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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 programs on several key areas of the industry, including:

  • the Recreational Craft Directive (RCD) – negotiating for appropriate changes and assisting members through its development and its implementation;
  • the introduction of the new REG Code – 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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The MCA updates MIN 612 with further guidance on surveys and certification during Covid-19

22 Apr 2020

The Maritime and Coastguard agency (MCA) has updated and re-released MIN 612 Covid-19 - MCA approach to survey and certification of UK vessels.


The MCA releases its DPSSG newsletter with updates for domestic passenger fleet operators

15 Apr 2020

The Maritime and Coastguard Agency (MCA) has released the fourth edition of the Domestic Passenger Ship Steering Group (DPSSG) newsletter, produced by the Ship Standards Branch for the MCA.


The Export Control Joint Unit of the DIT issues two Notices to Exporters

15 Apr 2020

The Export Control Joint Unit of the DIT issues two Notices to Exporters concerning the impact of Covid-19.

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New MCA guidance for seafarers and shipowners released

15 Apr 2020

New MCA guidance for seafarers and shipowners released.

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The MCA releases a new application form for Large Yacht Code manning documentation

06 Apr 2020

The MCA releases a new application form for Large Yacht Code manning documentation.

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BSI offers free access to standards that support the manufacture of PPE

03 Apr 2020

BSI offers free access to standards that support the manufacture of PPE.


ICOMIA releases Small Craft Standards Bulletin

27 Mar 2020

The new ICOMIA Small Craft Standards Bulletin has been released.

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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.


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.


COVID19 Guidance for TYHA British Marine Members

Members price: Free
Non-members price: Free

Technical Report 125

Members price: Free

Guidance on tender opportunities and tender document writing

Members price: Free