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2006/87/EC 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

OJ L 389, 30.12.2006, p. 1–260 (ES, CS, DA, DE, ET, EL, EN, FR, IT, LV, LT, HU, MT, NL, PL, PT, SK, SL, FI, SV)
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No longer in force, Date of end of validity: 06/10/2018; Repealed and replaced by 32016L1629

ELI: http://data.europa.eu/eli/dir/2006/87/oj

30.12.2006   

EN

Official Journal of the European Union

L 389/1


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.

Article 6

Dangerous goods

Any craft carrying a certificate issued pursuant to the Regulation for the transport of dangerous substances on the Rhine (the ‘ADNR’) may carry dangerous goods throughout the territory of the Community under the conditions stated in that certificate.

Any Member State may require that craft which do not carry such a certificate shall only be authorised to carry dangerous goods within its territory if the craft comply with requirements additional to those set out in this Directive. The Commission shall be notified of such requirements and shall inform the other Member States.

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.

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 by the Commission in accordance with the procedure referred to in Article 19(2).

Those amendments shall be made rapidly in order to ensure that the technical requirements necessary 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.   The Commission shall decide on recommendations from the Committee on the issuance of provisional Community inland navigation certificates in accordance with Article 2.19 of Annex II.

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).

Done at Strasbourg, 12 December 2006

For the European Parliament,

The President

Josep BORRELL FONTELLES

For the Council,

The President

Mauri PEKKARINEN


(1)  OJ C 157, 25.5.1998, p. 17.

(2)  Opinion of the European Parliament of 16 September 1999 (OJ C 54, 25.2.2000, p. 79), Council Common Position of 23 February 2006 (OJ C 166 E, 18.7.2006, p. 1), Position of the European Parliament of 5 July 2006 (not yet published in the Official Journal) and Council Decision of 23 October 2006.

(3)  OJ L 301, 28.10.1982, p. 1. Directive as last amended by the 2003 Act of Accession.

(4)  OJ L 184, 17.7.1999, p. 23. Decision as amended by Decision 2006/512/EC (OJ L 200, 22.7.2006, p. 11).

(5)  OJ L 21, 29.1.1976, p. 10. Directive as last amended by Directive 78/1016/EEC (OJ L 349, 13.12.1978, p. 31).

(6)  OJ L 164, 30.6.1994, p. 15. Directive as last amended by Regulation (EC) No 1882/2003 (OJ L 284, 31.10.2003, p. 1).

(7)  OJ C 321, 31.12.2003, p. 1.

(8)  OJ L 144, 15.5.1998, p. 1. Directive as last amended by Commission Directive 2003/75/EC (OJ L 190, 30.7.2003, p. 6).

(9)  OJ L 373, 31.12.1991, p. 29. Directive as last amended by Regulation (EC) No 1882/2003.


LIST OF ANNEXES

Annex I

List of Community inland waterways divided geographically into Zones 1, 2, 3 and 4 10

Annex II

Minimum technical requirements applicable to vessels on inland waterways of Zones 1, 2, 3 and 4 29

Annex III

Subjects for possible additional technical requirements applicable to vessels on inland waterways of Zones 1 and 2 175

Annex IV

Subjects for possible reductions of the technical requirements applicable to vessels on inland waterways of Zones 3 and 4 176

Annex V

Model Community inland navigation certificates 177

Annex VI

Model register of Community inland navigation certificates 194

Annex VII

Classification societies 197

Annex VIII

Rules of procedure for the carrying out of inspections 199

Annex IX

Requirements applicable to signal lights, radar installations and rate-of-turn indicators 200

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 (*)

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)

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

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

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

Italian Republic

River Po: from Piacenza to the mouth

Milan-Cremona Canal, River Po: final stretch of 15 km to the Po

River Mincio: from Mantua, Governolo to the Po

Ferrara Waterway: from the Po (Pontelagoscuro), Ferrara to Porto Garibaldi

Brondolo and Valle Canals: from the eastern Po to the Venice lagoon

Fissero Canal — Tartaro — Canalbianco: from Adria to the eastern Po

Venetian coastline: from the Venice lagoon to Grado

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

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


(*)  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).

