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The MCA seeks feedback on the draft MSN for the Workboat Code Edition 2

Published on: 22 November 2018

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The Maritime and Coastguard Agency is seeking feedback on the draft Merchant Shipping Notice (MSN) which has been developed to provide a brief explanation and overview of The Workboat Code Edition 2.

The feedback received so far on Edition 2 over the past few years has been greatly valued and the MCA believes that this Code represents a positive and successful outcome of what has been a joint, collaborative effort between the Agency and the small workboat and pilot boat industry.

Specifically the MCA is looking for the answers to two questions:

  1. Does the draft MSN adequately explain the general purpose and application of The Workboat Code Edition 2?
  2. Do you consider that the draft MSN reflects the provisions of the Code, as agreed by the Workboat Code Working Group and subsequent Small Commercial Vessel Technical Working Group Meetings?

The draft MSN and the stakeholders letter with the full details can be found on the MCA’s website here. The draft MSN is under annex 1. This stake holders engagement will run until 28/11/2018. Please send responses either directly to the MCA via or through the BM technical team via