Code of Safe Working Practices for Seafarers (COSWP) – New 2024 Edition

Dear MCA Stakeholder,

Please click here to find a press release covering the new edition of the Code of Safe Working Practices for Seafarers (COSWP) released today, 28th March. You will find the new edition quite different to previous editions, as we’ve undertaken a substantial project to make it easier to use. Features include Colour coding, symbols to make it easier to identify the most relevant information to you, and simplification of language. All the existing detailed safety guidance remains.

You can purchase the new edition here:

I just wanted to take the time to thank those of you that supported this revision, either by helping with drafting chapters, attending stakeholder workshops, or responding to the public consultation. With your help we are confident that COSWP is now as fit-for-purpose as it has ever been. As always, you feedback is much appreciated and welcomed, please don’t hesitate to get in touch with us:

Kind Regards,

Seafarer Safety Team at the MCA

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