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The MCA releases the first amendment to the Workboat Code edition two

19 Sep 2019

The Workboat Code edition two was first released by the Maritime & Coastguard Agency (MCA) in December 2018, The MCA has now published its first revision with basic corrections to the text. These corrections do not contain any technical changes.

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MCA release new guidance for pleasure vessels

22 Aug 2019

The UK Government has published a set of six Marine Guidance Notes (MGN) to reinforce to managing agents, skippers and owners what is good practice in terms of safety when going out to sea, in a bid to to reduce the risk of any accidents occurring as a result of not following the most acceptable standards of safety required.

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British Marine release Technical Report 123

15 Aug 2019

The Technical Report 123 contains important updates on domestic, EU and international legislation, compliance and standards, MCA notices, HSE updates and funding opportunities.

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The EU publishes an update on Lifejackets CE certification

25 Jul 2019

The EU commission has reviewed and updated the harmonisation of the ISO standards for lifejackets that are certified under the Personal protective equipment (PPE) regulations following an investigation into the failure of a lifejacket and a Formal Objection from Sweden.

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Merchant Shipping Bridge Visibility Regulations for Small Passenger Ships

27 Jun 2019

The regulations will come into force on 10th July 2019

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Act now: Carbon monoxide alarms to become mandatory from April

28 Mar 2019

From 1 April 2019 at least one carbon monoxide (CO) alarm became a requirement on nearly all private and non-private boats in scope of the Boat Safety Scheme (BSS) Requirements. BSS Certifications will not be issued to boats without alarms.

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ICOMIA releases its report from the IMO's 6th session of the subcommittee on SDC

21 Feb 2019

The report covers the IMO’s 6th session of the sub-committee on Ship Design and Construction held between Monday 4 – Friday 8 February. The items in the report are particularly relevant to the leisure and superyacht industries.

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Welding fumes from mild steel work reclassified as carcinogenic to humans

14 Feb 2019

The Health and Safety Executive is driving awareness on this issue and increasing its enforcement expectations.

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MCA publish the Workboat Code - Edition 2

10 Jan 2019

MCA has published the Workboat Code edition 2: The safety of small workboats and pilot boats - a code of practice.

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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).