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Updated Week 49 – 2019

 

Recent Merchant Shipping Notices and Marine Guidance Notes (MSN) and (MGN) – Sorted by Date Published

 

Number

Title

Date Published

Link

MGN 470 (M) Amendment 1

Maritime Labour Convention, 2006: List of Merchant Shipping Notices, Marine Guidance Notes and Marine Information Notes

 

Notice to all shipowners, operators, seafarers, manning agents and manning agencies.

 

This notice replaces MGN 470 (M)

 

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05/12/19
Link

MGN 406 (M+F)

 

Use of Barbecues and Pig Roasts on Ships and Fishing Vessels

 

Notice to Ship and Fishing Vessels Owners, Ship and Fishing Vessel Operators, Managers, Seafarers and Fishermen.

 

This Notice replaces Marine Guidance Note 222 (M+F)

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26/11/19

Link

MGN 621 (M+F)

Roll-on/Roll-off Ships - Guidance for the Stowage and Securing of Vehicles

 

Notice to all Ship Owners, Ship Operators, Terminal Operators, Port Authorities, Classification Societies, Masters, Officers and Crews of Merchant Ships and all Other Parties concerned

04/11/19

Link

MGN 352 (M+F)

Amendment 1

The Merchant Shipping and Fishing Vessels (Control of Noise at Work) Regulations 2007

 

Notice to all Shipowners, Ship Operators, Charterers, Managers and other Employers of Seafarers, and Masters, Chief Engineers, Officers, Ratings and other workers on merchant ships, fishing vessels, yachts and other vessels with paid crew and selfemployed persons working on board; Classification Societies, Certifying Authorities, Test Houses and Competent Persons.

 

This notice should be read in conjunction with MGN 20 which provides details and guidance on interpretation of the Merchant Shipping and Fishing Vessel (Health and Safety at Work) Regulations 1997, MGN 587 (F) Amendment 1 (in respect of Fishing Vessels) and the Merchant Shipping and Fishing Vessels (Control of Noise at Work) Regulations 1997. MGN 447 (M+F) Merchant Shipping and Fishing Vessel (Control of Noise at Work) Regulations 1997 Procedure for Seeking Exemptions and also MGN 377 (M+F) Sound Advice – Noise at Work from Music and Entertainment.

22/10/19

Link

MGN 620 (F)

International Labour Organization Work in Fishing Convention (No. 188) Recruitment and Placement of Fishermen

 

Notice to all fishing vessel owners, operators and managers; employers of fishermen; skippers, officers and fishermen on fishing vessels Masters etc

10/10/19

Link

MGN 332 (M+F) Amendment 1

The Merchant Shipping and Fishing Vessels (Lifting Operations and Lifting Equipment) Regulations 2006

 

Notice to all Shipowners, Ship Operators, Charterers, Managers and other Employers of Seafarers, and Masters, Chief Engineers, Officers, Ratings and other workers on merchant Ships, fishing Vessels, yachts and other vessels with paid crew and selfemployed persons working on board; Classification Societies, Certifying Authorities, Test Houses and Competent Persons.

 

This notice should be read in conjunction with MGN 20, which provides details, and guidance on interpretation of the Merchant Shipping and Fishing Vessels (Health and Safety at Work) Regulations 1997, MGN 587 (F) Amendment 1 (in respect of Fishing Vessels) and MGN 331 Amendment 1, which covers the requirements of the Merchant Shipping (Provision and Use of Work Equipment) Regulations 2006. It replaces MGN 332 (M+F) and MGN 378 (M+F).

10/10/19

Link

MGN 331 (M+F) Amendment 1

The Merchant Shipping and Fishing Vessels (Provision and Use of Work Equipment) Regulations 2006

 

Notice to all Shipowners, Ship Operators, Charterers, Managers and other Employers of Seafarers, and Masters, Chief Engineers, Officers, Ratings and other workers on merchant ships, fishing vessels and yachts and other vessels with paid crew and selfemployed persons working on board; Classification Societies, Certifying Authorities, Test Houses and Competent Persons.

 

This notice should be read in conjunction with MGN 20 which provides details and guidance on interpretation of the Merchant Shipping and Fishing Vessels (Health and Safety at Work) Regulations 1997, MGN 587 (F) Amendment 1 (in respect of Fishing Vessels) and where Work Equipment is used for the purpose of lifting, MGN 332 Amendment 1, which covers the requirements of the Merchant Shipping (Lifting Operations and Lifting Equipment) Regulations 2006. It replaces MGN 331(M+F) and MGN 378(M+F).

10/10/19

Link

MGN 619 (F)

Merchant Shipping and Fishing Vessels (Lifting Operations and Lifting Equipment) Regulations 2006 (LOLER) and the Merchant Shipping and Fishing Vessels (Provision and Use of Work Equipment) Regulations 2006 (PUWER)

 

Notice to all fishing vessel owners, fishing vessel operators, managers, manning agents and fishermen, Classification Societies, Certifying Authorities, Test Houses and Competent Persons.

