Rs 747.201.7 Order Of March 14, 1994 On The Construction And Operation Of Ships And Installations Of Public Transport Enterprises (Ordinance On The Construction Of Boats, Oceb)

Original Language Title: RS 747.201.7 Ordonnance du 14 mars 1994 sur la construction et l’exploitation des bateaux et des installations des entreprises publiques de navigation (Ordonnance sur la construction des bateaux, OCEB)

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747.201.7 order on the construction and operation of ships and installations of public transport enterprises (Ordinance on the construction of boats, OCEB) of 14 March 1994 (State February 1, 2016) the Swiss federal Council, under art. 56 of the Federal Act of 3 October 1975 on inland navigation, having regard to art. 95 of the Federal Act of 20 December 1957 railway stop: Chapter 1 provisions general article 1subject this order regulates the construction and operation of ships and infrastructure of the public companies of navigation facilities.
Only art. 5 to 14, 17 to 19, 21 to 40, 43, 44, al. 1 to 3, 45, al. 1 and 2, 45A, 46, 47, 48, al. 1, 49-51, 57 and 57 a, as well as the related implementing provisions of the federal Department of the environment, transport, energy and communications (DETEC), apply the construction, equipment and operation of boats passenger shipping companies which are not eligible for a federal grant.
Only art. 22, 27, al. 1 and 2, 28-36, 38 and 39 of this order and related DETEC thus implementing provisions that arts. 107-114, 124 and 131 to 140a of order of 8 November 1978 on inland navigation (ONI) apply the construction, equipment and operation of vessels intended for the professional transport of 12 passengers at most.
International conventions and the relevant regulations are reserved.

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RS 747.201.1 s. 2definitions within the meaning of this order, means: a. companies public navigation: shipping companies for the benefit of a concession or federal authorization; b. infrastructure facilities: the constructions and devices necessary for the navigation, including the docks, shipyards and refuelling facilities; c. vector energy Special: fuels or other than gasoline engines agents diesel fuels, steam for the propulsion of boats or electric energy. If in doubt about the nature of a vector of energy, the federal Office of transport (fot) slice; d. risk analysis: the systematic procedure to analyse the risks after commissioning (operational phase): 1. of an infrastructure facility, taking into account its use and its environment, 2 a boat, taking into account the type of boat, its use and the environment in which it navigates.

e. security report: a (description of construction) report demonstrating that the boat or the installation of infrastructure can be built and operated in a safe manner and in accordance with this order as well as its implementing provisions and laying down measures to tackle risks f... review of expert report: a report, prepared by an expert, indicating if the examined object complies with the applicable requirements.

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S. 3 monitoring the OFT is the supervisory authority of the shipping companies that are eligible for a federal grant.
The competent cantonal authorities monitor shipping with no federal concession companies.

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S. 4 fees the OFT collects fees in accordance with the order of 1 July 1987 on fees relating to the tasks of the federal Office of transport.

New expression according to the c. of o. from 11 Dec. 2015, in force since Feb 1. 2016 (2016 159 RO). It was taken into account this mod. throughout the text.
[RO 1987 1052 1462, 1992 573 art. 25, para. 3, 1993 1375 7 2599 s., 1996 146 c. I 3 470 article 55. [3 RO 1999 754 annex c. 1]. See now the O of 25 nov. 1998 on the emoluments of the OFT (RS 742.102).

S. 5Devoir of care planning, calculation, construction and maintenance of vessels and infrastructure facilities must comply with the provisions of this order and its implementing provisions and to take place in the rules of art and under the direction of specialists.
The rules of the art include the requirements on shipbuilding issued by classification societies recognized as well as the requirements and the national and international standards for shipbuilding. The OFT slice if in doubt.
Parts of boats and installations, including monitoring and control devices, shall be designed and fitted so as to allow safe operation. Their design must allow to maintain, control and manipulate them easily.
Proof must be provided that materials which are made essential safety parts have the qualities of a good functioning.

