Comunicado de prensa de la Comisión Europea indicando que ha adoptado diversas propuestas para simplificar y mejorar las normas de seguridad para buques de pasajeros.
La actualización tiene como objetivo mejorar la seguridad mediante la simplificación de las normativa aplicable así como con un mejor uso de los avances tecnológicos, por otro lado, proponen eliminar algunos requisitos redundantes y costosos.
These are the key changes to the safety standards and requirements for passenger ships sailing in EU waters:
- The proposal amending Directive 2009/45/EC on technical requirements for passenger ships on domestic voyages clarifies that ships built in aluminium have to be certified according to this Directive and meet its fire safety requirements. It is also proposed to exclude ships below 24 metres from the scope of the Directive, for which its prescriptive standards proved to be difficult to adapt in practice. National rules for such ships can generally take better account of local circumstances.
- The proposal amending Directive 98/41/EC on registration of persons on board introduces the requirement to register passenger data in a digital manner, using harmonised administrative procedures (the so-called National Single Window established under Directive 2010/65/EU) to facilitate search and rescue operations in case of emergency. Currently data concerning persons on board is kept by the companies’ registrar. The proposal also introduces flexibility for operators on shorter voyages.
- The proposal replacing and repealing Directive 1999/35/EC on surveys for passenger ferries and high-speed craft in regular service aims at eliminating overlaps between various inspection regimes. This will preserve the safety level while reducing the administrative burden on shipowners and rationalise the inspection efforts of Member States’ authorities.
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