing is less than 400 mm, a = 400 mm should be entered;

(b) it is permissible to fall short of the minimum value determined in accordance with (a) above for the plate thickness in cases where the permitted value has been determined and certified on the basis of a mathematical proof for the sufficient strength (longitudinal, transverse and local) of the vessel's hull;

(c) at no point of the outside plating shall the thickness calculated in accordance with (a) or (b) above be less than 3 mm;

(d) plate renewals shall be carried out when bottom, bilge or side plate thicknesses have fallen short of the minimum value determined in accordance with (a) or (b), in conjunction with (c) above.

2.  The number and position of bulkheads shall be selected such that, in the event of flooding, the vessel remains buoyant according to Article 15.03(7) to (13). Every portion of the internal structure which affects the efficiency of the subdivision of such vessels shall be watertight, and shall be of a design which will maintain the integrity of the subdivision.

3.  The distance between the collision bulkhead and the forward perpendicular shall be at least 0,04 LWL and not more than 0,04 LWL + 2 m.

4.  A transverse bulkhead may be fitted with a bulkhead recess, if all parts of this offset lie within the safe area.

5.  The bulkheads, which are taken into account in the damaged stability calculation according to Article 15.03(7) to (13), shall be watertight and be installed up to the bulkhead deck. Where there is no bulkhead deck, these bulkheads shall extend to a height at least 20 cm above the margin line.

6.  The number of openings in these bulkheads shall be kept as low as is consistent with the type of construction and normal operation of the vessel. Openings and penetrations shall not have a detrimental effect on the watertight function of the bulkheads.

7.  Collision bulkheads shall have no openings and no doors.

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8.  Bulkheads separating the engine rooms from passenger areas or crew and shipboard personnel accommodation shall have no doors.

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9.  Manually operated doors without remote control in bulkheads referred to in paragraph 5, are permitted only in areas not accessible to passengers. They shall:

(a) remain closed at all times and be opened only temporarily to allow access;

(b) be fitted with suitable devices to enable them to be closed quickly and safely;

(c) display the following notice on both sides of the doors:

‘Close door immediately after passing through’.

10.  Doors in bulkheads referred to inparagraph 5 that are open for long periods shall comply with the following requirements:

(a) They shall be capable of being closed from both sides of the bulkhead and from an easily accessible point above the bulkhead deck.

(b) After being closed by remote control the door shall be such that it can be opened again locally and closed safely. Closure shall not be impeded by carpeting, foot rails or other obstructions.

(c) The time taken for the remote-controlled closure process shall be at least 30 seconds but not more than 60 seconds.

(d) During the closure procedure an automatic acoustic alarm shall sound by the door.

(e) The door drive and alarm shall also be capable of operating independently of the on-board power supply. There shall be a device at the location of the remote control that displays whether the door is open or closed.

11.  Doors in bulkheads referred to in paragraph 5, and their actuators shall be located in the safe area.

12.  There shall be a warning system in the wheelhouse to indicate which of the doors in bulkheads referred to in paragraph 5 are open.

13.  Open-ended piping and ventilation ducts shall be offset in such a way that, in any conceivable flooding, no additional spaces or tanks are flooded through them.

(a) If several compartments are openly connected by piping or ventilation ducts, such piping and ducts shall, in an appropriate place, be lead above the waterline corresponding to the worst possible flooding.

(b) Piping need not meet the requirement under (a) if shut-off devices are fitted in the piping where it passes through the bulkheads and which can be remotely controlled from a point above the bulkhead deck.

(c) Where a pipework system has no open outlet in a compartment, the pipework shall be regarded as intact in the event of this compartment being damaged, if it runs within the safe area and is more than 0,50 m from the bottom of the vessel.

14.  Remote controls of bulkhead doors according to paragraph 10 and shut-off devices according to paragraph 13(b) above the bulkhead deck shall be clearly indicated as such.

15.  Where double bottoms are fitted, their height shall be at least 0,60 m, and where wing voids are fitted, their width shall be at least 0,60 m.

16.  Windows may be situated below the margin line if they are watertight, cannot be opened, possess sufficient strength and conform to Article 15.06(14).

Article 15.03

Stability

1.  The applicant shall prove by a calculation based on the results from the application of a standard for intact stability that the intact stability of the vessel is appropriate. All calculations shall be carried out free to trim and sinkage. ►M3   The lightship data taken into account for the stability calculation shall be determined by means of a heeling test. ◄

2.  The intact stability shall be proven for the following standard load conditions:

(a) at the start of the voyage:

100 % passengers, 98 % fuel and fresh water, 10 % waste water;

(b) during the voyage:

100 % passengers, 50 % fuel and fresh water, 50 % waste water;

(c) at the end of the voyage:

100 % passengers, 10 % fuel and fresh water, 98 % waste water;

(d) unladen vessel:

no passengers, 10 % fuel and fresh water, no waste water.