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S. 5aExperts can be consulted as experts only natural persons: a. which, in the field to consider, have completed training or continuous training adapted to the complexity and importance of the project in terms of security; b. that were designed, constructed or mounted on boats facilities or comparable facilities or subsystems to inspect subsystems , or inspected and assessed themselves of such facilities or subsystems; c. that are independent.

A person is deemed independent: a. If it did not intervene in the case in question in the exercise of other functions; b. If it is not subject to instructions, etc. if its remuneration does not depend on the result of the inspection.

Legal persons can perform the function of experts provided that they employ experts who meet the conditions set out in the al. 1. introduced by the c. of o. from 11 Dec. 2015, in force since Feb 1. 2016 (2016 159 RO).

S. 6Prise into account other interests the planning, protection of the environment, nature and landscape must be taken into consideration during the planning, construction, operation and maintenance of infrastructure facilities.
The needs of people with disabilities must be integrated appropriately in the planning, construction and operation of vessels and infrastructure facilities.

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S. Additional 7Prescriptions in the absence of contrary provisions in this order and its implementing provisions, shall apply: a. the construction, operation and maintenance of the electrical parts of the boats and infrastructure facilities: Federal legislation on electricity, including the Ordinance of 7 November 2001 on low voltage installations; b. the use of compressed air equipment and steam boilers : the order of June 15, 2007 relating to the use of pressure equipment; c. engines: the order of 13 December 1993 on the requirements for exhaust of boat motors in the water, Swiss; d. at the equipment of vessels in lights and sound equipment: ONI.

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RS 734.27 RS 832.312.12 RS 747.201.3 RS 747.201.1 s. 8derogations exceptionally, the competent authority may order measures which derogate from this order, if this helps prevent people or things are put in danger.
It may grant derogations in simple operating conditions and in the presence of new knowledge if the applicant provides a risk analysis proving that the protection of the environment is guaranteed and that, because of the measure approved: a. the same degree of safety is guaranteed, oub. no unacceptable risk as a result of the derogations and that all proportionate measures to reduce risks are taken.

Exceptionally, it may authorize for a particular purpose, and at temporary events, the use of vessels not corresponding to the requirements of this order if this helps to avoid disproportionate expenditure. However, the safety of passengers and the crew on board as well as the protection of the environment must be guaranteed.

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S. 9 reconnaissance for other certificates the competent authority may waive, in part or in whole, to inspect building elements or materials if the applicant has a valid certificate issued by a Swiss or foreign authority or by a certification authority or certification recognized.

S. 10taches and skills of the supervisory authority the competent authority monitors the construction, operation and maintenance of vessels and infrastructure facilities on the basis of risk.
It may require security reports and risk analyses. It may itself conduct spot checks.

If it finds or has concrete reasons to assume that a vessel or an infrastructure facility can compromise the safety of persons or property or the protection of the environment, she asked the navigation company to take appropriate measures to guarantee the safety and protection.
If the measures taken by the company's navigation is not enough to ensure the safety of persons or property and the protection of the environment, the competent authority may: a. require the navigation company to take additional measures, or (b). charge third parties to take appropriate measures.

It may restrict or prohibit with immediate effect the operation, remove a navigation permit or close an infrastructure facility if the safety of persons or property or the protection of the environment required.

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S. 11Collaboration shipping companies provide at any time to the representatives of the competent authority the information and documents and give them free access to vessels and infrastructure facilities.
In their inspection and control activities, they assist free representatives of the competent authority and the experts mandated by it.

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S. 12responsabilite of shipping companies shipping companies ensure that vessels and infrastructure facilities are constructed in accordance with the requirements, operated safely and maintained.

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S. 13Organisation of operation the Organization of the operation must match the characteristics of shipping companies as well as the technical condition of vessels, facilities of propulsion, auxiliary engines, the vectors used energy and infrastructure facilities, and it must guarantee maintenance.

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S. 14Prescriptions of operating shipping companies enact the necessary operational requirements.

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S. 15Obligation to announce to public transport enterprises public shipping companies regularly inform the OFT on the State of their boats and their infrastructure facilities. DETEC lays down requirements on the kind, extent and timing of the information to be provided.
For the rest, order of December 17, 2014, on safety incident investigations in the field of transport shall apply.

