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Guidance: MGN 505 (M) Amendment 1: Human element guidance   Part 1: Fatigue and fitness

Guidance: MGN 505 (M) Amendment 1: Human element guidance Part 1: Fatigue and fitness

This MIN gives information on statutory duties under UK and international shipping legislation on the causes of fatigue and guidance on fatigue management good practice.

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Corporate report: Second generation UK search and rescue aviation programme (UKSAR2G)

Corporate report: Second generation UK search and rescue aviation programme (UKSAR2G)

The UKSAR2G programme will build on the current UK SAR service to provide a market-led tailored approach to search and rescue in a more cost-efficient and innovative way

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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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Guidance: Weather broadcasts and Maritime safety information: leaflets

Guidance: Weather broadcasts and Maritime safety information: leaflets

UK broadcasts of marine weather forecasts and maritime safety information for all UK seafarers.

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Guidance: MIN 660 (M) Solid Bulk Cargoes   Safe Carriage of Bauxite

Guidance: MIN 660 (M) Solid Bulk Cargoes Safe Carriage of Bauxite

Information on the safe carriage of bauxite and follows on from previous International Maritime Organization and Maritime and Coastguard Agency guidance.

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Guidance: MIN 661 (M) Cruise restart   Vessel inspection guidance

Guidance: MIN 661 (M) Cruise restart Vessel inspection guidance

Expectations for UK Expanded Inspections of Cruise vessels operating out of UK Ports with UK resident passengers on board as the industry resumes operations.

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Guidance: MIN 661 (M) Cruise restart   Vessel inspection guidance

Guidance: MIN 661 (M) Cruise restart Vessel inspection guidance

Expectations for UK Expanded Inspections of Cruise vessels operating out of UK Ports with UK resident passengers on board as the industry resumes operations.

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Consultation outcome: Consultation on the proposed merchant shipping (cargo ship) (bilge alarm) regulations 2021

Consultation outcome: Consultation on the proposed merchant shipping (cargo ship) (bilge alarm) regulations 2021

This consultation seeks the views of industry and stakeholders on proposals to introduce regulations for bilge alarms on cargo ships

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Detailed guide: UK Civil Hydrography Programme (CHP)

Detailed guide: UK Civil Hydrography Programme (CHP)

Information on past, present and future UK CHP survey plans, how to access and share hydrographic and seabed mapping data, and how to collaborate with the MCA

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Detailed guide: UK Civil Hydrography Programme (CHP)

Detailed guide: UK Civil Hydrography Programme (CHP)

Information on past, present and future UK CHP survey plans, how to access and share hydrographic and seabed mapping data, and how to collaborate with the MCA

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Guidance if you are visiting the coast from 29 March

Guidance if you are visiting the coast from 29 March

When visiting the coastline please take care and follow the rules and social distancing guidelines according to the guidance for your area.

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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: Approved service stations for liferafts, boats and life jackets

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

Current approved UK service stations for life saving equipment.

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Guidance: MIN 616 Amendment 5: COVID 19 minimising risk to ship's crew and other maritime sector workers

Guidance: MIN 616 Amendment 5: COVID 19 minimising risk to ship's crew and other maritime sector workers

Guidance for companies and employers regarding management and mitigation of COVID 19 (Coronavirus).

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Guidance: MIN 658 MLC Food and catering COVID 19 online approved courses

Guidance: MIN 658 MLC Food and catering COVID 19 online approved courses

Valid until 31/05/21: 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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Research and analysis: ENG1 and ML5 annual medical reports and summaries

Research and analysis: ENG1 and ML5 annual medical reports and summaries

The annual outcomes of seafarer medical examinations by MCA approved doctors.

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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: 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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Detailed guide: How to revalidate a UK Certificate of Competency

Detailed guide: How to revalidate a UK Certificate of Competency

Information on how to revalidate a UK CoC (and UK GMDSS at the same time).

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Guidance: MGN 297 (M) Carriage Of defibrillators on ships

Guidance: MGN 297 (M) Carriage Of defibrillators on ships

Advice on risk assessment, for operators of UK passenger ferries and high speed passenger craft on the carriage of defibrillators.

