Posted the: 2003-03-06 Numac: 2003015011 FEDERAL Foreign Affairs, external trade and development COOPERATION PUBLIC SERVICE March 15, 2002. -Law concerning consent to the Convention between the Kingdom of Belgium and the Kingdom of the Netherlands regulating navigation and recreation on the common Meuse, signed in Brussels on 6 January 1993 (1) (2) (3) ALBERT II, King of the Belgians, has all, present and future, hi.
The Chambers have adopted and we endorse the following: Article 1. This Act regulates a matter referred to in article 77 of the Constitution.
2. the Convention between the Kingdom of Belgium and the Kingdom of the Netherlands regulating shipping and leisure on the common Meuse activities, signed in Brussels on 6 January 1993, will release its full and complete effect.
Promulgate this Act, order that it self under the seal of the State and published by le Moniteur.
Given to Brussels, March 15, 2002.
ALBERT by the King: the Minister for Foreign Affairs, L. MICHEL Minister of mobility and transport, Mrs. I. DURANT seen and sealed with the seal of the State: the Minister of Justice, Mr. VERWILGHEN _ Notes (1) Session 2000-2001.
Parliamentary papers. -Bill filed on July 31, 2001, no. 2 - 886/1.
Senate: Parliamentary Documents. -Report on behalf of the Committee, no. 2-886/2.
Parliamentary Annals. -Discussion, meeting of 29 November 2001. Vote, meeting of 29 November 2001.
Room: Parliamentary Documents. -Draft transmitted by the Senate, no. 50-1539/1. -Text adopted in plenary and subject to Royal assent, meeting No. 50-1539/2.
Parliamentary Annals. -Discussion, meeting of December 18, 2001. -Vote, meeting on 20 December 2001.
(2) see also the Decree of the Flemish Region of 23 March 2001 (Moniteur belge of 26 April 2001), the Decree of the Walloon Region of 13 November 2002 (Moniteur belge of 4 December 2002 - ed. 2).
(3) the Convention entered into force on 1 February 2003.
CONVENTION between the Kingdom of Belgium and the Kingdom of the Netherlands regulation of NAVIGATION and recreation on the MEUSE TERRACED the Government of Kingdom of Belgium and the Government of Kingdom of Netherlands whereas it is desirable to regulate the navigation as well as the opportunities to practise leisure on the common Meuse activities, taking into account as equitably as possible to the interests of all parties concerned , Have agreed as follows: Article 1 the exercise of navigation on the common Meuse, as well as the practice of recreation on the river and on its banks, are permitted only in compliance with the provisions contained in the regulation of Navigation on the common Meuse, annexed to this Convention and called hereinafter 'regulation '.
Article 2 agents who, by virtue of the legislation of each of the two countries, are responsible for enforcing the regulations are allowed to penetrate, in the exercise of their functions in the territory of the other country.
The competent authorities of each of the two countries shall communicate in writing to the competent authorities of the other country what are enforcement officers enforce the regulations.
Article 3 any ticket to the regulations drawn up by an agent, as referred to in article 2 of one of the two countries, will be in the other country the same probative value if he had pitched a competent officer of the other country.
Article 4 1. Any infringement of the regulation is pursued in the country where it was committed. If the offence continues in the other country, it is regarded as having been committed in the country where it began.
2. where it is not possible to determine with certainty which country the offence has been committed, it is continued in the country where the defendant has his residence. Where the accused resides either in the Netherlands or Belgium, it continued in the country of which the officer found the offence by drawing up minutes.
Article 5 any infringement of the regulations is punishable under the legislation in force in each of the two countries.
Article 6 any modification or addition to the regulation or its replacement can be done through an agreement concluded by Exchange of diplomatic notes specifying in particular the date of entry into force.
Article 7 the provisions of the rules of warfare may 20, 1843, for the implementation of article 9 of the Treaty of April 19, 1839, and chapter II, Section IV, the Treaty of 5 November 1842, relating to navigation on the river Meuse, lapse upon the entry into force of the present Convention insofar as they apply to the common Meuse and that they are contrary to the provisions of this Convention.
Article 8 this Convention shall enter into force the first day of the second month following the date on which the Contracting Parties themselves will be mutually notified the constitutional formalities required in this area in their respective countries.
In faith whereof the undersigned, duly authorized for that purpose have signed this Convention, January 6, 1993, at Brussels, in duplicate, in Dutch and French languages both texts being equally authentic.
Regulation of NAVIGATION on the common MEUSE INTRODUCTION for the numbering of the chapters and articles of the regulation, taken account of the European uniform system of rules and signals of navigation (European Code for inland waterways; C.E.V.N.I.) fixed by way of resolutions of the Economic Commission for Europe of the United Nations (see resolution No. 24 of November 15, 1985), as well as the police regulations (1983) relating to navigation on the Rhine, which is also based on this code.
In this regard, it should be noted that, in some cases, numbers have been omitted and are then accompanied by the words "not listed" and that, in other cases, items or paragraphs have been added, with additional numbers (see, for example, articles 6.33 has et seq.).
Chapter 1. -General provisions Article 1.00 scope this Regulation shall apply to the common Meuse.
By common Meuse, should hear the waters of the river Meuse: a) from the border at the height of the border terminal 45 (Lixhe) up to the border at the height of the Terminal-border 49 (Klein Ternaaien), including the part as corrected and standardized following the work referred to in article 2, paragraph 1, point (f), of the Treaty on 24 February 1961 in Brussels for the improvement of the binding between the Albert canal and the Juliana canal and excluding the two cuts of the elbow located the most downstream;
(b) of the border at the height of the border pillar 106 (Smeermaas-Borgharen) up to the border at the height of the border pillar 126 (Kessenich-Stevensweert).
Article 1.01 meaning of certain terms in this regulation, should be understood by: a) building: any vessel, including without water displacement craft and seaplanes, used or capable of being used as a means of transport by water;
b) motorized building: a building fitted with mechanical means of propulsion, with the exception of a building whose engine is used to perform small moves or to increase its maneuverability when towed or pushed.
c) building sailing: a building that navigates exclusively using its sails.