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RS 742.161 chapter 2Approbation of Section 1 infrastructure s. facilities plans 16 principle art. 18 and 18 m of the Federal Act of 20 December 1957 on the railways and the provisions of the Ordinance of 2 February 2000 on the procedure for approval of the plans of railway facilities apply the procedure for approval of the plans of facilities used exclusively or mainly for the operation of a public company of navigation as well as to the procedure applicable to third party facilities (facilities).

RS 742.101 RS 742.142.1 s. 16A special if an infrastructure facility is used to refuel boats propelled using vectors of special or vectors of special energy storage, energy infrastructure facilities for refueling and storage of energy vectors the applicant must prove, through a security report that the infrastructure facility can be operated safely and in accordance with the requirements of this order and its implementing provisions.
The safety report must be based on a risk analysis and have been reviewed by an expert. It must include its conclusions in a review of expert reports.
The applicant may request to be exempted from the obligation to examine the safety report by an expert. The competent authority shall take its decision taking into account the risks inherent in the special energy vector concerned. It supports the application if it is likely that do consider the report by an expert will not better prevent errors affecting safety.

Section 2 boat s. 17 principle a boat can be built, converted or renovated unless the competent authority has approved the plans and calculations.
Built boat can be acquired only if the competent authority has approved the plans and calculations.
For each boat, it is necessary to prove, through a security report: a. that the vessel can be operated safely and in accordance with the requirements of this order and its implementing provisions, etb. that the parts used to build boats and facilities, including monitoring and control, devices are designed: 1. to ensure the safe operation, and2. to be maintained and controlled easily.

DETEC sets the scope of additional documents to be attached to the application for approval of the plans.
The competent authority may require from the applicant do examine all or part of documents by an expert.
It may consider itself plans and calculations or be examined by an expert. In the latter case, the expert must include its conclusions in a review of expert reports.
It may simplify the procedure for approval of the plans for boats, building elements and equipment objects that are used repeatedly in the same way and for the same function.

S. 17A boats propelled using special energy vectors the safety report referred to in art. 17, al. 3, must be based on a risk analysis and have been reviewed by an expert. It must include its conclusions in a review of expert report the applicant can ask to be exempted from the obligation to examine the safety report by an expert. The competent authority shall take its decision taking into account the risks inherent in the special energy vector concerned. It supports the application if it is likely that do consider the report by an expert will not better prevent errors affecting safety.

S. 17 (b) boilers to steam and compressed air installations navigation company is required to submit to the competent authority: a. for steam boilers for the propulsion of vessels or to operate with auxiliary engines on board: a risk analysis and a declaration manufacturer from which it appears that the installation meets the essential safety requirements set out in annex I to directive 97/23/EC or a prescription with comparable requirements; part of the installation for which compliance has been found should not be taken into account in the analysis of risk; b. for installations air which applies the directive 97/23/EC: an analysis of the risks and a declaration manufacturer from which it appears that compressed air installation complies with the provisions of that directive.

Directive 97/23/EC of the European Parliament and of the Council of 29 May 1997 on the approximation of the laws of the Member States relating to the equipment under pressure, OJ L 181, 9.7.1997, p. 1; as amended by Regulation (EC) No 1882/2003, OJ 284, 31.10.2003, p. 1.

Chapter 3 authorization to operate s. 18Principe a boat cannot be put into service and operated with an authorisation of the competent authority. For the building and infrastructure of the public companies of navigation facilities, the OFT determines, in approving the plans, if the authority to operate referred to in art. 20 is necessary.

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S. 18aInspection for the granting of the permit of navigation within the licensing of navigation in accordance with art. 96 ONI, the competent authority shall verify that the vessel meets the requirements of this order and its implementing provisions as well as the applicable provisions of the ONI.

