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Minimum Requirements for the Issuance of Boatmaster‘s Certificates (Resolution No. 31) – Amendments' proposal SC.3/WP.3 39th Session, Geneva, 15-17 june.

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1 Minimum Requirements for the Issuance of Boatmaster‘s Certificates (Resolution No. 31) – Amendments' proposal SC.3/WP.3 39th Session, Geneva, june 2011

2 SC.3/WP.3 39th Session, Geneva, June Content Existing international regulation in Europe Goals of the revision Main changes Proposal for further actions

3 SC.3/WP.3 39th Session, Geneva, June Existing international regulations in Europe UNECE Resolution 31 – Recommendations on Minimum Requirements for the Issuance of Boatmaster’s Certificates in Inland Navigation with a view to their Reciprocal Recognition for International Traffic CCNR - Regulation on the Licenses for the Navigation on the Rhine Sava Commission Decision 32/07 - Rules on Minimum Requirements for the Issuance of Boatmaster‘s Licenses on the Sava River Basin EC - Council Directive 96/50/EC of 23 July 1996 on the harmonization of the conditions for obtaining national boatmasters' certificates for the carriage of goods and passengers by inland waterway in the Community

4 SC.3/WP.3 39th Session, Geneva, June Goals of the revision Maximum possible unification of the existing regulations for all main European waterways Reciprocal recognition of all boatmasters’ certificates on European waterways Development of the mechanism for regular upgrading of the accepted regulations Removal of the administrative obstacles for the development of the inland navigation

5 SC.3/WP.3 39th Session, Geneva, June Main changes 1 Chapter 1. – General Provisions −Application only for motorized vessels −Some more definitions added −Obligation to carry certificates −Types of the certificates Chapter 1. – General Provisions; Types of Certificates −Type A – valid for all vessels except for big convoys and passenger vessels −Type B – valid for vessels between 20m and 35m length −Type C – valid for all vessels and convoys (no exam)

6 SC.3/WP.3 39th Session, Geneva, June Main changes 2 Chapter 1. – General Provisions; Types of Certificates −Variant 1- waterways of the maritime character treated as the special sectors; no maritime navigation in the exam programme + navigation on maritime parts will be obligatory - no clear criteria for maritime sector (mixed traffic, dimensions of the waterway ) −Variant 2 - maritime navigation obligatory in the exam programme + broader knowledge for the boatmasters; simple administration and control - some boatmasters will never navigate on the maritime parts of the waterway

7 SC.3/WP.3 39th Session, Geneva, June Main changes 3 Chapter 1. – General Provisions; Types of Certificates −Variant 3- Introduction of the subtypes for maritime part (A and A-mar) + candidates have choice for which part of exam they want to apply - possibility to acquire the license for maritime parts without navigation on such parts

8 SC.3/WP.3 39th Session, Geneva, June Main changes 4 Chapter 2. – Minimum requirements for the issuance of the boatmaster certificate −Obligatory navigation as qualified member of the crew −Introduction of the list of obligatory knowledge −More specific regulation for the examination committees −New regulation on physical fitness (50 years and more) Chapter 3. – Minimum requirements for the issuance of the radar certificate −New chapter for the radar certificates Chapter 4. – Mutual Recognition −Recognition without special agreements

9 SC.3/WP.3 39th Session, Geneva, June Proposal for further actions Consensus on the framework for the future work - CEVNI Expert Group ? - Joint Working group (River Commissions, UNECE, EC, Countries)? - Other??? Cooperation with the EC in the framework of the drafting new Directive Comments on the content (main topics: Types of the Licenses, Recognition) – before the next Session of the WP.3

10 SC.3/WP.3 39th Session, Geneva, June Thank you for your attention!!! Željko Milković


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