ANNEX II

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

CONTENTS

PART I 38
CHAPTER 1 38
GENERAL 38

Article 1.01 —

Definitions 38

Article 1.02 —

(Left void) 42

Article 1.03 —

(Left void) 42

Article 1.04 —

(Left void) 42

Article 1.05 —

(Left void) 42

Article 1.06 —

Temporary requirements 42

Article 1.07 —

Administrative instructions 42
CHAPTER 2 42
PROCEDURE 42

Article 2.01 —

Inspection bodies 42

Article 2.02 —

Request for an inspection 43

Article 2.03 —

Presentation of the craft for inspection 43

Article 2.04 —

(Left void) 43

Article 2.05 —

Provisional Community certificate 43

Article 2.06 —

Validity of the Community certificate 44

Article 2.07 —

Particulars in and amendments to the Community certificate 44

Article 2.08 —

(Left void) 44

Article 2.09 —

Periodical inspection 44

Article 2.10 —

Voluntary inspection 44

Article 2.11 —

(Left void) 44

Article 2.12 —

(Left void) 44

Article 2.13 —

(Left void) 44

Article 2.14 —

(Left void) 45

Article 2.15 —

Expenses 45

Article 2.16 —

Information 45

Article 2.17 —

Register of Community certificates 45

Article 2.18 —

Official number 45

Article 2.19 —

Equivalences and derogations 45
PART II 46
CHAPTER 3 46
SHIPBUILDING REQUIREMENTS 46

Article 3.01 —

Basic requirement 46

Article 3.02 —

Strength and stability 46

Article 3.03 —

Hull 47

Article 3.04 —

Engine and boiler rooms, bunkers 47
CHAPTER 4 48
SAFETY CLEARANCE, FREEBOARD AND DRAUGHT MARKS 48

Article 4.01 —

Safety clearance 48

Article 4.02 —

Freeboard 48

Article 4.03 —

Minimum freeboard 50

Article 4.04 —

Draught marks 50

Article 4.05 —

Maximum loaded draught of vessels whose holds are not always closed so as to be spray-proof and weathertight 51

Article 4.06 —

Draught scales 51
CHAPTER 5 52
MANOEUVRABILITY 52

Article 5.01 —

General 52

Article 5.02 —

Navigation tests 52

Article 5.03 —

Test area 52

Article 5.04 —

Degree of loading of vessels and convoys during navigation tests 52

Article 5.05 —

Use of on-board facilities for navigation test 52

Article 5.06 —

Prescribed (forward) speed 53

Article 5.07 —

Stopping capacity 53

Article 5.08 —

Capacity for going astern 53

Article 5.09 —

Capacity for taking evasive action 53

Article 5.10 —

Turning capacity 53
CHAPTER 6 53
STEERING SYSTEM 53

Article 6.01 —

General requirements 53

Article 6.02 —

Steering apparatus drive unit 54

Article 6.03 —

Hydraulic steering apparatus drive unit 54

Article 6.04 —

Power source 54

Article 6.05 —

Manual drive 55

Article 6.06 —

Rudder-propeller, water-jet, cycloidal-propeller and bow-thruster systems 55

Article 6.07 —

Indicators and monitoring devices 55

Article 6.08 —

Rate-of-turn regulators 55

Article 6.09 —

Acceptance procedure 55
CHAPTER 7 56
WHEELHOUSE 56

Article 7.01 —

General 56

Article 7.02 —

Unobstructed view 56

Article 7.03 —

General requirements concerning control, indicating and monitoring equipment 57

Article 7.04 —

Specific requirements concerning control, indicating and monitoring equipment of main engines and steering system 57

Article 7.05 —

Navigation lights, light signals and sound signals 58

Article 7.06 —

Radar installations and rate-of-turn indicators 58

Article 7.07 —

Radio telephony systems for vessels with wheelhouses designed for radar navigation by one person 59

Article 7.08 —

Internal communication facilities on board 59

Article 7.09 —

Alarm system 59

Article 7.10 —

Heating and ventilation 59

Article 7.11 —

Stern-anchor operating equipment 59

Article 7.12 —

Retractable wheelhouses 59

Article 7.13 —

Entry in the Community certificate for vessels with wheelhouses designed for radar navigation by one person 60
CHAPTER 8 60
ENGINE DESIGN 60

Article 8.01 —

General 60

Article 8.02 —

Safety equipment 60

Article 8.03 —

Power plant 60

Article 8.04 —

Engine exhaust system 61

Article 8.05 —

Fuel tanks, pipes and accessories 61

Article 8.06 —

Storage of lubricating oil, pipes and accessories 62

Article 8.07 —

Storage of oils used in power transmission systems, control and activating systems and heating systems, pipes and accessories 62

