Consultation outcome report on the marine guidance note on electric vehicles onboard passenger roll-on/ roll-off (ro-ro) ferries

Consultation Outcome Report Summary of consultee comments and government responses to them. Section 1: Introduction 1.1 The Maritime and Coastguard Agency (MCA), an Executive Agency of the Department for Transport (DfT), carried out a public consultation on the draft Marine Guidance Note MGN 653(M) Electric Vehicles Onboard Passenger Ro-Ro Ferries, which ran from 25 October […]

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The Seafarers’ Charity reports 50 Vessels join the Fishing First Safety Management Project

The Seafarers’ Charity reports 50 Vessels join the Fishing First Safety Management Project to improve safety and supply chain transparency The Seafarers’ Charity is pleased to report that the project to develop safety management onboard fishing vessels to the standard of the Fishing Safety Management (FSM) Code is well underway. The new service called Fishing […]

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Code of safe working practices for merchant seafarers (COSWP) 2021

COSWP Amendment 6 2021 advising on improving the health and safety of seafarers primarily on board UK registered ships. Code_of_safe_working_practices_for_merchant_seafarers_amendment_6_2021 Details This document includes the text and images from the code of safe working practices for merchant seafarers (COSWP) 2015 edition, 9780115534027, published on 4 September 2015, plus subsequent amendments 1 ,2, 3, 4, 5 […]

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Maritime UK launches Version 5 of its Industry Code of Practice for Maritime Autonomous Ship Systems

Maritime UK is today (6 December) launching Version 5 of the Industry Code of Practice for Maritime Autonomous Ship Systems The accelerating pace of change in maritime autonomy has required updated guidance for those owning and operating Maritime Autonomous Ship Systems (MASS).  Whilst not a legal text, the Code has been used by manufacturers, service providers, […]

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MAIB – Achieve and Talis report and safety flyer published

Collision between prawn trawler Achieve and general cargo vessel Talis and subsequent sinking of Achieve 2021-14-Achieve-Talis-Report Summary On 8 November 2020, the UK registered fishing vessel Achieve (HL257) collided with the Panama registered general cargo ship Talis in fog. The fishing vessel was severely damaged and sank while being towed to port. Neither vessel was […]

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Offshore renewable energy installations: impact on shipping

How wind farms and wave and tidal energy devices can endanger navigation, emergency response operations, marine radar and GPS communications. Introduction In the UK, there is an increasing number of Offshore Renewable Energy Installations (OREIs) including wind farms, and wave and tidal energy devices. This forms part of the government’s commitment to reducing its carbon […]

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