For all standard load conditions, the ballast tanks shall be considered as either empty or full in accordance with normal operational conditions.

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In addition, the requirement of section 3(d) shall be proved for the following load condition:

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100 % passengers, 50 % fuel and fresh water, 50 % waste water, all other liquid (including ballast) tanks are considered filled to 50 %.

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3.  The proof of adequate intact stability by means of a calculation shall be produced using the following definitions for the intact stability and for the standard load conditions mentioned in paragraph 2(a) to (d):

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(a) the maximum righting lever hmax shall occur at a heeling angle of φmax ≥ (φmom + 3°) and shall not be less than 0,20 m. However, in case φf < φmax the righting lever at the downflooding angle φf shall not be less than 0,20 m;

(b) the downflooding angle φf shall not be less than (φmom + 3°);

(c) the area A under the curve of the righting levers shall, depending on the position of φf and φmax, reach at least the following values:



Case

 

 

A

1

φmax ≤ 15° or φf ≤ 15°

 

0,05 m·rad up to the smaller of the angles φmax or φf

2

15° < φmax < 30°

φmax ≤ φf

0,035+0,001 · (30-φmax) m·rad up to the angle φmax

3

15° < φf < 30°

φmax > φf

0,035+0,001 · (30-φf) m·rad up to the angle φf

4

φmax ≥ 30° and φf ≥ 30°

 

0,035 m·rad up to the angle φ = 30°

Where:

hmax

is the maximum lever;

φ

the heeling angle;

φf

the downflooding angle, that is the heeling angle, at which openings in the hull, in the superstructure or deck houses which cannot be closed so as to be watertight, submerge;

φmom

the maximum heeling angle according to (e);

φmax

the heeling angle at which the maximum righting lever occurs;

A

the area under the curve of the righting levers;

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(d) the initial metacentric height, GMo, corrected by the effect of the free surfaces in liquid tanks, shall not be less than 0,15 m;

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(e) in each of the following two cases the heeling angle φmom shall not exceed 12:

(aa) in application of the heeling moment due to persons and wind according to sections 4 and 5;

(bb) in application of the heeling moment due to persons and turning according to sections 4 and 6;

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(f) for a heeling moment resulting from moments due to passengers, wind and turning according to paragraphs 4, 5 and 6, the residual freeboard shall be not less than 200 mm;

(g) for vessels with windows or other openings in the hull located below the bulkhead decks and not closed watertight, the residual safety clearance shall be at least 100 mm on the application of the three heeling moments resulting from subparagraph (f).

4.  The heeling moment due to one-sided accumulation of persons shall be calculated according to the following formula:

Mp = g · P · y = g · ΣPi · yi (kNm)

where:

P

=

total mass of persons on board in (t), calculated by adding up the maximum permitted number of passengers and the maximum number of shipboard personnel and crew under normal operating conditions, assuming an average mass per person of 0,075 t

y

=

lateral distance of centre of gravity of total mass of persons P from centre line in (m)

g

=

acceleration of gravity (g = 9,81 m/s2)

Pi

=

mass of persons accumulated on area Ai in (t)

Pi

=

ni · 0,075 · Ai (t)

where

Ai

=

area occupied by persons in (m2)

ni

=

number of persons per square meter

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ni

=

3,75 for free deck areas and deck areas with movable furniture;

for deck areas with fixed seating furniture such as benches, ni shall be calculated by assuming an area of 0,50 m in width and 0,75 m in seat depth per person

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yi

=

lateral distance of geometrical centre of area Ai from centre line in (m).

The calculation shall be carried out for an accumulation of persons both to starboard and to port.

The distribution of persons shall correspond to the most unfavourable one from the point of view of stability. Cabins shall be assumed unoccupied for the calculation of the persons' moment.

For the calculation of the loading cases, the centre of gravity of a person shall be taken as 1 m above the lowest point of the deck at 0,5 LWL, ignoring any deck curvature and assuming a mass of 0,075 t per person.

A detailed calculation of deck areas which are occupied by persons may be dispensed with if the following values are used:

P

=



1,1 · Fmax · 0,075

for day trip vessels

1,5 · Fmax · 0,075

for cabin vessels

where

Fmax

=

maximum permitted number of passengers on board

y

=

B/2 in (m).

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5.  The heeling moment due to wind pressure (MW) shall be calculated as follows:

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where:

pW

=

the specific wind pressure of 0,25 kN/m2;

AW

=

lateral plane of the vessel above the plane of draught according to theconsidered loading condition in [m2];

lW

=

distance of the centre of gravity of the lateral plane AW from the plane of draught according to the considered loading condition in [m].