A vessel navigating under sail and which at the same time uses its engine is a motorized building;
(d) convoy towed: a grouping of one or more motorized vessels towing one or more buildings of different category, floating objects, or floating, motorized traffic vessels either propulsion, propulsion and the conduct of buildings of different category, floating objects floating facilities;
e) training in couple: a set of buildings coupled edge to edge, which none is placed in front of the building motorized propulsion and the conduct of training;
f) buoyant apparatus: a floating structure carrying mechanical installations, which is intended to work on waterways or in ports;
g) small craft: a building whose length is less than 20 m length as the distance between the fixed of the foremost located hull part of the bow and the part fixed in hull Stern rearmost, besides Beaupré mast, mast of Parrot and the stabilizer and , except: a building constructed or equipped to tow, attend, push or carry out couple of other than small craft buildings;
-of a vessel that can carry more than 12 passengers;
h) training:-towed convoy:-a convoy pushed;
-training in couple;
-a panel consisting of one or several motorized vessels and building motorized sailing alone, a pushed convoy or a couple training;
i) fast motor-boat: a racer, a hydrofoil, a racing motor-boat or any other similar small craft navigating or capable of sailing at a speed greater than 20 km/h;
j) waterway: the waters referred to in article 1.00;
k) waterway past: the part of the waterway that can actually be used for navigation.
l) competent authority: the civil servant or agents referred to in annex Ire.
Article 1.02 1 driver. In this regulation, should be heard by driver, the person who runs a building or training.
2. the driver is responsible for the observance of
provisions of this regulation, unless these provisions delegate this responsibility to third parties.
3. the driver of a building as part of a training must follow the orders of the driver's training. However, even without such orders, it must take all the measures required by the circumstances for the proper conduct of its building.
Article 1.03-duties of crew members of the crew of a vessel must carry out the orders given to them by the driver under its responsibility.
They must contribute to the observation of the requirements of this regulation.
Article 1.04/1.05 precautionary measures and derogation from regulation in the interest of the security or good order of navigation and according to the circumstances in which there is a building, or training, the driver must take all measures that control the art of navigation, even if he has to waive the requirements of this regulation or when there is no explicit requirements.
Article 1.06 use of the waterway 1. The navigation is prohibited in any building or training which: - the length is more than 100 m, - width is greater than 12 m, or - the draught is greater than 2.80 m. 2. Flood, shortage of water, works or measures taken in the public interest, the dimensions laid down in the first subparagraph may be reduced by the competent authority.
3. the competent authority may exempt from the provisions of this article.
Article 1.07 loading 1. A building is not allowed to sail if it is loaded in such a way that it cuts beyond the plane passing through the lower limit of draught marks.
2. a building is not allowed to sail if its mode of loading or the number of passengers on board puts its stability in danger or impedes the view from the wheelhouse.
Article 1.08 (not included) Article 1.09 conduct of a building 1.
A building is allowed to sail only if the bar is held by a qualified person at the age of 16 years.
2. the provision relating to the age limit does not apply:-to a vessel sailing with a length of less than 7 m;
-in a small craft driven by muscular strength.
3. by way of derogation from the first subparagraph, a fast motor boat is only allowed to sail if it is driven by a qualified person 18 years at least or by a qualified person under 16 years old at least, be assisted by a person under 18 years at least, fit to drive.
4. If a fast motor boat used to take one or more water skiers, the driver must be accompanied by an older crew of at least 15 years.
5. the driver of a fast motor boat underway is obliged to be seated at the place intended for this purpose.
6. a building is allowed to sail only if the person at the helm is able to give and receive all instructions or information for the wheelhouse or from the latter. Specifically, it must be able to have direct or indirect views sufficiently clear and be able to hear sound signals; If this is not possible, the presence of a person who provides the Visual or auditory Eve is required to inform the driver.
Section 1.10 Documents on Board 1.
A_bord_d' a building intended for the transportation of goods, must be the following documents: has) visit of the building certificate or document which in lieu thereof;
(b)) the tonnage of the building certificate.
2. these documents must be presented upon request by the competent authority.
Section 1.11 Board regulations 1.
A vessel must be a updated copy to update of the present regulation.
2. This section does not apply to small craft without housing for the crew or a small open boat.
Article 1.12 objects overflowing on the sides of buildings loss of objects. -Obstacles 1. No object can overflow a building, unless this represents no obstacle or hazard to navigation and may cause damage to other buildings and works of art.
2. a vessel must fully lifting the anchors that it does not use. An anchor to jas should be placed on board.
3. when a vessel loses an object and that it may result in a barrier or a danger to navigation, the driver must notify without delay the competent authority nearest, as accurately as possible indicating the place where the object was lost. In addition, it must, to the extent possible, mark this location of a marker.
4. where a building meets an awkward obstacle the waterway, the driver must notify forthwith the nearest competent authority, marking the location where the obstacle met as accurately as possible.
Article 1.13 Protection of signals of the waterway 1.
A building can use signalling installations to moor or shift. It can neither damage to these facilities or navigation signals that they wear, nor render it unsuitable to their destination.
2. where a building has moved or damaged a navigation signal, the driver must notify the nearest competent authority immediately.
3. the driver has a duty to notify without delay the competent authority nearest when it finds that navigation signals are obsolete or have been damaged.
Article 1.14 damage to structures where a building has damaged a work of art, the driver must notify the nearest competent authority immediately.
Section 1.15 prohibition of the dumping of objects or substances in the waterway 1. It is forbidden to throw, pour, drop or flow into the waterway objects or substances which are likely to create an obstacle or a hazard to navigation or to other users of the waterway that could pollute water.
2. no person shall throw, pour or bleed in the waterway of the petroleum products, waste in any form whatsoever, or mixtures of such substances.
3. If objects or substances mentioned in points 1 or 2 above are found in the water by accident, should immediately notify the office of one of the managers of the waterway or the nearest competent authority. It should, Furthermore, to indicate as precisely as possible the nature of these objects or substances and the location where the latter are found in water.
Section 1.16 (not included) section 1.17 buildings wrecked or sunk.
-Notification of accidents 1. When a vessel ran aground or sank, the driver must notify the nearest competent authority as soon as possible. The driver or, where appropriate, another Member of the crew who received the order, must remain on board or near the scene of the accident until the competent authority has not authorized his departure.
2. unless this is clearly not necessary and without prejudice to the obligation of showing the day signs and lights referred to in articles 3.27 and 3.41, the driver must warn oncoming buildings as soon as possible, appropriate points and at a sufficient distance from the place of the accident for that drivers of these buildings can take time the necessary provisions.
