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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flares at sea for testing, practice or as fireworks dump pyrotechnics at sea leave flares to be discovered Damaged or out of date flares should never be used.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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Consultation to update MSN 1747(M) – Boundaries of sea areas around the UK coast

Summary The MCA is consulting on an amendment to update MSN 1747(M) which sets out boundaries of sea areas around the UK coast. This consultation closes at 11:45pm on 3 March 2022 Consultation description This MSN is being updated a change to the Sea Area in the vicinity of Rathlin Island, and other areas are […]

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The Seafarers’ Charity reports 50 Vessels join the Fishing First Safety Management Project

The Seafarers’ Charity reports 50 Vessels join the Fishing First Safety Management Project to improve safety and supply chain transparency The Seafarers’ Charity is pleased to report that the project to develop safety management onboard fishing vessels to the standard of the Fishing Safety Management (FSM) Code is well underway. The new service called Fishing […]

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Code of safe working practices for merchant seafarers (COSWP) 2021

COSWP Amendment 6 2021 advising on improving the health and safety of seafarers primarily on board UK registered ships. Code_of_safe_working_practices_for_merchant_seafarers_amendment_6_2021 Details This document includes the text and images from the code of safe working practices for merchant seafarers (COSWP) 2015 edition, 9780115534027, published on 4 September 2015, plus subsequent amendments 1 ,2, 3, 4, 5 […]

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Maritime UK launches Version 5 of its Industry Code of Practice for Maritime Autonomous Ship Systems

Maritime UK is today (6 December) launching Version 5 of the Industry Code of Practice for Maritime Autonomous Ship Systems The accelerating pace of change in maritime autonomy has required updated guidance for those owning and operating Maritime Autonomous Ship Systems (MASS).  Whilst not a legal text, the Code has been used by manufacturers, service providers, […]

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