Confindustria Nautica, visas of foreign seafarers embarked in Italy towards the ok

“An amendment to the Dl Ukraine, the result of the coordinated work of the Undersecretary of the Interior, Ivan Scalfarotto with the Undersecretary of Foreign Affairs, Benedetto Della Vedova, the President of the Transport Commission of the Chamber, Raffaella Paita, and filed by Senator Mauro Maria Marino, aims to solve the problem of access visas for foreign seafarers who reach their ships parked in Italy. The bureaucratic difficulties that arose in the last semester had in fact pushed part of the international shipping to desert the stop both at the ports and at the shipyards of our country in favor of other European competitors, as reported by Confindustria Nautica, which together with Confitarma, Assarmatori, Federagenti and the Ligurian Genova for Yachting coordinated a discussion table with the institutions. “Confindustria Nautica states this in a note.

“Now that the amendment received the positive opinion of the Finance and Industry Committees of the Senate – comments the president of Confindustria Nautica, Saverio Cecchi – we expect the swift final approval in the interest of the maritime and coastal economies. I am very happy with how the institutions have been able to team up to give us a timely response “.

The question arose from the judgment of the Court of Justice of the European Union of 5 February 2020 relating to the affixing of the exit stamp on the travel documents of seafarers aboard ships moored in EU waters and denied the boarding visa for units that had been stationary for a long time and whose date of departure was not known. However, the principle had also been extended to units in temporary transit or stopping for work and was currently applied in patches.