 

This notice should be read with MGN 331 Amendment 1 and MGN 332 Amendment 1.

07/10/19

Link

MGN 90 (M+F) Amendment 1

Implementation of EC Directive 90/269/EC: The Merchant Shipping and Fishing Vessels (Manual Handling Operations) Regulations 1998

 

Notice to all owners, operators and managers of merchant and shipping vessels, employers of those working on such vessels, masters/skippers, officers and crew.

 

This notice should be read in conjunction with the regulations above and with MGN 20 (M+F), MGN 587 (F) Amendment 1 in respect of Fishing Vessels Only and replaces MGN 90 (M+F)

26/09/2019

Link

MSN 1870 (M+F)

Amendment 1

The Merchant Shipping and Fishing Vessels (Personal Protective Equipment) Regulations 1999

 

Notice to all shipowners, employers, masters, seafarers, safety officers, and safety representatives.

 

This notice should be read with The Merchant Shipping and Fishing Vessels (Personal Protective Equipment) Regulations 1999 (S.I. 1999/2205) and The Merchant Shipping (Maritime Labour Convention) (Health and Safety)(Amendment) Regulations 2014 (S.I.2014/1616.).

 

This notice replaces MSN 1731 (M+F) and MSN 1870 (M+F).

26/09/2019

Link

MGN 379 (M+F)

 

Navigation: use of electronic navigation aids

 

Notice to all Owners, Masters, Skippers, Officers and Crews of Merchant Ships

and Fishing Vessels

 

This notice replaces MGN 63

20/09/2019

Link

MSN 1868 (M)

UK requirements for safe manning and watchkeeping

 

Notice to all Shipowners, Companies, Managers, Masters, Deck and Engineering

Officers and all seafarers on Merchant Ships

 

This MSN should be read with the Merchant Shipping (Standards of Training, Certification

and Watchkeeping) Regulations 2015 (M), MSN 1856 (M), MSN 1857(M) and MSN 1842. It

replaces MSN 1767 (M).

20/09/2019

Link

MSN 1815 (M+F)

Amendment 3

Countries whose Seafarer Medical Certificates are Accepted as Equivalent to the UK Seafarer Medical Fitness Certificate (ENG 1)

 

Notice to all Shipowners, Agents, Masters, Seafarers, MCA Approved Medical Practitioners and Approved Medical Referees.

 

This notice should be read with the Merchant Shipping (Maritime Labour Convention) (Medical Certification) Regulations 2010 (S.I. 2010/737), the Merchant Shipping (Work in Fishing Convention) (Medical Certification) Regulations 2018 and Merchant Shipping Notices MSN 1883 (F), MSN 1886 (M+F) and MSN 1887(M).

 

This Notice updates and replaces MSN 1815 (M) Amendment 2

09/09/2019

Link

MGN 617 (M)

Yacht and Powerboat Safety at Sea – Emergency Procedures, Equipment and Actions - Good Practice

 

Notice to all designers, builders, surveyors, owners, managing agents, skippers, crew and Certifying Authorities of yachts and powerboats including pleasure vessels and small commercial vessels.

 

This notice should be read with:

The Merchant Shipping (Vessels in Commercial Use for Sport or Pleasure) Regulations 1998 (SI 1998/2771) as amended;

The Safety of Small Commercial Motor Vessels - A Code of Practice (Yellow)

The Safety of Small Commercial Sailing Vessels - A Code of Practice (Blue)

The Safety of Small Vessels in Commercial Use for Sport or Pleasure Operating from a Nominated Departure Point (NDP) - A Code of Practice (Red)

The Merchant Shipping (Small Workboats and Pilot Boats) Regulations 1998 (SI 1998/1609) as amended;

The Safety of Small Workboats and Pilot Boats - A Code of Practice (Brown) ;

and MGN 280

20/08/19

Link

MGN 616 (M)

Yacht and Powerboat Safety at Sea - Rigs and Rigging - Good Practice for Inspection

 

Notice to all designers, builders, surveyors, owners, managing agents, skippers, crew and Certifying Authorities of yachts and powerboats including pleasure vessels and small commercial vessels.

 

This notice should be read with:

The Merchant Shipping (Vessels in Commercial Use for Sport or Pleasure) Regulations 1998 (SI 1998/2771) as amended;

The Safety of Small Commercial Motor Vessels - A Code of Practice (Yellow)

The Safety of Small Commercial Sailing Vessels - A Code of Practice (Blue)

The Safety of Small Vessels in Commercial Use for Sport or Pleasure Operating from a Nominated Departure Point (NDP) - A Code of Practice (Red)

The Merchant Shipping (Small Workboats and Pilot Boats) Regulations 1998 (SI 1998/1609) as amended;

The Safety of Small Workboats and Pilot Boats - A Code of Practice (Brown) ;

and MGN 280.

20/08/19

Link

MGN 615 (M)

Yacht and Powerboat Safety at Sea - Preparedness for Non-Coastal Passages - Good Practice

 

Notice to all designers, builders, surveyors, owners, managing agents, skippers, crew and Certifying Authorities of yachts and powerboats including pleasure vessels and small commercial vessels.

