Maritime Duty Act

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Basic data
Title: Law on the tasks of the federal government in the field of maritime shipping
Short title: Maritime Duty Act
Abbreviation: SeeAufgG
Type: Federal law
Scope: Federal Republic of Germany
Legal matter: Special administrative law , shipping law , maritime law
References : 9510-1
Original version from: May 24, 1965
( Federal Law Gazette II p. 833 )
Entry into force on: July 1, 1965
New announcement from: June 17, 2016
( BGBl. I p. 1489 )
Last change by: Art. 337 Regulation of June 19, 2020
( Federal Law Gazette I p. 1328, 1367 )
Effective date of the
last change:
June 27, 2020
(Art. 361 of June 19, 2020)
Weblink: current version
Please note the note on the applicable legal version.

The Sea Task Act (SeeAufgG) is part of German shipping and maritime law . It regulates the tasks and responsibilities of the individual federal authorities in the field of shipping . The basis for the responsibility of the federal government arises from Art. 74, Paragraph 1, No. 21 ( Competing Legislation ), Art. 87 ( Federal Waterways and Shipping Administration ) and Art. 89 ( Federal Waterways ) of the Basic Law .

The Maritime Tasks Act is the central authorization basis for ordinances and federal administration in the field of shipping.

Contents (excerpt)

Section 1 defines the specific tasks of the federal government in the field of maritime shipping . Here you can find the legal definition of the shipping police .

Section 2 regulates the supervision of the federal government over nautical training as well as its tasks in the issue of certificates of competency for guard duty on board in accordance with the international STCW Convention.

The §§ 3a to 3d are legal basis for necessary measures to respond to threats as part of the tasks of the river police . Among other things, they contain regulations on the possibility of substitute performance .

Section 4 regulates the powers when performing tasks outside the German territorial sea, including enforcement tasks.

Section 5 regulates the tasks of the Federal Maritime and Hydrographic Agency (BSH)

Section 6 regulates the tasks in the field of ship safety .

The §§ 9 to 9c authorized the federal ministry of transport and digital infrastructure to issue statutory instruments , such as the implementation of the 1974 International Convention for the Safety of Life at Sea .

Section 9f regulates the keeping of a central seafarers' competency register at the Federal Maritime and Hydrographic Agency.

The §§ 13 and 14 concern the charges and charges for entering the Kiel channel .

The §§ 16 to 17 regulate cooperation with other states in the prosecution of crimes and offenses . The obligations and powers under international law that are affected hereby arise in particular from the United Nations Convention on the Law of the Sea .

See also

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Individual evidence

  1. The abbreviation SeeAufgG was inserted by Art. 5 No. 1 G of December 16, 1986 ( Federal Law Gazette I pp. 2441, 2442 ) together with the short title. The abbreviation SeeaufgG and the title in the new spelling were introduced with the announcement of July 26, 2002 ( Federal Law Gazette I p. 2876 ). The announcement of January 19, 2016 ( Federal Law Gazette I p. 62 ) again uses the abbreviation in the previously used spelling SeeAufgG.
  2. cf. Twenty-sixth ordinance amending the International Convention for the Safety of Life at Sea of ​​1974 (26th SOLAS Amending Ordinance - 26th SOLAS Amendment Ordinance) of April 15, 2016