In calculating the lateral plane, account shall be taken of the intended enclosure of the deck by awnings and similar mobile installations.

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6.  The moment due to centrifugal force (Mdr), caused by the turning of the vessel, shall be calculated as follows:

Mdr = cdr · CB · v2 · D/LWL · (KG — T/2) (kNm)

where

cdr

=

a coefficient of 0,45;

CB

=

block coefficient (if not known, taken as 1,0);

v

=

maximum speed of the vessel in m/s;

KG

=

distance between the centre of gravity and the keel line in m.

For passenger vessels with propulsion systems according to Article 6.06, Mdr shall be derived from full-scale or model tests or else from corresponding calculations.

7.  The applicant shall prove, by means of a calculation based on the method of lost buoyancy, that the damaged stability of the vessel is appropriate in the event of flooding. All calculations shall be carried out free to trim and sinkage.

8.  Buoyancy of the vessel in the event of flooding shall be proven for the standard load conditions specified in paragraph 2. Accordingly, mathematical proof of sufficient stability shall be determined for the three intermediate stages of flooding (25, 50 and 75 % of flood build-up) and for the final stage of flooding.

9.  Passenger vessels shall comply with the one-compartment status and the two-compartment status.

The following assumptions concerning the extent of damage shall be taken into account in the event of flooding:

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1-compartment status

2-compartment status

Dimension of the side damage

longitudinal l [m]

0,10 · LWL, however not less than 4,00 m

0,05 · LWL, however not less than 2,25 m

transverse b [m]

B/5

0,59

vertical h [m]

from vessel bottom to top without delimitation

Dimension of the bottom damage

longitudinal l [m]

0,10 · LWL, however not less than 4,00 m

0,05 · LWL, however not less than 2,25 m

transverse b [m]

B/5

vertical h [m]

0,59; pipework installed according to Article 15.02(13)(c), shall be deemed intact

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(a) For one-compartment status the bulkheads can be assumed to be intact if the distance between two adjacent bulkheads is greater than the damage length. Longitudinal bulkheads at a distance of less than B/3 to the hull, measured perpendicular to the centre line from the shell plating at the maximum draft shall not be taken into account for calculation purposes. A bulkhead recess in a transverse bulkhead that is longer than 2,50 m, is considered a longitudinal bulkhead.

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(b) For two-compartment status each bulkhead within the extent of damage will be assumed to be damaged. This means that the position of the bulkheads shall be selected in such a way as to ensure that the passenger vessel remains buoyant after flooding of two or more adjacent compartments in the longitudinal direction.

(c) The lowest point of every non-watertight opening (e.g. doors, windows, access hatchways) shall lie at least 0,10 m above the damaged waterline. The bulkhead deck shall not be immersed in the final stage of flooding.

(d) Permeability is assumed to be 95 %. If it is proven by a calculation that the average permeability of any compartment is less than 95 %, the calculated value can be used instead.

The values to be adopted shall not be less than:



Lounges

95 %

Engine and boiler rooms

85 %

Luggage and store rooms

75 %

Double bottoms, fuel bunkers, ballast and other tanks, depending on whether, according to their intended purpose, they are to be assumed to be full or empty for the vessel floating at the plane of maximum draught

0 or 95 %

(e) If damage of a smaller dimension than specified above produces more detrimental effects with respect to heeling or loss of metacentric height, such damage shall be taken into account for calculation purposes.

10.  For all intermediate stages of flooding referred to in paragraph 8, the following criteria shall be met:

(a) the heeling angle j at the equilibrium position of the intermediate stage in question shall not exceed 15°;

(b) beyond the heel in the equilibrium position of the intermediate stage in question, the positive part of the righting lever curve shall display a righting lever value of GZ ≥ 0,02 m before the first unprotected opening becomes immersed or a heeling angle φ of 25° is reached;

(c) non-watertight openings shall not be immersed before the heel in the equilibrium position of the intermediate stage in question has been reached;

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(d) the calculation of the free surface effect in all intermediate stages of flooding shall be based on the gross surface area of the damaged compartments.

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11.  During the final stage of flooding, the following criteria shall be met taking into account the heeling moment ►M3  ————— ◄ in accordance with paragraph 4:

(a) the heeling angle φE shall not exceed 10°;

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(b) beyond the equilibrium position the positive part of the righting lever curve shall display a righting lever value of GZR ≥ 0,02 m with an area A ≥ 0,0025 m·rad. These minimum values for stability shall be met until the immersion of the first unprotected opening or in any case before reaching a heeling angle φm of 25°.

