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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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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