Article 8.08 —

Bilge pumping and drainage systems 63

Article 8.09 —

Oily water and used oil stores 64

Article 8.10 —

Noise emitted by vessels 64

CHAPTER 8a

(Left void) 64
CHAPTER 9 64
ELECTRICAL EQUIPMENT 64

Article 9.01 —

General 64

Article 9.02 —

Electricity supply systems 65

Article 9.03 —

Protection against physical contact, intrusion of solid objects and the ingress of water 65

Article 9.04 —

Protection from explosion 66

Article 9.05 —

Earthing 66

Article 9.06 —

Maximum permissible voltages 66

Article 9.07 —

Distribution systems 67

Article 9.08 —

Connection to shore or other external networks 67

Article 9.09 —

Power supply to other craft 68

Article 9.10 —

Generators and motors 68

Article 9.11 —

Accumulators 68

Article 9.12 —

Switchgear installations 69

Article 9.13 —

Emergency circuit breakers 70

Article 9.14 —

Installation fittings 70

Article 9.15 —

Cables 70

Article 9.16 —

Lighting installations 71

Article 9.17 —

Navigation lights 71

Article 9.18 —

(Left void) 71

Article 9.19 —

Alarm and safety systems for mechanical equipment 71

Article 9.20 —

Electronic equipment 72

Article 9.21 —

Electromagnetic compatibility 73
CHAPTER 10 73
EQUIPMENT 73

Article 10.01 —

Anchor equipment 73

Article 10.02 —

Other equipment 75

Article 10.03 —

Portable fire extinguishers 76

Article 10.03a

Permanently installed fire-fighting systems in accommodation spaces, wheelhouses and passenger spaces 76

Article 10.03b

Permanently installed fire-fighting systems in engine rooms, boiler rooms and pump rooms 77

Article 10.04 —

Ship's boats 81

Article 10.05 —

Lifebuoys and lifejackets 81
CHAPTER 11 81
SAFETY AT WORK STATIONS 81

Article 11.01 —

General 81

Article 11.02 —

Protection against falling 81

Article 11.03 —

Dimensions of working spaces 82

Article 11.04 —

Side decks 82

Article 11.05 —

Access to working spaces 82

Article 11.06 —

Exits and emergency exits 83

Article 11.07 —

Ladders, steps and similar devices 83

Article 11.08 —

Interior spaces 83

Article 11.09 —

Protection against noise and vibration 83

Article 11.10 —

Hatch covers 83

Article 11.11 —

Winches 84

Article 11.12 —

Cranes 84

Article 11.13 —

Storing flammable liquids 85
CHAPTER 12 85
ACCOMMODATION 85

Article 12.01 —

General 85

Article 12.02 —

Special design requirements for accommodation 86

Article 12.03 —

Sanitary installations 86

Article 12.04 —

Galleys 87

Article 12.05 —

Potable water 87

Article 12.06 —

Heating and ventilation 88

Article 12.07 —

Other accommodation installations 88
CHAPTER 13 88
FUEL-FIRED HEATING, COOKING AND REFRIGERATING EQUIPMENT 88

Article 13.01 —

General 88

Article 13.02 —

Use of liquid fuels, oil-fired equipment 88

Article 13.03 —

Vaporising oil burner stoves and atomising oil burner heating appliances 89

Article 13.04 —

Vaporising oil burner stoves 89

Article 13.05 —

Atomising oil burner heating appliances 89

Article 13.06 —

Forced-air heating appliances 89

Article 13.07 —

Solid fuel heating 90
CHAPTER 14 90
LIQUEFIED GAS INSTALLATIONS FOR DOMESTIC PURPOSES 90

