Due to lack of speakers from the equipment industry this event will be rescheduled to spring 2017. We hope to see you there!
Safety standards for marine equipment installed on board ships are set internationally. European legislation has been established to ensure these requirements are applied uniformly on board ships flying the flag of any European Union (EU) country. This autumn, the EC Directive 2014/90/EU of the European Parliament and of the Council on Marine Equipment, enters into force. This is the first major revision to the original Council Directive 96/98/EC, also known in layman’s terms as the ‘ship wheel mark standard’. Learn about how the Directive improves safety at sea, prevents marine pollution, and ensures international safety standards for equipment on EU ships are interpreted in the same way across the EU. The significant changes to the Marine Equipment Directive will be presented, including which extra conditions will be imposed on the national authorities responsible for certifying equipment on ships flying their flag when issuing, endorsing or renewing certificates, and what impacts this has for manufacturers of marine equipment. This evening will try to provide an introduction and some clarity of a rather unclear and complex subject – the MED 2014/90/EU - the ‘wheel mark’ standard.