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Resolutions and Publications of the Working Party on Inland Water Transport (SC.3)

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Status and Parameters of European network of Inland Waterways (Blue Book, res. 30, res. 49)

Note: European inland waterways and ports of international importance (E waterways and ports) are identified in the European Agreement on Main Inland Waterways of International Importance (AGN), done in Geneva on 19 January 1996. Their technical characteristics are described in the regularly updated Inventory of Main Standards and Parameters of the Waterway Network listed below.

Inventory of Main Standards and Parameters of the E Waterway Network (Blue Book)
ECE/TRANS/SC.3/144/Rev.3:  Eng/Fre/Rus

Map of European Waterways

Inventory of most important bottlenecks and missing links in the E Waterway Network - Resolution No. 49
ECE/TRANS/SC.3/159/Rev.1:  Eng/Fre/Rus

Classification of European Inland Waterways – Resolution No. 30
TRANS/SC.3/131:  Eng/Fre/Rus

Rules and Signs on Inland Waterways (res. 22, CEVNI res. 24, res. 35, res. 59)

Guidelines for Waterway Signs and Marking - Resolution No. 59
ECE/TRANS/SC.3/169/Rev.2: Eng/Fre/Rus

CEVNI: European Code for Inland Waterways - Resolution No. 24
5th revised edition:
ECE/TRANS/SC.3/115/Rev.5: Eng/Fre/Rus
Online version available here: Eng/Fra/Rus

Other languages: [disclaimer: the UNECE secretariat was not involved in the translation of the following version and is not responsible for its correctness] Slovak / Ukrainian

CEVNI: Waterway signs and marking poster
5th revised edition:

4th revised edition:
ECE/TRANS/SC.3/115/Rev.4: Eng/Fre/Rus/Ger
ECE/TRANS/SC.3/115/Rev.4/Corr.1: Eng/Fre/Rus

SIGNI: Signs and Signals on Inland Waterways - Resolution No. 22
ECE/TRANS/SC.3/108/Rev.2:  Eng/Fre/Rus

Standardized UNECE Vocabulary for Radio-Connections in Inland Navigation - Resolution No. 35
ECE/TRANS/SC.3/185: Eng/Fre/Rus

Technical Requirements for Inland Vessels (res. 15, res. 61, res. 69)

Recommendations on Harmonized Europe-Wide Technical Requirements for Inland Navigation Vessels - Resolution No. 61
Revision 1
ECE/TRANS/SC.3/172/Rev.1: Eng/Fre/Rus
ECE/TRANS/SC.3/172/Rev.1/Amend.1: Eng/Fre/Rus
ECE/TRANS/SC.3/172/Rev.1/Amend.2: Eng/Fre/Rus
ECE/TRANS/SC.3/172/Rev.1/Amend.3: Eng/Fre/Rus
ECE/TRANS/SC.3/172/Rev.1/Amend.4: Eng/Fre/Rus

Ship-Borne Barges Resolution No. 15

TRANS/SC.3/131: Eng/Fre/Rus

Guidelines for Passenger Vessels also suited for carrying Persons with Reduced Mobility – Resolution No. 69
ECE/TRANS/SC.3/188:  Eng/Fre/Rus

Recognition of boatmaster’s certificates (res. 31)

Recommendations on Minimum Requirements for the Issuance of Boatmaster’s certificates in Inland Navigation with a view to their Reciprocal Recognition for International Traffic – Resolution No. 31
ECE/TRANS/SC.3/184:  Eng/Fre/Rus

River Information Services (res. 48, res. 57, res. 58, res. 63, res. 79, res. 80)

International Standard for Tracking and Tracing on Inland Waterways (VTT) - Resolution No. 63
ECE/TRANS/SC.3/176/Rev.1:  Eng/Fre/Rus

International Standard for Electronic Ship Reporting in Inland Navigation - Resolution No. 79
ECE/TRANS/SC.3/198: Eng/Fre/Rus

