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December 17, 2012

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Proposal of directive of the EU commission on the equipments for the marine field

The objective to simplify the normative context, reducing the costs for the enterprises and guaranteeing a better application of the norms

Today the EU commission has adopted a proposal of new directive on the equipments for the marine field. "This new legislation - of the Commission, Siim Kallas, responsible for the transports has declared vice-president - means to strengthen safety of the ships of the European Union and their crews, the prevention of the incidents in sea, with a positive impact on the marine atmosphere, and represents an impulse for the industry of the equipments for the marine field with the creation of places of work and increase".

The EU commission in fact has emphasized that such equipments represent a meaningful quota the value of a ship (the 40-80% of the value of a new ship), and their quality and the their good operation are essential for safety of the ship and the crew, let alone for the prevention of marine incidents and the pollution of the marine atmosphere. The industry of the naval equipments is also a field to a high added value with elevated levels of investments in the search and the development. Moreover the Commission has evidenced that the EU is a world leader in this section, whose production is for the destined 46% to the export and in which they operate from 5.000 to 6.000 enterprises for a total almost 300,000 direct places of work.

The proposal of the Commission has the objective to simplify the normative context, reducing the costs for the enterprises and guaranteeing a better application of the norms. The proposal introduces also dispositions in matter of control from "certifyd organisms" and of surveillance of the market, so like obligation for producers, importers and distributors (with some specific modifications for the field marine equipments). Alle consistent equipment and equipments to requirement IMO/MED installed on board of a ship will be assigned a specific brand constituted by the wheel of a rudder.

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