Article 14.01 —

General 90

Article 14.02 —

Installations 90

Article 14.03 —

Receptacles 91

Article 14.04 —

Location and arrangement of supply units 91

Article 14.05 —

Spare and empty receptacles 91

Article 14.06 —

Pressure regulators 91

Article 14.07 —

Pressure 92

Article 14.08 —

Piping and flexible tubes 92

Article 14.09 —

Distribution system 92

Article 14.10 —

Gas-consuming appliances and their installation 92

Article 14.11 —

Ventilation and evacuation of combustion gases 93

Article 14.12 —

Operating and safety requirements 93

Article 14.13 —

Acceptance test 93

Article 14.14 —

Tests 93

Article 14.15 —

Attestation 94
CHAPTER 15 94
SPECIFIC REQUIREMENTS APPLICABLE TO PASSENGER VESSELS 94

Article 15.01 —

General provisions 94

Article 15.02 —

Vessels' hulls 94

Article 15.03 —

Stability 96

Article 15.04 —

Safety clearance and freeboard 100

Article 15.05 —

Maximum permitted number of passengers 101

Article 15.06 —

Passenger rooms and areas 101

Article 15.07 —

Propulsion system 104

Article 15.08 —

Safety devices and equipment 104

Article 15.09 —

Life-saving equipment 105

Article 15.10 —

Electrical Equipment 106

Article 15.11 —

Fire protection 107

Article 15.12 —

Fire-fighting 111

Article 15.13 —

Safety organisation 112

Article 15.14 —

Waste water collection and disposal facilities 113

Article 15.15 —

Derogations for certain passenger vessels 113
CHAPTER 15a 114
SPECIFIC REQUIREMENTS FOR PASSENGER SAILING VESSELS 114

Article 15a.01 —

Application of Part II 114

Article 15a.02 —

Exceptions for certain passenger sailing vessels 115

Article 15a.03 —

Stability requirements for vessels under sail 115

Article 15a.04 —

Shipbuilding and mechanical requirements 115

Article 15a.05 —

Rigging in general 116

Article 15a.06 —

Masts and spars in general 116

Article 15a.07 —

Special provisions for masts 116

Article 15a.08 —

Special provisions for topmasts 117

Article 15a.09 —

Special provisions for bowsprits 118

Article 15a.10 —

Special provisions for jib-booms 118

Article 15a.11 —

Special provisions for main booms 118

Article 15a.12 —

Special provisions for gaffs 119

Article 15a.13 —

General provisions for standing and running rigging 119

Article 15a.14 —

Special provisions for standing rigging 119

Article 15a.15 —

Special provisions for running rigging 120

Article 15a.16 —

Fittings and parts of the rigging 121

Article 15a.17 —

Sails 122

Article 15a.18 —

Equipment 122

Article 15a.19 —

Testing 122
CHAPTER 16 122
SPECIFIC REQUIREMENTS APPLICABLE TO CRAFT INTENDED TO FORM PART OF A PUSHED OR TOWED CONVOY OR OF A SIDE-BY-SIDE FORMATION 122

Article 16.01 —

Craft suitable for pushing 122

Article 16.02 —

Craft suitable for being pushed 123

Article 16.03 —

Craft suitable for propelling side-by-side formations 123

Article 16.04 —

Craft suitable for being propelled in convoys 123

Article 16.05 —

Craft suitable for towing 123

Article 16.06 —

Navigation tests on convoys 124

Article 16.07 —

Entries on the Community certificate 124
CHAPTER 17 124
SPECIFIC REQUIREMENTS APPLICABLE TO FLOATING EQUIPMENT 124

Article 17.01 —

General 124

Article 17.02 —

Derogations 124

Article 17.03 —

Additional requirements 125

Article 17.04 —

Residual safety clearance 125

Article 17.05 —

Residual freeboard 125

Article 17.06 —

Heeling test 126

Article 17.07 —

Confirmation of stability 126

Article 17.08 —

Confirmation of stability in the case of reduced residual freeboard 127

Article 17.09 —

Draught marks and draught scales 128

Article 17.10 —

Floating equipment without confirmation of stability 128
CHAPTER 18 128
SPECIFIC REQUIREMENTS APPLICABLE TO WORKSITE CRAFT 128

Article 18.01 —

Operating conditions 128

Article 18.02 —

Application of Part II 128

Article 18.03 —

Derogations 128

Article 18.04 —

Safety clearance and freeboard 129

Article 18.05 —

Ship's boats 129
CHAPTER 19 129
SPECIFIC REQUIREMENTS APPLICABLE TO HISTORIC VESSELS (Left void) 129
CHAPTER 19a 129
SPECIFIC REQUIREMENTS APPLICABLE TO CANAL BARGES (Left void) 129
CHAPTER 19b 129
SPECIFIC REQUIREMENTS APPLICABLE TO VESSELS NAVIGATING ON ZONE 4 WATERWAYS 129

Article 19b.01 —

Application of Chapter 4 129
CHAPTER 20 129
SPECIFIC REQUIREMENTS APPLICABLE TO SEA-GOING VESSELS (Left void) 129
CHAPTER 21 129
SPECIFIC REQUIREMENTS APPLICABLE TO RECREATIONAL CRAFT 129

