New regulations necessary for marina development
“It is important to us that the general public be acquainted with the life of our marinas because everything that happens in them happens in one small place, as in life, and the introduction of legal rules of the ‘game’ will help all of us, including the state, to finally dedicate ourselves to business”, Said the president of the Croatian Marine Association HGK Sean Lisjak at an international conference organized by the Adriatic Institute of the Croatian Academy of Sciences and Arts, which marked the completion of the scientific project Development of a modern legal and insurance regime for Croatian marinas: improving competitiveness, safety, security and marine environment (DELICROMAR). “Such conferences should be held at least once a year because this is a very complex area not only in Croatia but also in Europe. The Academy is always open to any form of cooperation, both nationally and internationally. It is important to bring our legal system to the level it should be”, Said the Vice President of the Croatian Academy of Sciences and Arts and the President of the Scientific Council Jakša Barbić. The project explored and examined the legal framework for the establishment, management and operation of nautical tourism ports in Croatia. The research also included a comparative legal analysis of all sources of law in Croatia and other maritime countries, as well as the usual business conditions of marinas in Europe. Solutions have been proposed to improve the legal framework for marinas including contract models and general insurance conditions. All this was done in order to consolidate the relevant regulations and clarify dubious legal issues, as well as to harmonize court and business practice.Assistant Minister of the Sea, Transport and Infrastructure, Captain Siniša Orlić, pointed out three laws that the relevant ministry sent to the Parliament, and they are amendments to the Law on Harbor Master’s Offices, the new Law on Maritime Property and Seaports and amendments to the Maritime Code. wants to raise the competitiveness of the maritime economy, the digitalisation of the maritime judiciary, the level of maritime safety and protection, and the effective management of maritime assets.