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Where:

φE

is the heeling angle in the final stage of flooding taking into account the moment in accordance with section 4;

φm

is the angle of vanishing stability or the angle at which the first unprotected opening immerses or 25°; whichever is less is to be used;

GZR

is the remaining righting lever in the final stage of flooding taking into account the moment in accordance with section 4;

GZK

is the heeling lever resulting from the moment in accordance with section 4;

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(c) non-watertight openings shall not be immersed before the equilibrium position has been reached; if such openings are immersed before this point, the rooms affording access are deemed to be flooded for damaged stability calculation purposes.

12.  The shut-off devices which shall be able to be closed watertight shall be marked accordingly.

13.  If cross-flood openings to reduce asymmetrical flooding are provided, they shall meet the following conditions:

(a) for the calculation of cross-flooding, IMO Resolution A.266 (VIII) shall be applied;

(b) they shall be self-acting;

(c) they shall not be equipped with shut-off devices;

(d) the total time allowed for compensation shall not exceed 15 minutes.

Article 15.04

Safety clearance and freeboard

1.  The safety clearance shall be at least equal to the sum of:

(a) the additional lateral immersion, which, measured on the outside plating, is produced by the permissible heeling angle according to Article 15.03(3)(e), and

(b) the residual safety clearance according to Article 15.03(3)(g).

For vessels without a bulkhead deck, the safety clearance shall be at least 500 mm.

2.  The freeboard shall be at least equal to the sum of:

(a) the additional lateral immersion, which, measured on the outside plating, is produced by the heeling angle according to Article 15.03(3)(e), and

(b) the residual freeboard according to Article 15.03(3)(f).

However, the freeboard shall be at least 300 mm.

3.  The plane of maximum draught is to be set so as to ensure compliance with the safety clearance according to paragraph 1, and the freeboard according to paragraph 2 and Articles 15.02 and 15.03.

4.  For safety reasons, the inspection body may stipulate a greater safety clearance or a greater freeboard.

Article 15.05

Maximum permitted number of passengers

1.  The inspection body shall set the maximum permitted number of passengers and shall enter this number on the Community certificate.

2.  The maximum permitted number of passengers shall not exceed any of the following values:

(a) number of passengers for whom the existence of an evacuation area according to Article 15.06(8), has been proven;

(b) number of passengers that has been taken into account for the stability calculation according to Article 15.03;

(c) number of available berths for passengers on cabin vessels used for voyages including overnight stays.

3.  For cabin vessels which are also used as day trip vessels, the number of passengers shall be calculated for use both as a day trip vessel and as a cabin vessel and entered on the Community certificate.

4.  The maximum permitted number of passengers shall be displayed on clearly legible and prominently positioned notices on board the vessel.

Article 15.06

Passenger rooms and areas

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1.  Passenger rooms shall:

(a) on all decks, be located aft of the level of the collision bulkhead and, if they are below the bulkhead deck, forward of the level of the aft-peak bulkhead,

(b) be separated from the engine and boiler rooms in a gas-tight manner,

(c) be so arranged, that sight lines in accordance with Article 7.02 do not pass through them.

Deck areas which are enclosed by awnings or similar mobile installations not only above but also fully or partially to the side must satisfy the same requirements as enclosed passenger rooms.

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2.  Cupboards and rooms referred to in Article 11.13 and intended for the storage of flammable liquids shall be outside the passenger area.

3.  The number and width of the exits of passenger rooms shall comply with the following requirements:

(a) rooms or groups of rooms designed or arranged for 30 or more passengers or including berths for 12 or more passengers shall have at least two exits. On day trip vessels one of these two exits can be replaced by two emergency exits; ►M3   rooms, with the exception of cabins, and groups of rooms that have only one exit, shall have at least one emergency exit; ◄

(b) if rooms are located below the bulkhead deck, one of the exits can be a watertight bulkhead door, according to Article 15.02(10), leading into an adjacent compartment from which the upper deck can be reached directly. The other exit shall lead directly or, if permitted in accordance with (a), as an emergency exit into the open air, or to the bulkhead deck. This requirement does not apply to individual cabins;

(c) exits according to (a) and (b) shall be suitably arranged and shall have a clear width of at least 0,80 m and also a clear height of at least 2,00 m. For doors of passenger cabins and other small rooms, the clear width can be reduced to 0,70 m;

(d) in the case of rooms or groups of rooms intended for more than 80 passengers the sum of the widths of all exits intended for passengers and which shall be used by them in an emergency shall be at least 0,01 m per passenger;

(e) if the total width of the exits is determined by the number of passengers, the width of each exit shall be at least 0,005 m per passenger;

(f) emergency exits shall have a shortest side at least 0,60 m long or a minimum diameter of 0,70 m. They shall open in the direction of escape and be marked on both sides;

(g) exits of rooms intended for use by persons with reduced mobility shall have a clear width of at least 0,90 m. Exits normally used for embarking and disembarking people with reduced mobility shall have a clear width of at least 1,50 m.