Article 21.01 —

General 129

Article 21.02 —

Application of Part II 130

Article 21.03 —

(Left void) 130
CHAPTER 22 131
STABILITY OF VESSELS CARRYING CONTAINERS 131

Article 22.01 —

General 131

Article 22.02 —

Limit conditions and method of calculation for confirmation of stability for the transport of non-secured containers 131

Article 22.03 —

Limit conditions and method of calculation for confirmation of stability for the transport of secured containers 133

Article 22.04 —

Procedure for assessing stability on board 134
CHAPTER 22a 134
SPECIFIC REQUIREMENTS APPLICABLE TO CRAFT LONGER THAN 110 M 134

Article 22a.01 —

Application of Part I 134

Article 22a.02 —

Application of Part II 134

Article 22a.03 —

Strength 134

Article 22a.04 —

Buoyancy and stability 134

Article 22a.05 —

Additional requirements 135

Article 22a.06 —

Application of Part IV in the event of conversion 136
CHAPTER 22b 136
SPECIFIC REQUIREMENTS APPLICABLE TO HIGH-SPEED VESSELS 136

Article 22b.01 —

General 136

Article 22b.02 —

Application of Part I 137

Article 22b.03 —

Application of Part II 137

Article 22b.04 —

Seats and safety belts 137

Article 22b.05 —

Freeboard 137

Article 22b.06 —

Buoyancy, stability and subdivision 137

Article 22b.07 —

Wheelhouse 137

Article 22b.08 —

Additional equipment 138

Article 22b.09 —

Closed areas 138

Article 22b.10 —

Exits and escape routes 138

Article 22b.11 —

Fire protection and fire-fighting 139

Article 22b.12 —

Transitional provisions 139
PART III 139
CHAPTER 23 139
EQUIPMENT OF VESSELS WITH REGARD TO MANNING 139

Article 23.01 —

(Left void) 139

Article 23.02 —

(Left void) 139

Article 23.03 —

(Left void) 139

Article 23.04 —

(Left void) 139

Article 23.05 —

(Left void) 139

Article 23.06 —

(Left void) 139

Article 23.07 —

(Left void) 139

Article 23.08 —

(Left void) 139

Article 23.09 —

Vessels' equipment 140

Article 23.10 —

(Left void) 141

Article 23.11 —

(Left void) 141

Article 23.12 —

(Left void) 141

Article 23.13 —

(Left void) 141

Article 23.14 —

(Left void) 141

Article 23.15 —

(Left void) 141
PART IV 141
CHAPTER 24 141
TRANSITIONAL AND FINAL PROVISIONS 141

Article 24.01 —

Applicability of transitional provisions to craft which are already in service 141

Article 24.02 —

Derogations for craft which are already in service 141

Article 24.03 —

Derogations for craft which were laid down on or before 1 April 1976 152

Article 24.04 —

Other derogations 154

Article 24.05 —

(Left void) 154

Article 24.06 —

Derogations for craft not covered by Article 24.01 — 154

Article 24.07 —

(Left void) 163
CHAPTER 24a 163
TRANSITIONAL PROVISIONS FOR CRAFT NOT NAVIGATING ON ZONE R WATERWAYS 163

Article 24a.01 —

Application of transitional provisions to craft already in service and validity of previous Community certificates 163

Article 24a.02 —

Derogations for craft already in service 163

Article 24a.03 —

Derogations for craft the keels of which were laid before 1 January 1985 169

Article 24a.04 —

Other derogations 171

APPENDIX I

SAFETY SIGNS 172

APPENDIX II

ADMINISTRATIVE INSTRUCTIONS 174

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;

52.

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

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 (∇)’: 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;

76.

‘draught (T)’: the vertical distance in m between the lowest point of the hull or the keel and the maximum draught line;

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 750oC;

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

97.

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

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.

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

Temporary requirements may be adopted, in accordance with the procedure referred to in Article 19(2) 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 before an expected amendment of this Directive itself 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.

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;

(c)

a nautical expert in possession of a navigation certificate.

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

(Left void)

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

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 remeasurement, and any change in the official number, registration or home port, and shall send the Community certificate to that authority for amendment.

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

(Left void)

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

(Left void)

Article 2.12

(Left void)

Article 2.13

(Left void)

Article 2.14

(Left void)

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.

Article 2.18

Official number

1.   The competent authority having issued a Community certificate shall enter on that Community certificate the official number 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 non-Member States are concerned the official number to be entered on the Community certificate shall be assigned by the competent authority issuing that Community certificate.

These requirements shall not apply to recreational craft.

