Andorra is sailing towards the end of legal restrictions in the nautical sector
From 1 July people of Andorran nationality and residents of the country with a nautical card issued in Andorra can crew vessels that are not registered in the Principality, whether private or hired. Through a decree-law, the Government has ended the obligation of crewing exclusively vessels with registration under the Andorran flag.
The news has been very well received among the crews of maritime embarkations who had found their nautical movements limited. Previously, they could not hire vessels or drive those belonging to third parties unless they were registered in Andorra, even although holding a licence for that type of embarkation. Until this July, every boat crewed with a permit issued in Andorra had to register first in the Principality, a costly process and not very quick.
In spite of the advantage resulting from the change in the law regulating the sector, there are still other restrictions, such as the prohibition for a vessel registered under the Andorran flag to be in international waters for eight months continuously.
If you are interested in the nautical world and you have more questions on the law in this respect or you want to process documentation for submission to the relevant institutions or bodies, Integral Serveis 21 offers you the necessary support.