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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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MAIB – Emma Louise report and safety flyer published

Carbon monoxide poisoning on a sports cruiser moored at Port Hamble Marina, England, with the loss of two lives. Today, the MAIB have published the accident investigation report into the double fatality on board the privately owned sports cruiser Emma Louise on 11 January 2022, highlighting the need for further work to raise awareness among […]

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UK national standard for marine oil spill response organisations

An MCA document outlining standards to be met by organisations delivering Tier 2 response services in the UK. https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/uk-national-standard-for-marine-oil-spill-response-organisations The Merchant Shipping (Oil Pollution Preparedness, Response and Co-operation Convention) Regulations 1998 (SI 1988 No.1056) (as amended) state that certain UK ports, harbours and oil-handling facilities [footnote 1] and all offshore installations on the UK Continental Shelf must […]

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MGN 684 (M) Safety of powered watercraft

This MGN explains the dangerous use provisions of the MSA to powered watercraft, the obligations and offences for different actors, and the role of the MCA as the main statutory authority for enforcement. https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/mgn-684-m-safety-of-powered-watercraft/mgn-684-m-safety-of-powered-watercraft Details Notice to all users, operators and owners of powered watercraft. This notice will also be relevant to statutory harbour authorities, […]

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MCA enforcement unit: prosecutions 2023

Details of UK court hearings of owners, companies and individuals prosecuted as a result of offences reported to, and by the Maritime and Coastguard Agency (MCA) Enforcement Unit. https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/mca-enforcement-unit-prosecutions-2023/prosecutions-report-2023 […]

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