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Port of Sunderland work underway after multi-million pound boost

The Port of Sunderland has been bolstered by an £8.2m investment after areas of its estate were granted Enterprise Zone (EZ) status in 2017 – has embarked on an ambitious programme of enabling engineering works to deliver major improvements to its East Shore nine-acre development site, to make it shovel ready for attracting inward investment. […]

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HM Coastguard has busiest day in four years

HM Coastguard has busiest day in four years and lifejackets save fishermen when boat sinks HM Coastguard dealt with the highest number of incidents on one day – last Friday (31st August) – since 2016. The total number of incidents for the whole of the UK were 329, with 232 callouts for coastguard rescue teams. […]

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ABPmer audit confirms clear focus on marine safety at Ilfracombe Harbour

  A PMSC assurance audit is required for all UK Harbour Authorities and any organisation running marine facilities. The aim is to confirm that ports, Harbours and marine facilities are maintaining standards of marine safety, in line with the requirements of the Code. Read Here; NEWS – ABPmer audit confirms clear focus on marine safety […]

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MAIB – Stena Superfast VII and Royal Navy submarine report published

Near miss between a ro-ro ferry and a submerged submarine in the North Channel between Belfast, Northern Ireland and Cairnryan, Scotland. 2020-13-StenaSuperfastVII-RNSubmarine Statement from the Chief Inspector of Marine Accidents On 6 November 2018, the lookout on board the ferry Stena Superfast VII spotted a submarine’s periscope close ahead. The officer of the watch then […]

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ABPmer appointed Designated Person for Port of Milford Haven

ABPmer appointed Designated Person for Milford Haven ABPmer has been appointed by the Port of Milford Haven to the role of Designated Person (DP), in support of Port Marine Safety Code (PMSC) requirements. Milford Haven is Wales’ largest port, covering over 70 miles of coastline, and a strategically important UK energy hub capable of delivering […]

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MGN 563 (M+F) Amendment 1 Port waste reception facilities and management planning

Guidance on the merchant shipping and fishing vessels (port waste reception facilities) regulations 2003. MGN_563_Amendment_1_R0720 The purpose of revising this MGN is to make minor amendments to out of date information and to update contact details and methods of payment for exemptions. This is a notice to all UK shipowners, masters and officers of merchant […]

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Second generation UK search and rescue aviation programme (UKSAR2G)

The UKSAR2G programme will build on the current UK SAR service to provide a market-led tailored approach to search and rescue in a more cost-efficient and innovative way UKSAR2G_Industry_Day_Presentation The MCA, through HM Coastguard, provides a national 24-hour maritime and coastal search and rescue (SAR) emergency response service throughout the UK. HM Coastguard provides support […]

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Joint statement of the international maritime virtual summit on crew changes

Governments from across the world express their appreciation to seafarers and pledge to urgently resolve issues that have arisen due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Our collective efforts to combat the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic have demonstrated the critical need to prioritise the continued functioning of global supply chains to ensure the resilience of our national economies, […]

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MCA Enforcement unit: prosecutions 2020

MCA Prosecutions_2020 MCA Record of prosecutions resulting from breaches of maritime legislation: court hearings from January 2020. 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. […]

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MAIB Annual Report 2019

This report provides information on the branch’s activities during 2019, with a focus on recommendations made as a result of our investigations during the year. MAIBAnnualReport2019 […]

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