Vessels carrying 12 passengers or less

  • Changed: 09/03/2020

New Regulations on vessels of less than 24 metres carrying 12 passengers or less enter into force on 1 February 2020. These Regulations continue the main elements of the former Regulations of 24 November 2009 No. 1400, which is now repealed.

The most important amendments to the former Regulations include:

  • Vessels used by schools, school camps or daycare centres for safe boating activities may comply with the rules applicable to recreational craft (see section 2).
  • Vessels of less than 10 metres with limited engine power may comply with the rules applicable to recreational craft (see section 2).
  • Vessels engaged on a regular service may use the Regulations.
  • Companies with vessels complying with the Regulations must be registered at the Norwegian Maritime Authority (see section 3).

RSR 1-2020 provides detailed information on the new provisions. This Circular includes comments to the individual sections of the Regulations.

Additionally, we refer to the questions and answers section for information about the carriage of 12 passengers or less.

In order to register information on vessels of less than 24 metres carrying 12 passengers or less, please complete this form.

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