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Maritime safety: prevention of pollution from ships

The Community legislation on maritime safety must be adapted at regular intervals to take account of the amendments or the protocols to the international conventions, new resolutions or changes to the codes and compendia of existing technical rules.

ACT

Directive 2002/84/EC of the European Parliament and of the Council of 5 November 2002 amending the Directives on maritime safety and the prevention of pollution from ships.

SUMMARY

This Directive aims to improve the implementation of Community legislation on maritime safety, on the prevention of pollution from ships and on shipboard living and working conditions.

The Directive is closely linked to Regulation 2002/2099/EC establishing a Committee on Safe Seas and the Prevention of Pollution from Ships and amending the Regulations on maritime safety and the prevention of pollution from ships.

The aim is to simplify the committee procedures through the replacement of the various committees set up under the Community legislation on maritime safety and the prevention of pollution from ships with a single committee to be known as the Committee on maritime safety and the prevention of pollution from ships.

At the same time, the Directive will seek to speed up and simplify the incorporation of international rules into Community legislation.

This Directive amends the following Directives:

REFERENCES

ActEntry into forceDeadline for transposition in the Member StatesOfficial Journal
Directive 2002/84/EC [adoption: codecision COD/2000/0237]29.11.200223.11.2003OJ L 324 of 29.11.2002

RELATED ACTS

Council Directive 94/57/EC of 22 November 1994 on common rules and standards for ship inspection and survey organisations and for the relevant activities of maritime administrations [OJ L 319 of 12.12.1994].

Council Directive 95/21/EC of 19 June 1995 concerning the enforcement, in respect of shipping using Community ports and sailing in the waters under the jurisdiction of the Member States, of international standards for ship safety, pollution prevention and shipboard living and working conditions (port state control) [OJ L 157 of 07.07.1995].

Council Directive 96/98/EC of 20 December 1996 on marine equipment [OJ L 46 of 17.02.1997].

Council Directive 97/70/EC of 11 December 1997 setting up a harmonised safety regime for fishing vessels of 24 metres in length and over [OJ L 34 of 09.02.1998].

Council Directive 98/18/EC of 17 March 1998 on safety rules and standards for passenger ships [OJ L 144 of 15.05.1998].

Council Directive 98/41/EC of 18 June 1998 on the registration of persons on board passenger ships operating to or from ports of the Member States of the Community [OJ L 188 of 02.07.1998, p. 35].

Council Directive 199/35/EC of 29 April 1999 on a system of mandatory surveys for the safe operation of regular ro-ro ferry and high-speed passenger craft services [OJ L 138 of 01.06.1999].

Directive 2000/59/EC of the European Parliament and of the Council of 27 November 2000 on port reception facilities for ship-generated waste and cargo residues [OJ L 332 of 28.12.2000].

Directive 2001/25/EC of the European Parliament and of the Council of 4 April 2001 on the minimum level of training of seafarers [OJ L 136 of 18.5.2001].

Directive 2001/96/EC of the European Parliament and of the Council of 4 December 2001 establishing harmonised requirements and procedures for the safe loading and unloading of bulk carriers [OJ L 13 of 16.01.2002].

Directive 2002/59/EC of the European Parliament and of the Council of 27 June 2002 establishing a Community vessel traffic monitoring and information system and repealing Council Directive 93/75/EEC [OJ L 208 of 05.08.2002].

Regulation (EC) No 2099/2002 of the European Parliament and of the Council of 5 November 2002 establishing a Committee on Safe Seas and the Prevention of Pollution from Ships (COSS) and amending the Regulations on maritime safety and the prevention of pollution from ships [OJ L 324 of 29.11.2002].

 
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