MGN 691 (M) Navigation and radar training requirements for workboat code 3

Notice to all Shipowners, Operators, Masters, Crew, and UK Certifying Authorities of Small Commercial Vessels including Workboats and Pilot Boats. This MGN details new requirements for navigation and radar training for masters and crew working on workboats and/or pilot boats certificated under Workboat Code Edition 3. https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/mgn-691-m-navigation-and-radar-training-requirements-for-workboat-code-3/mgn-691-m-new-training-requirements-for-use-of-electronic-chart-systems-and-radar-on-uk-registered-workboats-and-pilot-boats […]

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

Guidance on the implementation of Port Waste Reception Facilities for ships and harbours/ports/terminals. The purpose of revising this MGN is to reference new methods of payment for Port Waste Exemption applications. https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/mgn-563-mf-amendment-2-port-waste-reception-facilities-and-management-planning/mgn-563-mf-amendment-2-guidance-on-the-merchant-shipping-and-fishing-vessels-port-waste-reception-facilities-regulations-2003-and-amendments Details Notice to all UK Shipowners, Masters and Officers of Merchant Ships, Skippers of Fishing Vessels and Ports and Terminals that undertake Port […]

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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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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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