The Marine Equipment Directive (MED) is a requirement developed by the European Commission to ensure the quality of marine equipment placed onboard European flagged ships. The directive aim is to increase marine safety and reduce the risk of marine pollution. Directive 2014/90/EU stipulates that marine equipment to be installed on new or existing ships shall be approved to, and bear the MED mark of conformity, the “Wheel Mark”.
Existing products under Mod. B or D require a detailed assessment, but we can credit existing test reports when:
ABS, through its Italian subsidiary, ABS Italy Srl, has been involved from the outset in the development of the MED as one of the industry members in the working group meetings at the European Commission in Brussels. ABS is also an active member of the MarED group of Notified Bodies that develop and implement the MED. Further information about MarED can be obtained from their website at www.mared.org.
Designation of ABS as a NB is under Italian D.P.R. 239/2017 and Italian Coast Guard Decree 1338/2019 as implementing Directive 2014/90/EU of the European Parliament and the council of July 23, 2014, on the Marine Equipment and repealing council Directive 96/98/EC as amended.
ABS is designated for the purposes of the approval and conformity assessment of marine equipment as detailed in Annex II of Directive 2014/90/EU for the following types of marine equipment:
EU MED Application
Brochure: Type Approval
Type Approval Product Design Assessment
Type Approval Product Design Assessment: Duplicate Request
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