Regulation – Page 10

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    Marshall Islands revises Yacht Code


    An initiative to update and amend the Republic of the Marshall Islands Yacht Code (RMIYC) is currently in progress with the launch of the new revised edition anticipated for the second half of 2021.

  • Washington

    Great American Outdoors Act passes US Senate


    On a bipartisan 73-25 vote, the US Senate passed the Great American Outdoors Act (GAOA) on Wednesday, permanently endowing the Land and Water Conservation Fund (LWCF) at its existing US$900m appropriation and reduce the US$20bn in deferred maintenance backlogs on public lands.

  • Finnish boating

    Finnish boaters set to enjoy fewer restrictions


    Jarkko Pajusalo of the Finnish marine industry association shares positive news on post-Covid restrictions

  • Bahamas flag

    Bahamas reopens for private yachts


    As of Monday this week, the Bahamas has reopened to private yachts and private aircraft. A full reopening of the islands, including international tourists, is set for July 1.

  • Washington

    Great American Outdoor Act set for Senate passage


    The US Senate is poised for a procedural vote today that should lead to passage Tuesday of the Great American Outdoors Act (GAOA), which combines and expands two major conservation and access provisions by permanently funding the Land and Water Conservation Fund (LWCF) at its existing US$900m appropriation and reduce ...

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    Cox diesel outboard achieves EPA Tier 3 approval


    The CXO300 can now ship to the USA

  • Bareboat charter in the Whitsunday Islands, North Queensland

    Tasmania eases coronavirus restrictions


    Tasmania today joined other Australian states and territories by allowing intrastate travel and staying overnight – a boon for recreational and commercial boating, says Australia’s Boating Industry Association (BIA) in a statement.

  • Porto Montenegro

    Montenegro removes quarantine requirement for arriving yachts


    With Montenegro having no cases of Covid-19 and no new cases in the last 28 days, the Montenegrin government has introduced further relaxation measures for maritime traffic – in particular international arrivals.

  • Turkish flag

    Turkish yacht charter restrictions eased


    Restrictions were eased for Turkish yacht charter businesses on June 1, allowing them to resume business under new safety measures.

  • Boats in Mallorca

    France and Spain loosen boating regulations


    In a positive sign, the French and Spanish maritime sectors have this week relaxed their Covid-19 restrictions on boating activities

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    SAMSA opens up for recreational boating as lockdown hits SA suppliers

    2020-06-03T12:08:00Z IBI , by Bobby Jordan

    The South African Maritime Safety Authority (SAMSA) has renewed surveys and inspections of recreational boats, a move that may herald a further easing of coronavirus lockdown regulations. SAMSA issued a marine notice on Monday night to clarify training and services allowable under the current stage three coronavirus lockdown. In terms ...

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    Greece gears up for busy 2020 boating season


    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


    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


    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.

  • Argentinian flag

    Argentinian marine industry faces peak of Covid-19 crisis


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

  • EU flags

    EU calls for swift restart of summer boating


    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


    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


    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.

  • Boats setting sail on the Costa del Sol

    Spanish boating back from hiatus


    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


    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.