 

This notice should be read with:

The Merchant Shipping (Vessels in Commercial Use for Sport or Pleasure) Regulations 1998 (SI 1998/2771) as amended;

The Safety of Small Commercial Motor Vessels - A Code of Practice (Yellow)

The Safety of Small Commercial Sailing Vessels - A Code of Practice (Blue)

The Safety of Small Vessels in Commercial Use for Sport or Pleasure Operating from a Nominated Departure Point (NDP) - A Code of Practice (Red)

The Merchant Shipping (Small Workboats and Pilot Boats) Regulations 1998 (SI 1998/1609) as amended;

The Safety of Small Workboats and Pilot Boats - A Code of Practice (Brown) ;

and MGN 280.

20/08/19

Link

MGN 614 (M)

Yacht and Powerboat Safety at Sea - Stowage of Life-Saving Appliances - Good Practice

 

Notice to all owners, managing agents, skippers, designers, builders, surveyors, crew and Certifying Authorities of yachts and powerboats including pleasure vessels and small commercial vessels.

 

This notice should be read with:

The Merchant Shipping (Vessels in Commercial Use for Sport or Pleasure) Regulations 1998 (SI 1998/2771) as amended;

The Safety of Small Commercial Motor Vessels - A Code of Practice (Yellow)

The Safety of Small Commercial Sailing Vessels - A Code of Practice (Blue)

The Safety of Small Vessels in Commercial Use for Sport or Pleasure Operating from a Nominated Departure Point (NDP) - A Code of Practice (Red)

The Merchant Shipping (Small Workboats and Pilot Boats) Regulations 1998 (SI 1998/1609) as amended;

The Safety of Small Workboats and Pilot Boats - A Code of Practice (Brown) ;

and MGN 280

20/08/19

Link

MGN 613 (M)

Yacht and Powerboat Safety at Sea - Grounding of Fixed Fin Keel GRP Yachts - Good Practice

 

Notice to all owners, managing agents, skippers, designers, builders, surveyors, crew and Certifying Authorities of yachts and powerboats including pleasure vessels and small commercial vessels.

 

This notice should be read with:

The Merchant Shipping (Vessels in Commercial Use for Sport or Pleasure) Regulations 1998 (SI 1998/2771) as amended;

The Safety of Small Commercial Motor Vessels - A Code of Practice (Yellow)

The Safety of Small Commercial Sailing Vessels - A Code of Practice (Blue)

The Safety of Small Vessels in Commercial Use for Sport or Pleasure Operating from a Nominated Departure Point (NDP) - A Code of Practice (Red)

The Merchant Shipping (Small Workboats and Pilot Boats) Regulations 1998 (SI 1998/1609) as amended;

The Safety of Small Workboats and Pilot Boats - A Code of Practice (Brown) ;

and MGN 280.

20/08/19

Link

MGN 612 (M)

Yacht and Powerboat Safety at Sea - Maintenance, Modifications, Damage and Repairs - Good Practice

 

Notice to all owners, managing agents, skippers, designers, builders, surveyors, crew and Certifying Authorities of yachts and powerboats including Pleasure Vessels and Small Commercial Vessels.

 

This notice should be read with:

The Merchant Shipping (Vessels in Commercial Use for Sport or Pleasure) Regulations 1998 (SI 1998/2771) as amended;

The Safety of Small Commercial Motor Vessels - A Code of Practice (Yellow)

The Safety of Small Commercial Sailing Vessels - A Code of Practice (Blue)

The Safety of Small Vessels in Commercial Use for Sport or Pleasure Operating from a Nominated Departure Point (NDP) - A Code of Practice (Red)

The Merchant Shipping (Small Workboats and Pilot Boats) Regulations 1998 (SI 1998/1609) as amended;

The Safety of Small Workboats and Pilot Boats - A Code of Practice (Brown);

and MGN 280.

20/08/19

Link

MGN 611 (M)

Damage Stability: Alternative verification method for tankers - UK interpretations and procedures

 

Notice to all UK ship operators, ship owners, masters, port state control officers (PSCOs), authorised recognised organisations (ROs), insurance and protection and indemnity (P&I) clubs, and stability consultants.

 

This notice should be read with ... SI 1996/2154 The Merchant Shipping (Prevention of Oil Pollution) Regulations 1996 as amended; SI 2018/68 The Merchant Shipping (Prevention of Pollution from Noxious Liquid Substances in Bulk) Regulations 2018; IMO MSC.1/Circ.1461 “Guidelines for Verification of Damage Stability Requirements for Tankers”; IMO MSC/Circ.406/Rev.1 "Guidelines for the Uniform Application of the Survival Requirements of the IBC and IGC Code."

18/07/19

Link

MGN 609 (M)

Class IX Tugs Under 500GT - Guidance for Exemption from the Carriage of a Rescue Boat

 

Notice to all owners and operators of Class IX tugs of under 500GT, tug manufacturers and classification societies.

