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Accepted at the forty ninth plenary session of Inter-parliamentary Assembly of the State Parties of the CIS
(The resolution of April 19, 2019 No. 49-12)

THE MODEL CODE OF THE INLAND WATER TRANSPORT FOR THE STATE PARTIES OF THE CIS

Chapter I. General provisions

Article 1. The relations regulated by this Code

1. This Code governs the relations arising between the organizations of inland water transport of the State Parties of the CIS, consignors, consignees, passengers and other physical and (or) legal entities when implementing navigation on inland waterways of the State Parties of the CIS and determines their rights, obligations and responsibility.

2. Provisions of this Code extend on:

inland waterways of the State Parties of the CIS and navigable hydraulic engineering constructions located on them, moorings;

the ports located on inland waterways of the State Parties of the CIS;

vessels and floating objects, held for use for the purpose of navigation on inland waterways of the State Parties of the CIS.

3. Provisions of this Code, except as specified directly provided in it, do not extend to warships, the boundary ships, military auxiliary vessels, and also the vessels used for the purpose of transport servicing and (or) safety of objects of the state protection. Conditions of navigation of the specified vessels on inland waterways of the State Parties of the CIS are determined by resolutions of the governments of the State Parties of the CIS.

4. On sites of inland waterways of the State Parties of the CIS on which navigation and hydrographic conditions of ensuring navigation of vessels and safety of navigation, including holding rescue operations, conform to requirements of merchant shipping the relations arising from safety of navigation of vessels under the terms of merchant shipping are regulated by the Maritime Code, and the relations arising from the transportation agreement - this Code.

Article 2. The legislation in the field of inland water transport of the State Parties of the CIS

The legislation in the field of inland water transport of the State Parties of the CIS consists of constitutions of the states, of this Code, civil and administrative codes of the states, other state laws, regulations of the government, regulatory legal acts of executive bodies.

Article 3. Basic concepts

For the purpose of of this Code the following basic concepts are used:

administration of the pool of inland waterways - the organization created in the form of state budgetary institution and performing the content of inland waterways, the state port control and other functions determined according to this Code in the pool of inland waterways;

the port water area - the isolated site of inland waterway used for ensuring activities of port;

baggage - the property which is handed over to carrier by the passenger which the carrier shall deliver in destination and based on the luggage receipt to issue;

the pool of inland waterways - the part of inland waterways isolated and having general climatic, navigation and hydrographic terms of ensuring navigation of vessels and hydroweather conditions;

inland waterways of the State Parties of the CIS (further - inland waterways) - the means of communication of inland water transport determined by the governments of the State Parties of the CIS;

inland water transport of the State Parties of the CIS (further - inland water transport) - one of modes of transport representing production and technological complex with the organizations entering it performing navigation and other activities connected with navigation on inland waterways of the State Parties of the CIS;

inland water transport public - the inland water transport which is carrying out transportations of passengers, loads and baggage based on the public agreement that is according to the address of any person and on the regulated or declared tariffs;

the freight owner - the consignor and (or) the consignee;

the consignor - legal entity or physical person, including the individual entrepreneur which on its own behalf or based on the transportation agreement inland water transport entrust to carrier load for its delivery in destination and issues to the consignee;

the consignee - legal entity or physical person, including the individual entrepreneur authorized on receipt of load based on the transportation agreement by inland water transport or on other legal causes;

loads - the material values accepted by carrier for transportations by inland water transport in destination;

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