TRAINING FOR SEAFARERS (5369/03)
Letter from the Chairman to David Jamieson
Thank you for your Explanatory Memorandum dated
4 March 2003 which was considered by Sub-Committee B at its meeting
on 10 March.
We have noted the erratum change: that the proposal
is for a Directive, not a Regulation.
The objective of the proposals seems sensible.
We agree with the Government that it would make greater sense
to avoid duplicating the assessment of certificates from non-EU
Member States. Such assessments should be done centrally by the
Commission and the European Maritime Safety Agency (EMSA).
We see no reason to maintain the Scrutiny reserve
on this document and it is accordingly lifted.
12 March 2003