 

This notice should be read in conjunction with SI 1999 No 2721, the Merchant Shipping (Life-Saving Appliances For Ships Other Than Ships Of Classes III – VI(A)) Regulations 1999.

18/07/19

Link

MGN 197 Amendment 1 (M+F)

Implementation of 2013 Euratom Basic Safety Standards Directive (2013 BSSD) in relation to public radiation exposures

 

Notice to all Owners, Operators and Managers of Ships, Inland Waterways Craft and Fishing Vessels, Officers and Ratings of Merchant Ships, and Skippers and Crew of Fishing Vessels and Persons-in-Charge of Inland Waterway Craft.

 

This MGN amends MGN 197.

03/06/19

Link

MGN 486 (M+F) Amendment 1

Maritime Labour Convention, 2006 and ILO Work in Fishing Convention 2007; Access to shore-based welfare facilities

 

Notice to all shipowners, fishing vessel owners, masters, skippers, seafarers and fishermen.

03/06/19

Link

MGN 433 Amendment 1

Helicopter Aviation Inspection Bodies

 

Notice to all helicopter safety consultants and builders, designers, and operators of "large commercial yachts" and "passenger yachts" designed/fitted with helicopter landing areas.

 

This notice should be read with the Red Ensign Group (REG) Yacht Code which replaces the Large Yacht Code and Passenger Yacht Code as implemented on 1 January 2019

10/05/19

Link

MGN 472 (M) Amendment 1

Maritime Labour Convention, 2006: Guidance on the procedure for applying for a Substantial Equivalence

 

Notice to all shipbuilders, shipowners, ship operators, employers, masters, seafarers, manning agents and agencies.

 

This notice should be read in conjunction with The Merchant Shipping (Maritime Labour Convention) (Survey and Certification) Regulations 2013 and the Merchant Shipping (Maritime Labour Convention) (Minimum Requirements for Seafarers etc.) Regulations 2014.

29/04/19

Link

MSN 1848 (M) Amendment 3

Maritime Labour Convention, 2006: Survey and Certification of UK Ships

 

Notice to all Ship Owners, Ship Operators, Managers, Manning Agents, Trade Unions and Seafarers

 

This notice should be read with Merchant Shipping (Maritime Labour Convention) (Survey and Certification) Regulations 2013 (S.I. No 2013/1785) as amended and the ILO Guidelines for Flag State Inspections and replaces MSN 1848(M) Amendment 2.

23/04/19

Link

MGN 487 (M) Amendment 1

Maritime Labour Convention, 2006: On-shore Complaints

 

Notice to all Ship owners, Operators, Masters, Officers and all Seafarers on merchant ships and large yachts.

 

This notice should be read with regulation 13 the Merchant Shipping (Maritime Labour Convention) (Survey and Certification) Regulations 2013 (S.I. 2013/1785), and MSN 1849 (M) regarding on-board complaints and procedures. Regulations 5.1.4, 5.2.1 and 5.2.2 of the Maritime Labour Convention, 2006 and the Guidelines for Port State Control Officers published by the ILO are also relevant.

02/04/19

Link

MGN 587 (F) Amendment 1

International Labour Organization Work in Fishing Convention (No. 188) Health and safety: responsibilities of fishing vessel owners, managers, skippers and fishermen

 

Notice to all fishing vessel owners, operators and managers; employers of fishermen; skippers, officers and fishermen on fishing vessels.

 

This notice should be read in conjunction with the Merchant Shipping and Fishing Vessels (Health and Safety at Work) Regulations 1997 as amended in 2018 and replaces MGN 20 (M+F) for Fishing Vessels only.

26/03/19

Link

MGN 579 (M)

The Merchant Shipping (International Load Line Convention) (Amendment) Regulations 2018

 

Notice to all Shipowners, Masters, Assigning Authorities and Surveyors.

 

This notice should be read with the Merchant Shipping (International Load Line Convention) (Amendment) Regulations 2018

26/03/19

Link

MGN 608 (M+F)

Radio Survey Service: Authorisation

 

Notice to all Shipowners, Agents, Recognised Organisation, Certifying Authorities, Builders, Masters, Skippers and Officers.

 

This notice replaces MGN 392(M+F).

21/03/19

Link

MGN 605 (F)

International Labour Organization Work in Fishing Convention (No. 188) Phase in Period

 

Notice to all fishing vessel owners, operators and managers; employers of fishermen; skippers, officers and fishermen on fishing vessels.

 

This notice should be read with the Merchant Shipping (Work in Fishing Convention) Regulations 2018.

12/03/19

Link

MGN 453 (M)

Fire Protection – Fire Retardant Treatment for Floor Coverings, Suspended Textile Materials, Upholstery Materials and Bedding Components for use Onboard Vessels Certified Under the MCA Large Commercial Yacht Code

 

Notice to all Shipowners, Ship Operators, Masters and Officers of Ships, Ship Designers, Shipbuilders and Service Providers of Fire Retardant Treatment Products

08/03/19

Link

MGN 484 (M) Amendment 1

Maritime Labour Convention, 2006: Health and Safety Published accident statistics - information and advice

 

Notice to all shipowners, ship operators and ship managers; employers of seafarers; masters, officers and seafarers on sea-going ships ordinarily engaged in commercial operations.

