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Search and rescue co-operation plans international indexSearch and rescue co-operation plans international index
Added: 17 May 2019
All passenger ships must carry plans for co-operation with search and rescue (SAR) services.

Copies of the plans are held by all relevant SAR services. For passenger ships which trade through many SAR regions copies are held by a SAR data provider.

The international SAR co-operation plans index enables users to identify the SAR data provider for each ship’s plan.

Note that only ships which trade internationally are listed here. For details of ships trading only in the UK SAR region, contact any UK coastguard centre, or refer to MSN 1878.

Ships are listed alphabetically by name with the following details:
- the ship’s radio callsign
- the maritime mobile service identity
- the name of the company operating the ship (as defined in SOLAS regulation IX/1)
- the name and 24-hour contact telephone number of the SAR data provider holding the ship’s SAR co-operation plan

To submit additions or amendments to the Index contact:
International SARCP Index
National maritime operations centre (NMOC)
HM Coastguard
Unit 12
Kites Croft Business Park
Fareham
Hampshire
PO14 4LW
UK
Tel : 02392 556000 Email: sarcp@hmcg.gov.uk

Entries should be made for all passenger ships using the SAR data provider system in accordance with the guidelines, i.e. ships which trade through many SAR regions. Entries for other passenger ships trading internationally will also be accepted.

Entries should include:
ship’s name
callsign
MMSI
company identity
SAR data provider identity
SAR data provider’s 24-hour contact telephone number.

SAR data providers are also requested to ensure that the index is kept up-to-date by checking it at intervals and submitting any amendments required.

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Movement of abnormal loads by waterMovement of abnormal loads by water
Added: 09 May 2019
The Dept for Transport has issued guidance on when to move an abnormal load by water and when it is allowed for it to be moved by road.

To view the guidance, follow the link below

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UK and international sea passenger statisticsUK and international sea passenger statistics
Added: 09 May 2019
Statistical data on UK international and domestic sea passengers, produced by Department for Transport.

Follow link to full report
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MAIB Current InvestigationsMAIB Current Investigations
Added: 02 May 2019
To see Marine accidents and incidents under investigation by MAIB - giving name of vessel, date, description and status of investigation - follow external link below.
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Steady results for 2018 puts Milford Haven in strong positionSteady results for 2018 puts Milford Haven in strong position
Added: 01 May 2019
The Port of Milford Haven has published its Annual Report for 2018 highlighting a steady year’s trading. Lower earnings from cargo on the Waterway, offset by diversified earnings on land have kept the Port of Milford Haven in good shape.

In its 60th year since its creation by an Act of Parliament in 1958, turnover dropped from £22.4m to £22.1m, and the business recorded a slight loss after tax of £1m, primarily due to exceptional property revaluations and pension service costs. However, the business generated significant cash flow, retained robust reserves and continued at a measured pace with its landside diversification plans, particularly in the creation of a vibrant visitor destination at Milford Waterfront.

The Port’s strategy to develop long term and sustainable income streams also saw it progress with plans to make Pembroke Port a leading centre for marine renewable energy and engineering businesses.

In his introduction to the Annual Report, the Port’s Chair, Chris Martin stated that the 60th Anniversary brought opportunity to reflect on a decade of significant change on the Waterway, which, with the arrival of LNG and continued investment by Valero in its refining and handling capabilities, has reaffirmed the Port’s status as part of the UK’s critical infrastructure.

“Following a decade of investment, combined with our own focus on creating facilities that are attractive to the emergent marine energy industries, the Milford Haven Waterway remains a powerful economic hub. As the next decade beckons, we are not standing still and will invest to deliver long-term stable growth,” wrote Chris.

Interim CEO Andy Jones stated that this business stability, allowing the Port to invest in infrastructure, comes at a time when the nation is recognising how vital ports are to the UK economy.

“95% of the UK trade is transported by sea. Yet it’s done with such efficiency that it has taken Brexit for the port sector’s fundamental value to be recognised,” wrote Andy. “We need continued investment in port infrastructure to make the most of trade opportunities. We also see a strong case for port environments to expand and act as catalyst locations for the growth of key UK industries,” he continued.

To view online, please follow external link below https://www.mhpa.co.uk/annual-report-2018/
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MCA Approved DoctorsMCA Approved Doctors
Added: 01 May 2019
An updated list for anyone who needs an ENG1 medical fitness certificate, and to find a Maritime and Coastguard Agency (MCA) approved doctor in the UK.

