Regulation

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    Greece gears up for busy 2020 boating season

    2020-05-22T15:17:00Z

    Greece ended its lockdown on May 4 and is still successfully dealing with Covid-19, so businesses are gradually reopening – some sooner than initially expected. High temperatures (higher than usual for May) of up to 37-40 degrees Celsius have also helped.

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    Mixed rules for boaters in France & Monaco

    2020-05-20T16:13:00Z

    Some boating activities along France’s coasts and in Monaco are beginning to resume amidst a tangle of unclear and sometimes contradictory rules

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    Greece introduces new rules for yachts

    2020-05-18T14:16:00Z

    The Greek Maritime Ministry has announced new regulations for the operation of yachts and pleasure craft which come into force today and will last through to June 15, 2020.

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    Argentinian marine industry faces peak of Covid-19 crisis

    2020-05-14T15:09:00Z

    As a consequence of strict quarantine measures, Argentina’s boating industry is undergoing the toughest times ever seen

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    EU calls for swift restart of summer boating

    2020-05-13T15:48:00Z

    The European Boating Industry association (EBI) has reported new guidelines released today from the European Commission calling for a quick restart of nautical tourism across Europe – recognising on-water recreation and nautical tourism as a key part of Europe’s tourism industry.

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    UK government gives watersports the green light in England

    2020-05-13T13:50:00Z

    As of today, all forms of watersports in England, including the use of privately-owned motorised craft, is permitted to go ahead. This is in stark contrast to the devolved administrations of Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland, where marinas have been ordered to remain closed. 

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    Fischer Panda obtains NMEA 2000 certification

    2020-05-12T06:00:00Z

    Marine diesel generator specialist Fischer Panda has gained NMEA 2000 certification, enabling it to mark its compatible xSeries and iSeries generators with the NMEA logo.

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    Spanish boating back from hiatus

    2020-05-11T14:02:00Z

    Recreational boating is gradually returning from its 50-day hiatus, with further lifiting of restrictions today, reports the Majorca Daily Bulletin .

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    Orion and Smuggler awarded High Court costs from Sealegs

    2020-05-06T14:54:00Z

    Following a lengthy court battle lasting almost four years, the Auckland High Court in New Zealand has sealed an order for costs against amphibious boatbuilder Sealegs. This brings the total of costs awarded against Sealegs to circa $500k with the costs to be paid immediately.

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    Global Covid-19 update | 5 May

    2020-05-05T14:48:00Z

    The International Council of Marine Industry Association (ICOMIA) and its member associations are providing regular updates to a ’living’ State of the Industry report tracking the latest regulations regarding COVID-19 and the specific impacts on the boating sector in countries across the world.

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    Hexcel obtains DNV GL type approval

    2020-05-05T10:53:00Z

    Hexcel, the US supplier of advanced composite materials to the marine and other markets, has announced that its HexPly M79 prepreg materials have achieved Type Approval Certification from DNV GL.

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    Greece extends yacht lockdown

    2020-05-05T10:19:00Z

    The Greek National Commission for the Protection of Public Health has announced that all private leisure boats and commercial craft, regardless of flag, are prohibited from departing or arriving within the Greek Territory between Monday 4 May at 6am until Monday 18 May at 6am for precautionary public health reasons. ...

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    Sailing and boat access rules in Spain to start easing from Monday

    2020-05-01T15:43:00Z

    22,000 leisure craft in Balearic Islands unused since Spanish lockdown introduced

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    MEPs sign letter to EU Commission outlining impact of COVID-19 on boating sector

    2020-04-29T14:40:00Z

    Members of the European Parliament (MEPs) from several political groups and countries co-signed a letter to Thierry Breton, the EU Commissioner for the Internal Market, on Tuesday that underlines the impact of COVID-19 on the boating sector.

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    Greece to ease lockdown restrictions next week

    2020-04-29T09:22:00Z

    Greek Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis announced yesterday (Tuesday 28 April) on national TV that restrictions on citizens’ movements would be lifted and more shops allowed to reopen from May 4 in a gradual easing of a lockdown imposed to curb the spread of the new coronavirus.

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    US boaters rally for a return to on-water activity

    2020-04-27T14:43:00Z IBI , by Tony Esposito

    From coast-to-coast and border-to-border, boaters in various parts of the US held on-water parade rallies to call attention to the plight of commercial operators, while encouraging lifting restrictions on boating, fishing and other activities banned or greatly curtailed by social distancing practices aimed at curbing the spread of the COVID-19 ...

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    SA boatbuilding prepares for possible reopening with Risk Adjustment guidelines

    2020-04-27T11:00:00Z

    The South African boatbuilding sector has released industry hygiene guidelines to limit the spread of coronavirus ahead of a possible partial reopening of the marine manufacturing sector.

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    Kiwi builders return to work as NZ lockdown measures ease

    2020-04-27T09:48:00Z IBI , by Barry Thompson

    As New Zealand prepares for an easing of lockdown measures at 11:59pm tonight, Kiwi boatbuilders are looking forward to returning to work on Tuesday under Level 3 restrictions. When Level 4 lockdown came in over five weeks ago, Kiwi boat manufacturers, along with the rest of the country, had ...

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    EU roadmap for lifting of COVID-19 containment measures

    2020-04-20T14:20:00Z

    The European Boating Industry association (EBI) has provided the following update from the EU recommending a coordinated approach to lifting Coronavirus restrictions across the region

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    ABYC updates USCG guide, solicits input for future standards updates

    2020-04-14T13:02:00Z

    Standards updates applicable to all companies building boats for the US market