Are periodical inspections required with an ICP?

On the contrary to many other flag states within the EU, the authorities in the Netherlands do not require mandatory periodical inspections in case a vessel has an ICP document registered to its name.


It is the responsibility of the boat owner him/herself to technically maintain the vessel in tip top condition.


Same goes for safety equipment. There are no (minimum) requirements with regard to available safety equipment on-board the ship. And in all honesty, which sane sailor crosses the Mediterranean sea without communication equipment and enough lifejackets for all people on-board!


Despite that no safety requirements are to be met in case you have an ICP to your name, boat owners are advised to prepare themselves when sailing inland waters or the sea. The knowledge base Boating Safely can help you with this preparation.




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