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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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 MGN_563_Amendment_1_R0720 The purpose of revising this MGN is to make minor amendments to out of date information and to update contact details and methods of payment for exemptions.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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