UK Transport decarbonisation plan

This plan sets out the government’s commitments and the actions needed to decarbonise the entire transport system in the UK. https://assets.publishing.service.gov.uk/government/uploads/system/uploads/attachment_data/file/1009448/decarbonising-transport-a-better-greener-britain.pdf It includes: our pathway to net zero transport in the UK the wider benefits net zero transport can deliver the principles that underpin our approach to delivering net zero transport The plan follows on from Decarbonising transport: […]

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MAIB – Svitzer Mercurius report published

Tug towing pennant failure while assisting a berthing operation in Southampton, England, resulting in damage to its wheelhouse windows and injuries to its crew. Today, we have published our accident investigation report into the sudden parting of the towing pennant on the tug Svitzer Mercurius on 22 December 2019. The failed pennant and towline recoiled […]

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Conditions for harbour access and seafarers’ pay-rates: scope and compliance – Consultation outcome

Consultation summary – Proposes new legislation on wage protection for seafarers working on ships that regularly visit UK ports. https://assets.publishing.service.gov.uk/government/uploads/system/uploads/attachment_data/file/1088162/seafarers-wages-consultation-gov-response.pdf Consultation description We are seeking views on proposed new legislation on seafarers’ wage protection. This protection would be achieved by introducing conditions for access to UK ports. The legislation would mean that seafarers would be […]

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MAIB Annual Report 2021

Please find attched below the MAIB Annual report for 2021. As well as a report for 2021 from the Chief Inspector of Marine Accidents, this document includes: an overview of accidents reported a summary of investigations started details of investigation reports published responses to recommendations issued marine accident statistics MAIB 2021 Report […]

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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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