Article 1.18 obligations to hold the navigable channel 1. When a vessel ran aground or sank, or when an object lost by a building creates or threatens to create obstruction total or partial of the navigable channel, the driver must take the necessary measures to identify the past as soon as possible.
2. a similar duty on the driver, whose building threatens to sink or becomes unable to maneuver.
Article 1.19 special orders 1.
The competent authority may give an order to the driver, to ensure security or good order of the navigation.
2. the driver is required to comply with this particular order.
Article 1.20 Cooperation with officials 1. The driver must be cooperative with respect to the competent authority, in particular when it comes to facilitate the on board immediate rise of the employee in order to allow the latter to ensure compliance with the requirements of this regulation.
2. the driver of a fast motorboat shall submit the certificate referred to in art. 2.02, fourth paragraph, on the first request on the part of officials responsible to ensure the implementation of this regulation.
Article 1.21 (not included) Article 1.22 temporary requirements the operator must comply with the prescribing of a temporary nature which are laid down by the competent authority in special cases to ensure security and good order of navigation and which are communicated by way of notice to navigation.
These requirements may derogate from the provisions of this regulation.
Article 1.23 organization of demonstrations and leave y related 1. It is forbidden to organize a sporting event, a boating party or any other event without to having informed the competent authority long enough in advance.
2. If an event, such as those referred to in the first subparagraph, is likely to impair the safety of navigation or to interrupt it, it is forbidden to hold without the permission of the competent authority.
CHAPTER 2. -Marks section 2.01 marks of identification of buildings, with the exception of small craft
1. a building is not allowed to sail if it is not on its hull planks or attached to home plate, the following brands: has) is the name of the building, that can also be a motto, the name (or the usual abbreviation) of the Organization to which he belongs, followed, where appropriate, of a number. This name must be affixed on both sides of the building and, in the case of motorized buildings, it must be visible from the rear;
(b) the homeport of the building, affixed on both sides of the building, either on its back.
2. trade marks referred to in the first subparagraph must be light colour on a dark background or dark on a clear background and be affixed in Latin characters and Arabic numerals, well legible and indelible. The height of the characters will be at least 20 cm for the name and at least 15 cm for the other brands, the width of the characters and the thickness of the lines to be well proportioned in height.
3. This section does not apply to small craft.
Article 2.02 marks of identification of small craft 1. A small craft is not allowed to sail, if it does not bear the following marks: has) is the name of the building, that can also be a motto, the name (or the usual abbreviation) of the Organization to which she belongs, followed, where appropriate, of a number. This name must be affixed to the exterior of the building, light on dark background colour or color dark on a light background, and in Latin characters and Arabic numerals well legible and indelible;
b) the name and address of the owner, which shall be affixed in a conspicuous place inside or outside the building.
2. the service of a building canoes must however wear, indoors or outdoors, as an indication to identify the owner.
(3. without prejudice to the provisions of the second subparagraph, point b) of the first paragraph is application to a small craft driven by muscle strength, or to a building sailing less than 7 m in length 4. Without prejudice to the provisions of the first subparagraph, a fast motorboat in addition, must also bear a special mark placed on part and sides of the hull and assigned: has) or by the "Rijksdienst voor het wegverkeer» in the Netherlands;
(b) or by the authority of one of the Regions in Belgium.
The certificate or document relating to the attributed to the owner identification mark shall be kept on any motor boat underway. The figures and letters must have the following dimensions:-in the case referred to in point): height of at least 150 mm, width 100 mm, 20 mm solid;
(- in the case referred to in point (b)): height of at least 210 mm, width of 120 mm, 40 mm solid.
The aforementioned special mark shall be affixed well legible and indelible, light colour on a dark background or dark on a light background.
2.02 section a. equipment and construction of small craft 1 A small craft under way, intended for the carriage of goods or not used for this purpose, must be on board: has) one or several paddles or oars;
(b) for each person onboard, at hand, either a ring, a cushion or a lifejacket;
(c) a rope of 30 metres;
(d) one or more mooring lines 10 m;
(e) an anchor or a grappling hook;
(f) a bailer or pump hand;
(g) a fog horn or buzzer;
(h) an extinguisher approved, if the small craft is motorized.
2. without prejudice to the first subparagraph, a fast motorboat is allowed to navigation only if it meets, in addition, the following conditions: a) the steering gear must be in good condition and efficient;
(b) development of the canoe and motor shall be such that it avoids any risk of fire or explosion and discomfort to the area because of the smoke, steam or odour it exudes.
(c) the exhaust gas must be evacuated via a device equipped with a proper muffler;
(d) the motor-boat shall be equipped with a technical device immediately cutting means of propulsion in the event of interruption of the line.
CHAPTER 3. -Visual signalling of buildings Article 3.01 Application 1.
During the night, articles 3.08, 3.09, 3.11, 3.12, 3.13 and 3.18 shall apply to a building under way and articles 3.20, 3.27 and 3.28 shall apply to a parking building.
2. during the day, articles 3.29, 3.30 and 3.35 shall apply to a building under way and articles 3.41 and 3.42 are implementing a parking building.
3. articles 3.28 and 3.42 shall also apply to a building, a floating object or a floating plant that is failed.
4. when visibility problems arise, the marking prescribed for the night must also be worn day.
Article 3.01 Definitions in this article, it should be understood by: a) masthead light: a powerful white light projecting light over an arc of the horizon of 2251 and part and sides of the building, from the bow to 22130' abaft the beam on each side;
(b) side lights: a clear green light to starboard and a fire red light to port, projecting each light on an arc of the horizon of 112130', each of his side of the building, from the bow to 22130' on the back of the travers;
(c) stern light: a white light, light or regular, projecting the light over an arc of the horizon of 1351 and this, on a sector of 67130' along each side from the stern;
(d) light visible all-round: a fire projecting light on a horizontal plane of 3601;
(e) height: either: the height above the lower limits of the draught marks indicating the plan of the largest draught authorized, such that the latter is fixed for a vessel sailing on the Rhine or waterways considered as equivalent based on the plan of the largest draught requirements authorized for inland navigation vessels;
either: for a building not provided with draught marks: the height above the highest continuous deck or in the absence thereof, above the gunwale.
Article 3.02 lights unless otherwise prescribed, the fires that a building must be under this Regulation shall show a continuous and uniform light.
