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MGN 691 (M) Navigation and radar training requirements for workboat code 3

Notice to all Shipowners, Operators, Masters, Crew, and UK Certifying Authorities of Small Commercial Vessels including Workboats and Pilot Boats. This MGN details new requirements for navigation and radar training for masters and crew working on workboats and/or pilot boats certificated under Workboat Code Edition 3. https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/mgn-691-m-navigation-and-radar-training-requirements-for-workboat-code-3/mgn-691-m-new-training-requirements-for-use-of-electronic-chart-systems-and-radar-on-uk-registered-workboats-and-pilot-boats […]

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Code of Safe Working Practices for Seafarers (COSWP) – New 2024 Edition

Dear MCA Stakeholder, Please click here to find a press release covering the new edition of the Code of Safe Working Practices for Seafarers (COSWP) released today, 28th March. You will find the new edition quite different to previous editions, as we’ve undertaken a substantial project to make it easier to use. Features include Colour […]

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Medical Exemption – Existing Fishers on Vessels of 10 Metres and Under

Section 1: Introduction 1.1 The Maritime and Coastguard Agency (MCA), an executive agency of the Department for Transport (DfT), carried out a public consultation from 16 January 2024 to 27 February 2024 on Medical Exemption – Existing Fishers on Vessels of 10 Metres and Under. 1.2 The consultation proposed an exemption that would exercise existing […]

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MGN 563 (M+F) Amendment to Port waste reception facilities and management planning

Guidance on the implementation of Port Waste Reception Facilities for ships and harbours/ports/terminals. The purpose of revising this MGN is to reference new methods of payment for Port Waste Exemption applications. https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/mgn-563-mf-amendment-2-port-waste-reception-facilities-and-management-planning/mgn-563-mf-amendment-2-guidance-on-the-merchant-shipping-and-fishing-vessels-port-waste-reception-facilities-regulations-2003-and-amendments Details Notice to all UK Shipowners, Masters and Officers of Merchant Ships, Skippers of Fishing Vessels and Ports and Terminals that undertake Port […]

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MAIB – Current Investigations

Marine accidents and incidents currently under investigation by MAIB, giving name of vessel, date, description and status of investigation. Marine Accident Investigation Branch: current investigations […]

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MAIB Safety Digest 02/23

The Marine Accident and Investigation Branch has published its second safety digest for 2023. The digest primarily focused on shipping and marine operation and includes safety lessons from a selection of marine accidents involving vessels from the merchant, fishing and recreational sectors. Port marine teams might want to note and share some of the learnings. The digest is […]

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MAIB Rib Ride Injuries Safety Bulletin

The MAIB has today published its Safety Bulletin on the serious passenger injury on board a sea safari rigid inflatable boat, urging owners and operators of small commercial passenger vessels to review their operations and procedures in line with current safety guidance. We would be grateful if you could please share the attached Safety Bulletin […]

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MAIB – Moritz Schulte report published

Engine room fire on a LPG/ethylene carrier in Antwerp, Belgium with loss of one life. Today, we have published our accident investigation report into the fatal engine room fire on board Moritz Schulte on 4 August 2020. A newly promoted third engineer was recovered after repeated searches of the engine room but was declared deceased […]

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VTS – MGN 434 A2 & MIN 692

The MCA have announced that MGN 434 amendment 2 and MIN 692 are now available on the gov.uk website, the copied the links are available below. https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/mgn-434-mf-amendment-2-navigation-vessel-traffic-services-vts-training-and-certification-of-vts-personnel https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/min-692-mf-navigation-vessel-traffic-services-vts-accreditation-of-prior-learning With the naming changes of certificates, there will be a grace period of 3 months in which certificates with the previous names will still be accepted. […]

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MMO Engagement – Have your say on marine plans in your area

The Marine Management Organisation’s (MMO) Marine Planning team would like your support in collecting data to inform the monitoring and reporting of England’s marine plans. Surveys are one way we can understand the use and impact of marine plans. Information you share is used to support three-yearly reports to Parliament on the progress of marine […]

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