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Inland navigation: reciprocal recognition of national boatmasters' certificates for inland waterway navigation

To institute the reciprocal recognition of national boatmasters' certificates for inland waterway navigation between the Member States.

ACT

Council Directive 91/672/EEC of 16 December 1991 on the reciprocal recognition of national boatmasters' certificates for the carriage of goods and passengers by inland waterway [See amending acts]

SUMMARY

Classification of the national certificates listed in Annex I into two groups: Group B for Community waterways and Group A for special certificates applicable to Community waterways and to maritime areas.

Special scheme for the Rhine. The Rhine boatmaster's licence, conferred in accordance with the Convention of Mannheim, is valid for all waterways of the Member States and is required for the navigation of boats on the Rhine, the Lek and the Waal.

Institution of the principle of reciprocal recognition of national boatmasters' certificates for the carriage of goods and passengers by inland waterway. Possibility for Member States to lay down additional qualifications for the navigation of boats transporting dangerous substances on their territory.

Obligation for the Council to decide by 31 December 1994 at the latest on common provisions relating to inland waterway navigation on the basis of a Commission proposal to be submitted by 31 December 1993 at the latest.

Possibility for the Commission to take the necessary steps to adapt the list of national certificates referred to in Annex I. Composition and role of the committee which will assist the Commission in this task.

REFERENCES

ActEntry into force - Date of expiryDeadline for transposition in the Member StatesOfficial Journal
Directive 91/672/EEC31.12.911.1.93OJ L 373 of 31.12.91

Amending act(s)Entry into forceDeadline for transposition in the Member StatesOfficial Journal
Regulation (EC) No 1882/200320.11.03-OJ L 284 of 31.10.2003
Directive 2006/102/EC1.1.20071.1.2007OJ 363 of 20.12.2006
Directive 2006/103/EC1.1.20071.1.2007OJ L 363 of 20.12.2006

Successive amendments and corrections to Directive 91/672/EEC have been incorporated into the basic text. This consolidated version is for reference value only (pdf )

Last updated: 06.02.2008
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