Introduced by the c. of o. from 11 Dec. 2015, in force since Feb 1. 2016 (2016 159 RO).
RS 747.201.1 s. 19 boats to boats, the navigation licence is equivalent to authorization to operate.
Vessels which have no navigation licence may be used to test races. These races to test must have been authorized by the competent authority. Boats can then carry people who participated directly in the construction or who participate directly in the tests. The competent authority may attach permission to test race to other obligations.


Repealed by the c. of o. from 11 Dec. 2015, with effect from Feb 1. 2016 (2016 159 RO).

S. 20Installations of infrastructure installation of infrastructure may be put into service and operated with an authority to operate granted by the OFT. The procedure is governed by analogy to art. 18W of the Federal Act of 20 December 1957 on the railways. The OFT can bind the authority to operate loads.

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RS 742.101 s. 21 transformations


In case of changes with important consequences for safety, boats and infrastructure facilities may be subject to a further practical test.
The navigation licence will be adapted if necessary.

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Chapter 4 Construction and equipment of vessels Section 1 requirements for building naval art. 22 principle vessels shall be built according to the rules of the art, in such a way that the safety of passengers and the crew are guaranteed under all possible operating conditions and that the legal provisions on the protection of the environment and waters are respected.
The kind and the size of the boats must be designed on the basis of local conditions and operating conditions. DETEC divides the navigable zones surfaces.
The competent authority may require evidence that the safety of the operation is sufficient and that of building elements and equipment gear are reliable. It can claim evidence the characteristics and quality of the materials used.

New expression according to the c. of o. from 11 Dec. 2015, in force since Feb 1. 2016 (2016 159 RO). It was taken into account this mod. throughout the text.

S. 23 loading the competent authority fixed the allowable maximum number of passengers and the maximum permissible load in tonnes, taking into account the kind of boat, stability, freeboard, safety distance and buoyancy in case of flooding.
On some boats, can, with the authorization of the competent authority, after three children less than 12 years for two adults. The competent authority fixed the maximum allowable number of passengers taking into account buoyancy flooding, of stability, freeboard, safety distance and the general condition of the vessel. The maximum allowable number of passengers should under no circumstances be exceeded by more than 20%.

S. 24 stability sufficient stability of the intact boat (intact stability) should be proven in function: a. moment of heeling of lateral displacement of persons; b. the heeling moment resulting lateral pressure of the wind; c. the heeling moment resulting from the centrifugal force due to turn.

Sufficient stability in the event of swamping the vessel must be proven for all stages of flooding, including the final State.

S. 25 freeboard and safety distance freeboard and safety distance consist of the residual freeboard or the distance of residual safety and the lateral deflection due to the cottage.
The residual freeboard of the vessel loaded and slanted must be greater than 0.20 m. for fully decked vessels, the vessel loaded and slanted residual safety clearance must be greater than 0.20 m. bridged or partially decked vessels, it must be greater than 0.30 m. the minimum safety distance and the minimum freeboard of a ship are dependent on the area in which it navigates.

S. 26 buoyancy when swamped the buoyancy in the event of flooding shall be proven for each boat. The evidence is deemed to be provided if the requirements on the stability in the event of flooding are met and that the deflection limit is not exceeded during the phases of flooding, including during the final State.
Is deemed margin line a line drawn on the plating to 100 mm at least below the top edge of the bridge up to the level which amounted transverse bulkheads (the bulkhead deck) or 100 mm at least below deck not waterproof the lowest of bordered between the bow and the stern.
Is deemed flooding partial flooding of the boat including the extension depends on the class of the vessel.

S. 27 partitions each boat must be fitted with a watertight collision bulkhead.
Vessels whose length is more than 20 m in the water line must be equipped with a bulkhead placed Stern at an appropriate distance from the after perpendicular.
In addition, we will install watertight bulkheads which the number and the position will depend on the buoyancy required flooding.

S. 28 wheelhouse the wheelhouse must be placed and installed to ensure safe driving. The waterway and the facilities necessary for docking and undocking must be sufficiently visible from the wheelhouse.
In case of normal operating condition, the noise level of vessels shall not exceed 70 dB (A) measured at the level of the wheel-house at the height of the driver's head.
Lighting of the vessel must not interfere with the driver.