Section 3.03 panels and pavilions 1. Unless otherwise prescribed, the panels and pavilions that a building must wear under this regulation must be rectangular.
2. they may not be dirty and their colors can not be passed.
3. their size must be sufficient to ensure good visibility; This condition will be considered to be satisfied in any case if the length and width are each at least 0.60 m. Article 3.04 cylinders, balls, cones and bicones 1. Cylinders, balls, cones and bicones that a building must wear under this Regulation may not be dirty and the colors may not be passed.
They can be replaced by devices with remote, look the same.
2. their size must be sufficient to ensure good visibility; This condition will be deemed to be satisfied, in any case, if the dimensions are at least the following: a) for cylinders: If the height is 80 cm and 50 cm diameter;
(b) for balloons: If the diameter is 60 cm.
(c) for cones: If the height is 60 cm and 60 cm base diameter, so that the base diameter does not exceed the height;
(d) for the bicones: If the length of the vertical axis is 80 cm and the length of the horizontal axis less 50 cm, so that the length of the horizontal axis does not exceed that of the vertical axis.
Article 3.05 prohibited signals 1. A building may not display or wear any signals other than those referred to in this regulation and may not use such signals in conditions other than those laid down in this regulation.
2. for communication between buildings or between a building and the land, it cannot be made use of signals likely to be confused with the lights or signals mentioned in this regulation.
Article 3.06 emergency lights when the fires that a building must be under this regulation do not work, they must be replaced by emergency lights.
However, when prescribed fire was to be powerful, the fire of relief may be clear and when prescribed fire had to be clear, the fire of relief may be ordinary. Must be made to the restoration of the lights having the power prescribed within the shortest possible time.
Article 3.07 lights, lights or spotlights, as well as pavilions, panels and other prohibited devices 1. A building can make use of lights, lights, projectors, pavilions, panels or other devices that may cause confusion with the lights or signals mentioned in these regulations or that may affect the perceptibility or the identification of the latter.
2. a building can make use of its lights, its lights or its spotlight in such a way that they produce a dazzling constituting a danger or inconvenience to navigation.
Article 3.08 fires to be worn by motorized buildings isolated by road 1. An isolated motorized building must wear: a) a mast-head light at the front, in the longitudinal axis of the building and at a height of at least 5 m. this height may be reduced to 4 m if the length of the building is less than 40 m b) fires aside placed
at the same height on a line perpendicular to the longitudinal axis of the building and 1 m at least lower than the mast-head light;
(c) a stern light at the rear, in the longitudinal axis of the building, located at a height such that it is clearly visible by another vessel carrying out an overtaking manoeuvre.
2. a single motorized building may carry a second masthead light located behind the forward masthead light in the longitudinal axis of the building, and at least 3 m higher than the latter, so that the horizontal distance between two fires is at least equal to three times the vertical distance that separates them.
3. This section does not apply to small craft.
Article 3.09 fires to be worn by towed convoys 1. The building power at the head of a towed convoy shall bear: has) two mast-head lights at the front, in the longitudinal axis of the building, placed on a vertical line and separated by a distance of about 1 m, the top masthead light located at the height prescribed in article 3.08, first paragraph, point has), as much as possible at least 1 m higher than the sidelights.
((b) side lights that meet the requirements of article 3.08, first subparagraph, point (b));
c) a yellow light, clear or plain, at the rear, in the longitudinal axis of the building, visible on the same arc of the horizon that the stern light prescribed in article 3.08, first subparagraph, point (c)), and that is placed at a suitable location and at a height such that it is clearly visible by the units towed following the building.
2. a building of one convoy towed, other than motorized building referred to in the first subparagraph must bear a clear white light, visible on the horizon, at a height of 5 m at least.
This height may be reduced to 4 m, the length of the building is less than 40 m however, if a length of the towed convoy includes a row addition of two coupled buildings, this light (DRLs) must (must) be door (s) only by the two outer buildings of the row.
(3 or the buildings forming the last length of a towed convoy shall carry, in addition the light or lights prescribed in the second paragraph, a stern light meets the requirements of article 3.08, first subparagraph, point (c)).
However, if the last length of a towed convoy includes a row addition of two coupled buildings, these lamps shall be worn only by the two outer buildings of the row.
If the last length of a towed convoy consists of craft, it is not taken into account of the latter for the purposes of this paragraph.
4. This article shall not apply to small craft towing only small craft or a small craft that is being towed.
Article 3.10 (not included) section 3.11 fires to be worn by couple a couple training courses shall be: has) a masthead on every building light. However, one building other than the motorized building may wear a clear white light visible all-round, placed at an appropriate and place no higher than the motorized buildings masthead light this fire place.
These lights shall respectively comply with the requirements of article 3.08, first paragraph, point (a)) and article 3.09, third paragraph;
(b) lights side alongside outside of training, placed as far as possible at the same height and at least 1 m lower than the fire lowest referred to in point a).
These lights should also meet the requirements of article 3.08, first subparagraph, point (b));
(c) a fire of Stern on each building. The lamp shall comply with the requirements of article 3.08, first subparagraph, point (c)).
This article shall not apply to small craft that propels that small craft is being coupled or which is coupled to another building propelling it.
Article 3.12 fires to be worn by sailing 1 buildings. A sailing vessel must wear: has) of the side lights. They can be ordinary lights;
(b) a stern light.
These lights shall meet the requirements of article 3.08, first subparagraph, points b) and (c)).
2. This article does not apply to small craft.
Article 3.13 fires to be worn by small craft 1.
A small isolated motorized craft shall be: a) a mast-head light located in the longitudinal axis of the vessel and placed at least 1 m higher than the sidelights.
It must, however, be a light clear, instead of a fire powerful;
(b) side lights. These lights may be ordinary lights. They must be:-either, as required by l ' article 3.08, first subparagraph, point b);
- or, one next to the other or in the same lamp, in the longitudinal axis of the building, the bow or near the bow;
(c) a stern light at the rear, at a height such that it is clearly visible by an overtaking. This light must not be worn if the mast referred to in point fire place has), the boat carries a clear white light visible all-round.
1B. A small open motorised craft, sailing alone, having a less length of 7 m and the highest speed does not exceed the 13 km per hour, can carry a fire ordinary white, visible on the horizon, instead of the lights prescribed in paragraph 1.
