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Fishing vessels [1]

If the Belgian policy with regard to the muster roll (possibly automated) would be adopted in the Netherlands, more accidents could be prevented.
The digital system in Belgium operates as follows:
The Belgian government digitally links any diplomas and certificates required in sea fishery, to the fisher in question who has attained the diploma or certificate. The skipper adds the names of his crew members to the group list, and submits this list digitally. The appropriate documents are also required to be kept on board. If the documents are incorrect or any persons on the list are missing on board, mustering is not allowed and/or the vessel may not leave the harbour. Last but not least, the Belgian government actively monitors compliance with these rules.