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RYA Coastal Atlas update to improve protection of recreational boating

NEWS – RYA Coastal Atlas update to improve protection of recreational boating The Royal Yachting Association (RYA) has commissioned ABPmer to update the digital map of Recreational Boating Intensity held in their online UK Coastal Atlas of Recreational Boating. The RYA Coastal Atlas is a GIS dataset of recreational boating activity around the UK, comprising […]

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Update for our stakeholders from the Marine Management Organisation

An update for our stakeholders from the Marine Management Organisation  10 June 2021  World Ocean Day… in the Marine Super Year  With the focus on the world’s oceans this week, in the middle of the marine ‘super year’, it’s apt to be updating you on how MMO has been playing its part. To fulfil our […]

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MAIB Annual Report 2020

As well as a report for 2020 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 MAIBAnnualReport2020 […]

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Pilot plans for highly protected marine areas launched

The UK has launched plans to increase protections for England’s waters through a pilot scheme to designate marine sites in England as ‘highly protected marine areas’. The selected sites will see a ban on all activities that could have a damaging effect on wildlife or marine habitats. This follows the Benyon Review, which recommended that highly […]

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Menai Strait activities assessment underway to inform management measures

Menai Strait activities assessment underway to inform management measures: Isle of Anglesey County Council has commissioned ABPmer to review maritime activities within the whole Menai Strait (Afon Meni) with increased focus on an area between the Menai Suspension Bridge and Puffin Island (Ynys Seiriol). The Menai Strait is a narrow waterway between the Island of […]

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DfT Maritime and Coastguard Agency business plan 2021 to 2022

The Maritime and Coastguard Agency business plan for 2021 to 2022 has been published. Minister for Maritime Robert Courts MP said: I am proud to announce the publication of the Maritime and Coastguard Agency’s (MCA) business plan for 2021 to 2022. The MCA does vital work to save lives at sea, regulate ship standards and protect the marine […]

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Maritime industry being targeted, says National Crime Agency

The National Crime Agency has issued an alert to the UK maritime industry, warning owners and businesses that organised crime groups may target them to obtain small boats for people smugglers. The alert warns that since global Covid-19 lockdown measures were imposed in March 2020, the number of migrants attempting to enter the UK using […]

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Transport Secretary appoints new Chair to HM Maritime and Coastguard Agency

Christopher Rodrigues appointed as new Non-Executive Chair of the Maritime and Coastguard Agency. The Secretary of State for Transport has appointed Christopher Rodrigues CBE as the new Non-Executive Chair of the Maritime and Coastguard Agency (MCA), the government agency charged with further enhancing the UK’s position at the forefront of global shipping. Mr Rodrigues brings extensive international […]

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MAIB Mv Diversion report published

Carbon monoxide poisoning on board a motor cruiser at Museum Gardens quay, River Ouse, York, with the loss of 2 lives. Our investigation report into the double fatality due to CO poisoning from Diversion’s cabin heater on 4 December 2019, is now published. Statement from the Chief Inspector of Marine Accidents: The MAIB investigation into […]

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MAIB safety digest 1/2021 published

MAIB safety digest 1/2021 published The latest collection of cases (volume 1 of 2021) detailing accidents involving vessels from the merchant, fishing and recreational sectors is now available 2021-SD1-MAIBSafetyDigest […]

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