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Guidance: MIN 669 (M+F) Reporting Emissions Data into the UK MRV Regime

Guidance: MIN 669 (M+F) Reporting Emissions Data into the UK MRV Regime

This notice provides information from the Department of Transport about preparations to be made by ship operators and verifiers in order to comply with the emissions data reporting required under the legislation underpinning the UK MRV regime.

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Guidance: MIN 669 (M+F) Reporting Emissions Data into the UK MRV Regime

Guidance: MIN 669 (M+F) Reporting Emissions Data into the UK MRV Regime

This notice provides information from the Department of Transport about preparations to be made by ship operators and verifiers in order to comply with the emissions data reporting required under the legislation underpinning the UK MRV regime.

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Guidance: MCA approved doctors UK based

Guidance: MCA approved doctors UK based

A list of doctors in the UK who can carry out ENG 1 medicals.

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Guidance: Approved service stations for life rafts, boats and life jackets

Guidance: Approved service stations for life rafts, boats and life jackets

Current approved UK service stations for life saving equipment.

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Form: Apply for survey and inspection of ships and fishing vessels

Form: Apply for survey and inspection of ships and fishing vessels

MSF 5100 to submit a request for an MCA survey and inspection.

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Guidance: Recruitment and placement agencies approved by the MCA

Guidance: Recruitment and placement agencies approved by the MCA

A table giving details for MCA approved recruitment and placement agencies.

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Guidance: Inspection of fishing vessels of less than 15m Length Overall

Guidance: Inspection of fishing vessels of less than 15m Length Overall

This guidance provides details on how to book an inspection, how to prepare your vessel and different inspection procedures.

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Guidance: MCA approved doctors UK based

Guidance: MCA approved doctors UK based

A list of doctors in the UK who can carry out ENG 1 medicals.

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Press release: Foreign flagged ships detained in the UK during August 2021

Press release: Foreign flagged ships detained in the UK during August 2021

The Maritime and Coastguard Agency (MCA) announced today that four foreign flagged ships remained under detention in UK ports during August 2021 after failing port state control (PSC) inspection.

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Guidance: MGN 436 Amendment 2 effects of shocks and impacts on small vessels

Guidance: MGN 436 Amendment 2 effects of shocks and impacts on small vessels

Guidance on mitigating, where there is risk of injury, from the effects and impacts of whole body vibration on small vessels.

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Guidance: Registering a fishing vessel

Guidance: Registering a fishing vessel

Steps and requirements on how to register a fishing vessel

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Guidance: Maintenance and modification standards for fishing vessels

Guidance: Maintenance and modification standards for fishing vessels

Codes of Practice detail the regular maintenance requirements of safety equipment and systems to a high standard, as is required to maintain fishing certificates.

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Consultation outcome: Implementation of the international code for ships operating in polar waters (Polar Code)

Consultation outcome: Implementation of the international code for ships operating in polar waters (Polar Code)

This consultation seeks the views of industry on the implementation of the safety related requirements in the Merchant Shipping (Polar Code) (Safety) Regulations 2021.

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Statutory guidance: Domestic Safety Management code: Instructions for surveyors (MSIS29)

Statutory guidance: Domestic Safety Management code: Instructions for surveyors (MSIS29)

Domestic Safety Management code (DSM) (MSIS 29) for the safe operation of ships and for pollution prevention.

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Guidance: United Kingdom National Maritime Strategy for the IMO Instruments Implementation Code

Guidance: United Kingdom National Maritime Strategy for the IMO Instruments Implementation Code

The strategy's vision is to maintain influence and continually enhance global maritime safety and protection of the environment in partnership with the national and international maritime community.

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Guidance: Local fuel oil suppliers register (2021 2022)

Guidance: Local fuel oil suppliers register (2021 2022)

List of contact details for fuel oil suppliers who are registered as compliant with MARPOL annex VI.

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Guidance: MGN 447 Amendment 1 control of noise at work procedure for exemptions

Guidance: MGN 447 Amendment 1 control of noise at work procedure for exemptions

Procedure for obtaining an exemption from requirements of merchant shipping and fishing vessel (control of noise at work) regulations 2007.

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Guidance: MGN 447 Amendment 1 control of noise at work procedure for exemptions

Guidance: MGN 447 Amendment 1 control of noise at work procedure for exemptions

Procedure for obtaining an exemption from requirements of merchant shipping and fishing vessel (control of noise at work) regulations 2007.

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Guidance: MCA approved doctors UK based

Guidance: MCA approved doctors UK based

A list of doctors in the UK who can carry out ENG 1 medicals.

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Guidance: Maritime passenger rights

Guidance: Maritime passenger rights

Responsibilities of the Maritime and Coastguard Agency for the EU maritime passenger rights regulation.

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Guidance: MCA Enforcement unit: prosecutions 2021

Guidance: MCA Enforcement unit: prosecutions 2021

Record of prosecutions resulting from breaches of maritime legislation: court hearings from January 2021.

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Statutory guidance: Survey and inspection of fishing vessels chapter 1 annexes (MSIS 27)

Statutory guidance: Survey and inspection of fishing vessels chapter 1 annexes (MSIS 27)

A collection of the MSIS chapter 1 annexes number 1 to 25

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Statutory guidance: Survey and inspection of fishing vessels chapters 1 to 17 (MSIS 27)

Statutory guidance: Survey and inspection of fishing vessels chapters 1 to 17 (MSIS 27)

Instructions for the guidance of surveyors, which covers the survey of fishing vessels.

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Press release: Small Fishing Vessel Code enters into force

Press release: Small Fishing Vessel Code enters into force

The Maritime & Coastguard Agency Code of Practice for Small Fishing Vessels now includes a requirement for fishing boats to be inspected both in and out of the water every five years.

