THE COMMISSION OF THE EUROPEAN COMMUNITIES,
Having regard to the Treaty establishing the European Community,
Having regard to Council Directive 95/21/EC of 19 June 1995
concerning the enforcement, in respect of shipping using Community ports and sailing in
the waters under the jurisdiction of the Member States, of international standards for
ship safety, pollution prevention and shipboard living and working conditions (port
State control) (1), and in particular Article 12 (4) thereof,
Whereas Directive 95/21/EC provides for the establishment of a
common model for an identity card for port State control inspectors;
Whereas it is necessary that the identity card contains at least
the following information: name of the issuing authority, full name of the holder of the
identity card, a picture of the holder of the identity card, the signature of the holder
of the identity card and a statement to the effect that the holder is authorized to
carry out inspections in accordance with the national legislation adopted pursuant to
Whereas to serve the purpose of identifying the
inspector to the ship master and crew members it is necessary that the identity card
contains a translation into the English language if that is not the main language used;
Whereas the exact format of the identity card should be left to
the Member States;
Whereas the measures provided for in this
Directive are in accordance with the opinion of the Committee set up pursuant to Article
12 of Council Directive 93/75/EEC (2),
(1) OJ No L 157, 7. 7. 1995, p. 1.
(2) OJ No L 247, 5. 10. 1993, p.
The identity card referred to in Article 12 (4), of Directive
95/21/EC shall comply with the requirements set out in the Annex.
1. Member States shall bring into force the laws,
regulations and administrative provisions necessary to comply with this Directive no
later than 1 February 1997. They shall immediately inform the Commission thereof.
When these provisions are adopted by Member States, they shall
contain a reference to this Directive or shall be accompanied by such a reference at the
time of their official publication. The procedure for making such a reference shall be
laid down by Member States.
2. Member States
shall communicate to the Commission the provisions of national law which they adopt in
the field governed by this Directive.
This Directive shall enter into force on the 20th day following its
publication in the Official Journal of the European Communities.
This Directive is addressed to the Member States.
Done at Brussels, 25 June 1996.
For the Commission
Member of the Commission
Annex Requirements for the identity card for port state control inspectors (as
referred to in Article 12 (4) of Directive 95/21/EC)
The identity card shall contain at least the following information:
(a) Name of the issuing authority
(b) Full name of the holder of the identity
(c) An up-to-date picture of the holder of
the identity card
(d) The signature of the
holder of the identity card
(e) A statement to
the effect that the holder of the identity card is authorized to carry out inspections
in accordance with the national legislation adopted pursuant to the Directive.
If the main language used on the identity card is not English, it
must include a translation into that language.
The format of the
identity card is left to the discretion of the competent authorities.