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The MCA release MGN (M+F) 610 with guidance on meeting SOLAS Chapter V

Published on: 05 August 2020

The Merchant Shipping (Safety of Navigation) Regulations 2020 implement Chapter V of the Convention for the Safety of Life at Sea, 1974 (“SOLAS” or “the Convention”) Negotiated and agreed in the International Maritime Organization (IMO).

This marine guidance note provides clarification and guidance on the above regulations which implement Chapter V of the International Convention for the Safety of Life at Sea 1974 (SOLAS) in UK law, in its most recently amended form.

Future amendments to Chapter V will be incorporated into UK law by way of ambulatory reference. The 2020 regulations revoke the Merchant Shipping (Safety of Navigation) Regulations 2002 (S.I. 2002/1473).

This marine guidance note replaces online guidance previously provided by the Maritime and Coastguard Agency (MCA) on SOLAS Chapter V and should be read in conjunction with the Merchant Shipping (Safety of Navigation) Regulations 2020.

MGN 610 can be downloaded in full here.