Inland Waters Small Passenger Boat Code

A code of practice for vessels operating in Category A, B, C and D waters, and other inland waters


Inland Waters Small Passenger Boat Code

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A code of practice for the construction, equipment, stability, operation, manning and maintenance of vessels, taking into account the area and type of operation which are;

  • in commercial use for sport or pleasure; and
  • carry no more than 12 passengers; and
  • do not carry cargo; and
  • do not go to sea
Published 13 August 2014