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UKLPG guidance on the safe use of cylinders

UKLPG have released a new guidance sheet on the safe use of cylinders, will replace current HSE Guidelines.


Contact: technical@britishmarine.co.uk
 
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The Blue Guide 2014

This guide is intended to contribute to a better understanding of internal market legislation on marine products


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IMO Legislation Summary Table

The BMF; in conjunction with ICOMIA have produced a summary table of the principal legislation originating from IMO that may be likely to have an impact on the large yacht industry

 The table provides the title of the regulation, the IMO Committee and/or Sub-Committee that is responsible for it, a brief description and assessment of the likely impact on the industry, details on the pros and cons on each of the rules, any suggested or actual actions being undertaken by ICOMIA and lastly, the entry into force date. The table is ordered by the relevant committee responsible for the regulation and as far as possible by the date of entry into force, with the regulation entering into force soonest at the head of each section


Contact: athomas@britishmarine.co.uk
 
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BMF Expert Advisory Group Comments Form

BMF Expert Advisory Group Comments Form


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RSG Guide 2014

The RSG is a group representing the EC, Notified Bodies and others which meets to draw up agreed interpretations on RCD issues to help foster a consistent approach between everyone interested in the directive.

 

The RSG-Guidelines are prepared as an aid to the conformity assessment procedures followed, in accordance with Directive 94/25/EC of the European Parliament, and of the Council on the approximation of the laws, regulations and administrative provisions of the Member States relating to recreational craft as amended and corrected.


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IMO Meeting Report DE

Report from the 57th session of the Sub-Committee on Ship Design and Equipment (DE) held from the 18th to 22nd March 2013.


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IMO Meeting Report - SLF

Report from the 55th session of the Sub-Committee on Stability and Load Lines and on Fishing Vessel Safety, held from the 18th to 22nd February 2013


Contact: technical@britishmarine.co.uk
 
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ICOMIA BLG Sub-Committee Report

Report from the 17th session of the ICOMIA Bulk Liquid & Gases Sub-Committee, held between the 4th and 8th of February 2013.


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IMO Meeting Report - FP 56

Report from the 56th session of the IMO sub-committee on Fire Protection held between the 7th and 11th of Janurary 2013.


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IMO Meeting Report - MSC 91

Report from the 91st session of the Maritime Safety Committee (MSC) held between the 26th and 30th of November 2012


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Report of 56th IMO Fire Protection Committee

Report of the 56th session of the IMO Sub-Committee on Fire Protection (FP) held from 7th to 11th January 2013


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Navigating New Routes to a Better Boat Industry

The Finnish Funding Agency for Technology and Innovation (TEKES) together with our FINNBOAT and the R&D institute VTT, has published its final report "Navigating New Routes to a Better Boat Industry" on a series of public research projects.


Contact: technical@britishmarine.co.uk
 
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IMO Report MEPC 64 - October 2012

ICOMIA report on the 64th session of the Marine Environment Protection Committee (MEPC) 1st-5th Oct 2012.

Inlcuding: Ballast water treatment, ship recycling, air pollution, IBC code, MARPOL ammendments, Saba Bank PSSA.


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Superyacht UK Technical Group Minutes 2nd October 2012


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ICOMIA report IMO Sub-Committee on Safety of Navigation (NAV 58)

ICOMIA report on the 58th session of the IMO Sub-Committee on Safety of Navigation (NAV) held from the 2nd to 6th July 2012.

Items of interest: E-Navigation, ECDIS operating anomalies, Ship’s Routeing and Unified interpretation related to navigation bridge visibility

 


Contact: technical@britishmarine.co.uk
 
Guidance for the Development of a Ship Energy Efficiency Management Plan (SEEMP)

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MEPC.1/Circ.683 -

The Marine Environment Protection Committee recognising the need to develop management tools to assist a shipping company in managing the environmental performance of its ships, agreed to circulate the Guidance for the development of a ship energy efficiency management plan.

The Marine Environment Protection Committee recognising the need to develop management tools to assist a shipping company in managing the environmental performance of its ships, agreed to circulate the Guidance for the development of a ship energy efficiency management plan.

 


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IMO Report - MSC 90

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Report of 90th session of the Maritime Safety Committee.  Topics covered include Piracy, Passenger Ship Safety and ISM Amendments.