Section 2 relating to Art. machinery requirements 29Machines, facilities for fuel machines and auxiliary engines, as well as facilities y, must be constructed and installed in accordance with the security techniques.
For vessels whose length to the design waterline is less than 20 m, it is possible to ask for authorization to use outboard gasoline engines. The competent authority authorises the use of these motors if it does not affect security. It may request from the applicant proof of security and enact charges related to the construction and the operation of these vessels.
The propulsion of the vessel, including the device on board used to move forward, must be able to be started, stopped, or reverse reliably.
Fuel receptacles shall be secured appropriately and safely. The distance between the wall of the receptacles and the hull of the boat must be as large as possible. The competent authority may prescribe distances of safety relative to the hull for receptacles intended for the special energy vectors as well as for devices and piping systems that contain these vectors during the operation of the vessel.
Containers and pipes must be made of clean material to ensure the sustainable storage of fuels or special energy vectors and withstand the foreseeable stresses.

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S. 29aDispositifs for energy vectors special the DETEC enacts provisions on devices to use and storage of vectors of special energy used for the propulsion of vessels and the operation of auxiliary engines on board vessels to passengers. These provisions are aligned with the rules of the art.

Introduced by the c. of o. from 11 Dec. 2015, in force since Feb 1. 2016 (2016 159 RO).

S. 30Installations steering gear and wheelhouse in accordance with their use, their dimensions and their conditions of employment, vessels shall be fitted with installations of wheelhouse appropriate and reliable, offering skills to manoeuvre or rudder.
In the absence of two independent rudder or wheelhouse installations from another, the boat must have a rudder or wheelhouse of relief facility independent of the master installation.
The position of the installation of elevator or wheelhouse must be clearly recognizable to the wheelhouse and the gateways of command.

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S. 31Installations of exhaustion the boats must be equipped with facilities of exhaustion through which the spaces delimited by walls can be exhausted.
The pumps of exhaustion must be self-priming. They must be constantly maintained in operational condition and power be used easily and reliably. Their number, their location, their engine and the size of their pipes depend on the size of the boat.
Exhaustion shall be installed so as to remain efficient in case of collision or flooding.

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S. 32Autres installations for the operation of the vessel the DETEC enacts provisions on installation, employment and security of other facilities necessary to the operation of the vessel such as boilers, compressed air equipment, electrical or gas liquefied household installations.

New content according to chapter I to the O of 11 Dec. 2015, in force since Feb 1. 2016 (2016 159 RO).

Section 3 special provisions for building art. 33 hull the hull shall be strong enough to resist the constraints of the operation.

S. 34 out of relief and leakage paths each boat must have exits leading out of placed under the bridge, as well as spaces of paths of flight to evacuate the boat quickly and safely.
Emergency exits and escape paths must be used at any time without hindrance.
They must be clearly signposted.

S. 35 lanes stairs, corridors, and the soil should not be slippery.
Stairs must be within the structures of the boat and be equipped with both sides, a handrail on the length.
Intended for passengers not enclosed decks must be surrounded by a railing or a railing of a minimum height of 1 m smooth and they must be designed so that small children cannot fall overboard.

S. 36Protection fire


Materials covering or insulation, flooring and furniture used for furnishing the Interior must be hardly combustible.
Paints and varnishes applied to construction of the Interior elements must be hardly combustible. In case of fire, there must not be release hazardous smoke or toxic gases.
Vessels shall be equipped with a fire alarm system that effectively monitors the premises with a particular risk of fire. The installation must be suitable for use on boats.
It is forbidden to use and store heating, lighting or cooking liquid fuels which inflammation point lower than 55 ° C purposes. This prohibition does not apply to liquefied gas installations for domestic use.

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Section 4 equipment art. 37 principle vessels must be equipped and arranged according to their size and their use.
The prescribed equipment must always be in operational condition and be on board in a suitable place.

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S. 38 anchor boats must be equipped with a bow anchor.
Vessels operating on waterways must have also a stern anchor. You can waive it if the boat in the event of failure of the main engine can be rotated using the strength of machines.