4.  Doors of passenger rooms shall comply with the following requirements:

(a) with the exception of doors leading to connecting corridors, they shall be capable of opening outwards or be constructed as sliding doors;

(b) cabin doors shall be made in such a way that they can also be unlocked from the outside at any time;

(c) powered doors shall open easily in the event of failure of the power supply to this mechanism;

(d) for doors intended for use by persons with reduced mobility, there shall be from the direction from which the door opens, a minimum clearance of 0,60 m between the inner edge of the doorframe on the lock side and an adjacent perpendicular wall.

5.  Connecting corridors shall comply with the following requirements:

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(a) they shall have a clear width of at least 0,80 m. If they lead to rooms used by more than 80 passengers, they shall comply with the provisions mentioned in (3)(d) and (e) regarding the width of the exits leading to connecting corridors;

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(b) their clear height shall be not less than 2,00 m;

(c) connecting corridors intended for use by persons with reduced mobility shall have a clear width of 1,30 m. Connecting corridors more than 1,50 m wide shall have handrails on either side;

(d) where a part of the vessel or a room intended for passengers is served by a single connecting corridor, the clear width thereof shall be at least 1,00 m;

(e) connecting corridors shall be free of steps;

(f) they shall lead only to open decks, rooms or staircases;

(g) dead ends in connecting corridors shall be not longer than two meters.

6.  In addition to the provisions of paragraph 5, escape routes shall also comply with the following requirements:

(a) stairways, exits and emergency exits shall be so disposed that, in the event of a fire in any given area, the other areas may be evacuated safely;

(b) the escape routes shall lead by the shortest route to evacuation areas according toparagraph 8;

(c) escape routes shall not lead through engine rooms or galleys;

(d) there shall be no rungs, ladders or the like installed at any point along the escape routes;

(e) doors to escape routes shall be constructed in such a way as not to reduce the minimum width of the escape route referred to in paragraph 5(a) or (d);

(f) escape routes and emergency exits shall be clearly signed. The signs shall be lit by the emergency lighting system.

7.  Escape routes and emergency exits shall have a suitable safety guidance system.

8.  For all persons on board, there shall be muster areas available which satisfy the following requirements:

(a)  ►M3  the total area of the muster areas (AS) shall correspond to at least the following value: ◄

Day trip vessels

:

AS = 0,35 · Fmax (m2)

Cabin vessels

:

AS = 0,45 · Fmax (m2)

In these formulae the following definition applies:

Fmax

maximum permitted number of passengers on board;

(b) each individual muster or evacuation area shall be larger than 10 m2;

(c) the muster areas shall be clear of furniture, whether movable or fixed;

(d) if movable furniture is located in a room in which muster areas are defined, it shall be secured appropriately to avoid slipping;

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(e) if fixed seats or benches are located in a room in which muster areas are defined the corresponding number of persons need not be taken into account when calculating the total area of muster areas according to (a). However, the number of persons for whom fixed seats or benches in a certain room are taken into account must not exceed the number of persons for whom muster areas are available in this room;

(f) lifesaving appliances shall be easily accessible from the evacuation areas;

(g) it shall be possible to evacuate people safely from these evacuation areas, using either side of the vessel;

(h) the muster areas shall lie above the margin line;

(i) the muster and evacuation areas are to be shown as such in the safety plan and signposted on board the vessel;

(j) the provisions of (d) and (e) shall also apply to free decks on which muster areas are defined;

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(k) if collective life-saving appliances complying with Article 15.09(5), are available on board, the number of persons for whom such appliances are available may be disregarded when calculating the total surface area of the muster areas referred to in (a);

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(l) however, in all cases where reductions according to (e), (j) and (k) are applied, the total area according to (a) shall be sufficient for at least 50 % of the maximum permitted number of passengers.

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9.  Stairs and their landings in the passenger areas shall comply with the following requirements:

(a) they shall be constructed in accordance with European standard EN 13056: 2000;

(b) they shall have a clear width of at least 0,80 m or, if they lead to connecting corridors or areas used by more than 80 passengers, at least 0,01 m per passenger;

(c) they shall have a clear width of at least 1,00 m if they provide the only means of access to a room intended for passengers;

(d) where there is not at least one staircase on each side of the vessel in the same room, they shall lie in the safe area;

(e) in addition, stairs intended for use by persons with reduced mobility shall comply with the following requirements:

(aa) The gradient of the stairs shall not exceed 38°;

(bb) The stairs shall have a clear width of at least 0,90 m;

(cc) Spiral staircases are not allowed;

(dd) The stairs shall not run in a direction transverse to the vessel;

(ee) The handrails of the stairs shall extend approximately 0,30 m beyond the top and bottom of the stairs without restricting traffic routes;

(ff) Handrails, front sides of at least the first and the last step as well as the floor coverings at the ends of the stairs shall be colour highlighted.