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Superyacht UK Technical Group Minutes 13th June 2012

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IMO Report MEPC 62 - July 2011

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Topics: NOx Technical Code; Requirements Related to Diesel Engines Fitted with SCR Systems; United States Caribbean ECA (Emission Control Area); EEDI (Engine Efficiency Design Index); SEEMP (Ship Energy Efficiency Management Plan); MBM (Market Based Measures); Revised Annex V – Garbage

Report of the 62nd Session of the IMO Marine Environment Protection Committee held from 11th to 15th July 2011.


Contact: technical@britishmarine.co.uk
 
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IMO Report MEPC 63 - February 2012

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Topics: NOx Technical Review; EEDI (Engine Efficiency Design Index); SEEMP (Ship Energy Efficiency Management Plan); MBM (Market Based Measures); MARPOL amendments; NOx Technical Code; Means of making Polar Code mandatory; Recycling of ships.

Report from the 63rd Meeting of the IMO Marine Environmental Protection Committee held from 27th February to 2nd March 2012.


Contact: technical@britishmarine.co.uk
 
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Superyacht UK Technical Group Minutes 29th February 2012

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Minutes of the Superyacht UK Technical Group Meeting held on 29th February 2012 at Lloyds Register. Topics covered include MARPOL Annex VI, SEEMP, EEDI, Maritime Labour Convention, Large Yacht ISO Standards and IMO Updates.


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Fuel Quality Directive: Guidance Note to Industry - December 2010

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It will be an offence to sell gas oil containing more than 10 mg (20 mg at point of sale) of sulphur per kilogram of fuel to inland waterway craft and recreational craft when not at sea. Sea going craft, heating or stationary equipment are excluded.


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BMEA Code of Practice for Electrical and Electronic Installations in Small Craft including ISO Standards

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This product provides the RCD harmonised standards BS EN ISO 10133 (dc) and BS EN ISO 13297 (ac) in addition to the BMEA Code of Practice for Electrical and Electronic Installations in Boats. It provides industry-approved guidance on such installations and interpretation of RCD harmonised standards.

The Code and the two ISO Standards are provided in pdf format and are an indispensable tool for boatbuilders, boatyards, Boat Safety Examiners and private individuals fitting electrics in small craft.


Contact: technical@britishmarine.co.uk
Price to BMF Members: £48
Price: £144
 
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TR100 June 2011 - Fuel Quality Ditrective - Further Guidance

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The fuel standards applicable for inland waterway vessels within the regulations are:

· BS2869 class A2 automotive fuel for non-road mobile machinery including inland waterway vessels; Sulphur 10mg/kg max (low sulphur); maximum 7% FAME (biodiesel) or FAME free.

The fuel standards applicable for seagoing vessels are:

· ISO 8217 Distillate for marine vessels. Sulphur 1000mg/kg with “de minimis” level of FAME not exceeding 0.1% volume.


Contact: technical@britishmarine.co.uk
 
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TR100 June 2011 - RCD and Electromagnetic Compatibility (EMC)

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Update from European Boating Industry, EBI.

As reported in Technical Report 99, boats and personal watercraft fall under the scope of the EU directive on electro-magnetic compatibility (EMC) 2004/108/EC. In concrete terms, this means that when issuing the declaration of conformity boatbuilders should also indicate that the boat complies with the EMC requirements and how this compliance is achieved (i.e. using standards or adding a note to the technical file).


Contact: technical@britishmarine.co.uk
 
2010 RSG CE Guidelines

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The RSG Guidelines are prepared to assist with conformity assessment procedures for the Recreational Craft Directive undertaken by notified bodies.


Contact: technical@bririshmarine.co.uk
 
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Technical Day January 2010 Designed for all conditions – Engineering and Technology in Lifeboat Design

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Presentation by Steve Austen of the RNLI that describes the wealth of design, construction and operational expertise applied to the latest RNLI fleet which includes some of the most technically advanced craft afloat in their construction and equipment.


Contact: awaddams@britishmarine.co.uk
 
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HYMAR Presentation BMF Technical Day Jan 2010

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EU HYMAR project - Development of efficient hybrid marine propulsion by Ken Wittamore, ICOMIA and Triskel Marine Ltd


Contact: awaddams@britishmarine.co.uk
 
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Technical Day January 2010 Human Factrors in High Speed Craft

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Human Factors in High Speed Craft - Enhancing Boat Design, Safety and Legal Compliance for Operators by Dr Trevor Dobbins, STResearch Ltd


Contact: awaddams@britishmarine.co.uk
 
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"NCN_Marine_Composites_Roadmap_2006"

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General Topic Guide: RIDDOR

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These General Topic Guides provide brief overviews of statutory requirements and some guidance on how to comply. They are not exhaustive guides and it is the responsibility of each employer to ensure that his particular business complies in the context of the services they provide and the circumstances of their operation


Contact: technical@britishmarine.co.uk
 
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General Topic Guide: First Aid

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These General Topic Guides provide brief overviews of statutory requirements and some guidance on how to comply. They are not exhaustive guides and it is the responsibility of each employer to ensure that his particular business complies in the context of the services they provide and the circumstances of their operation.