2. a small craft motor propelling that menus boats shall carry the lights prescribed in paragraph 1.
3. a small craft that is towed or carried out in couple must wear an ordinary light white, visible on the horizon. This paragraph does not apply to service of a building boats.
4. a small craft sailing must be:-either, sidelights and a sternlight so that fires side are placed next to each other or in the same lamp, on the centreline of the boat, the prow or near the bow and the stern light is located on the rear. The lights may be ordinary lights;
- or, sidelights and a sternlight together in the same lamp placed at the top of the mast or the upper part of the mast, in the most visible. It can be an ordinary light;
- or, if the length of the boat is less than 7 m, an ordinary light visible all-round, white and placed at a height such that it is visible from all sides.
5. a small craft driven by muscular strength must wear an ordinary light white, visible on the horizon.
Articles 3.14 - 3.17 (not included) section 3.18 additional lamps to be worn by unable to manoeuvre vessels 1. Any building unable to maneuver shall, if necessary, show as extra firepower, a red ordinary light swung, visible on the horizon. However, small craft may show a white light.
2. in the event of need, the building must also give sound signals as regulatory.
Article 3.19 (not included) section 3.20 fires to be worn by parking 1 buildings.
A vessel moored directly or indirectly to the shore must wear an ordinary light visible all-round, white and placed on the side of the navigable pass at a height of at least 3 m. 2. A small craft in parking lot, with the exception of the canoe of a building service, must wear a fire ordinairee white, visible on the horizon, and placed in the most visible place.
3. the lamps referred to in this article shall not be worn by a building: has) which was stationed in a part of the waterway designated by the competent authority;
(b) who was stationed in part of the waterway where navigation is impossible, or prohibited;
(c) which is docked directly or indirectly to the shore and is sufficiently visible due to lighting installed on the said banks or shores;
(d) who was stationed somewhere safe.
4. This article shall not apply to vessels referred to in article 3.27.
Articles 3.21 - 3.26 (not included) section 3.27 fires to be worn by floating work and stranded or sunken buildings 1. A craft floating at work and a building carrying out work, surveys or measurements in the navigable channel shall be: has) side or the passage is free: two lights green, clear or ordinary, visible on the horizon and placed on a vertical line at about 1 m from the other;
(b) on the side where the passage is not free: has a red light visible on the horizon, at the same height as the upper green light prescribed in point) above and the same power than the latter;
or, in the event that these buildings would also be protected against the hot tub: c) on the side where the passage is free: a red light, light or regular, and a white light, light or regular, visible all-round and placed on a vertical line about 1 m from the other, the red light above and white below;
((d) side where the passage is not free: a red light visible on the horizon, at the same height as the red light prescribed in item c) above and the same power than the latter.
These lights shall be placed at a height such as to be visible from all sides.
(2. a vessel sunk shall carry the lights prescribed in paragraph 1, points c) and (d)). If the situation of a cast building is such that fires cannot be placed on the same building, they must be placed on boats or in some other appropriate way.
3. the competent authority may exempt from the requirement to carry the lights prescribed in paragraph 1.
Article 3.28 additional lamps to be worn by buildings which the anchors may present a danger to navigation 1.
A building whose anchor is wet so that it can present a danger to navigation
shall bear, as extra firepower: a second ordinary light visible all-round, placed white perpendicular, about 1 m below the fire referred to in article 3.20.
2. a vessel must report the anchor referred to in the first subparagraph by a buoy equipped with an ordinary light white visible on the horizon.
Article 3.29 towed convoys 1 day markings.
The building power at the head of a towed convoy shall bear: a yellow cylinder lined top as at the bottom of two bands, one black and one white the white stripes at the ends of the cylinder and placed vertically at the front and at a height such that it is visible from all sides.
2. If a towed convoy includes several motorized buildings, which does not operate any online, each of these buildings should be the cylinder prescribed in the first paragraph.
3. the buildings forming the last length of a towed convoy shall bear: a yellow ball which should be placed at a suitable location and at a height such that it is visible from all sides.
However, if the last length of a towed convoy includes a row addition of two coupled buildings, only two buildings outside of the row shall carry the ball. If the last length of a towed convoy consists of craft, it is not taken into account of the latter for the purposes of this paragraph.
4. This article shall not apply to small craft towing only small craft or a small craft that is being towed.
Article 3.30 signalling of buildings using sails and a motor at the same time a vessel sailing sailing and at the same time making use of an engine must wear: a black cone pointing down, placed the highest possible and at the most visible place.
Blogs 3.31 - 3.34 (not included) Article 3.35 unable buildings to operate additional day markings 1. Any building unable to maneuver shall, if necessary, show as additional signage, a balanced red flag. The Pavilion may be replaced by a panel of the same color.
2. in the event of need, the building must also give sound signals as regulatory.
Blogs 3.36 - 3.40 (not included) section 3.41 signalling of floating equipment at work and stranded or sunken buildings 1.
Gear floating work and a building carrying out work, surveys or measurements in the navigable channel shall be: has) on the side where the passage is free: two green bicones placed on a vertical line at about 1 m from the other;
((b) on the side where the passage is not free: a red ball at the same height as the upper green bicone prescribed in point has) above, or, in the case where these buildings would also be protected against the hot tub: c) side where the passage is free: a panel including half upper is red and half white lower two signs on a vertical line and the upper is red and the white lower;
((d) side where the passage is not free: a red sign at the same height as the red and white Panel or the Red Panel prescribed in item c) above.
Such signs must be placed at a height such that it is visible from all sides. The panels can be replaced with flags of the same colour.
(2. a failed or sunk vessel must carry the marking prescribed in paragraph 1, points (c)) and (d)). If the situation of a cast building is such that signs cannot be placed on the same building, it should be placed on boats or in some other appropriate way.
3. the competent authority may dispense with the obligation to carry the marking prescribed in paragraph 1.
Article 3.42 signalling supplemmentaire of the anchors of buildings that can present a danger to navigation a building one or more anchors get wet so that they can present a danger to navigation shall report this anchor or each of these anchors with a yellow buoy.
Article 3.43 and 3.44 (not included) section 3.45 additional marking for the supervisory authorities a supervisory authorities building buildings can wear, as additional signage, a fire ordinary glitter, blue and visible all-round.
Goes same for boat servicing of fire, who rescues or is en route to do so.
