NEW LAW FOR EU FLAG YACHTS CRUISING IN GREECE


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LAW 4676 / 20


Article 68

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.

 

Article 69

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”.