Contact: technical@britishmarine.co.uk
 
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General Topic Guide: Fire

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These General Topic Guides provide brief overviews of statutory requirements and some guidance on how to comply. They are not exhaustive guides and it is the responsibility of each employer to ensure that his particular business complies in the context of the services they provide and the circumstances of their operation


Contact: technical@britishmarine.co.uk
 
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General Topic Guide: Electricity at Work

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These General Topic Guides provide brief overviews of statutory requirements and some guidance on how to comply. They are not exhaustive guides and it is the responsibility of each employer to ensure that his particular business complies in the context of the services they provide and the circumstances of their operation


Contact: technical@britishmarine.co.uk
 
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General Topic Guide: Slips and Trips

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These General Topic Guides provide brief overviews of statutory requirements and some guidance on how to comply. They are not exhaustive guides and it is the responsibility of each employer to ensure that his particular business complies in the context of the services they provide and the circumstances of their operation


Contact: technical@britishmarine.co.uk
 
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General Topic Guide: Safety Signs

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These General Topic Guides provide brief overviews of statutory requirements and some guidance on how to comply. They are not exhaustive guides and it is the responsibility of each employer to ensure that his particular business complies in the context of the services they provide and the circumstances of their operation


Contact: technical@britishmarine.co.uk
 
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General Topic Guide: Manual Handling

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These General Topic Guides provide brief overviews of statutory requirements and some guidance on how to comply. They are not exhaustive guides and it is the responsibility of each employer to ensure that his particular business complies in the context of the services they provide and the circumstances of their operation


Contact: technical@britishmarine.co.uk
 
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General Topic Guide: Occupational Health

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These General Topic Guides provide brief overviews of statutory requirements and some guidance on how to comply. They are not exhaustive guides and it is the responsibility of each employer to ensure that his particular business complies in the context of the services they provide and the circumstances of their operation


Contact: technical@britishmarine.co.uk
 
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General Topic Guide: Welfare Facilities

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These General Topic Guides provide brief overviews of statutory requirements and some guidance on how to comply. They are not exhaustive guides and it is the responsibility of each employer to ensure that his particular business complies in the context of the services they provide and the circumstances of their operation


Contact: technical@britishmarine.co.uk
 
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General Topic Guide: Construction, Design and Management

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These General Topic Guides provide brief overviews of statutory requirements and some guidance on how to comply. They are not exhaustive guides and it is the responsibility of each employer to ensure that his particular business complies in the context of the services they provide and the circumstances of their operation


Contact: technical@britishmarine.co.uk
 
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General Topic Guide: Display screen equipment

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These General Topic Guides provide brief overviews of statutory requirements and some guidance on how to comply. They are not exhaustive guides and it is the responsibility of each employer to ensure that his particular business complies in the context of the services they provide and the circumstances of their operation


Contact: technical@britishmarine.co.uk
 
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General Topic Guide: Diving at Work

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These General Topic Guides provide brief overviews of statutory requirements and some guidance on how to comply. They are not exhaustive guides and it is the responsibility of each employer to ensure that his particular business complies in the context of the services they provide and the circumstances of their operation


Contact: technical@britishmarine.co.uk
 
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General Topic Guide: Driving at Work

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These General Topic Guides provide brief overviews of statutory requirements and some guidance on how to comply. They are not exhaustive guides and it is the responsibility of each employer to ensure that his particular business complies in the context of the services they provide and the circumstances of their operation


Contact: technical@britishmarine.co.uk
 
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General Topic Guide: Pressurised plant and compressed air systems

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These General Topic Guides provide brief overviews of statutory requirements and some guidance on how to comply. They are not exhaustive guides and it is the responsibility of each employer to ensure that his particular business complies in the context of the services they provide and the circumstances of their operation


