Owners of vessels used to transport dangerous goods on Luxembourg's inland waterways must hold a certificate of approval (unless exempted under the terms of the European Agreement concerning the International Carriage of Dangerous Goods by Inland Waterways – ADN).
This certificate proves that the vessel has been inspected, and that its design and equipment are fully compliant with the requirements set forth in the ADN.
All owners of vessels (dry goods carriers or tankers) used to transport dangerous goods.
In Luxembourg, ADN certificates of approval are issued if and only if:
The vessel is subject to an initial inspection:
It is possible to apply for a provisional certificate of approval pending the issuance of a definitive certificate of approval.
The inspection report must be written in any of the following 3 languages:
The vessel owner (or their authorised agent) must file the application with the Ministry of Mobility and Public Works (Ministère de la Mobilité et des Travaux publics), using the appropriate form (see 'Forms / Online services' below), whether the vessel is a dry goods carrier or a tanker intended to transport dangerous goods.
In the case of tankers, the certificate must be accompanied by a list of the dangerous goods that the tanker is authorised to transport, issued by an accredited classification society.
The vessel owner must provide a completed, dated and signed ADN certificate of approval application form for the appropriate vessel type, along with any and all relevant supporting documents. The supporting documents that must be included depend on the type of application.
In the ADN certificate of approval application form, the owner must select an application type.
The ADN certificate of approval mentioned in section 1.16.1 will be issued if and only if:
The period of validity of the ADN certificate of approval will be determined on the basis of the inspection report, but under no circumstances may it exceed 5 years.
For a vessel which does not have a certificate of approval, a time-limited provisional certificate of approval may be issued in the following circumstances, subject to the conditions below:
The vessel owner must have the vessel inspected periodically by one of the accredited classification societies. The owner may ask a classification society to carry out an inspection at any time.
When the date of periodic inspection report is in the last year before the certificate of approval to be renewed is due to expire, the validity of new certificate of approval commences upon expiry of the certificate to be renewed.
A periodic inspection may also be requested within 12 months of the expiry of the certificate of approval. Beyond that time limit, the vessel must undergo a new initial inspection, under the terms of section 1.16.8 of the ADN.
The validity of the new certificate of approval is determined on the basis of the inspection report, but under no circumstances shall it exceed 5 years as of the expiry date of the certificate of approval to be renewed.
The owner must apply for an amendment to the ADN certificate of approval in the event of any changes to the certificate requiring such an amendment under the terms of the ADN or under any other provisions established by mutual agreement by the signatories to the ADN. If there has been no change to the vessel's state or technical specifications, a new ADN certificate of approval will be issued for the remaining period of validity of the current certificate, without the need for a new inspection.
An application for a duplicate, accompanied by the relevant supporting documents, must be filed:
In the event of the loss or theft of the certificate, a Police report recording the loss or theft must also be included with the application.
In the event of the destruction of the certificate, or the inability to use the certificate for any other reason, the defaced or unusable ADN certificate of approval must be returned.
Upon their reasoned request, a vessel owner can apply for an extension of the validity of the ADN certificate of approval, by up to a year. Such extensions are not invariably granted. Such an extension:
Depending on the type of application, the applicant (the owner or their authorised representative) must attach the following to their application for approval:
The supporting documents must be provided in .pdf format, with the filenames 'Justificatif 1', 'Justificatif 2', etc. (justificatif = supporting document).
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