Inland Waterways — Vessels

 

SUMMARY OF:

Delegated Regulation (EU) 2020/474 on the European Hull Data Base

Directive (EU) 2016/1629 on technical requirements for inland waterway vessels

Regulation (EU) 2016/1628 on requirements relating to gaseous and particulate pollutant emission limits and type-approval for internal combustion engines for non-road mobile machinery

Directive 2010/35/EU on transportable pressure equipment

Directive 2009/100/EC on reciprocal recognition of navigability licences for inland waterway vessels

Directive 2008/68/EC on the inland transport of dangerous goods

WHAT IS THE AIM OF THE LEGISLATION?

KEY POINTS

Directive (EU) 2016/1629 lays down technical requirements for inland waterway vessels. It establishes the technical requirements for safe navigation on the inland waterways listed in an annex, which are classified as zones 1, 2, 3 or 4, in addition to zone R (special arrangements for the Revised Convention for Rhine Navigation). It does not apply to ferries, naval vessels and most seagoing ships, including tugs and pushers which might only occasionally operate in inland waters.

Inland navigation certificates

EU countries must ensure that craft operating on EU inland waterways are constructed and maintained in accordance with this directive. An inland navigation certificate must be issued following a technical inspection before a craft is put into service.

Identification

EU countries ensure that their nominated authorities assign each craft a unique European vessel identification number (ENI), which remains unchanged during the craft’s lifetime.

European Hull Data Base

Technical requirements

The technical requirements applicable to craft in zones 1,2, 3 and 4 are those set out in ES-TRIN standard 2019/1 drawn up by the European Committee for drawing up Standards in Inland Navigation (CESNI).

Inspection

Exemptions for certain categories of craft

Related legislation

FROM WHEN DOES THE LEGISLATION APPLY?

BACKGROUND

For more information, see:

KEY TERMS

Transportable pressure equipment: an equipment group covering pressure receptacles, tanks, battery vehicles/wagons, multiple-element gas containers and cylinders for gases. This includes gas cartridges but excludes aerosols, open cryogenic receptacles, gas cylinders for breathing apparatus and fire extinguishers.

MAIN DOCUMENTS

Commission Delegated Regulation (EU) 2020/474 of 20 January 2020 on the European Hull Data Base (OJ L 100, 1.4.2020, pp. 12-19)

Directive (EU) 2016/1629 of the European Parliament and of the Council of 14 September 2016 laying down technical requirements for inland waterway vessels, amending Directive 2009/100/EC and repealing Directive 2006/87/EC (OJ L 252, 16.9.2016, pp. 118-176)

Successive amendments to Directive (EU) 2016/1629 have been incorporated into the original text. This consolidated version is of documentary value only.

Regulation (EU) 2016/1628 of the European Parliament and of the Council of 14 September 2016 on requirements relating to gaseous and particulate pollutant emission limits and type-approval for internal combustion engines for non-road mobile machinery, amending Regulations (EU) No 1024/2012 and (EU) No 167/2013, and amending and repealing Directive 97/68/EC (OJ L 252, 16.9.2016, pp. 53-117)

See consolidated version.

Directive 2010/35/EU of the European Parliament and of the Council of 16 June 2010 on transportable pressure equipment and repealing Council Directives 76/767/EEC, 84/525/EEC, 84/526/EEC, 84/527/EEC and 1999/36/EC (OJ L 165, 30.6.2010, pp. 1-18)

Directive 2009/100/EC of the European Parliament and of the Council of 16 September 2009 on reciprocal recognition of navigability licences for inland waterway vessels (codified version) (OJ L 259, 2.10.2009, pp. 8-13)

See consolidated version.

Directive 2008/68/EC of the European Parliament and of the Council of 24 September 2008 on the inland transport of dangerous goods (OJ L 260, 30.9.2008, pp. 13-59)

See consolidated version.

RELATED DOCUMENTS

Regulation (EU) 2018/1725 of the European Parliament and of the Council of 23 October 2018 on the protection of natural persons with regard to the processing of personal data by the Union institutions, bodies, offices and agencies and on the free movement of such data, and repealing Regulation (EC) No 45/2001 and Decision No 1247/2002/EC (OJ L 295, 21.11.2018, pp. 39-98)

Regulation (EU) 2016/679 of the European Parliament and of the Council of 27 April 2016 on the protection of natural persons with regard to the processing of personal data and on the free movement of such data, and repealing Directive 95/46/EC (General Data Protection Regulation) (OJ L 119, 4.5.2016, pp. 1-88)

last update 13.10.2020