 

This notice should be read in conjunction with the Merchant Shipping and Fishing Vessels (Health and Safety at Work) Regulations 1997, as amended by the Merchant Shipping (Maritime Labour Convention) (Health and Safety) Regulations 2014.

 

This MGN replaces MGN 484 (M)

08/03/19

Link

MGN 436 (M+F) Amendment 1

Whole-Body Vibration: Guidance on Mitigating Against the Effects of Shocks and Impacts on Small Vessels

 

Notice to all builders, owners, managers and operators of small vessels.

 

This notice replaces MGN 436 (M+F).

08/03/19

Link

MGN 580 (M)

Fire Protection – Fire Retardant Treatments for Fabrics - Equivalent Testing Standards for Large Commercial Yacht Code

 

Notice to all Shipowners, Ship Operators, Masters and Officers of Ships, Ship Designers, Shipbuilders, Notified Bodies and Service Providers of Fire Retardant Treatment Products.

 

This notice replaces MGN 453.

08/03/19

Link

MGN 604 (M+F)

Media, Other Organisations or persons carried as passengers on board Ships and Fishing Vessels

 

Notice to all shipowners, ship managers, masters, fishing vessel owners, fishing vessel managers and fishing vessel skippers and media and similar organisations.

 

This notice should be read with MGN 538, MGN 571, MGN 587 and MGN 588 and replaces MGN 494.

05/03/19

Link

MGN 417 (M+F)

MCA Requirements for Companies Offering Shore Based Maintenance of Radio Equipment under the Global Maritime Distress and Safety System (GMDSS)

 

Notice to all Shore-Based Maintenance Service Companies, ship owners and masters.

 

This notice should be read with MSN 1690 (M) and MSN 1801 (F).

 

This Notice replaces MGN 350(M+F)

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21/02/19

Link

MGN 600 (M) Amendment 1

Maritime Labour Convention: Inspection of Coded Vessels

 

Notice to all small vessel owners, operators and managers, seafarers, designers, builders and surveyors.

 

This notice, together with MGN 601(M) and MGN 602(M), replaces MGN 490 amendment 1 and MGN 491 amendment 1 published in August 2014. MGN 600 (M) Amendment 1 replaces MGN 600 (M).

13/02/19

Link

MSN 1879(M)

Directive (EU) 2016/1629 – Laying Down Technical Requirements for Inland Waterway Vessels

 

Notice to all owners and operators of inland waterway vessels, and navigation and harbour authorities.

 

This notice replaces MSN 1824 and should be read in conjunction with MSN 1880 and 1881.

 

See also MSN 1894 which replaces MSN 1805. MGN 461 is also cancelled.

05/02/19

Link

MSN 1894 (M)

Directive 2009/100/EC on Reciprocal Recognition of Navigability Licences for Inland Waterway Vessels

 

Notice to all Owners and Operators of inland waterway vessels, and Navigation and Harbour Authorities.

 

This notice replaces MSN 1805 and should be read in conjunction with MSN 1879, MSN 1880 and MSN 1881.

05/02/19

Link

MSN 1881(M)

EU Directive 2016/1629 – Laying Down Technical Requirements for Inland Waterway Vessels: Technical requirements of Annex V

 

Notice to all owners and operators of inland waterway vessels, and navigation and harbour authorities.

 

This notice should be read in conjunction with MSN 1879 and MSN 1880.

 

See also MSN 1894 which replaces MSN 1805. MGN 461 is also cancelled.

05/02/19

Link

MSN 1880 (M)

Directive (EU) 2016/1629 – Laying Down Technical Requirements for Inland Waterway Vessels: Technical Requirements of Annex II

 

Notice to all owners and operators of inland waterway vessels, and navigation and harbour authorities.

 

This notice should be read in conjunction with MSN 1879 and MSN 1881.

 

See also MSN 1894 which replaces MSN 1805. MGN 461 is also cancelled.

05/02/19

Link

MGN 603(M)

Requirements for Oil or Oily Mixture Discharges for Offshore Installations Engaged in Oil and Gas Operations on the UK Continental Shelf

 

Notice to all Owners, Ship Operators and Managers, Charterers, Masters and Officers of Merchant Ships, Shipbuilders, Port Authorities, Operators of Fixed and Floating Platforms and Drilling Rigs and Classification Societies.

 

This notice should be read with the Merchant Shipping (Prevention of Oil Pollution) Regulations 2019 and Offshore Petroleum Activities (Oil Pollution Prevention and Control) Regulation 2005 as amended

28/01/19

Link

MSN 1892 (M)

The Workboat Code Edition 2

 

Notice to all designers, builders, owners, operators, employers, crews, masters of small commercial workboats, and Certifying Authorities.

 

This notice replaces previous Codes and Notices concerning newbuild small workboats, and pilot boats.