2.   (Left void)

3.   (Left void)

4.   The owner of a craft, or his representative, shall apply to the competent authorities for assignment of the official number. The owner or his representative shall also be responsible for affixing the official number entered in the Community certificate and removing it as soon as it is no longer valid.

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 official 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.

(b)

Where there is an inspection as referred to in Article 2.09 the minimum thicknesses of the bottom, bilge and side plates shall be checked in accordance with the following conditions:

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

2.

Formula

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 x 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:

Formula

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:

Formula

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:

Formula

Formula

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

Formula

or

Formula

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:

Formula

Formula

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:

Formula

x

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

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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).

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 oC to + 50 oC.

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

1.   If the steering apparatus has a powered drive unit, it shall be possible to bring a second independent drive unit, or manual drive, into use within five seconds if the steering apparatus drive unit fails or malfunctions.

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.

Article 6.03

Hydraulic steering apparatus drive unit

1.   No other power consumers may be connected to the hydraulic steering apparatus drive unit. Where there are two independent drive units, such a connection to one of the units is however acceptable if the consumers are connected to the return line and may be disconnected from the drive unit by means of an isolating device.

2.   Where there are two hydraulic drive units, a separate hydraulic reservoir is needed for each of the two units. However, double reservoirs are acceptable. Hydraulic reservoirs shall be fitted with a warning system that monitors any drop in the oil level below the lowest content level needed for reliable operation.

3.   The pilot valve does not have to be duplicated if this can be actuated manually or by manually-controlled hydraulic actuation from the wheelhouse.

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

5.   As far as hydraulic drive units are concerned, no separate pipework system shall be required for the second unit if independent operation of the two units is guaranteed and if the pipework system is able to withstand a pressure of at least 1.5 times that of the maximum service pressure.

6.   Flexible piping is only permitted where its use is essential in order to damp vibrations or to allow freedom of movement of components. It shall be designed for a pressure that is at least equal to the maximum service pressure.

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.   There shall be at least the following indicators and monitoring devices at the steering position:

(a)

oil level in the hydraulic reservoirs in accordance with Article 6.03(2), and service pressure of the hydraulic system;

(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.

Article 6.09

Acceptance procedure

1.   The compliance of the installed steering system shall be checked by an inspection body. It may, for this purpose, request the following documents:

(a)

description of the steering system;

(b)

drawings and information on the drive units and the steering controls;

(c)

information concerning the steering apparatus;

(d)

electrical wiring diagram;

(e)

description of the rate-of-turn regulator;

(f)

operating 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.

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.   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 over an arc from abeam on either side through right ahead of the vessel.

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 %.

To avoid reflections, the bridge front windows shall be glare-free and inclined from the vertical plane, so as to form an outward angle of not less than 10° and not more than 25°.

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.

3.   The direction of the propulsion thrust imparted to the vessel and the rotational speed of the propeller or main engines shall be displayed inside wheelhouses that have been designed for radar navigation by one person.

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.

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. The position of the indicating device shall clearly show for each installation the direction of the thrust acting on the vessel or the direction of the jet .

Article 7.05

Navigation lights, light signals and sound signals

1.   In this Article the term:

(a)

‘navigation lights’ means the masthead, side and stern lights, and the lights visible from all sides, the blue scintillating lights, yellow rapidly scintillating strong lights for high-speed vessels and blue lights for the carriage of dangerous goods;

(b)

‘light signals’ means the lights accompanying the sound signals and assigned to the blue panel.

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

1.   The radar equipment and rate-of-turn indicators shall be of a type that has been approved by the competent authority. The requirements concerning installation and operational testing of radar equipment and rate-of-turn indicators, as laid down in Annex IX, shall be met. Inland ECDIS equipment which can be operated in navigation mode shall be regarded as radar equipment. In addition the requirements of the Inland ECDIS standard shall be met.

The rate-of-turn indicator shall be located ahead of the helmsman and within his field of vision.

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.

2.   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 Community.

3.   Only internal-combustion engines burning fuels having a flashpoint of more than 55 oC 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.

7.   Directly at tank outlets the pipework for the distribution of fuels shall be fitted with a shutoff device that can be operated from the deck

This requirement shall not apply to tanks mounted directly on the engine.

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:

Formula

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:

Formula

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 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

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 (4)

50 V (4)

-

2.

Where a protective circuit-separation transformer only supplies one appliance

-

250 V (5)

-

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 (4)

50 V (4)

-

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;