Lifts intended for persons with reduced mobility, and lifting equipment, like stairlifts or lifting platforms, shall be constructed according to a relevant standard or a regulation of a Member State.

10.  Parts of the deck intended for passengers, and which are not enclosed, shall comply with the following requirements:

(a) they shall be surrounded by a fixed bulwark or guard rail at least 1,00 m high or a railing according to the European standard EN 711: 1995, construction type PF, PG or PZ. Bulwarks and railings of decks intended for use by persons with reduced mobility shall be at least 1,10 m high;

(b) openings and equipment for embarking or disembarking and also openings for loading or unloading shall be such that they can be secured and have a clear width of at least 1,00 m. Openings, used normally for the embarking or disembarking of persons with reduced mobility, shall have a clear width of at least 1,50 m;

(c) if the openings and equipment for embarking or disembarking cannot be observed from the wheelhouse, optical or electronic aids shall be provided;

(d) passengers sitting down shall not interrupt sight lines in accordance with Article 7.02.

11.  The parts of the vessel not intended for passengers, in particular access to the wheelhouse, to the winches and to the engine rooms, shall be such that they can be secured against unauthorised entry. At any such access, a symbol corresponding to Figure 1 in Appendix I shall be displayed in a prominent position.

12.  Gangways shall be constructed in accordance with European standard EN 14206: 2003. By way of derogation from Article 10.02(2)(d), their length can be less than 4 m.

13.  Traffic areas intended for use by persons with reduced mobility shall have a clear width of 1,30 m and be free of doorsteps and sills more than 0,025 m high. Walls in traffic areas intended for use by persons with reduced mobility shall be equipped with handrails at a height of 0,90 m above the floor.

14.  Glass doors and walls in traffic areas and also window panes shall be manufactured from pre-stressed glass or laminated glass. They may also be made from a synthetic material, provided this is authorised for use in a fire-protection context.

Transparent doors and transparent walls extending as far as the floor in traffic areas shall be prominently marked.

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15.  Superstructures or their roofs consisting completely of panoramic panes and enclosures created by awnings or similar mobile installations and their substructures shall be so designed as to, and shall only be manufactured from materials which, in the event of an accident, reduce as much as possible the risks of injury to the persons on board.

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16.  Potable water systems shall, at least, comply with the requirements of Article 12.05.

17.  There shall be toilets available for passengers. At least one toilet shall be fitted for use by persons with reduced mobility according to a relevant standard or a regulation of a Member State and shall be accessible from areas intended for use by persons with reduced mobility.

18.  Cabins without an opening window shall be connected to a ventilation system.

19.  By analogy, rooms in which crew members or shipboard personnel are accommodated shall comply with the provisions of this Article.

Article 15.07

Propulsion system

In addition to the main propulsion system, vessels shall be equipped with a second independent propulsion system so as to ensure that, in the event of a breakdown affecting the main propulsion system, the vessel can continue to make steerageway under its own power.

The second independent propulsion system shall be placed in a separate engine room. If both engine rooms have common partitions, these shall be built according to Article 15.11 (2).

Article 15.08

Safety devices and equipment

1.  All passenger vessels shall have internal communication facilities according to Article 7.08. Such facilities shall also be available in the operation rooms and, where there is no direct communication from the wheelhouse, in the access and evacuation areas for passengers as referred to in Article 15.06(8).

2.  All passenger areas shall be reachable via a loudspeaker system. The system shall be designed in such a way as to ensure that the information transmitted can be clearly distinguished from background noise. Loudspeakers are optional where direct communication between the wheelhouse and the passenger area is possible.

3.  The vessel shall be equipped with an alarm system. The system shall include:

(a) an alarm system enabling passengers, crew members and shipboard personnel to alert the vessel's command and crew.

This alarm should be given only in areas assigned to the vessel's command and to the crew; it should only be possible for the vessel's command to stop the alarm. The alarm shall be capable of being triggered from at least the following places:

(aa) in each cabin;

(bb) in the corridors, lifts and stairwells, with the distance to the nearest trigger not exceeding 10 m and with at least one trigger per watertight compartment;

(cc) in lounges, dining rooms and similar recreation rooms;

(dd) in toilets, intended for use by persons with reduced mobility;

(ee) in engine rooms, galleys and similar rooms where there is a fire risk;

(ff) in the cold-storage rooms and other store rooms.