S. 39Installations of fire-fighting vessels shall be equipped with extinguishing in constant operational state, which should effectively combat any fire.
Minimum fire-fighting equipment includes hand extinguishers, hoses, pipes and fire pumps.
The machinery and electrical rooms must be equipped with fixed extinguishing systems.
For vessels propelled by means of special energy vectors, the competent authority shall decide on fixed extinguishing equipment. To do this, it takes account of the fire or explosion risks to the vector of energy as well as present devices in the premises concerned.
Extinguishing systems must be installed in easily accessible, clearly marked by signs.

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S. 40 rescue equipment any passenger vessel will be equipped with a sufficient number of life-saving for the crew and passengers.
Life-saving appliances shall be kept on board so as to be easily accessible safely in case of need. They must be distributed immediately. Life-saving appliances and auxiliary means possible must be regularly maintained.
The minimum number of individual life-saving appliances on board vessels must be equal to the permissible maximum number of passengers registered in the navigation permit.
DETEC lays down requirements on the kind of life-saving appliances that are allowed as well as the composition of the complete state.

New content according to chapter I of O on March 9, 2007, in force since 1 Apr. 2007 (2007 911 RO).
New content according to chapter I of O on March 9, 2007, in force since 1 Apr. 2007 (2007 911 RO).

Chapter 5 Construction and equipment of infrastructure facilities arts. 41Principe of infrastructure facilities should be designed to not endanger the life and health of persons if they are used properly and if it is evidence of due diligence.

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S. 42 landings the landing must be constructed in such a way that people can fall into the water unintentionally.
They must be equipped with rescue equipment and, as a general rule, equipped with a lighting system.
In large stations, a protected waiting room should be, if possible, made available to passengers.

Chapter 6 operation s. 43Personnel the operation of a vessel, including the preparation of devices and installations for its operation, as well as the necessary work on these devices and facilities after the return of the boats must be entrusted only to a staff trained in its task and who has passed an examination.
DETEC sets the training, examination and working conditions of the staff of the boats working in shipping companies.
It lays down the requirements to be met by staff who commands: a. devices and installations of the vessels propelled by means of special energy vectors, oub. infrastructure facilities for storage of special energy vectors and refuelling of vessels in special energy vectors.

Boats personnel must be familiar with the devices and facilities located on board vessels and be able to order them. Shipping companies ensure initial and in-service ships staff training and what it presents itself to the periodic inspection prescribed in the implementing provisions, and they shall duly record the data concerned.

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S. 44 crew the crew of vessels in service shall be composed of officers trained for their tasks that can ensure the safety of persons on board.
The crew may be reduced appropriately locked vessels aboard which are passengers.
DETEC sets the minimum complement of crew members of vessels.
Art. 15, Chapter 4, 5 and 7, and art. 41, al. 1, let. a, of the Ordinance of 4 November 2009 on critical activities for safety in the railway field shall apply by analogy to the crew of the shipping companies for the benefit of a federal grant.
Those shipping companies for the benefit of a federal grant designated for the control of the suitability for service must perform a management function in the field of navigation and possess the appropriate professional qualification.

RS 742.141.2 introduced by c. I 8 of the O's on 4 nov. 2009 (first phase of the reform of the railways 2) (RO 2009 5959). New content according to chapter I to the O of 11 Dec. 2015, in force since Feb 1. 2016 (2016 159 RO).
Introduced by c. I 8 of the O's on 4 nov. 2009 (first phase of the reform of the railways 2) (RO 2009 5959). New content according to chapter I to the O of 11 Dec. 2015, in force since Feb 1. 2016 (2016 159 RO).

S. 45 driver driver is master on board; It ensures order and tranquillity.
The competent authority shall issue the licence on the basis of a theoretical examination and a practical examination. The licence may be subject to conditions.
Shipping companies for the benefit of a federal grant report without delay to the OFT changes among drivers.

Introduced by c. I 8 of the O's on 4 nov. 2009 (first phase of the reform of the railways 2), in force since 1 Jan. 2010 (2009 5959 RO).

