Europe (EC) – Draft Commission Implementing Regulation (EU) 2018/773
Effective June 17, 2019
European Commission (EC) has released the Draft Commission Implementing Regulation on design, construction and performance requirements and testing standards for marine equipment, and repealing Implementing Regulation (EU) 2018/773.
The purpose of the Marine Equipment Directive is to enhance safety at sea and the prevention of marine pollution through the uniform application of the relevant international instruments adopted under the auspices of the International Maritime Organization (IMO). This lays down specific requirements concerning the construction, performance and/or testing of equipment to be placed on board ships, and to ensure the free movement of such equipment within the EU. These international instruments include, in particular: the 1966 International Convention on Load Lines (LL66); the 1972 Convention on the International Regulations for Preventing Collisions at Sea (Colreg); the 1973 International Convention for the Prevention of Pollution from Ships (Marpol) and the 1974 International Convention for the Safety of Life at Sea (Solas).