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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.
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.
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:
|Act||Entry into force||Deadline for transposition in the Member States||Official Journal|
|Directive 2002/84/EC [adoption: codecision COD/2000/0237]||29.11.2002||23.11.2003||OJ L 324 of 29.11.2002|