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Commission Delegated Directive (EU) 2020/12 of 2 August 2019 supplementing Directive (EU) 2017/2397 of the European Parliament and of the Council as regards the standards for competences and corresponding knowledge and skills, for the practical examinations, for the approval of simulators and for medical fitness (Text with EEA relevance)

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1. Navigation

1.1.The boatmaster shall be able to plan a journey and conduct navigation on inland waterways including being able to choose the most logical, economic and ecological sailing route to reach the loading and unloading destinations taking into account the applicable traffic regulations and agreed set of rules applicable in inland navigation.

The boatmaster shall be able to:

COLUMN 1 COMPETENCE COLUMN 2 KNOWLEDGE AND SKILLS
1. navigate on European inland waterways including locks and lifts according to navigation agreements with agent;
1.

Knowledge of national and international waterways used by inland navigation, geographical location of rivers, canals, seaports, inland harbours and the relationship with cargo flows.

2.

Knowledge of Conference of the European ministers of transport (CEMT) classification of inland waterways, dimensions of the waterway in relation to craft dimensions using modern information systems.

3.

Ability to calculate with water levels, depth and (air) draught using relevant information sources.

4.

Ability to calculate distances and sailing time using information sources concerning distances, locks, restrictions and sailing speed or time.

5.

Knowledge of liability and insurance.

6.

Ability to instruct crew members and shipboard personnel to perform tasks in a safe way.

2. respect and apply traffic regulations applicable to navigation on inland waterways to avoid damage;
1.

Knowledge of the rules of the road such as the agreed set of rules applicable in inland navigation for the inland waterway which is being sailed to avoid damage (e.g. collision).

2.

Ability to apply relevant traffic regulations applicable to the waterway which is being sailed.

3. consider economic and ecological aspects of the craft operation in order to use the craft efficiently and respect the environment;
1.

Knowledge of the environmental aspects when sailing on inland waterways.

2.

Ability to perform environmentally sustainable and economical navigation with regard to e.g. fuel efficiency, bunkering, emission levels, shallow water effects, connection to shore electricity and waste management.

4. take account of technical structures and profiles of the waterways, and use precautions;
1.

Knowledge of the influence of engineering structures, waterway profiles and protection works on navigation.

2.

Ability to navigate passing through various types of locks and the locking procedures, various types of bridges, profiles of canals and rivers and to make use of ‘safe harbours’ and overnight ports.

5. work with up-to-date charts or maps, Notices to skippers or mariners and other publications;
1.

Knowledge of navigation aids.

2.

Ability to use navigation aids as applicable e.g. satellite position system.

3.

Ability to use nautical charts considering factors relating to accuracy and chart reading such as chart date, symbols, soundings, bottom description, depths and datums (WGS84) and to use international charts standards such as Inland ECDIS.

4.

Ability to use nautical publications such as notices to skippers or mariners in order to collect necessary information required for safe navigation, finding height of tide at any time, information on ice, high or low water levels, berths and port directory.

6. use relevant traffic supervision tools and be able to apply them;
1.

Knowledge of signals.

2.

Ability to use day and night signs such as lights to guide craft.

Knowledge of Inland AIS, Inland ECDIS, electronic reporting and notices to skippers or mariners, RIS, surveilled and non-surveilled vessel traffic services (VTS) systems and its components.

3.

Ability to use traffic information tools.

1.2.The boatmaster shall be able to apply knowledge of the applicable rules on the manning of craft, including knowledge on resting time and on the composition of the deck crew;

The boatmaster shall be able to:

COLUMN 1 COMPETENCE COLUMN 2 KNOWLEDGE AND SKILLS
1. ensure safe manning of craft in accordance with applicable rules, including knowledge on resting time and on the composition of the deck crew.
1.

Knowledge of minimum manning requirements and mandatory professional qualifications of crew members and shipboard personnel.

2.

Knowledge of requirements of medical fitness and medical checks of crew members.

3.

Knowledge of administrative procedure to record data in service record books.

4.

Knowledge of applicable modes of exploitation and minimum resting time.

5.

Knowledge of administrative procedure to record data in the logbook.

6.

Knowledge of working time rules.

7.

Knowledge of specific authorisation requirements.

8.

Knowledge of specific manning requirements with respect to vessels covered by ADN, passenger vessels and for LNG craft where applicable.

9.

Ability to instruct crew members when to take up and to end duty.

1.3.The boatmaster shall be able to sail and manoeuvre ensuring the safe operation of the craft in all conditions on inland waterways, including in situations that involve high traffic density or where other craft carry dangerous goods and require basic knowledge of the European Agreement concerning the International Carriage of Dangerous Goods by Inland Waterways (ADN).

The boatmaster shall be able to:

COLUMN 1 COMPETENCE COLUMN 2 KNOWLEDGE AND SKILLS
1. navigate and manoeuvre taking into account geographical, hydrological, meteorological and morphological characteristics of the main inland waterways;
1.

Knowledge of the hydrological and morphological characteristics of the main waterways, e.g. catchment area and watershed, types of rivers by water source, the slope and course of a river, flow velocity and current pattern, human intervention in the course of a river.

2.

