Revision of the Directive on investigation of accidents in the maritime transport sector

Briefing 12-02-2024

On 1 June 2023, the European Commission published a proposal seeking to update the Directive on investigation of accidents in the maritime transport sector, in order to take into account changes in the international maritime regulatory environment and technological developments in the maritime sector in recent years. The proposal also seeks to achieve an improved concentration of resources and to address shortages in expertise. Within the European Parliament, the Committee on Transport and Tourism (TRAN) is handling the file, with Caroline Nagtegaal (Renew, Netherlands) as rapporteur. The Council of the EU published its general approach on 4 December 2023 and the TRAN committee adopted its report on 7 December 2023. The plenary gave the go-ahead for interinstitutional negotiations on 13 December 2023. Second edition. The 'EU Legislation in Progress' briefings are updated at key stages throughout the legislative procedure.