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EU approves amended rules for ship inspection organisations

The EU adapted its legislation to ensure legal certainty for ship operators when the UK leaves the EU. On January 25, member states’ ambassadors approved amended rules on the assessment of ship inspection organisations, whose task it is to ensure the safety of ships and prevent marine pollution. The presidency reached a provisional agreement with the European Parliament on 21 January.

EU Coreper approves mandate for talks on Brexit-related adaptation

On 30 January, EU Coreper approved a mandate, aiming to enable the presidency to start negotiations with the Parliament on a proposal to ensure new maritime connections between Ireland and the other EU countries on the North Sea-Mediterranean network in case of a no-deal Brexit.

Member states, EU agree on amendment related to ship inspection after Brexit

The European Union is adapting legislation to make sure of the legal certainty of vessel operators after Brexit. Member states’ ambassadors meeting in the Council’s Permanent Representatives Committee approved amended rules on the assessment of ship inspection organisations, whose task it is to ensure the safety of ships and prevent marine pollution. The presidency reached a provisional agreement with the European Parliament on 21 January.

Brexit implications for maritime security

Ahead of Brexit and the uncertainties that come with it, especially regarding the content of a possible withdrawal agreement, Ireland reminded operators of maritime transport services are reminded of the legal repercussions, which need to be considered when the UK leaves the EU.

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