Form: Apply for a safe manning document

Maritime Coastguard Agency

January 11
00:00 2023

Application for a safe manning document (MSF 4227)

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To apply for a Safe Manning Document (SMD) for a Merchant vessel, please complete this application form and email this to including a copy of the SMD held by any sister ships on the UK Ship Register (if applicable).

  • for a large yacht SMD, please apply using form MSF 4208 instead
  • for a fishing SMD, please apply using form MSF 3902 instead
  • for a workboat/HSOSC SMD, please apply using form MSF 3914 instead
Published 17 April 2014
Last updated 11 January 2023 +show all updates
  1. Minor form update - M notice links updated

  2. Form updated to include Operating Company field; editable format

  3. New form published

  4. Updated title and summary

  5. First published.

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