Article 3.46 1 distress signals. A building in distress who wants to ask the relief must show or issue the following signals, or each of them separately, or a combination of these:-a flag or anything else appropriate restless circularly;
-a fire stirred circularly;
-rockets, bombs, rocket parachute, smoke signals or flames;
-a pavilion with above or below a balloon or a similar device;
-flocks of Bell or repeated prolonged sounds.
2. a building wishing to seek medical assistance, may issue: four sounds short, followed by one long blast.
Blogs 3.47 - 3.54 (not included) Chapter 4. -Sound signaling of buildings Article 4.01 General 1.
The sound signals to be used are as follows: very brief sound: sound signal of a duration of approximately a quarter of a second.
-his brief: acoustic signal lasting about 1 second;
-its prolonged: acoustic signal lasting about 4 seconds;
-shot of Bell: acoustic signal emitted by using the Bell of the building.
The interval between two successive sounds should be about 1 second. A series of very short blasts consists of at least 6 sounds of a duration of about a quarter second each, the interval between successive sounds being about one-quarter of a second.
2. sound, signals other than flocks of Bell, shall be issued: has) a vessel motorized, with the exception of a small boat, by means of alarms sound in good working condition and mechanically-actuated, placed high enough, towards the front and as much as possible to the rear;
(b) on board a vessel, other than a motorized building and a small motorized craft or using mechanically-operated audible warning devices) using a horn or a proper Horn.
3. a motorized vessel shall show a clear, yellow light signal visible on the horizon, together with an acoustic signal. This paragraph is not applicable to small craft and does not apply to blows or flocks of Bell.
4. in the case of training, tones can only be issued by the building on board the boatmaster of the training.
5. a flock of Bell issued by a building must have a duration of approximately four seconds.
6. a flock of Bell may be replaced by a series of shots of a metal on metal.
Section 4.02 use of sound signals 1.
A building, with the exception of small craft, shall, if necessary, indicate his manoeuvres by sound signals as follows:-a sound extended: Attention.
-a brief sound: I come to starboard.
-two sounds brefts: I come to port.
-three short blasts: I fought back.
-four short blasts: I am not master of my manoeuvre.
-a series of very short blasts: there is a risk of collision.
2. in the event of a need, a small craft must emit signals "Attention" and "I am not master of my manoeuvre" and can an other sound signals in General.
Article 4.03 prohibited tones a building may be use to its audible warning devices proboscis or the Horn, to give sound signals referred to in this regulation and cannot transmit these signals in conditions other than those laid down in this regulation.
CHAPTER 5. -Signalling of the waterway section 5.01 Definition of navigation signals 1. Annex II defines what are the navigation signals that can be placed on a waterway. These signals include either a ban or an obligation or a recommendation or an indication. Annex II also defines the meaning of these signals.
Annex III defines what are the navigation signals used in the markup of the navigable channel or present obstacles in the latter, which can be placed.
2. a vessel is obliged to comply with a prohibition or obligation signal and take account of a signal for a recommendation or otherwise, as well as a signal for the marking of the navigable channel or obstacles present in the latter.
Article 5.02 upgrade in place or removal of navigational signs 1. A signal of navigation, as referred to in article 5.01, can be put in place by the competent authority or on order, in the interests of security or good order of navigation, as well as in the interest of other users of the waterway.
2. it is forbidden for any other that the competent authority or persons designated by it to implement or remove a navigation signal or put an object that it is and likely to lead to confusion for navigation, above, in or along the waterway.
CHAPTER 6. -Rules of road Article 6.01 Definitions 1.
For the purposes of this chapter, is meant by: has) to meet right before: the fact that two buildings follow roads directly or almost opposite so that there is a danger of collision.
(b) exceed: the fact that a building joined another vessel from a direction more than 22130' on the back of the latter through.
2. where a building is
can establish with certainty whether a situation such as those referred to in paragraph 1, points a) and b) exists, it must consider that it is actually and maneuver accordingly.
Article 6.02 small craft. -General 1. For the purposes of this chapter, it is also considered small craft a towed convoy or a couple training composed exclusively of small craft.
2. If a rule of the road in this chapter is not apply to small craft on another building, the small craft is required to leave the other building the space necessary to continue and to manoeuvre; It may require that the other building deviates in its favour.
Section 6.03 General principles 1. Buildings can only meet or exceed when the navigable channel has a sufficient width for the simultaneous passage, given local circumstances and the movements of other buildings.
2. in the case of training, the signals prescribed in article 6.05 can only be shown by the building on board the boatmaster of the training.
3. in the event of cross or overflow, the building that follows a route excluding any danger of collision can change or his way, nor such a danger of collision speed might arise.
4. where a building is required to depart from the road to another building, it must maintain course and speed.
When, for a cause, the building which is required to keep her course and speed, is so near the building to deviate that collision cannot be avoided by the action of the latter alone, he shall in turn, do the manoeuvre the most appropriate to avoid collision.
Section 6.03 a roads which cross 1. If two buildings roads intersect so that there is a danger of collision, the building that sees the other vessel on starboard must depart from the way and, if circumstances permit, avoid cross his path on the front.
This provision is not applicable to a small craft to another building.
2 If the roads of a small motorized craft, a small craft sailing or a small craft driven by the muscular intersect so that there is a risk of collision, that, by way of derogation from the first paragraph:-the motorized boat departs from the road to the other boat, and - the boat driven by muscle strength departs from the boat sailing route.
However, the craft that follows the side of the navigable channel on the starboard side must proceed.
3. If two buildings sailing routes intersect so that there is a danger of collision, that, by way of derogation from the first subparagraph:-when the two boats have the wind on a different side, which has the wind on the port side departs from the way of the other;
-When the two boats have the wind on the same side, that is the wind departs from the road that is Leeward;
-When a vessel which has the wind on the port side sees another boat upwind and cannot determine with certainty whether the other vessel has the wind on port or starboard, the first departs from the way of the other.
However, the craft that follows the side of the navigable channel on the starboard side must proceed.
4. This article is not apply in the case of roads which intersect as a result of manoeuvres to transfer, leaving the berth or mooring post or cross the main navigable channel.
Article 6.04 meeting right before main rules 1. When two buildings meet right front, each of them must come to starboard to port on the other.
This provision is not applicable to a small craft to another building.
