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New standard for electronic tagging of marine equipment

New standard for electronic tagging of marine equipment

23/04/2018

The Commission has presented today a new electronic tagging standard for better marine equipment safety. Manufacturers of marine equipment using the electronic tags will be better protected against counterfeiting and can offer their customers additional functions such as stock control. The new standard makes use of RFID (radio-frequency identification) and Data Matrix formatting.

Once the e-tag is fully deployed, it will be easier for authorities to identify incorrectly certified or obsolete equipment. In order to realise the full potential of electronic tagging, the European Maritime Safety Agency (EMSA) will develop an easy to use app, which will be available for public authorities.

 

More information

Implementing Regulation (EU) 2018/608 laying down technical criteria for electronic tags for marine equipment

Study on electronic tagging of marine equipment

European Maritime Safety Agency