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MIN 687 Changes to how individuals can dispose of marine flares

This Marine Information Note highlights how from 31 December 2022 HM Coastguard will stop offering a voluntary, public-facing flare disposal service to private individuals who have personal flares to dispose of. From that date, private individuals will need to use a third-party disposal service to dispose of their personal flares. This note offers guidance to […]

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New interim Chief Executive of Maritime and Coastguard Agency announced

Damien Oliver has been appointed as the interim Chief Executive of the Maritime and Coastguard Agency (MCA). Damien will begin his new role on Monday 17 October, which follows the current MCA Chief Executive Brian Johnson’s retirement. Chairman and board member Christopher Rodrigues said: Damien has had a number of high-profile roles within the MCA […]

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Conditions for harbour access and seafarers’ pay-rates: scope and compliance – Consultation outcome

Consultation summary – Proposes new legislation on wage protection for seafarers working on ships that regularly visit UK ports. https://assets.publishing.service.gov.uk/government/uploads/system/uploads/attachment_data/file/1088162/seafarers-wages-consultation-gov-response.pdf Consultation description We are seeking views on proposed new legislation on seafarers’ wage protection. This protection would be achieved by introducing conditions for access to UK ports. The legislation would mean that seafarers would be […]

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MAIB Annual Report 2021

Please find attched below the MAIB Annual report for 2021. As well as a report for 2021 from the Chief Inspector of Marine Accidents, this document includes: an overview of accidents reported a summary of investigations started details of investigation reports published responses to recommendations issued marine accident statistics MAIB 2021 Report […]

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Seafarer minimum wage laws set sail

Government introducing pay protection reforms so that seafarers regularly entering UK ports are paid at least the equivalent of the UK national minimum wage. ferries regularly sailing in and out of UK ports to pay an equivalent to UK national minimum wage UK leads global agenda to secure minimum wage corridors with key European countries […]

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‘Seadogz’ – MAIB Interim Report

‘Seadogz’ – MAIB Interim Report The Maritime and Coastguard Agency (MCA) has been requested by the Marine Accident Investigation Branch (MAIB) to promulgate the Interim Report on the investigation of the collision between the high speed passenger craft ‘Seadogz’ and a navigation buoy resulting in one fatality in Southampton Water on 22 August 2020 and […]

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Consultation outcome report on the marine guidance note on electric vehicles onboard passenger roll-on/ roll-off (ro-ro) ferries

Consultation Outcome Report Summary of consultee comments and government responses to them. 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 on the draft Marine Guidance Note MGN 653(M) Electric Vehicles Onboard Passenger Ro-Ro Ferries, which ran from 25 October […]

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Disposing of unwanted marine flares

Flares and the law It is an offence to: fire flares on land or in a harbour fire flares at sea for testing, practice or as fireworks dump pyrotechnics at sea leave flares to be discovered Damaged or out of date flares should never be used. They should be disposed of safely as soon as […]

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MAIB – Rib Tickler and personal watercraft report published

Collision between a rigid inflatable boat and a personal watercraft in the Menai Strait, Wales with loss of 1 life. MAIB accident investigation report into the fatal collision at high speed between the rigid inflatable boat Rib Tickler and a personal watercraft on 8 August 2020, is now published. 2022-3-RibTickler_Report-incAnnex Andrew Moll, Chief Inspector of […]

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Use of maritime shore power in the UK: call for evidence

Summary Call for evidence gathering information on the costs, benefits, vessel emissions and options for increasing the use of shore power in the UK. This consultation closes at 11:45pm on 25 April 2022 Consultation description This call for evidence invites views on different aspects of supporting the deployment of shore power and the provision of […]

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