The British Marine Technical team is dedicated to assisting members by supplying up to the minute advice and technical documentation and by representing our members on a number of key technical committees to ensure their best interests are safeguarded. Whether unearthing the details of an ISO standard, or signposting sources of business support, we are on hand to help.

As a member you can contact us for assistance covering anything from general health and safety to in-depth technical standards. Our work really does cover the breadth of the industry. In recent times we have delivered successful campaign programmes on several key areas of intent to the industry, including:

  • the revised Recreational Craft Directive (RCD) – negotiating for appropriate changes and assisting members through its development and its implementation;
  • the introduction of the new Large Yacht Code (LY3) – working with the Maritime & Coastguard Agency;
  • an extension to the implementation of new engine emission targets, ensuring UK boatbuilders have the time they need to comply with these new rules – working with international partners at IMO.

But when one campaign ends, another one begins. We are working on issues that affect companies throughout the marine supply chain, right now. We invite British Marine members to get individually involved in our work, to ensure our industry's subject matter experts have a voice and assist us in shaping the technical standards of the future. 

Please remember, we need your involvement and guidance to make strong cases and obtain the outcomes or recognition that your company and the wiser marine industry deserves.

 

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Government launches consultation reviewing Marine Licensing Requirements

08 Nov 2018

DEFRA has launched a consultation on proposed changes to marine licensing exemptions in the marine areas where the Secretary of State is the appropriate licensing authority, as administered by the Marine Management Organisation (MMO).

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Register for the British Marine IPV Code webinar

01 Nov 2018

On Thursday 8 November British Marine technical department will be holding a webinar to raise awareness and discuss the new proposed IPV Code.

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Save the Date: Webinar on the new IPV Code Under Consultation

25 Oct 2018

On Thursday 8 November at 12.00pm, the British Marine Technical Team will be holding a webinar on the proposed new IPV code, talking about the details of the code and how to comply. Registration details will be published in Latest News next week.

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WRAS Consultation on water system compliance guidance

25 Oct 2018

The updated guidance aims to assist responsible parties with their legal obligations under the Water Supply (fittings) Regulations and offer guidance on best practice.

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British Marine discusses Brexit preparations in Parliament

25 Oct 2018

Watch British Marine’s Head of Technical, Ross Wombwell, give evidence to a House of Lords Select Committee inquiry into how the Department for Transport is helping the maritime industry prepare for Brexit.

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New Regulations for Non-Road Mobile Machinery

18 Oct 2018

After detailed consultations with the industry, the Statutory Instrument relating to Non Road Mobile Machinery Regulation (emissions) 2018 has come into force.

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British Marine release Technical Report 121

11 Oct 2018

The Technical Report 121 contains updates on domestic, EU and International legislation, Compliance and Standards, MCA notices, HSE updates and funding opportunities.

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A new Safety Standard for Ladders

11 Oct 2018

New Standard has replaced current legislation, British Marine members are advised to review equipment and training.

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The MCA release Marine Information Note (MIN) 576

11 Oct 2018

MIN 576 - Passenger Ships on Categorised Waters - MCA Contact Details for SAR Co-Operation Plans

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MCA release MSN 1823 Edition 2 Amendment 1

20 Sep 2018

Find out the latest amendments to the domestic passenger vessel rules.

Publications

Technical Report 121

Members price: Free

Technical Report 120

Members price: Free

ICOMIA Environment Guide - November 2017

Members price: Free