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Decree Law No. 93/2020

Publication: Republic Diary No. 214/2020, Series I of 2020-11-03
  • Issuer: Presidency of the Council of Ministers
  • Diploma Type: Decree Law
  • Number: 93/2020
  • Pages: 4 - 162

Summary in plain english

What is it?

This decree-law establishes:

    • the safety standards applicable to passenger ships;
    • the procedures for counting and collecting, recording and reporting data on persons travelling on passenger ships operating to or from national ports, including marinas;
    • a system of inspections for the safe operation of ro-ro passenger ships and high-speed passenger crafts on regular services.
What is going to change?

An effective inspection scheme is established for ro-ro passenger ships and high-speed craft operating on a regular service in order to ensure regular inspections, setting deadlines, frequencies and necessary requirements to ensure a high level of safety.

Administrative procedures, namely the submission of requests and the issuance of certificates and survey reports, are now carried out through the Electronic Sea Desk.

What advantages does it bring?

This decree-law seeks to make the relationship with the maritime administration more agile and facilitator in the exercise of economic activities.

When does it enter into force?

This decree-law enters into force on 3 December 2020.

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