The new rules were adopted by the Council in October but allow Member States two years to implement them and a further four years to implement certain aspects of the rules such as electronic data reporting. The key changes concern technical requirements for the building of ships of more than 24 metres, the introduction of digital recording of passengers (with extended deadlines for some aspects) with the requirement to submit the data with 15 minutes of the ships departure, and changes to inspection regimes to lessen the burden on service providers.