2. where a small motorized craft, a small craft sailing or a small craft driven by muscle strength meet right front, so that there is a risk of collision, the provisions of section 6.03 a, second subparagraph, shall apply.
3. when vessels sailing meet right front, the provisions of section 6.03 a, third paragraph, shall apply.
Article 6.05 meeting right before 1. When an amount building meets right before a vessel proceeding downstream, the amount shall, taking into account local circumstances and the movements of the other buildings, book a road suitable for the downstream.
2. the amount which leaves the road to the downstream port shows no visual signal.
3. the amount that leaves the road to the downstream to starboard in time, must demonstrate to starboard:-a blue sign, clearly visible from the front and the back, and - a clear white light, sparkling, visible on the horizon, until the transition is carried out.
The amount can no longer show these signals when the transition took place, except to indicate to another building climb in sight that it leaves the road to starboard.
4. as soon as it is feared that the intentions of the amount have not been understood by the downstream, the amount must issue:-sound short, when the passage should be on port;
-two blasts, when the passage should be on starboard.
5. the downstream must pass the free left side by the amount. To this end, should be repeated visual signals and sound signal shown or emitted by the amount to its intention.
6. This article is application to a small boat to another building, or to small craft between them.
Blogs 6.06-(not included) 6.08 6.09 overflow Article. -General 1. A building cannot exceed another only after ensuring that this manoeuvre may take place without danger.
2. the caught up vessel shall facilitate overtaking as much as it is necessary and possible. It must decrease its speed when it is necessary so that the overflow be made safe and that the duration of the manoeuvre is short enough not to interfere with the movement of other buildings.
This provision does not apply to one vessel, other than a small craft, which is caught up by a small craft.
Section 6.10 exceeded 1. Overtaking it shall pass on the port side of the caught up. If space permits, overtaking it may however exceed on the starboard side of being overtaken.
2. in the case of passing between two buildings in sailing, overtaking it shall, if possible, pass on the side where it caught receives the wind. This provision does not apply where a small craft sailing is caught by another vessel.
Overflow of a building by a sailing vessel, the overtaken shall facilitate the transition from the side where overtaking receives the wind. This provision does not apply to a small craft overtaking another building.
3. If the overflow is possible without the caught up should change course, overtaking it must not give sound signal, but can do.
4. If, however, the overflow cannot occur without the caught deviates from his route or when it is feared that the caught has not perceived the intention of overtaking exceed and likely to result in a danger of collision, overtaking it must issue: has) two prolonged blasts followed by two short blasts, if he wants to exceed on the port side of the caught up;
(b) two prolonged blasts followed by to sound short, if he wants to exceed on the starboard side of being overtaken.
5. the caught up who can give this request of overtaking must leave space wanted the requested side, departing as needed to the opposite side.
To this end, it may issue:-a sound short if it deviates to starboard;
-two blasts, if it diverges to port.
6. where overtaking is not possible on the requested side by overtaking it, but can be done on the opposite side, the caught must issue: has) a sound short, where overtaking is possible by its port;
(b) two short blasts, where overtaking is possible its starboard side.
Overtaking it who wants to still exceed in these conditions must issue:-two blasts, in the case under a);
(- one his brief, in the included case under b).
The caught must then leave the space of the side where the overflow should occur, deviating the need of the opposite side.
7. when overtaking is impossible without danger of collision, the catch must emit five short blasts.
8. sections 3 to 7 including are application or a small craft to another building, or small craft between them.
Sections 6.11 - 6.12 (not included) section 6.13 turn 1.
A building can turn that after ascertaining that, taking into account the provisions of the second and third paragraphs below, this manoeuvre can be carried out without danger and without that other buildings have to change suddenly and strongly their way or their speed.
2. If the proposed manoeuvre requires another building to deviate from its route or change its speed, the building who wants to turn must announce his manoeuvre, on time, with:-one long blast followed by a brief sound, if he wants to turn to starboard;
-a blast followed by two short blasts, if he wants to turn to port.
3. the other building must then, as much as it is necessary and possible, change its speed and its route so the turn can be performed without danger.
4. the preceding paragraphs are not applicable to a small craft to another building. Only the first and third subparagraphs shall apply to a small craft between them.
Section 6.14 conduct initially
6.13 article also applies to a building which left his position as anchor or mooring without transfer. However, instead of the signal prescribed in paragraph 2 of that article, this building must issue:-sound short, when it comes to starboard;
-two blasts, when it comes to port.
Section 6.15 prohibition to engage in the intervals between the elements of a towed convoy shall engage in the intervals between the elements of a towed convoy.
Article 6.16 Ports and affluent channels: input and output, output followed by a crossing of the main track 1.
Buildings may not enter a port or a tributary path, out, or entering the main track or cross it after the release, only after ensuring that these manoeuvres can be carried out without danger and without other buildings have to suddenly change their course or speed.
A vessel underway in the direction of the current, which is obliged to turn cap upstream to entering a port or an affluent way, must give priority to a building under way against the tide that also wants to enter this port or that affluent road.
2. If one of the manoeuvres referred to in the first subparagraph requires or may require another building to change its route or its speed, the building concerned must announce his manoeuvre in time with:-three prolonged blasts followed by a short, when sound, to enter or after the release, it must lead to starboard;
-three sounds prolonged followed by two short blasts, when, to enter or after the release, it must lead to port;
-three sounds extended, when after the release it will traverse the waterway.
Before the end of the manoeuvre of crossing, the building must issue, if necessary:-one long blast followed by a brief sound, if he wants to come to starboard;
-a blast followed by two short blasts, if he wants to come to port.
3. If necessary, the other building must then change course or speed.
4. the preceding paragraphs are not applicable to a small craft to another building. Only the first and third subparagraphs shall apply to small craft between them.
Article 6.17 Navigation at the same height. prohibition to navigate side by side 1. A building can only navigate to the same height as another building if available space permits without hindrance or danger to navigation.
2. a building cannot accost another building that road, to hang or indulge in its wake without the express permission of its driver.
Section 6.18 ban leave the anchors, cables or chains 1. A building may leave the anchors, cables or chains.
2. This prohibition does not apply to a building that moves on a parking area or who performs a manoeuvre.
Article 6.19 Navigation to drift a building may not get carried away by the current without the use of a means of propulsion.
Article 6.20 whirlpool a vessel must adjust its speed to avoid creating swirls likely to cause damage to buildings in parking or road, or other works.