The alarm triggers shall be installed at a height above the floor of 0,85 m to 1,10 m;

(b) an alarm system enabling the vessel's command to alert passengers.

This alarm shall be clearly and unmistakably audible in all rooms accessible to passengers. It shall be capable of being triggered from the wheelhouse and from a location that is permanently staffed;

(c) an alarm system enabling the vessel's command to alert the crew and shipboard personnel.

The alarm system referred to in Article 7.09(1), shall also reach the recreation rooms for the shipboard personnel, the cold-storage rooms and other store rooms.

Alarm triggers shall be protected against unintentional use.

4.  Each watertight compartment shall be fitted with a bilge level alarm.

5.  Two motor-driven bilge pumps shall be provided.

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6.  A bilge pumping system with permanently installed pipe work shall be available.

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7.  Cold-storage room doors, even when locked, shall also be capable of being opened from the inside.

8.  Where CO2 bar-systems are situated in rooms below deck these rooms shall be fitted with an automatic ventilation system which turns itself on automatically when the door or hatch to the room is opened. The ventilation ducts shall run down to 0,05 m from the floor of this room.

9.  In addition to the first-aid kit according to Article 10.02(2)(f), further first-aid kits shall be provided in sufficient number. The first-aid kits and their storage shall comply with the requirements set out in Article 10.02(2)(f).

Article 15.09

Life-saving equipment

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 the European standard EN 14144:2003, or

 the International Convention for the Safety of Life at Sea (SOLAS 1974) Chapter III Rule 7.1 and the International Life-Saving Appliance (LSA) Code, paragraph 2.1. ◄

Half of all the prescribed lifebuoys shall be fitted with a buoyant cord at least 30 m long with a diameter of 8 to 11 mm. The other half of the prescribed lifebuoys shall be fitted with a self-igniting, battery-powered light which will not be extinguished in water.

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2.  In addition to the lifebuoys referred to in section 1, individual life-saving equipment according to Article 10.05, section 2, shall be within reach for all shipboard personnel. For shipboard personal not responsible for undertaking duties according to the safety rota not inflatable or semi-automatically inflatable lifejackets according to the standards mentioned in Article 10.05, section 2, are allowed.

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3.  Passenger vessels shall have appropriate equipment to enable persons to be transferred safely to shallow water, to the bank or to another craft.

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5.  The term ‘collective life-saving equipment’ covers ship's boats according to Article 10.04, and life rafts.

Life rafts shall:

(a) bear a notice indicating their purpose and the number of persons for whom they are approved;

(b) offer adequate seating space for the permitted number of persons;

(c) provide a buoyancy of at least 750 N per person in fresh water;

(d) be provided with a rope linked to the passenger vessel to prevent them drifting away;

(e) be made of suitable materials and be resistant to oil, oil products and temperatures up to 50 °C;

(f) assume and maintain a stable trim and, in this respect, be fitted with appropriate devices enabling them to be grabbed by the indicated number of persons;

(g) be fluorescent orange in colour or have fluorescent surfaces, visible from all sides, of at least 100 cm2;

(h) be such that they can be released from their stowed position and put overboard quickly and safely by one person, or can float free from their stowed position;

(i) be provided with appropriate means of evacuation from the evacuation areas referred to in Article 15.06(8), onto the life rafts if the vertical distance between the deck of the evacuation areas and the plane of maximum draught is greater than 1 m.

6.  Additional collective life-saving appliances are items of life-saving equipment which ensure the buoyancy of several persons in the water. These shall:

(a) bear a notice indicating their purpose and the number of persons for whom they are approved;

(b) provide a buoyancy of at least 100 N per person in fresh water;

(c) be made of suitable materials and be resistant to oil, oil products and to temperatures of up to 50 °C;

(d) assume and maintain a stable trim and, in this respect, be fitted with appropriate devices enabling them to be grabbed by the indicated number of persons;

(e) be fluorescent orange in colour or have fluorescent surfaces, visible from all sides, of at least 100 cm2;

(f) be such that they can be released from their stowed position and put overboard quickly and safely by one person, or can float free from their stowed position.

7.  Inflatable collective life-saving appliances shall in addition:

(a) comprise at least two separate air compartments;

(b) inflate automatically or by manual command when launched;

(c) assume and maintain a stable trim irrespective of the load to be supported, even when only half the air compartments are inflated.

8.  The life-saving appliances shall be stowed on board in such a way that they can be reached easily and safely when required. Concealed storage places shall be clearly marked.