International Standards for Notices to Skippers - Resolution No. 80
ECE/TRANS/SC.3/199:  Eng/Fre/Rus
Annexes and Appendices:  Eng/Fre

Guidelines and Criteria for Vessel Traffic Services on Inland Waterways - Resolution No. 58
TRANS/SC.3/166:  Eng/Fre/Rus
TRANS/SC.3/166/Corr.1: Eng/Fre/Rus

Guidelines and Recommendations for River Information Services - Resolution No. 57
ECE/TRANS/SC.3/165/Rev.1:  Eng/Fre/Rus
ECE/TRANS/SC.3/165/Rev.1/Amend.1: Eng/Fre/Rus

Recommendation on electronic chart display and information system for inland navigation (Inland ECDIS) - Resolution No. 48
ECE/TRANS/SC.3/156/Rev.3:  Eng/Fre/Rus
Annexes and Appendices: Eng
Inland ECDIS symbols: ZIP

Pollution Prevention (res. 21)

Prevention of Pollution of inland Waterways by vessels -  Resolution No. 21
ECE/TRANS/SC.3/179:  Eng/Fre/Rus
addenda TRANS/SC.3/150:  Eng/Fre/Rus
Addendum 1:  Eng/Fre/Rus
Addendum 2:  Eng/Fre/Rus
Addendum 3:  Eng/Fre/Rus

Inland Water Transport Policy

White Paper on Efficient and Sustainable Inland Water Transport in Europe
ECE/TRANS/SC.3/189: Eng/Fre/Rus

Supporting Further Development of Inland Water Transport, Resolution No. 258 of the UNECE Inland Transport Committee, February 2007
ECE/TRANS/192, Annex II:  Eng/Fre/Rus

Inventory of existing legislative obstacles that hamper the establishment of a harmonized and competitive pan-European inland navigation market, and proposals for solutions to overcome them, January 2005
TRANS/SC.3/2005/1:  Eng/Fre/Rus

White Paper on Trends on and Development of Inland Navigation and its Infrastructure, 1996
TRANS/SC.3/138:  Eng/Fre/Rus

Recreational navigation (res. 13, res. 14, res. 40, res. 41, res. 52)

European Recreational Inland Navigation Network - Resolution No. 52
ECE/TRANS/SC.3/164/Rev.1:  Eng/Fre/Rus

Small Craft Used Exclusively for Pleasure Navigation - Resolution No. 41
TRANS/SC.3/148:  Eng/Fre/Rus

International Certificate for Operators of Pleasure Craft - Resolution No. 40
ECE/TRANS/SC.3/147/Rev.4: Eng/Fre/Rus 
ECE/TRANS/SC.3/147/Rev.4/Amend.1 Eng/Fre/Rus
Guidelines to Resolution No. 40: Eng/Fre/Rus

International Certificate (international card) for Pleasure Craft - Resolution No. 13
TRANS/SC.3/118 and TRANS/SC.3/131:   Eng/Fre/Rus

International Certificate (international card) concerning the Competence of Pleasure-Craft Operators – Resolution No.14
TRANS/SC.3/96 and TRANS/SC.3/131:  Eng/Fre/Rus

Regional agreements

Convention on Navigation on the Rhine from Neuhausen to below Basel ; Convention on Navigation on Lake Constance ; Agreement on Navigation on Lake Leman
TRANS/SC.3/R.158/Add.1:  Eng/Fre/Rus)

Convention concerning the Regime for Navigation on the Danube (Belgrade Convention)
TRANS/SC.3/R.158/Add.2:  Eng/Fre/Rus)

Convention concerning the Canalization of the Moselle
TRANS/SC.3/R.158/Add.3:  Eng/Fre/Rus)

Revised Convention for Rhine Navigation (Act of Mannheim)

Rhine Vessels Inspection Regulations, 1995

The Working Party on Inland Water Transport publishes an annual report on the acceptance of the resolutions.

Latest report:
ECE/TRANS/SC.3/2017/19: EN / FR / RU

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