18/01/18/

Link

MGN 533 (M) Amendment 1

Means of Access

 

Notice to all Ship owners, Operators and Managers and other employers of seafarers; Masters, Officers and Seafarers.

 

This notice should be read in conjunction with the Merchant Shipping and Fishing Vessels (Health and Safety at Work) Regulations 1997 (S.I 1997/2962).

 

This Marine Guidance Note replaces MGNs 533 (M) and MGN 533 (M) Corrigendum.

17/01/18

Link

MGN 532 (M) Amendment 1

Safe Movement on Board Ship

 

Notice to all Shipowners, Operators and Managers and other employers of seafarers; Masters, Officers and Seafarers.

 

This notice should be read in conjunction with the Merchant Shipping and Fishing Vessels (Health and Safety at Work) Regulations 1997 (S.I 1997/2962).

 

This Marine Guidance Note replaces MGNs 532 (M) and MGN 532 (M) Corrigendum.

17/01/18

Link

MGN 602 (M)

Maritime Labour Convention: Substantial equivalence for crew accommodation for new vessels of 200GT to less than 500GT

 

Notice to all vessel owners, operators and managers, seafarers, designers, builders and surveyors.

 

This notice, together with MGN 600(M), updates and replaces the information contained in MGN 491 (M) Amendment 1 published in August 2014.

 

MGN 600(M) covers MLC inspections for Coded vessels.

20/12/18

Link

MGN 601 (M)

Maritime Labour Convention: Crew accommodation for small vessels of less than 200GT that are ordinarily engaged in commercial activities

 

Notice to all vessel owners, operators and managers, seafarers, designers, builders and surveyors.

 

This notice, together with MGN 600(M) replaces MGN 490(M) Amendment 1 MGN 600(M) covers MLC inspections for Coded vessels.

20/12/18

Link

MGN 600 (M)

Maritime Labour Convention: Inspection of Coded Vessels

 

Notice to all small vessel owners, operators and managers, seafarers, designers, builders and surveyors.

 

This notice, together with MGN 601(M) and MGN 602(M), replaces MGN 490 amendment 1 and MGN 491 amendment 1 published in August 2014.

20/12/18

Link

MGN 597 (M)

Intended pleasure vessels - Temporary commercial use at sea - Business purposes

 

Notice to all builders, owners, surveyors, repairers, and skippers of Pleasure Vessels.

 

This Marine Guidance Note should be read in conjunction with Part 1 of the IPV Code.

19/12/18

Link

MGN 599 (M)

Pleasure vessels - Regulations and exemptions - Guidance and best practice advice

 

Notice to all builders, owners, operators, managing agents, surveyors, repairers, and skippers of Pleasure Vessels.

 

This Marine Guidance Note replaces MGN 538 (M), as amended.

19/12/18

Link

MGN 598 (M)

Intended pleasure vessels - Temporary commercial use at sea - Race support boats

 

Notice to all owners, operators and skippers of Pleasure Vessels; persons organising racing of any kind at sea; and National Governing Bodies of Sport for racing activities at sea.

 

This Marine Guidance Note should be read in conjunction with Part 2 of the IPV Code.

19/12/18

Link

MGN 583 (F)

ILO Work in Fishing Convention, 2007 (No. 188) – Fishermen's Work Agreements

 

Notice to all fishing vessel owners, operators and managers; employers of fishermen; skippers, officers and fishermen on fishing vessels.

 

This notice should be read with the Merchant Shipping (Work in Fishing Convention) Regulations 2018.

04/12/18

Link

MSN 1887

 

MARITIME LABOUR CONVENTION, 2006 Medical Certification

 

Notice to all shipowners, ship operators and ship managers; employers of seafarers; masters, officers and seafarers on sea-going ships ordinarily engaged in commercial operations.

 

This notice should be read in conjunction with the Merchant Shipping (Maritime Labour Convention) (Medical Certification) Regulations 2010 as amended and Merchant Shipping Notice MSN 1886 (M+F) on Medical Standards and Eyesight Standards for Seafarers.

28/11/18

Link

MGN 588

ILO work in fishing convention health and safety PFDs

 

Notice to all fishing vessel owners, operators and managers; employers of fishermen; skippers, officers and fishermen on fishing vessels.

 

This notice should be read with MGN 570(F) and MGN 571(F) taking into account the Merchant Shipping and Fishing Vessels (Health and Safety at Work) Regulations 1997 as amended and the Merchant Shipping and Fishing Vessels (Personal Protective Equipment) Regulations 1998 with MSN 1870(M+F).

27/11/18

Link

MSN 1893

Carriage of dangerous goods and marine pollutants in packaged form: Amendment 39-18 to the IMDG code

 

Notice to all: Owners, ship operators and managers, masters and officers of merchant ships, agents, charterers, cargo packers, cargo consolidators, hauliers, freight forwarders, shippers, consignors, training providers, inspectors of cargoes, port authorities and terminal operators and others involved in the transport of dangerous goods by sea.

 

This notice takes effect from 1st January 2019 and replaces MSN 1875 (M).