Knowledge of the meteorological effects on the main inland waterways, e.g. weather forecast and warning services, scale of Beaufort, district division for wind and storm warnings with factors such as air pressure, wind, high and low pressure areas, clouds, fog, types and passage of fronts, ice warning and high water warning.

3.

Ability to apply geographical, hydrological, meteorological and morphological information.

2. give order to moor and unmoor craft and to haul towage operations;
1.

Knowledge of technical requirements and documents on mooring and hauling operations.

2.

Ability to initiate procedures of mooring and unmooring manoeuvre and to ensure that equipment on different types of craft complies with requirements of craft certificate.

3.

Ability to communicate with deck personnel, e.g., to use communication systems and hand signals.

3. provide safe access to craft;
1.

Knowledge of technical requirements on facilities to access craft.

2.

Ability to organise safe access to craft whether sailing, moored or at anchor and to use e.g. stairway, gangplank, ship’s boat, fall protection and illumination.

4. use modern electronic navigation aids;
1.

Knowledge of functions and operation of navigation aids.

2.

Knowledge of operating principles, limitations and sources of error of navigation aids.

3.

Ability to use nautical sensors and indicators providing navigation information, e.g. (D) GPS, position, heading, course, speed, distance, depth, Inland ECDIS, radar.

4.

Ability to use River Information Services (RIS) and technologies, e.g. Inland AIS, Inland ECDIS, Electronic Reporting and notices to skipper, FIS (Fairway Information Services), TIS (Traffic Information Services), TMS (Traffic Management Services), CAS (Calamity Abatement Services), ITL (Information for Transport Logistics), ILE (Information for Law Enforcement), ST (Statistics), WCHD (Waterway Charges and Harbour Dues) distance, depth, also in connection with radar.

5.

Ability to detect misrepresentation of information and apply methods of correction.

5. respect technical requirements for inland navigation;
1.

Knowledge of structure and content of the applicable technical requirements and of the content of the craft certificate.

2.

Ability to initiate checks and certification procedures.

6. consider effects of current, waves, wind and water-levels in relation with interactions of crossing, meeting and overtaking craft as well as ship-shore (canal effect);
1.

Knowledge of the influence of waves, wind and current on sailing, manoeuvring or stationary craft, including the effect of wind e.g. cross wind when manoeuvring, also at nautical superstructures or when entering or leaving ports, locks and secondary waterways.

2.

Knowledge of the influence of current on sailing, manoeuvring, and stationary craft on waterways used by inland navigation such as the effect of current, e.g. when manoeuvring upstream and downstream or with empty or loaded craft and when e.g. entering and leaving ports, locks or secondary waterways.

3.

Knowledge of the influence of water movement during sailing, manoeuvring and when stationary such as the influence of water movement regarding draught subject to water depth and the reaction to shallow water effects e.g. by decreasing sailing speed.

4.

Ability to respect interaction effects when sailing, manoeuvring and when stationary in a narrow fairway and to recognise the interaction effects relating to empty or loaded craft.

5.

Knowledge of the effect of cargo handling and stowing conditions during sailing, manoeuvring and when stationary relating to stability.

6.

Ability to take into account trim, angle of heel, downflooding, lever principle, points of gravity.

7. use of propulsion and manoeuvring systems as well as appropriate communication and alarm systems;
1.

Knowledge of propulsion, steering and manoeuvring systems and their influence on manoeuvrability.

2.

Ability to use propulsion, steering and manoeuvring systems.

3.

Knowledge of anchoring devices.

4.

Ability to use anchor in various circumstances.

5.

Knowledge of communication and alarm systems.

6.

Ability to give instructions if necessary in the case of an alarm.

8. sail and manoeuvre also in situations that involve high traffic density or where other craft carry dangerous goods, requiring basic knowledge of the ADN.
1.

Basic knowledge of structure of ADN, ADN documents and instructions and visual signals required by ADN.

2.

Ability to find instructions in ADN and to identify visual signs for craft subject to ADN.

1.4.The boatmaster shall be able to respond to navigational emergencies on inland waterways.

The boatmaster shall be able to:

COLUMN 1 COMPETENCE COLUMN 2 KNOWLEDGE AND SKILLS
1. take precautions in an emergency when intentionally beaching a craft in order to prevent greater damage;
1.

Knowledge of shallow places and banks of sandy character that can be used to beach the craft.

2.

Ability to adequately use machines or anchoring devices if beaching becomes necessary.

2. refloat a grounded craft with and without assistance;
1.

Knowledge of measures to take in the event of running aground including the sealing of leaks and the actions to be taken to redirect the craft into the fairway.

2.

Ability to seal leaks, to redirect the craft with the assistance of other craft, e.g. tug or push vessels.

3. take appropriate actions if collision is imminent;
1.

Knowledge of rules applicable if collision or accident is imminent.

2.

Ability to navigate the craft when in an unavoidable collision situation in such a way that damage will be minimal to persons, e.g. for instance passengers and crew members, the colliding craft and other craft, the cargo and the environment.

4. take appropriate actions after a collision and assessment of damage.
1.

Knowledge of rules applicable after a collision or accident.

2.

Ability to take the appropriate measures in the event of damage, collision and running aground, including assessment of the damage, communication with the competent authority and obtaining permission to sail to a position of recovery.

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