|In this article we inform you in more detail of procedures and important issues related to this transition. The existing directive 94/25/EU, amended by 2003/44/EU, will be replaced by the directive 2013/53/EU on 17-1-2016. However, there is a one-year transition period. This means that boats that comply with 94/25/EU may be put on the market until 17-1-2017.
What’s new in 2013/53/EU? The new directive is significantly extended in the articles. We present an overview of the most relevant changes.
- The concept “private importer” is introduced. A PCA-certificate on imported craft can only be issued to a private importer, who is also the end-user.
Most important changes in Annex 1:- Different definitions of the categories. Terms like “ocean”, “offshore”, etc. are skipped; Extreme conditions are excluded from category A
- The builders plate shall also give builder’s address, as well as name and address of the NoBo in case of a PCA.
- The manual shall: “provide all the information necessary for safe use of the product drawing particular attention to set up, maintenance, regular operation, prevention of risks and risk management”. Old requirements such as information on the builders plate etc., are deleted.
- When a craft is fitted with sound signal instruments or day-signals, these shall comply with ColRegs or Cevni.
- A Toilet shall only be connected to a waste tank (and no longer directly overboard)
- All engines shall be CE-marked, and shall comply with stricter exhaust emission values.