Definition: Seagoing vessel
Vessels other than those which navigate exclusively in inland waters or in waters within, or closely adjacent to, sheltered waters or areas where port regulations apply.
This Directive shall not apply to fish-catching vessels, fish-processing vessels, vessels for drilling and exploration, tugs, pusher craft, research and survey vessels, dredgers, naval vessels or vessels used solely for non-commercial purposes (Source: European Union, Directive 2009/42/EC).
Floating marine structure with one or more surface displacement hulls.
Note: Hydrofoil, air cushion vehicles (hovercraft), catamarans (high speed craft), oil rigs, light vessels and seagoing barges are included. Vessels under repair are included. Vessels, which navigate exclusively in inland waterways or in waters within, or closely adjacent to, sheltered waters or areas where port regulations apply, are excluded (Source: Glossary For Transport Statistics).
European Union, Directive 2009/42/EC of the European Parliament and of the Council of 6 May 2009 on statistical returns in respect of carriage of goods and passengers by sea (Recast)