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Linguistic versions (ADN, Instructions in writing)

European Agreement concerning the International Carriage of Dangerous Goods by Inland Waterways

Linguistic versions of ADN and Instructions in writing

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Instructions in writing

As an aid during an accident emergency situation that may occur or arise during carriage, instructions in writing in the form specified in shall be carried in the wheelhouse and shall be readily available.

These instructions shall be provided by the carrier to the master in the language(s) that the master and the expert can read and understand before loading. The master shall ensure that each member of the crew concerned understands and is capable of carrying out the instructions properly.

Before loading, the members of the crew shall inform themselves of the dangerous goods to be loaded and consult the instructions in writing for details on actions to be taken in the event of an accident or emergency.

The instructions in writing shall correspond to the following four-page model as regards its form and contents.

Contracting Parties shall provide the UNECE secretariat with the official translation of the instructions in writing in their national language(s), in accordance with this section. The UNECE secretariat shall make the national versions of the instructions in writing that it has received available to all Contracting Parties.

Instructions in writing
Applicable as from 1 January 2023   (No changes from the 2021 version)
French PDF UNECE Version (Source: ECE/TRANS/325)
English PDF UNECE Version (Source: ECE/TRANS/325)
Russian PDF UNECE Version (Source: ECE/TRANS/325)
Applicable as from 1 January 2021
French PDF UNECE Version (Source: ECE/TRANS/301)
English PDF UNECE Version (Source: ECE/TRANS/301)
Russian PDF UNECE Version (Source: ECE/TRANS/301)
German PDF (Source: CCNR, received on 19.05.2021)
Dutch PDF (Source: Government of the Netherlands, received on 30.05.2021)
Applicable as from 1 January 2017
French PDF UNECE Version (Source: ECE/TRANS/258)
English PDF UNECE Version (Source: ECE/TRANS/258)
Russian PDF UNECE Version (Source: ECE/TRANS/258)
Slovak PDF (Source: Government of Slovakia, received on 16.01.2017)
German PDF (Source: CCNR, received on 16.01.2017)
Dutch PDF (Source: Government of the Netherlands, received on 26.01.2017)
Hungarian PDF (Source: Government of Hungary, received on 22.06.2017)
Romanian PDF (Source: Government of Romania, received on 10.10.2017)
Czech PDF (Source: Government of the Czech Republic, received on 19.10.2018)