Search Legislation

Directive 2001/96/EC of the European Parliament and of the CouncilShow full title

Directive 2001/96/EC of the European Parliament and of the Council of 4 December 2001 establishing harmonised requirements and procedures for the safe loading and unloading of bulk carriers (Text with EEA relevance)

 Help about what version

What Version

  • Latest available (Revised)
  • Original (As adopted by EU)
 Help about advanced features

Advanced Features

More Resources

Close

This is a legislation item that originated from the EU

After exit day there will be three versions of this legislation to consult for different purposes. The legislation.gov.uk version is the version that applies in the UK. The EU Version currently on EUR-lex is the version that currently applies in the EU i.e you may need this if you operate a business in the EU.

The web archive version is the official version of this legislation item as it stood on exit day before being published to legislation.gov.uk and any subsequent UK changes and effects applied. The web archive also captured associated case law and other language formats from EUR-Lex.

Changes over time for: Article 3

 Help about opening options

Status:

EU Directives are being published on this site to aid cross referencing from UK legislation. After exit day no further amendments will be applied to this version.

Article 3U.K.Definitions

For the purposes of this Directive:

1.

‘international conventions’ shall mean the conventions in force on 4 December 2001, as defined in Article 2(1) of Council Directive 95/21/EC(1);

2.

‘1974 SOLAS Convention’ shall mean the International Convention for the Safety of Life at Sea, together with the Protocols and amendments thereto, [F1in its up-to-date version];

3.

‘BLU Code’ shall mean the Code of Practice for the Safe Loading and Unloading of Bulk Carriers, as contained in the Annex to IMO Assembly Resolution A.862(20) of 27 November 1997, as it stands on 4 December 2001;

4.

‘bulk carrier’ shall bear the meaning given to it in Regulation IX/1.6 of the 1974 SOLAS Convention and interpreted by Resolution 6 of the 1997 SOLAS Conference, namely:

  • a ship constructed with single deck, top-side tanks and hopper-side tanks in cargo paces and intended primarily to carry dry cargo in bulk, or

  • an ore carrier, meaning a sea-going single deck ship having two longitudinal bulkheads and a double bottom throughout the cargo region and intended for the carriage of ore cargoes in the centre holds only, or

  • a combination carrier as defined in Regulation II-2/3.27 of the 1974 SOLAS Convention;

5.

‘dry cargo in bulk’ or ‘solid bulk cargo’ shall mean solid bulk cargo as defined in Regulation XII/1.4 of the 1974 SOLAS Convention, excluding grain;

6.

‘grain’ shall bear the meaning given to it in Regulation VI/8.2 of the 1974 SOLAS Convention;

7.

‘terminal’ shall mean any fixed, floating or mobile facility equipped and used for the loading or unloading of dry cargo in bulk into or from bulk carriers;

8.

‘terminal operator’ shall mean the owner of a terminal, or any organisation or person to whom the owner has transferred the responsibility for loading or unloading operations conducted at the terminal for a particular bulk carrier;

9.

‘terminal representative’ shall mean any person appointed by the terminal operator, who has the overall responsibility for, and authority to, control the preparation, the conduct and the completion of loading or unloading operations conducted by the terminal for a particular bulk carrier;

10.

‘master’ shall mean the person who has command over a bulk carrier or a ship's officer designated by the master for the loading or unloading operations;

11.

‘recognised organisation’ shall mean an organisation recognised in accordance with Article 4 of Council Directive 94/57/EC(2);

12.

‘administration of the flag State’ shall mean the competent authorities of the State whose flag the bulk carrier is entitled to fly;

13.

‘port State control authority’ shall mean the competent authority of a Member State empowered to apply the control provisions of Directive 95/21/EC;

14.

‘competent authority’ shall mean a national, regional or local public authority in the Member State empowered by national legislation to implement and enforce the requirements of this Directive;

15.

‘cargo information’ shall mean the cargo information required by Regulation VI/2 of the 1974 SOLAS Convention;

16.

‘loading or unloading plan’ shall mean a plan as referred to in Regulation VI/7.3 of the 1974 SOLAS Convention and having the format as contained in Appendix 2 of the BLU Code;

17.

‘ship/shore safety checklist’ shall mean the checklist as referred to in section 4 of the BLU Code and having the format as contained in Appendix 3 of the BLU Code;

18.

‘solid bulk cargo density declaration’ shall mean the information on the density of the cargo to be provided in compliance with Regulation XII/10 of the 1974 SOLAS Convention.

(1)

Council Directive 95/21/EC of 19 June 1995 concerning the enforcement, in respect of shipping using Community ports and sailing in the waters under the jurisdiction of the Member States, of international standards for ship safety, pollution prevention and shipboard living and working conditions (port State control) (OJ L 157, 7.7.1995, p. 1). Directive as last amended by Commission Directive 1999/97/EC (OJ L 331, 23.12.1999, p. 67).

(2)

Council Directive 94/57/EC of 22 November 1994 on common rules and standards for ship inspection and survey organisations and for the relevant activities of maritime administrations (OJ L 319, 12.12.1994, p. 20). Directive as amended by Commission Directive 97/58/EC (OJ L 274, 7.10.1997, p. 8).

Back to top

Options/Help

Print Options

Close

Legislation is available in different versions:

Latest Available (revised):The latest available updated version of the legislation incorporating changes made by subsequent legislation and applied by our editorial team. Changes we have not yet applied to the text, can be found in the ‘Changes to Legislation’ area.

Original (As adopted by EU): The original version of the legislation as it stood when it was first adopted in the EU. No changes have been applied to the text.

Close

See additional information alongside the content

Geographical Extent: Indicates the geographical area that this provision applies to. For further information see ‘Frequently Asked Questions’.

Show Timeline of Changes: See how this legislation has or could change over time. Turning this feature on will show extra navigation options to go to these specific points in time. Return to the latest available version by using the controls above in the What Version box.

Close

Opening Options

Different options to open legislation in order to view more content on screen at once

Close

More Resources

Access essential accompanying documents and information for this legislation item from this tab. Dependent on the legislation item being viewed this may include:

  • the original print PDF of the as adopted version that was used for the EU Official Journal
  • lists of changes made by and/or affecting this legislation item
  • all formats of all associated documents
  • correction slips
  • links to related legislation and further information resources
Close

Timeline of Changes

Close

More Resources

Use this menu to access essential accompanying documents and information for this legislation item. Dependent on the legislation item being viewed this may include:

  • the original print PDF of the as adopted version that was used for the print copy
  • correction slips

Click 'View More' or select 'More Resources' tab for additional information including:

  • lists of changes made by and/or affecting this legislation item
  • confers power and blanket amendment details
  • all formats of all associated documents
  • links to related legislation and further information resources