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Directive (EU) 2017/2397 of the European Parliament and of the CouncilShow full title

Directive (EU) 2017/2397 of the European Parliament and of the Council of 12 December 2017 on the recognition of professional qualifications in inland navigation and repealing Council Directives 91/672/EEC and 96/50/EC (Text with EEA relevance)

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1.This Directive applies to deck crew members, liquefied natural gas experts and passenger navigation experts on the following types of craft on any Union inland waterway:

(a)

vessels having a length of 20 metres or more;

(b)

vessels for which the product of length, breadth and draught is a volume of 100 cubic metres or more;

(c)

tugs and pushers intended for:

(i)

towing or pushing vessels referred to in points (a) and (b);

(ii)

towing or pushing floating equipment;

(iii)

moving vessels referred to in points (a) and (b) or floating equipment alongside;

(d)

passenger vessels;

(e)

vessels required to have a certificate of approval pursuant to Directive 2008/68/EC of the European Parliament and of the Council(1);

(f)

floating equipment.

2.This Directive does not apply to persons:

(a)

navigating for sport or pleasure;

(b)

involved in the operation of ferries not moving independently;

(c)

involved in the operation of craft used by armed forces, forces maintaining public order, civil defence services, waterway administrations, fire services and other emergency services.

3.Without prejudice to Article 39(3), this Directive also does not apply to persons navigating in Member States with no inland waterways linked to the navigable network of another Member State and who are exclusively:

(a)

navigating limited journeys of local interest, where the distance from the departure point is at no time more than ten kilometres; or

(b)

navigating seasonally.

(1)

Directive 2008/68/EC of the European Parliament and of the Council of 24 September 2008 on the inland transport of dangerous goods (OJ L 260, 30.9.2008, p. 13).

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