S. technical 45aDirection of special energy vectors vessels shipping companies that use special energy vectors to propel their boats or to operate with auxiliary engines shall appoint a technical leader and at least one alternate.
It is not necessary that the technical leader and his Deputy are employed by the company of navigation.
Shipping companies entrust the technical leader responsible for aspects of security operation and maintenance of the boats and accord specifically, as well as his substitute, the necessary skills.
In case of malfunctions or accidents, the technical leader or his deputy shall take necessary measures.
Technical executives and their alternates must be for the benefit of appropriate training and possess the knowledge and experience necessary to ensure the operation and maintenance of buildings, boats and infrastructure facilities.
DETEC may enact regulations on the training required technical chiefs and their deputies.

Introduced by the c. of o. from 11 Dec. 2015, in force since Feb 1. 2016 (2016 159 RO).

S. 46Plan of emergency, rescue and safety service shipping companies must have a contingency plan to ensure that in the event aboard a boat, passengers can be put safely in time. If the implementation of the emergency plan requires external intervention services, the emergency plan must be subject to an agreement with them.
When his vessel safety is not compromised, the driver is required to assist immediately any boat which he receives distress signals or any person manifestly endangered.
The navigation company is required to train staff of the boats for the rescue services of safety, to organize regular exercises and record the date, the duration and the type of these exercises as well as the people who participate.
DETEC regulates the safety and rescue services.

New content according to chapter I to the O of 11 Dec. 2015, in force since Feb 1. 2016 (2016 159 RO).

S. 47 signalling, telecommunications and navigation facilities


When the safety of navigation or safety on board so requires, signalling, telecommunications facilities, or navigation must ensure the connections between the vessel and the Mainland or between vessels.
The plans for installations must be approved (art. 16).

S. 48 conditions nautical navigation will be limited or interrupted in case of difficult water conditions.
Public transport enterprises establish rules concerning the crossing of their boats in stuffy weather. In case of differences, the OFT slice permanently.

Chapter 7 maintenance s. 49Principe shipping companies must maintain and renovate their vessels, devices and equipment and of infrastructure facilities to ensure safety at any time.

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S. 49aRecours to third parties if navigation company does not have the required technical knowledge or devices and necessary equipment to perform some maintenance work, it should entrust the maintenance of its vessels and its infrastructure facilities to experienced external specialists.
The navigation company responsible for maintenance. Particularly, it must be informed of the status of maintenance work.
If planning, execution, or monitoring of maintenance carried out by the company are not sufficient, the competent authority may order to third parties.

Introduced by the c. of o. from 11 Dec. 2015, in force since Feb 1. 2016 (2016 159 RO).

S. 50controles, inspections, maintenance and logbooks shipping companies must ensure that controls and prescribed inspections are carried out by specialists and in a timely manner.
For each boat navigation undertaking, a logbook in which are recorded shall be taken: a. the results of the checks and the inspections prescribed b. maintenance and renovation work; c. technical incidents and the measures taken to remedy.

DETEC sets minimum requirements relating to deadlines, the type and the extent controls the periodic inspections of vessels, their devices and equipment and of infrastructure facilities.

New content according to chapter I to the O of 11 Dec. 2015, in force since Feb 1. 2016 (2016 159 RO).

S. 51Mesures in the event of insufficient security shipping companies must remove traffic boats that are more safety requirements.
They are not allowed to serve the landing stages which no longer meet the safety requirements.

New content according to chapter I to the O of 11 Dec. 2015, in force since Feb 1. 2016 (2016 159 RO).

Chapter 8 supplementary law and penal provisions art. 52 contract of carriage the requirements of the Federal law of October 4, 1985 on public transport and order y relative of 5 November 1986 are applicable to the contract of carriage.

[RO 1986 1974, 1994 2290 V, 1995 3517 c. I 10 4093 annex c. 13, 1998 2856. RO 2009 5597 ch. III]. Currently see the Federal law of March 20, 2009, on the carriage of passengers (RS 745.1).
[RO 1986 1991, 1994 1848, 1996 3035, 1999 719, 2004 2697. RO 2009 6025 art. 6]. see currently O of 4 nov. 2009 on the carriage of passengers (RS 745.11).

