Jump to: navigation, search

The Water Traffic Act, 1996 (Finland)


The Water Traffic Act 463/ 1996, Chapter 2, Section 5

General provisions concerning those who use water areas for passage Anyone who uses a waterborne vehicle for passage through a water area shall take the care and precautions required by the conditions and act so as not to hinder or disturb others using the water area for passage or cause, without a compelling reason, danger or harm to others or danger or notable or unnecessary harm or disturbance to wildlife, the overall environment, fishing, general recreational use of the environment or to other common good or private interest.

The operator of a waterborne vessel shall observe water traffic regulations and the rules, prohibitions and restrictions indicated by water traffic signs and light signals.

Source link

Full reference
Vesiliikennelaki 463/1996, 2 Luku, 5 §

Related to

Everymans' rights (Finland)

Year 1996
Policy area
Affected activity
Affected actors
Subject Access
Promoter/initiator Public
Zone North East Europe
Countries Finland
Regions (NUTS 2) North Karelia
Focus on NWFP
Document category Law
Instrument type Regulatory
Legal status Binding
Geographical scope National
More information about properties