LAW 4676 / 20
Revocation of the Private Pleasure Yacht Maritime Traffic Document
1. Paragraph 1 of article 10 of l. 4256/2014 (A’ 92), is replaced as follows:
“1.a. The private pleasure yachts, regardless of their flag, must be supplied with
a passenger list, which is updated by the Ship owner or Captain, without requiring
its certification by the Port Authority. The passenger list as well as any
modifications in it is signed by the ship owner or captain, who verifies the date
and time of his/her signature. The passenger list includes the data of paragraph 1
of article 5 of p.d. 23/1999 (A’ 17), is always placed at the ship and is presented
anytime requested by the competent Authorities.
b. In case where nationals outside the E.U. or the EEA are employed at private
pleasure yachts, regardless of their flag, a crew list and passenger list is kept
separately according to those defined in case a’. The crew list herein includes
additionally the embarkation and disembarkation date of the aforementioned
employees to the ship, when it is noted in Greece. The crew list herein is
presented each time, by the ship owner or captain to the Port Authority of the
ship’s first port of arrival abroad and the last port of departure for a foreign
country and is verified. The verification obligation still applies in case of an
amendment of the aforementioned employees. In this case the list is presented
by the ship owner or captain for verification to the Port Authority in the area of
competence in which the ship is located.
c. The pleasure yachts, regardless of their flag, that have been designated as
professional according to the law of another country, must be equipped with an
updated passenger list which is signed by the ship owner or captain, who verifies
the date and time of his/her signature. The passenger list includes the data of
paragraph 1, article 5 of p.d. 23/1999, is always kept at the ship, is verified by the
Port Authority during the procedure of arrival permit and declaration of departure
and is presented when requested by the competent Authorities”.
2. The validity of this article commences one (1) month from the publication of
this law to the Government Gazette with an extension option of one (1) more
month according to the decision of Minister of Maritime Affairs and Insular Policy.
From the commencement of the effect of this article, any provision that regulates
at a different way the same issues is cancelled.
Facilitations of arrival – departure of private pleasure yachts
Paragraph 2 of article 10 of l. 4256/2014 (A’ 92) is replaced as follows:
“2. Without prejudice to provisions of cases c’ and d’ of paragraph 3, article 9,
Ship Owners or Captains of private pleasure yachts under Greek flag or flag of
another EU member country are released from the obligation of taking arrival
permit and departure declaration from each Port Authority of destination. The
aforementioned have this obligation each time, at the Port Authority of the first
port to which they arrive in Greece from abroad and to the Port Authority of the
last departure port for a foreign country. Without prejudice to provisions of cases
c’ and d’ of paragraph 3, article 9, the provisions of the current paragraph are not
applied to the private pleasure yachts under a non E.U. member stage flag and to
pleasure yachts, regardless of their flag, that have been characterized as
professional according to a law of another country, which must obtain an arrival
permit and departure declaration from the Port Authority of each port”.