Consultation on proposed implementation of amending EU Directive2017/2108
The result of the REFIT exercise being carried out on Directive 2009/45/EC on safety rules and standards for passenger ships is amending directive (EU) 2017/2108. Directive 2009/45 applies only to seagoing domestic passenger ships.
These are ships that:-
- carry more than 12 passengers;
- go to sea; but,
- only undertake non-international voyages, back to the same port, or to a different port, within the same EU Member State.
These amendments in directive 2017/2108 comprise mainly updates, clarifications and improvements to layout. There is however one important, substantive change to the technical safety requirements; the removal of ships below 24m length from scope of the directive. As the requirements in (the substantive) directive 2009/45 are underpinned by UK legislation (SI 2000/2687), intervention is necessary to transpose directive 2017/2108 so that this amendment can be reflected, and any benefits that it represents made available to UK industry.
Ways to respond
Maritime and Coastguard Agency, Spring Place
105 Commercial Road