Inland water transport

Supervision of inland waterway vessels


Supervision by Lithuanian Transport Safety Administration of shipping of inland waterway vessels is regulated by the Code of the Inland Waterway Transport.

Inland waterway vessels are registered in the Register of Inland Waterway Vessels of the Republic of Lithuania. Vessels can be operated only if technical survey and examination of the vessel is completed as regulated by the Order of the Minister of Transport and Communications. Inland waterway vessels have to be in compliance with applicable technical requirements for inland waterway vessels.

Lithuanian flag vessels shall comply with requirements of Regulation (EC) No. 1005/2009 of the European Parliament and of the Council of 16 September 2009 on substances that deplete the ozone layer.        

Vessels navigating in the inland waterways shall comply with the rules of the road (shipping rules), which are based on requirements of the European Code for Navigation on Inland Waterways (CEVNI).

Last updated: 15-07-2021