The EESC agrees with the Commission Proposal to amend Regulation (EC) No 391/2009 on ship inspections and certification, which is necessary as a result of the United Kingdom’s withdrawal from the European Union (EU).
The EESC believes that the changes proposed will create an environment of opportunity and recommends that the Commission foster closer cooperation between all of the relevant European, national institutions, and the Recognised Organisations, with which Member States have signed authorisation agreements.
The EESC welcomes the fact that this proposal brings legal certainty to an industry upon which there is a huge dependency in relation to the smooth transporting of goods in conditions that are proven to be of the highest safety standards. It therefore recommends that the proposal is urgently adopted.
The EESC welcomes the Commission’s intention to report on its effects after an adequate period of application and recommends that sufficient action is taken, in particular where consequences were not foreseen by the scope of the regulation change.