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Guidance: The Code of Practice for the Safety of Small Fishing Vessels of less than 15m Length Overall

Guidance: The Code of Practice for the Safety of Small Fishing Vessels of less than 15m Length Overall

This page contains The Code of Practice for the Safety of Small Fishing Vessels of less than 15m Length Overall and all associated information to be read alongside it.

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Guidance: MSN 1871 Amendment No. 2 (F) The Code of Practice for the Safety of Small Fishing Vessels of less than 15m Length Overall

Guidance: MSN 1871 Amendment No. 2 (F) The Code of Practice for the Safety of Small Fishing Vessels of less than 15m Length Overall

This Notice provides a Code of Practice for the Safety of Small Fishing Vessels of less than 15m Length Overall, replacing MSN 1871 Amendment No.1 This notice replaces previous Codes and Notices concerning fishing vessels of less than 15m Length overall.

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Guidance: Survey and Inspection of Fishing Vessels Fishing Vessels of 15m Length Overall and Over

Guidance: Survey and Inspection of Fishing Vessels  Fishing Vessels of 15m Length Overall and Over

This guidance provides details on how to book a survey or inspection, how to prepare your vessel and different survey procedures.

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Guidance: Inspection of fishing vessels of less than 15m Length Overall

Guidance: Inspection of fishing vessels of less than 15m Length Overall

This guidance provides details on how to book an inspection, how to prepare your vessel and different inspection procedures.

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Guidance: Survey and Inspection of Fishing Vessels Fishing Vessels of 15m Length Overall and Over

Guidance: Survey and Inspection of Fishing Vessels  Fishing Vessels of 15m Length Overall and Over

This guidance provides details on how to book a survey or inspection, how to prepare your vessel and different survey procedures.

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Guidance: Fishing vessel certifying authorities

Guidance: Fishing vessel certifying authorities

Fishing vessel certifying authorities authorised to conduct new build surveys of fishing vessels of less than 12m registered length and registration surveys of fishing vessels.

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Closed consultation: Consultation on the proposed merchant shipping (radiocommunications) (amendment) regulations 2021

Closed consultation: Consultation on the proposed merchant shipping (radiocommunications) (amendment) regulations 2021

This consultation seeks your views on the draft merchant shipping (radiocommunications) (amendment) regulations 2021, the draft revision of the merchant shipping (radio installations) regulations 1998 and their associated notices.

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Guidance: MIN 658 (M) Food and catering COVID 19 online approved courses

Guidance: MIN 658 (M) Food and catering COVID 19 online approved courses

MCA will recognise online delivered accredited training, if approved by the awarding bodies outlined within MIN 648 (M), due to COVID-19.

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Guidance: UK marine equipment approval database

Guidance: UK marine equipment approval database

The UK marine equipment approval database is a list of marine equipment which has been granted UK conformity assessment.

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Consultation outcome: Implementation of the international code for ships operating in polar waters (Polar Code)

Consultation outcome: Implementation of the international code for ships operating in polar waters (Polar Code)

This consultation seeks the views of industry on the implementation of the safety related requirements in the Merchant Shipping (Polar Code) (Safety) Regulations 2021.

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Guidance: Safety Bulletin 21 Use of emery cloth on metalworking lathes

Guidance: Safety Bulletin 21  Use of emery cloth on metalworking lathes

Alerts industry to specific issues. Normally time sensitive and action may be required.

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Guidance: Declaration of maritime labour compliance part II and guidance

Guidance: Declaration of maritime labour compliance part II and guidance

Outlines the ship owner's procedures to comply with the maritime labour convention, 2006 - MSF 2401

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Report treasure, wreck material or archaeological finds

Report treasure, wreck material or archaeological finds

How to report treasure or wreck - check it's treasure, find out who gets a share of the worth, what happens if a museum wants the treasure

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Guidance: MCA approved training providers (ATP)

Guidance: MCA approved training providers (ATP)

How to find MCA approved training providers for STCW short course and ancillary training.

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Form: How to apply for a Flag State Endorsement

Form: How to apply for a Flag State Endorsement

Complete form MSF 4203, to apply for a UK Flag State Endorsement (FSE).

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Guidance: Safety Bulletin 20: Safety concern over lifting equipment inspections on fishing vessels

Guidance: Safety Bulletin 20: Safety concern over lifting equipment inspections on fishing vessels

Alerts industry to specific issues. Normally time sensitive and action may be required.

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Guidance: Local fuel oil suppliers register (2021 2022)

Guidance: Local fuel oil suppliers register (2021 2022)

List of contact details for fuel oil suppliers who are registered as compliant with MARPOL annex VI.

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Guidance: MIN 554 (M) Amendment 4 Navigation: Vessel Traffic Services V103 and Local Port Services Course Dates 2021 2

Guidance: MIN 554 (M) Amendment 4 Navigation: Vessel Traffic Services V103 and Local Port Services Course Dates 2021 2

Notice to all UK Port and Harbour Authorities and those involved in VTS and Local Port Services Training.

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Guidance: List of authorised persons for radio surveys on UK flagged ships

Guidance: List of authorised persons for radio surveys on UK flagged ships

An international list of people who can carry out radio surveys on behalf of the Maritime Coastguard Agency.

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Guidance: Approved service stations for life rafts, boats and life jackets

Guidance: Approved service stations for life rafts, boats and life jackets

Current approved UK service stations for life saving equipment.

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Statutory guidance: Survey and inspection of fishing vessels chapter 1 annexes (MSIS 27)

Statutory guidance: Survey and inspection of fishing vessels chapter 1 annexes (MSIS 27)

A collection of the MSIS chapter 1 annexes number 1 to 25

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