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Detailed guide: MLC 2006 titles 1 to 5: regulations, guidance and information

Detailed guide: MLC 2006 titles 1 to 5: regulations, guidance and information

Guidance on the 5 titles of the Maritime Labour Convention (MLC) 2006, and the regulations applying to UK ships under each one.

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Guidance: MIN 600 (M+F) Amendment 1 Ships captains medical guide 23rd edition

Guidance: MIN 600 (M+F) Amendment 1 Ships captains medical guide 23rd edition

How to obtain the manual which gives medical guidance for (non-doctors) working on board a ship. The 23rd edition, is the most up-to-date and complete.

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Guidance: MSN 1905 (M+F) Application of the ships' medical stores regulations 1995

Guidance: MSN 1905 (M+F) Application of the ships' medical stores regulations 1995

This merchant shipping notice sets out the minimum requirements for medical stores for UK ships under the below regulations.

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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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Open consultation: Consultation on draft regulations for the control and management of ships’ ballast water and sediments

Open consultation: Consultation on draft regulations for the control and management of ships’ ballast water and sediments

This consultation seeks your views on the draft merchant shipping (control and management of ships’ ballast water and sediments) regulations 2021 and associated guidance

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Statutory guidance: MGN 652 (M+F) Prevention of infectious disease at sea

Statutory guidance: MGN 652 (M+F) Prevention of infectious disease at sea

Notice to all shipowners, fishing vessel owners, manning agencies, port operators, ship masters, seafarers and fishermen

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Detailed guide: How to apply for a UK Certificate of Competency

Detailed guide: How to apply for a UK Certificate of Competency

Information on how to gain a UK CoC for working Deck and Engineering Officers working on board merchant vessels and yachts.

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Guidance: MSN 1905 (M+F) Application of the ships' medical stores regulations 1995

Guidance: MSN 1905 (M+F) Application of the ships' medical stores regulations 1995

This merchant shipping notice sets out the minimum requirements for medical stores for UK ships under the below regulations.

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Guidance: MIN 659 (M+F) Information on implementation period for MSN 1905 (M+F) ships' medical stores (which replaces MSN 1768 (M+F))

Guidance: MIN 659 (M+F) Information on implementation period for MSN 1905 (M+F) ships' medical stores (which replaces MSN 1768 (M+F))

This marine information note explains the implementation phase in period for MSN 1905 (M+F) ships’ medical stores which has been published in March 2021.

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Corporate report: Second generation UK search and rescue aviation programme (UKSAR2G)

Corporate report: Second generation UK search and rescue aviation programme (UKSAR2G)

The UKSAR2G programme will build on the current UK SAR service to provide a market-led tailored approach to search and rescue in a more cost-efficient and innovative way

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Detailed guide: BML approved training providers (ATP)

Detailed guide: BML approved training providers (ATP)

How to find approved training providers (ATP) for Boat Master Licence (BML) training.

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Corporate report: Second generation UK search and rescue aviation programme (UKSAR2G)

Corporate report: Second generation UK search and rescue aviation programme (UKSAR2G)

The UKSAR2G programme will build on the current UK SAR service to provide a market-led tailored approach to search and rescue in a more cost-efficient and innovative way

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

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

Open 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 588 Controlling risks due to noise and vibration on ships

Guidance: MIN 588 Controlling risks due to noise and vibration on ships

Three codes of practice interpreting merchant shipping regulations 2007, control of vibration at work and control of noise at work.

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Statutory guidance: MGN 642 (M) Safety rules and standards for seagoing domestic passenger ships: 2016 and 2017 amendments

Statutory guidance: MGN 642 (M) Safety rules and standards for seagoing domestic passenger ships: 2016 and 2017 amendments

Guidance on the latest EU safety rules and standards for seagoing domestic passenger ships and High Speed Craft (HSC) operating within the EU, and their implementation under UK law.

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Detailed guide: BML approved training providers (ATP)

Detailed guide: BML approved training providers (ATP)

How to find approved training providers (ATP) for Boat Master Licence (BML) training.

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

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

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

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Detailed guide: MCA approved training providers (ATP)

Detailed guide: MCA approved training providers (ATP)

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