26/11/18

Link

MSN 1889

Health and safety biological agents regulations.

 

Notice to all ship, yacht and fishing vessel owners, operators and managers and other employers of seafarers; masters, officers and seafarers on merchant ships and yachts; skippers and crew on fishing vessels and small commercially operated vessels.

 

This notice should be read in conjunction with Marine Guidance Note MGN 20 (M+F), which provides details of, and guidance on, the Merchant Shipping and Fishing Vessels (Health and Safety at Work) Regulations 1997

23/11/18

Link

MSN 1888 (M+F)

Merchant shipping and fishing vessels (health and safety at work) (chemical agents) regulations 2010 as amended.

 

Notice to all ship, yacht and fishing vessel owners, operators and managers and other employers of seafarers; masters, officers and seafarers on merchant ships and yachts; skippers and crew on fishing vessels and small commercially operated vessels.

 

This notice should be read in conjunction with the Merchant Shipping and Fishing Vessels (Health and Safety at Work) (Chemical Agents) Regulations as amended and the Merchant Shipping and Fishing Vessels (Health and Safety at Work) Regulations 1997 as amended. This notice replaces MGN 409 (M+F) and MGN 454 (M+F).

23/11/18

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MSN 1890 (M+F)

The Merchant Shipping and Fishing Vessels (Health and Safety at Work) Regulations 1997 and the Merchant Shipping (Maritime Labour Convention) (Medical Certification) Regulations 2010: New and Expectant Mothers

 

Notice to all shipowners, employers and seafarers on merchant ships and fishing

Vessels

 

This notice should be read with the Merchant Shipping and Fishing Vessels (Health and Safety

at Work) Regulations 1997, as amended, and replaces MGN 522.

23/11/18

Link

MSN 1872 Amendment 1 (F)

The Code of Safe Working Practice for the Construction and Use of Fishing Vessels of 15m Length Overall to less than 24m Registered Length

 

Notice to all Designers, Builders, Owners, Employers, Skippers and Crew of Fishing Vessels.

 

This notice should be read in conjunction with the Fishing Vessels (Codes of Practice) Regulations 2017 No.943 and the Merchant Shipping (Work in Fishing Convention) Regulations 2018 No.1106 and replaces MSN 1770, The Code of Safe Working Practice for the Construction and Use of 15m Length Overall to less than 24m Registered Length Vessels.

21/11/18

Link

MSN 1871 Amendment 1 (F)

The Code of Practice for the Safety of Small Fishing Vessels of less than 15m Length Overall

 

Notice to all Designers, Builders, Owners, Employers, Skippers and Crew of Fishing Vessels.

 

This notice should be read in conjunction with the Fishing Vessels (Code of Practice) Regulations 2017 No.943 and the Merchant Shipping (Work in Fishing Convention) Regulations 2018 No.1106 and replaces MSN 1813 – The Code of Practice for the Safety of Fishing Vessels of less than 15m Length Overall.

21/11/18

Link

MSN 1873 Amendment 1 (F)

The Code of Practice for the Construction and Safe Operation of Fishing Vessels of 24m Registered Length and Over

 

Notice to all Designers, Builders, Owners, Employers, Skippers and Crew of Fishing Vessels.

 

This notice should be read in conjunction with the Fishing Vessels (Codes of Practice) Regulations 2017 No.943 and the Merchant Shipping (Work in Fishing Convention) Regulations 2018 No.1106.

21/11/18

Link

MGN 596 (F)

Fishing Safety Management Code: Helping to improve the management of safety on Fishing Vessels

 

Notice to all Owners, Employers, Skippers and Crew of Fishing Vessels This notice replaces MIN558 and should be read with The Merchant Shipping and Fishing Vessels (Health and Safety at Work) Regulations 1999 No. 2962, The Merchant Shipping (Work in Fishing Convention) Regulations 2018 No.1106, MSN 1871 The Code of Practice for the Safety of Small Fishing Vessels, MSN 1872, The Code of Safe Working Practices for the Construction and Use of 15m Length Overall to less than 24m Registered Length Vessels, and MSN 1873, The Code of Practice for the Construction and Safe Operation of Fishing Vessels of 24m Registered length and over.

21/11/18

Link

MGN 526 (F)

Stability Guidance for Fishing Vessels - Using the Wolfson Method

 

Notice to all Shipyards, Boatbuilders, Fishing Vessel Operators, Skippers, Fishermen, Designers and Consultants.

 

This notice replaces MGN 427 (F) and should be read in conjunction with MGN 503(F).

19/11/18

Link

MGN 584 (F)

ILO Work in Fishing Convention, 2007 – Repatriation

 

Notice to all fishing vessel owners, operators and managers of fishing vessels; employers of fishermen; skippers, officers and fishermen.

 

This notice should be read in conjunction with Part 4 of the Merchant Shipping (Work in Fishing Convention) Regulations 2018.

19/11/18

Link

MGN 585 (F)

ILO Work in Fishing Convention – Payment of Fishermen

 

Notice to all fishing vessel owners and managers, employers of fishermen and fishermen.

