Luxembourg Maritime Administration

Reconnaissance du permis luxembourgeois à l'étranger

Il n'y a aucune harmonisation européenne en matière de permis de navigation. Chaque pays est dès lors libre d'accepter ou de refuser de reconnaître les permis émis au Luxembourg.

Si l'accueil est globalement positif, il arrive malheureusement parfois qu'un loueur refuse de louer son bateau au titulaire d'un permis de navigation luxembourgeois.

En cas de souci, les informations suivantes pourraient vous être utiles

Belgique: voici les informations reçues de l'administration belge sur le sujet :

"La Belgique a pris bonne note des préoccupations luxembourgeoise exprimées. Elle adaptera en conséquence la liste des brevets étrangers jugés équivalents aux brevets belges en matière de navigation de plaisance."

Croatie: ce lien vous permet de télécharger une copie d'un document attestant la reconnaissance par la Croatie des permis luxembourgeois.

France: l'article 1 de l'arrêté du 6 juillet 2011 relatif à la conduite des bateaux de plaisance français à moteur par les plaisanciers titulaires d'un titre étranger prévoit :

"Les plaisanciers français titulaires d'un permis étranger de conduire les bateaux de plaisance à moteur délivré par un autre Etat de l'Union européenne, un Etat partie à l'accord instituant l'Espace économique européen ou la Principauté de Monaco sont autorisés à piloter un bateau français de plaisance à moteur dans les limites des prérogatives prévues par le permis, en cours de validité, dont ils sont détenteurs.
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Ces dispositions s'appliquent aux ressortissants de ces mêmes Etats.
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Si vous deviez vous trouver dans une telle situation, le renvoi à cet article pourrait vous venir en aide.

Hongrie: voici les informations reçues de l'administration hongroise sur le sujet :

"In accordance with the Hungarian regulation, carrying a document certifying the registration of a craft is not sufficient to be entitled to take part in the water traffic.

According to the Ministerial Decree No. 13 of 2001 on technical requirements for inland waterway vessels, the shipping authority cannot accept the certificates in question on the Hungarian waterways: “The shipping authority accepts the certificate certifying the ability to service of a foreign-flag craft if its scope covers the given navigation area”.
In the light of the above, the pleasure crafts can only navigate automatically with Luxembourg certificates on Hungarian inland waterways and navigable waterways if the certificates are completed with an element certifying the ability to service and the area where the navigation is permitted. These can be indicated in separate documents.
Moreover the Ministerial Decree No. 15 of 2001 (IV. 27.) KöViM contains the rules regarding the recognition of foreign pleasure craft certificates: “International boatmasters’ certificates for recreational purpose can be accepted in Hungarian waterways or for the operation of a Hungarian-flag small craft if they were issued in accordance with the Resolution No. 40 of the Working Party on Inland Water Transport United Nations Economic Commission for Europe.
Concerning the documents attached to the letter of the Minister of Luxembourg, we give you the following information:

Irlande: voici les informations reçues de l'administration irlandaise sur le sujet :

"Ireland has accepted UNECE Resolution No. 40, as amended by Resolution No. 71, A0 regarding the International Certificate for Operators of Pleasure Craft.   However, there is currently no requirement for operators of pleasure craft (i.e. a non-commercial pleasure craft not engaged in trade) to have the International Certificate when operating a pleasure craft in Ireland."

Lettonie: voici les informations reçues de l'administration lettone sur le sujet.

"A foreigner has the right to navigate a pleasure craft in Latvian waters (inland waters and coastal waters), if he has in possession a pleasure craft certificate (licence) of appropriate qualification (category), which is issued in accordance with national law of the country. He has to keep this certificate (licence) on board. No additional procedure for recognition of the certificate (licence) is required.
Latvia recognizes a foreign International certificates for operators of pleasure crafts which are issued in accordance with the Resolution No. 40 "International Certificate for Operators of Pleasure Craft" (adopted by the Working Party on Inland Water Transport of UNECE Inland Transport Committee)."

Lituanie: voici les informations reçues de l'administration lituanienne sur le sujet :

Malte: ce lien vous permet de télécharger une copie d'un document attestant la reconnaissance par Malte des permis luxembourgeois.

République Tchèque: voici les informations reçues de l'administration tchèque sur le sujet :

"In case of international qualification issued by the State of origin recognized pursuant to the Resolution No. 40 UNECE - International Certificate for Operators of Pleasure Craft, such qualification are being recognized without further acknowledgment."

Roumanie: voici les informations reçues de l'administration roumaine sur le sujet :

"Romanian Naval Authority recognizes any international competence certificate issued by the competent authorities of the states that implemented Resolution 40/1998, as amended.

See article 12 of the national legislative act (in Romanian).

http://portal.rna.ro/SiteAssets/servicii/personal-navigant/Ordin%20527%202016.pdf"

Royaume Uni : voici les informations reçues de l'administration britannique sur le sujet :

"The UK has no requirements for amateur sailors of any nationality to have any qualifications if sailing around the UK coast in vessels of less than 24m registered length i.e., about 80 foot length.

Where mariners are required to have commercial qualifications based on the STCW Convention then this is of course a different matter which is covered by various EU Directives on Seafarer Training."

Suède: voici les informations reçues de l'administration suédoise sur le sujet :

"Sweden has one of the world’s largest archipelagoes as well as many lakes and canals - ideal conditions for recreational craft, in other words, despite this no boat license is required for driving pleasure boat in Sweden unless the recreational craft is 12 meters long or more and 4 meters wide or more. Some Charter Companies may, however, require a license or similar document. Sweden has not ratified Resolution 40 but is considering it. This means that licenses according to Resolution 40 are not approved in Sweden. However there are no requirements on licenses for pleasure crafts unless the pleasure craft is 12x4 meter. Sweden has no demands on non-Swedish pleasure crafts which means for example that a pleasure craft from Luxembourg can operate on Swedish waters without required license."

Au cas où votre permis ne serait pas reconu à l'étranger, vous êtes invité à contacter le Commissariat aux affaires maritimes qui mettra tout en oeuvre pour corriger la situation.