Draft amendments to qualification documents for seafarers

The government’s draft regulations to the act amending the act on inland waterway navigation and the act on working time on inland waterway vessels was submitted to the Polish Parliament. The project aims, among other things, to unify the qualification system for crew members of inland navigation vessels in accordance with the EU Directive 2017/2397. It is to ensure an appropriate level of security, but also to allow recognition of the validity of qualification documents, service record books and logbooks in all countries covered by the directive. According to the draft, further use of the documents issued so far shall be possible until 19 January 2032. It is estimated that approximately 10-15 thousand documents are to be exchanged.

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