Pleasure Craft (Personal Flotation Devices and Operation) (Safety) (Amendment) Regulations 2018

JurisdictionIreland
CitationIR SI 400/2018
Year2018

Notice of the making of this Statutory Instrument was published in

“Iris Oifigiúil” of 9th October, 2018.

I, SHANE ROSS, Minister for Transport, Tourism and Sport, in exercise of the powers conferred on me by section 20 of the Merchant Shipping Act 1992 (No. 2 of 1992) and the Maritime Transport, Safety and Security (Transfer of Departmental Administration and Ministerial Functions) Order 2005 ( S.I. No. 842 of 2005 ) (as adapted by the Transport (Alteration of Name of Department and Title of Minister) Order 2011 ( S.I. No. 141 of 2011 )), hereby make the following regulations:

1. These Regulations may be cited as the Pleasure Craft (Personal Flotation Devices and Operation) (Safety) (Amendment) Regulations 2018.

2. Regulation 2 of the Pleasure Craft (Personal Flotation Devices and Operation) (Safety) Regulations 2005 ( S.I. No. 921 of 2005 ) is amended by the substitution of the following definition for the definition of “suitable personal flotation device”:

“ ‘suitable personal flotation device’ means a personal flotation device which—

(a) is sufficient to give a person using it a positive buoyancy in waters which are likely to be encountered where the vessel on which it is required to be used or to be available for use is reasonably likely to be,

(b) is appropriate to the body weight of the person who is to wear it, and

(c) has on it either—

(i) the CE conformity marking consisting of the initials ‘CE’ taking the form shown in the specimen in Annex II of Regulation (EC) 765/2008 of 9 July 20081 , or

(ii) the mark of conformity in the form of the symbol set out in Annex I to Council Directive 2014/90/EU of 23 July 20142 .”.

GIVEN under my Official Seal,

3 October 2018.

SHANE ROSS,

Minister for Transport, Tourism and Sport.

1 OJ No. L 218, 13.8.2008, p. 30

2 OJ No. L 257, 28.8.2014, p. 146

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