Marine Equipment

Directive 2014/90/EU aims to improves safety at sea, to prevent marine pollution and to ensure that international safety standards for equipment on EU ships are interpreted in the same way across the EU. It applies to all ships flying an EU flag. The equipment that meets the safety standards is stamped with a certification mark (the ‘wheel mark’) or alternatively the manufacturers may attach an electronic tag to their products. This should prevent counterfeiting and support in monitoring the market.