Regulatory Reference Guide

MONITORING SITE FOR THE REGULATORY REFERENCE GUIDE

Welcome to the online Regulatory Reference Guide (RRG). It offers you the opportunity to search, sort and consult the rules impacting the recreational marine. The ICOMIA Secretariat invites all MIAs to check and update their sections frequently. We are sure that you will appreciate this very informative tool.

To browse the RRG, select a country and/or criteria from the dropdown menus

Turkey
Product Liability
July 25, 2013

National regulations have been harmonized with EU directives.

Turkey
Operating Limits
July 25, 2013

No PWC or pleasure craft is allowed to enter swimming areas,coasts of hotels, holiday villages or similar up to 200 mt.Speed at 200-300 mt from coat is 10 knots. Harbour masters are entitled to set up speed regulations. Bosporus Strait 10 knots, Canakkale Strait 15 knots.

Turkey
Marinas and Harbours
July 25, 2013

Law# 2634 ( by Ministry of Culture and Tourism) regulates rules to build and operation of Marinas. Even private sector is encouraged to built new Marinas, permissions from more than ten authorities may take up to 5 years.

Turkey
Environment
July 25, 2013

Sewage disposal forbidden in marinas and harbours. After Dec,31 2011 The new regulations of rules on exhaust and sound emissions will be strictly applied, especialy on special rare locations to protect the Caretta Caretta. In southwest Aegean coast (Gocek, Marmaris,Bodrum, .... ) new sewage disposal rules apply. Diving is forbidden in quite a number of locations with antique cities.

Turkey
Drivers Licences
July 25, 2013

\"Certificate of Competence for operators of Pleasure Craft\" licence is required for all private pleasure boats.\" Certificate of Competence for SHORT RANGE Radio operators\" SRC is also compulsory if you carry a VHF .

Turkey
Construction Standards and Certification
July 25, 2013

For Boats built and components manufactured after May 31, 2005, Recreational Craft Directive 94/25/EC is in force. For commercial boats National regulations are applied. Any recreational craft registered before May 31 2005 is exempted from this directive. Ammendment 2003/44/EC will be in force starting from Jan ,2009 2\'Stroke engines are not aloud to import and sales anymore after Dec,31 2011.

Canada
Safety Equipment
July 24, 2013

New Carriage Requirements for Small Vessel Safety Equipment went into effect April 1, 1999. For complete details visit the transport Canada web site at: http://www.tc.gc.ca/BoatingSafety/equipment.htm

New Zealand
Marinas and Harbours
July 18, 2013

All new marinas and extensions to existing marinas require environmental assessment from local Government.

New Zealand
Product Liability
July 18, 2013

National regulations in force.

New Zealand
Registration
July 18, 2013

Registration for charter or commercial boats only. Voluntary registration for pleasure boats.