Sweden: Discharge of sewage from pleasure crafts will be prohibited in 2015

From 1st April 2015, it will be prohibited to discharge black water into the waters around Sweden. This regulation will apply to all vessels irrespective of their flag state.

Published 9 years ago, updated 6 years ago

This notice has been issued by the Swedish Transport Agency (Transportstyrelsen).

In April 2015 regulations against discharge of sewage from pleasure crafts in Sweden will come into force. The regulation applies to all pleasure crafts, regardless of flag, throughout Sweden’s territorial waters.


Sweden has one of the world’s largest archipelagoes as well as many lakes and canals – ideal conditions for recreational boating, in other words. Swedes love boats and boating is one of the most popular pastimes in Sweden.

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