EMSA issues Guidance for Ship Inspections under the Port Reception Facilities Directive


European Maritime Safety Agency issues Guidance for Ship Inspections under the Port Reception Facilities Directive. This guidance has been developed to facilitate Ship Inspections that are presently being undertaken by the European Union Member States to enforce the PRF (Port Reception Facilities) Directive.

It should be noted that DG Move and EMSA are currently developing systems to gather and provide additional pertinent information to help the PRF Inspector efficiently undertake PRF inspections based on the revised advanced notification form format in Directive (EU) 2015/20871.

As such new functionalities and information will become available in THETISEU. When these functionalities become available EMSA will inform the MS and revise this document accordingly. The main objective of the PRF Directive is to reduce the discharge of ship-generated waste (hereafter referred to as SGW) and cargo residues (hereafter referred to as CR) into the sea, by requiring that vessels visiting EU ports deliver all Ship Generated Waste to PRF before departure.

The PRF Directive also requires vessels to notify the port of the Ship Generated Waste and CR (Cargo Residues) it intends to deliver and pay a fee to cover the costs of port reception facilities and the treatment and disposal of Ship Generated Waste.

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Source: EMSA


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