9.  Life-saving equipment shall be checked according to the manufacturer's instructions.

10.  The ship's boat shall be equipped with an engine and a searchlight.

11.  A suitable stretcher shall be available.

Article 15.10

Electrical Equipment

1.  Only electrical equipment shall be permitted for lighting.

2.  Article 9.16(3), shall also apply additionally for passageways and recreation rooms for passengers.

3.  For the following rooms and locations, adequate lighting and emergency lighting shall be provided:

(a) locations where life-saving equipment is stored and where such equipment is normally prepared for use;

(b) escape routes, access for passengers, including gangways, entrances and exits, connecting corridors, lifts and accommodation area companionways, cabin areas and accommodation areas;

(c) markings on the escape routes and emergency exits;

(d) in other areas intended for use by persons with reduced mobility;

(e) operation rooms, engine rooms, steering equipment rooms and their exits;

(f) wheelhouse;

(g) emergency power supply room;

(h) points at which extinguishers and fire extinguishing equipment controls are located;

(i) areas in which passengers, shipboard personnel and crew muster in the event of danger.

4.  There shall be an emergency power plant, consisting of an emergency power source and emergency switchboard, which, in the event of a failure of the supply to the following electrical equipment, can immediately take over as their replacement supply, where the equipment does not have its own power source:

(a) signal lights;

(b) audible warning devices;

(c) emergency lighting in accordance with paragraph 3;

(d) radiotelephone installations;

(e) alarm, loudspeaker and on-board message communications systems;

(f) searchlights according to Article 10.02(2)(i);

(g) fire alarm system;

(h) other safety equipment such as automatic pressurised sprinkler systems or fire extinguishing pumps;

(i) lifts and lifting equipment within the meaning of Article 15.06 (9), second sentence.

5.  The light fittings for the emergency lighting shall be marked as such.

6.  The emergency power plant shall be installed outside the main engine room, outside the rooms housing the power sources referred to in Article 9.02(1), and outside the room where the main switchboard is located; it shall be separated from these rooms by partitions according to Article 15.11(2).

Cables feeding the electrical installations in the event of an emergency shall be installed and routed in such a way as to maintain the continuity of supply of these installations in the event of fire or flooding. These cables shall never be routed through the main engine room, galleys or rooms where the main power source and its connected equipment is installed, except insofar as it is necessary to provide emergency equipment in such areas.

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The emergency power plant shall be installed either above the margin line or as far away as possible from the power sources according to Article 9.02(1), so as to ensure that, in the event of flooding in accordance with Article 15.03(9), it is not flooded at the same time as these power sources.

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7.  The following are admissible for use as an emergency power source:

(a) auxiliary generator sets with their own independent fuel supply and independent cooling system which, in the event of a power failure, turn on and take over the supply of power within 30 seconds automatically or, if they are located in the immediate vicinity of the wheelhouse or any other location permanently manned by crew members, can be turned on manually;, or

(b) accumulator batteries, which, in the event of a power failure, turn on automatically or, if they are located in the immediate vicinity of the wheelhouse or any other location permanently manned by crew members, can be turned on manually. They shall be capable of powering the abovementioned power consumers throughout the prescribed period without recharging and without an unacceptable voltage reduction.

8.  The projected operating period for the emergency power supply is to be defined according to the defined purpose of the passenger vessel. It shall not be less than 30 minutes.

9.  The insulation resistances and the earthing for electrical systems shall be tested on the occasion of inspections according to Article 2.09.

10.  The power sources according to Article 9.02(1), shall be independent of each other.

11.  A failure of the main or emergency power equipment shall not mutually affect the operational safety of the installations.

Article 15.11

Fire protection

1.  The suitability for fire protection of materials and components shall be established by an accredited test institution on the basis of appropriate test methods.

(a) The test institution shall satisfy:

(aa) the Code for Fire Test Procedures; or

(bb) European standard EN ISO/IEC 17025: 2000 concerning the general requirements for the competence of testing and calibration laboratories.

(b) The recognised test methods for determining the non-flammability of materials are:

(aa) Annex 1, Part 1, of the Code for Fire Test Procedures; and

(bb) the equivalent regulations of one of the Member States.

(c) The recognised test methods for determining that a material is flame-retardant are:

(aa) the respective requirements laid down in Annex 1, Parts 5 (Surface flammability test), 6 (Test for the deck coverings), 7 (Test for hanging textiles and plastics), 8 (Test for upholstered furniture) and 9 (Test for components of bedding) of the Code for Fire Test Procedures; and

(bb) the equivalent regulations of one of the Member States.

(d) The recognised test methods for determining fire resistance are:

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(aa) Annex I, part 3, of the Code for Fire Test Procedures, and

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(bb) the equivalent regulations of one of the Member States.

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(e) The inspection body may, in accordance with the Code for Fire Test Procedures, prescribe a test on a sample partition in order to ensure compliance with the provisions of paragraph 2 on resistivity and temperature increase.

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2.  Partitions

(a) between rooms shall be designed in accordance with the following ta