Contact: technical@britishmarine.co.uk
 
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General Topic Guide: Stress

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These General Topic Guides provide brief overviews of statutory requirements and some guidance on how to comply. They are not exhaustive guides and it is the responsibility of each employer to ensure that his particular business complies in the context of the services they provide and the circumstances of their operation


Contact: technical@britishmarine.co.uk
 
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General Topic Guide: Emergency Planning

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These General Topic Guides provide brief overviews of statutory requirements and some guidance on how to comply. They are not exhaustive guides and it is the responsibility of each employer to ensure that his particular business complies in the context of the services they provide and the circumstances of their operation


Contact: technical@britishmarine.co.uk
 
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General Topic Guide: Asbestos

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These General Topic Guides provide brief overviews of statutory requirements and some guidance on how to comply. They are not exhaustive guides and it is the responsibility of each employer to ensure that his particular business complies in the context of the services they provide and the circumstances of their operation


Contact: technical@britishmarine.co.uk
 
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General Topic Guide: Noise

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These General Topic Guides provide brief overviews of statutory requirements and some guidance on how to comply. They are not exhaustive guides and it is the responsibility of each employer to ensure that his particular business complies in the context of the services they provide and the circumstances of their operation


Contact: technical@britishmarine.co.uk
 
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Dangerous Substances

The purpose of this guide is to provide a brief introduction, overview and summary of one of the principal health and safety topics which has implications for many of the operations carried out by BMF members

Contact: technical@britishmarine.co.uk
 
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Working near to water guide

The purpose of this guide is to provide a brief introduction, overview and summary of one of the principal health and safety topics which has implications for many of the operations carried out by BMF members

Contact: technical@britishmarine.co.uk
 
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Vibration at work

The purpose of this guide is to provide a brief introduction, overview and summary of one of the principal health and safety topics which has implications for many of the operations carried out by BMF members

Contact: technical@britishmarine.co.uk
 
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Working at height

The purpose of this guide is to provide a brief introduction, overview and summary of one of the principal health and safety topics which has implications for many of the operations carried out by BMF members

Contact: technical@britishmarine.co.uk
 
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Lifting equipment and lifting operations

The purpose of this guide is to provide a brief introduction, overview and summary of one of the principal health and safety topics which has implications for many of the operations carried out by BMF members

Contact: technical@britishmarine.co.uk
 
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Substances hazardous to health

The purpose of this guide is to provide a brief introduction, overview and summary of one of the principal health and safety topics which has implications for many of the operations carried out by BMF members

Contact: technical@britishmarine.co.uk
 
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Working in confined spaces

The purpose of this guide is to provide a brief introduction, overview and summary of one of the principal health and safety topics which has implications for many of the operations carried out by BMF members

Contact: technical@britishmarine.co.uk
 
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Provision and use of work equipment

The purpose of this guide is to provide a brief introduction, overview and summary of one of the principal health and safety topics which has implications for many of the operations carried out by BMF members

Contact: technical@britishmarine.co.uk
 
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Personal Protectice Equipment

The purpose of this guide is to provide a brief introduction, overview and summary of one of the principal health and safety topics which has implications for many of the operations carried out by BMF members

Contact: technical@britishmarine.co.uk
 
Health and Safety Guide (CDRom)

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This new and up to date Health and Safety Guide is complemented by three Sector Guides covering the specific needs of Boat Building and Repairs, Marinas and Boatyards and Boat Using at Work. These four resources are contained on a single CDROM in an easy to read, fully searchable format, allowing quick access to sections, topics, references and bookmarking. Also included are many of the free guides published by the Health and Safety Executive that can be easily downloaded from the CDROM.

Note to members: one complimentary copy of the report is available on request and the cost below is for additional copies. Please ensure you are logged in to receive your discounted copies.


Contact: technical@britishmarine.co.uk
Price to BMF Members: £60
Price: £60
 
SoundBoat presentation at METS 2004

Presentation given by SoundBoat project team at METS 2004.

Contact: technical@britishmarine.co.uk
 
FAQ for RCD 2003

Frequently asked questions guide for recreational craft directive 2003/44/EC amending directive1994/25/EC. The ICOMIA questions and answers to the RCD amendment for 2005

Contact: technical@britishmarine.co.uk
 
TIS 030904 Sound emission assessment

Sound emission assessment calculation method - Froude/Power-Displacement method

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TIS 021104 Products on market

Status of products already on the market when new RCD is implemented

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TIS 041104 Emission Matrix

Emission compliance requirements matrix

Contact: technical@britishmarine.co.uk
 

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