Addendum




Malta

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System of inspections for the safe operation of ro-ro ferry and high-speed passenger craft in regular service
Committee on Transport and Tourism
A8-0165/2017:


David
CASA
 FOR
Miriam
DALLI
 FOR (+) The aims of this report are to help reduce the administrative and financial burden on operators/owners, eliminate the legal uncertainty and redundancy caused by the co—existence of two directives on the inspection of vessels and to broaden with details of the kinds of inspections necessary to ensure the safe operation of ro—ro ferries and high-speed passenger craft.
Roberta
METSOLA
 FOR
Marlene
MIZZI
 FOR (+) . ‒ I voted in favour of the report, which aims to create a clear framework for inspections, thereby eliminating overlap and closing regulatory gaps arising from the application by Member States of different inspection regimes.
The agreed draft directive will reduce the administrative burden for ship owners and increase the time during which ships can be commercially exploited. At the same time, it will rationalise the inspection efforts of Member States’ authorities, while continuing to ensure a high common level of safety. Also, the focus of initial inspections changes from company-based inspections to ship-based ones. Subsequently, ships will be inspected twice per year as before, but the inspections should be spaced out (not consecutive), one of them happening in-service during a regular crossing. These inspections can be combined with the annual flag-state survey of the vessel.
Alfred
SANT
 FOR
Francis
ZAMMIT DIMECH
 FOR (+) I voted in favour of this report as the directive seeks to simplify and harmonise inspection systems for ro-ro ferries and high-speed passenger craft starting and finishing journeys in the EU by reducing administrative procedures and to ensure safe operation.