In time, it must reduce its speed without however falling below the speed necessary to govern with security: has) at the entrance of a port;
(b) at the close of a vessel moored to the shore or a dock near a building during loading or unloading.
(c) near of a building that was stationed at a usual parking area;
((d) in its passage near one of the buildings referred to in articles 3.27 and 3.41, the side where these buildings show the signals prescribed in the first paragraph, point c), each of these articles. Furthermore, it must deviate as much as possible of these buildings.
Article 6.21 manoeuvrability of the formations a building motorized propelling of training should have sufficient power to ensure the good manoeuvrability of the training.
Blogs 6.22 - 6.29 (not included) Article 6.30 General rules for navigation in poor visibility 1. A vessel underway must navigate at a speed adapted to the decrease in visibility, the presence and movements of other buildings, and local circumstances.
It must have a lookout at the front which must be either scope sight or hearing the driver, either in relation to the latter by a sound link.
In the case of training, a lookout is required only on the first unit. Small craft should not have lookout.
2. a vessel must stop at the appropriate place nearest once, taking into account the decrease in visibility, the presence and movements of other buildings, or local circumstances, travel can be continued safely.
3. in order to decide if the journey can be continued safely or not and to determine its speed, a building using a radar installation can take account of guidance provided by the latter. It must however take into account the decrease in visibility experienced by drivers from other buildings.
4. the third paragraph is not applied to a towed convoy sailing in the direction of the current.
5. in stopping, buildings must clear the navigable as far as possible past.
6. a building that continues must follow more closely possible side of the navigable channel on the starboard side. Article 6.05 is not apply to navigation in poor visibility.
7. a building that continues and that is equipped with a marine telephone suitable for the use of the channels of communications between buildings, must be listening on the appropriate channel and other buildings give the information necessary to ensure the safety of navigation.
Article 6.31 sound Signal emitted by a parked or failed building 1. A building that was stationed in the navigable channel or in the vicinity thereof, to a dangerous place and is located in position parallel to the side of the navigable channel, must respond to the tone of a vessel approaching, by issuing a simple hiding of Bell.
The building can emit this signal without perceived the sound signal emitted by a building approaching.
2. a building that was stationed in the navigable channel or near it, in a location that is not in position parallel to the side of the navigable channel, must issue a simple volley of shots from Bell.
The building must repeat this signal at intervals of one minute at the most.
3. the obligation prescribed in the first and second paragraphs does not apply to a building which was stationed in a port or a place assigned specifically to the parking lot by the competent authority.
Article 6.32 (not included) Article 6.33 buildings continuing their route by poor visibility 1. A building boats not navigating by radar shall give as a fog-signal its prolonged.
In the case of training, this signal can only be issued by the building on board the boatmaster of the training.
This signal shall be repeated at intervals of one minute at the most.
2. a small craft not navigating by radar shall not be obliged to issue the fog signal referred to in the first subparagraph, but can emit this signal.
The signal may be repeated.
3. a vessel not navigating by radar intending to approach another building on forward of the beam must reduce her speed to the minimum necessary to maintain its cap and must maneuver very carefully, or even to stop if necessary.
Article 6.33 at speed 1.
A building can navigate at a speed greater than 16 km/h relative to the Bank.
2. by way of derogation from the first subparagraph, a building can navigate at a speed greater than 9 km/h relative to the Bank, on half the waterway in a section located right between the cumulated 6,790 and 8.860.
3. by way of derogation from the first subparagraph, a building can navigate at a speed greater than 16 km/h relative to the Bank on the following sections of the waterway: a) meadows of Eisden Lanaye:-between the cumulated 4.970 and 5.970;
-between the cumulated 5.970 and 6,790, exclusively on half right of the waterway;
(b) meadows of Maaseik:-between the cumulated 59,500 and 61,500.
4. the competent authority may modify the sections referred to in the second and third subparagraphs. Such a change comes into force only after having been communicated by way of a notice to skippers.
Article 6.33 b fast motor boats waterski 1 Navigation. A fast motorboat must navigate in such a way and a water skier must behave in a way that they are no gene, or hazard to other users of the waterway and its dependencies.
2. it is prohibited to cause unnecessary noise with a fast motor boat engine or operate this engine for an unnecessarily long period of time or without real purpose.
3. in the waterway sections referred to in article 6.33 a, third paragraph, it is forbidden to navigate at a speed greater than 16 km/h: has) before 10 o'clock in the morning;
(b) after sunset;
(c) at a distance of less than 20 m from the shore.
(d) at a distance of less than 50 m from a pontoon;
e) near the place where stands a sporting event, a boating party or similar event;
(f) by a visibility less than 150 m. 4. Water skiing is allowed only on the sections referred to in article 6.33 a, third paragraph.
Article 6.33c windsurfing, swimming and diving are prohibited to practice windsurfing sailing, swimming or diving
in the sections referred to in article 6.33 a, third paragraph.
Article 6.33d Zone of silence for fishermen a motorized vessel may navigate on the half left of the waterway in the section located between the cumulated 5.970 and 8.860, or at a distance of less than 20 m on the left bank in the section located between the cumulated 57,000 and 59,500.
Section 6.33e prohibited activities it is forbidden to propel into the air above the waterway.
CHAPTER 7. -Rules of parking section 7.01 General principles relating to parking 1.
A building shall park so as to not interfere with navigation.
2. a building, training and an object floating parking must be anchored or moored in a manner such that a change in their position, they cannot constitute a nuisance or a danger for other buildings; to this end, should take account of the wind, current and water level variations, as well as the backwater and the suction effect caused by other buildings.
Section 7.02 parking (anchoring and mooring) 1. A building cannot be parked, except in the following cases: has) in a section, or at a location of the waterway designated for this purpose by the competent authority;
(b) in a parking lot indicated by one of E.5 to E.7 signals including (annex II);
(c) in the case referred to in article 6.30, second subparagraph.
2. a mooring buoy can only be placed in a section or somewhere of the waterway, appointed for that purpose by the competent authority.
3. the competent authority may exempt from the provisions of this article.
Blogs 7.03-7.07 (not included) Article 7.08 guard insofar as there no driver, a parking building must be placed in the custody of a person able to intervene rapidly when needed, unless the competent authority has provided a building of this obligation or if it allows that a building parked unattended.
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