To view list, follow external link below.


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Port backs wellbeing support for international seafarersPort backs wellbeing support for international seafarers
Added: 01 May 2019
The Port of Milford Haven is continuing its support for the Apostleship of the Sea this year with financial backing to help the organisation provide support for seafarers visiting Pembrokeshire.

The Apostleship of the Sea provides practical and pastoral care to all seafarers, regardless of nationality, belief or race. The Port Chaplains and Volunteer Ship Visitors welcome seafarers and offer welfare services and advice, as well as practical help, care and friendship.

It is part of an international network known to the maritime world as Stella Maris, and works in more than 300 ports around the world.

In 2018, the Port Chaplains and Volunteers at the Apostleship of the Sea carried out 697 ship visits within the Port of Milford Haven, reaching around 15,000 seafarers. They also provided transport for crews of 359 vessels from their jetty to town and the main port offices.

Father Paul Osunyikanmi, Apostleship of the Sea Chaplain for the Port of Milford Haven and Pembroke Port, commented: “The Port of Milford Haven’s support over the years has helped us deliver a reliable service to visiting seafarers. Seafarers can sometimes be over looked and undervalued so their welfare, especially whilst away from home for so long, is very important. We are grateful that the Port recognises this importance, and is supportive of our efforts.”

Anna Malloy, Stakeholder Engagement and Communications Manager at the Port of Milford Haven, added: “Wellbeing is an important element of safety, and safety is at the heart of everything we do at the Port. That is why we value the work of the Apostleship of the Sea and other organisations seeking to enhance seafarers’ welfare. As the UK’s largest energy port, we welcome seafarers from all over the globe who travel on some of the world’s largest ships to bring in vital energy supplies. Many of these men and women have limited access to communication and transport once off the ship. The Apostleship of the Sea offers a comprehensive service that deploys Port Chaplains and Ship Visitors to focus on the needs that are greatest for seafarers visiting the Port.”

Photo caption: Anna Malloy, Stakeholder Engagement and Communications Manager with Father Paul Osunyikanmi, Apostleship of the Sea Chaplain for the Port of Milford Haven and Pembroke Port.
 
MAIB Report 5/2019: Laura Jane capsizeMAIB Report 5/2019: Laura Jane capsize
Added: 25 Apr 2019
MAIB Report on the capsize of the singled-handed fishing vessel Laura Jane off Plymouth Sound on 7 May 2018, with the loss of one life.

The report contains details of what happened, the subsequent actions taken and recommendation made.

A safety flyer to the fishing industry summarising the accident and detailing the safety lessons learned, has also been produced.

Follow link to full report

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Watersports participation on the rise Watersports participation on the rise
Added: 23 Apr 2019
According to the annual watersports participation survey released this week, as a nation, the UK is increasingly enjoying more water sports.

Follow link below to full report.

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MCA release 2018 PMSC Heath Check TrendsMCA release 2018 PMSC Heath Check Trends
Added: 15 Apr 2019
We are grateful to Commercial Members ABPmer for bringing the following news item to our attention.

The annual Port Marine Safety Code Health Check Trends review has recently been released by the Maritime & Coastguard Agency (MCA), highlighting improvements, best practice and ongoing issues identified from seven visits made in 2018 to three private ports, two municipal ports, one Trust port and a Duchy port.

Ongoing issues of concern were noted in the following areas:

- Duty Holder awareness and training

- Designated Person appointments

- Missing or incomplete risk assessments

- Marine Safety Management System (MSMS) awareness and updates

- Duties and powers

- Consultations

To view the full report visit the External Website linked below
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MAIB Report 4/2019: Collision between ro-ro passenger ferry Red Falcon and motor cruiser Phoenix MAIB Report 4/2019: Collision between ro-ro passenger ferry Red Falcon and motor cruiser Phoenix
Added: 28 Mar 2019
Collision between ro-ro passenger ferry Red Falcon and motor cruiser Phoenix
Location: Thorn Channel, Southampton, England.

MAIB Report 4/2019

Investigation report into marine accident including what happened, safety lessons learned and actions taken.

To view full report, follow external link below.


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 Consultation on the results of the review of standards for older UK passenger ships
Added: 25 Mar 2019
Consultation on the results of the review of standards for older UK passenger ships.

This consultation concerns proposed revised technical requirements and associated impact assessment.
This consultation ran from
10am on 6 November 2018 to 11:45pm on 29 January 2019
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