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 Approved service stations for liferafts, boats and life jackets
Added: 08 Oct 2019
Please find attached the Current approved UK service stations for life saving equipment.
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 MGN 619 LOLER and PUWER regulations 2006
Added: 08 Oct 2019
Please note the amended MGN 619 providing Information on the application of the MS and FV (lifting operations and lifting equipment) and (provision and use of work equipment) regulations 2006.
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Training for USV Multi beam Survey - CornwallTraining for USV Multi beam Survey - Cornwall
Added: 03 Oct 2019
People from across the globe have been gathering in Cornwall this week for a world-first in the marine industry.

Swathe Services, a hydrographic survey support company in Hayle, has been running the world’s first ‘Multi-Beam Echo-Sounder’ training course using a remotely operated unmanned surface vessel or USV.

The intensive five-day training course has people attending from as far afield as Norway, France, Slovenia and the USA.
As part of the training, the delegates have been mapping Hayle Harbour using a USV fitted with multi-beam echo-sounder technology.

The USV is then remotely operated from Swathe Services offices nearby using dedicated survey data acquisition software.
MD, James Williams, said: “We are proud to be offering a world first right here in Hayle Harbour. The future of conducting hydrographic surveys is changing, and we are meeting those changes by offering training using the latest autonomous vessels and innovative technology.”
 
 MIN 554 (M) Amendment 2 VTS V103 and local port services course dates 2019 – 2020
Added: 28 Sep 2019
The MIN 554 Notice sets out dates for the IALA V103 and Local Port Services (LPS) courses programmed for UK Port and Harbour Authorities at MCA accredited training organisations between August 2019 and July 2020.

This notice replaces MIN 554 Amendment 1.
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 Ports across England given £10 million to prepare for Brexit
Added: 27 Sep 2019
Ports across England given £10 million to prepare for Brexit.

Sixteen ports across England will receive a share of a multimillion-pound funding pot to help their preparations for Brexit on 31 October, Transport Secretary Grant Shapps announced today (26 September 2019).

The Department for Transport (DfT) is revealing the successful bidders of the £10 million Port Infrastructure Resilience and Connectivity (PIRC) competition, which offers ports up to £1 million each to deliver important infrastructure upgrades.

This could include creating more space for HGV parking and container storage as well as improving access for vehicles to help keep traffic and trade flowing smoothly across the border.

The fund comes as part of a £30 million government scheme, announced last month, to bolster ports across England and ensure they continue to operate efficiently post-Brexit.

Transport Secretary Grant Shapps said:
Our world-leading maritime ports are fundamental not only to our success as a global trading nation but also to people’s everyday lives, bringing vital goods into the country.
This timely investment will support ports across the country in their work to boost capacity and efficiency, ensuring they’re ready for Brexit and a successful future.

Alongside the £10 million PIRC fund, the DfT has provided £5 million to Local Resilience Forums (LRF) – partnerships made up of representatives from local public services, including the emergency services - in areas with key freight ports to help them build infrastructure improvements and ensure traffic continues to flow smoothly.

A further £15 million will go towards the development of longer-term projects to boost road and rail links to ports and ensure more freight can get where it needs to be faster.
This includes a proposal to enhance the Trans-Pennine gauge, allowing for the transportation of freight using multiple types of transport, which will connect East Coast ports with key markets in Greater Manchester and the wider North West.
Also included is development work for upgrading road access to Dover, Felixstowe and Southampton ports.
The £30 million funding comes as part of a £2.1 billion government investment to step-up the UK’s preparations for leaving the EU.

Full list of successful bidders for the PIRC competition divided by region
East Anglia
Felixstowe
Harwich
South Coast
Southampton
Portsmouth International
Plymouth
Poole
Newhaven
North East
Immingham
Hull
Teesport
North West
Heysham
Liverpool
West
Bristol
South East
Sheerness
London Gateway
Dover
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Double celebration for the United Kingdom Harbour Masters’ AssociationDouble celebration for the United Kingdom Harbour Masters’ Association
Added: 20 Sep 2019
Yesterday at Poole Harbour Commissioners’ office, Bryn Phillips, Harbour Master at Padstow successfully passed his oral examination to be awarded his Harbour Master’s Certificate in front of examiners Capt. Brian Murphy and Capt. Mike Johnson.

We are also pleased to announce the ground-breaking news that the United Kingdom Harbour Master’s Certificate, managed by Liverpool John Moores University, passed the rigorous audit by the Maritime and Coastguard Agency to become the first certificate to receive their recognition.

We would like to thank Helen Guest and Jonathan Warren from Liverpool John Moores University for all the work they have done during the audit process and certainly not forgetting our recently retired Executive Officer Peter Moth.

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 CHIRP - Maritime Safety Feedback issue 56
Added: 02 Sep 2019
CHIRP Maritime is pleased to announce the latest edition of Maritime Feedback 56.
This edition includes reports on:

Fatigue and Hours of Rest

Positive engagement with DPA’s

MARPOL violations

Working at height

COLREG issues

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 Government pledges £30 million to bolster ports for Brexit
Added: 02 Sep 2019
The Government has announced that funding will be available to ensure that trade continues to flow smoothly at UK ports after 31 October 2019.

The country’s ports will continue to thrive after Brexit thanks to £30 million of investment from the government, Transport Secretary Grant Shapps announced today (30 August 2019).

The Department for Transport is today calling on ports across England to bid for a share of £10 million, as part of the Port Infrastructure Resilience and Connectivity (PIRC) competition, to help deliver upgrades which will enhance capacity and maintain trade flow.
On top of this, the government is providing £5 million to 4 key Local Resilience Forums (LRFs) - made up of emergency responders, councils and other public services - in areas with key freight ports. This will help them build infrastructure improvements to minimise any potential traffic disruption at the border.
A further £15 million will go towards longer-term projects to boost road and rail links to ports and ensure more freight can get where it needs to be faster.
Transport Secretary Grant Shapps said:
We are leaving the EU on 31 October and we will be prepared whatever the circumstances.
As the UK continues to develop as an outward-facing global trading nation ready for a post-Brexit world, the resilience of our trading hubs is more critical than ever before.
This £30 million investment supports our ports in their work to boost capacity and efficiency, ensuring they’re ready for Brexit and a successful future.
The funding comes as part of the government’s £2.1 billion investment to step-up the country’s preparations for leaving the EU.
The PIRC competition will be open until 6 September, after which successful bidders will be given up to £1 million each to deliver infrastructure improvements.
For example, this may include providing more HGV parking and container storage space or developing traffic systems to ensure the free flow of cars and lorries.
The £5 million for key LRFs is targeted specifically at delivering infrastructure improvements to manage road traffic around maritime ports with important trade routes with the EU.
It comes a week after the Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government announced a separate £9 million scheme for local councils and LRFs to support their overall planning for Brexit in local areas and major air, land or sea ports.

This funding could include supporting the hiring of additional staff or implementing regional communications campaigns.
The Department for Transport continues to prepare for all circumstances after 31 October and has been implementing a multi-channel information campaign to ensure hauliers have the documents they need to carry goods into the EU.
 

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