S. 53 repealed by ch. II 73 of the O from nov 8. 2006 adapting orders of the federal Council to the total revision of the Federal procedure, with effect from 1 Jan. 2007 (2006 4705 RO).

S. 54 penal offences to the requirements of this order and provisions for implementation and decisions y related are punishable under art. 48 of the Federal Act of 3 October 1975 on inland navigation.

Chapter 9 provisions finals s. 55 enforcement provisions the DETEC enacts implementing provisions.

S. 56 amendment of the law in force...

Models can be found at the RO 1994 1011.

S. 57 transitional licences driving and navigation permits that have been established before the entry into force of this order remain valid.
The construction and equipment requirements are generally not applicable to vessels which are already in service at the time of the entry into force of this order. DETEC sets the derogations in implementing provisions. The period of adaptation to the new requirements is four years.
The current law remains applicable to construction vessels whose keels were laid from the manufacturer at the time of the entry into force of this order.
When it comes to processing vessels, only the parties directly affected by the transformation must be adapted to the new requirements. When a boat is transformed to be powered using special energy vectors, the competent authority decides, taking into account the dangers inherent in the vehicle of energy involved, parties to adapt to the requirements.
If it is planned to increase the capacity of a ship, the competent authority determines the requirements that it must meet. Inspections and controls necessary to obtain the authorization to increase the capacity are governed by the new requirements.
The requirements on the construction and equipping of facilities are not applicable to infrastructure facilities already in service at the time of the entry into force of this order. In the case of extension, transformations or major repairs, these facilities must, however, be made in accordance with the new requirements.

New content according to chapter I to the O of 11 Dec. 2015, in force since Feb 1. 2016 (2016 159 RO).
New content according to chapter I to the O of 11 Dec. 2015, in force since Feb 1. 2016 (2016 159 RO).

S. Transitional 57aDispositions relating to the amendment of December 11, 2015 the use of steam boilers and installations compressed air allowed ships to passengers in accordance with the former law but which no longer meet the requirements of art. 17 (b) after the entry into force of the amendment of December 11, 2015 continues to be authorised until the prescribed periodic checks give rise to no observation and the safety of the operation is guaranteed.
Shipping without concession or federal authorization companies enact the operational requirements referred to in art. 14 before February 1, 2019.
For vessels that are in service at the time of the entry into force of the amendments of December 11, 2015, it is not necessary to submit the safety report referred to in art. 17 when these vessels subject to transformations, the competent authority shall decide on the requirement to submit a safety report as well as on the scope of this report.
The interior furniture of the boats used at the time of the entry into force of the amendments of December 11, 2015 must meet the requirements of art. 36, al. 1, until February 1, 2036. DETEC lays down rules in the implementing provisions.
Where machinery or local electric boat powered by conventional energy vectors are the subject of transformations, the competent authority checks and decides case by case if it is technically possible to lay an extinguishing of fire in accordance with art. 39, al. 3, and if this is economically reasonable.
The emergency plan referred to in art. 46, al. 1, must be submitted before February 1, 2019.
Navigation without concession or federal authorization companies until February 1, 2019 to set up the logbook referred to in art. 50, al. 2. introduced by the c. of o. from 11 Dec. 2015, in force since Feb 1. 2016 (2016 159 RO).

S. 58 entry into force this order comes into force on May 1, 1994.

RO 1994 1011 new content according to chapter I to the O of 11 Dec. 2015, in force since Feb 1. 2016 (2016 159 RO).
RS 747.201 RS 742.101 new content according to chapter I to the O of 11 Dec. 2015, in force since Feb 1. 2016 (2016 159 RO).
New content according to chapter I to the O of 11 Dec. 2015, in force since Feb 1. 2016 (2016 159 RO).
New content according to ch. II 73 of O from nov 8. 2006 adapting orders of the federal Council to the total revision of the Federal procedure, in force since 1 Jan. 2007 (2006 4705 RO).

State February 1, 2016