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The new NCV Code creates synergy and incorporates the requirements that were previously set by the CVC Code (Code of Practice for the Safety of Commercial Vessels) together with the requirements for Non-Convention Vessels, namely the IACS Recommendation No.99.

The Code is intended to serve the needs of non-convention vessels better by optimising the regulatory regime to the particular needs, demands and technologies of the market, in conformity with recent safety and international regulations and standards.

The Code entered into force on the 1st January 2019. Existing vessels, already certified under the CVC and/or IACS99 Certification Schemes, shall comply with the Code by not later than the first periodical survey carried out on or after the 1st June 2019.

The NCV Code may be downloaded from the following link:

This document does not purport to give legal, financial or tax advice. Should you require further information or legal assistance, please do not hesitate to contact Dr. Denise Abela.