 

This notice should be read with the Merchant Shipping (Seamen's Wages and Accounts) (Fishing Vessels) Regulations 1972 as amended and the Merchant Shipping (Work in Fishing Convention) Regulations 2018 and replaces MGN 136(F).

19/11/18

Link

MGN 586 (F)

ILO Work in Fishing Convention – Medical Care

 

Notice to all fishing vessel owners, operators and managers; employers of fishermen; skippers, officers and fishermen on fishing vessels.

 

This notice should be read with the Merchant Shipping (Work in Fishing Convention) Regulations 2018.

19/11/18

Link

MGN 589 (F)

ILO Work in Fishing Convention, (No. 188) – Complaints

 

Notice to all fishing vessel owners, operators and managers; employers of fishermen; skippers, officers and fishermen on fishing vessels.

 

This notice should be read with the Merchant Shipping (Work in Fishing Convention) Regulations 2018.

12/11/18

Link

MGN 595 (F)

ILO Work in Fishing Convention, 2007 - Provision of Food and Water

 

Notice to all Shipowners, Operators, Masters, Skippers and all seafarers on fishing vessels.

 

This notice should be read with the Merchant Shipping (Work in Fishing Convention) Regulations 2018 and replaces MGN 525 Amendment 1.

08/11/18

Link

MGN 587 (F)

ILO Work in Fishing Convention (No. 188) - Health and safety: responsibilities of fishing vessel owners, managers, skippers and fishermen

 

Notice to all fishing vessel owners, operators and managers; employers of fishermen; skippers, officers and fishermen on fishing vessels.

 

This notice should be read in conjunction with the Merchant Shipping and Fishing Vessels (Health and Safety at Work) Regulations 1997 as amended in 2018. It replaces MGN 20(M+F)

.

08/11/18

Link

MSN 1885 (F)

ILO Work in Fishing Convention, 2007 - Survey and inspection

 

Notice to all fishing vessel owners, fishing vessel operators, managers, manning agents and fishermen.

 

This notice should be read with the Merchant Shipping (Work in Fishing Convention) (Survey and Certification) Regulations 2018 and the ILO Guidelines for Flag State and Port State Inspections for the Work in Fishing Convention.

05/11/18

Link

MSN 1882 (F)

ILO Work in Fishing Convention, 2007 Implementation of EC Directive 94/33 - Minimum age and protection for young persons on fishing vessels

 

Notice to all Approved Doctors, shipowners, ship operators and ship managers; fishing vessel owners and managers; employers of seafarers and fishermen; masters, officers and seafarers and fishermen.

 

This notice should be read with the Merchant Shipping (Work in Fishing Convention) Regulations 2018 and replaces MGN 473 (M+F) for the fishing industry.

05/11/18

Link

MSN 1886 (M+F)

Maritime Labour Convention, 2006 Work in Fishing Convention, 2007 (ILO No. 188) - Medical Examination System: Appointment of Approved Doctors and Medical and Eyesight Standards

 

Notice to all Approved Doctors, shipowners, ship operators and ship managers; fishing vessel owners and managers; employers of seafarers and fishermen; masters, officers and seafarers and fishermen.

 

This notice should be read in conjunction with the Merchant Shipping (Maritime Labour Convention) (Medical Certification) Regulations 2010 as amended and the Merchant Shipping (Work in Fishing) (Medical Certification) Regulations 2018 and replaces in part MSN 1839(M)

.

02/11/18

Link

MSN 1884 (F)

ILO Work in Fishing Convention (No. 188): Working Time - Application of the Fishing Vessels (Working Time: Sea-fishermen) Regulations 2004 as amended

 

Notice to all fishing vessel owners, operators and managers; employers of fishermen; skippers, officers and fishermen on fishing vessels.

 

This notice should be read in conjunction with the Fishing Vessels (Working Time : Seafishermen) Regulations 2004 as amended. It replaces MSN 1786(F)

.

02/11/18

Link

MSN 1891 (F)

ILO Work in Fishing Convention, 2007 - List of crew

 

Notice to all fishing vessel owners, operators and managers; employers of fishermen; skippers, officers and fishermen on fishing vessels.

 

This notice should be read with the Merchant Shipping (Crew Agreements, Lists of Crew and Discharge of Seamen) (Fishing Vessels) Regulations 1972 as amended.

02/11/18

Link

MSN 1883 (F)

WORK IN FISHING CONVENTION (No. 188) Medical examination and certification for fishermen: Application of the Merchant Shipping (Work in Fishing Convention) (Medical Certification) Regulations 2018

 

Notice to all fishing vessel owners, operators and managers; employers of fishermen; skippers, officers and fishermen on fishing vessels.

 

This notice should be read in conjunction with the Merchant Shipping (Work in Fishing Convention) (Medical Certification) Regulations 2018 and Merchant Shipping Notice MSN 1886 (M+F) on Medical Standards and Eyesight Standards for Seafarers

.

01/11/18

Link

MSN 1815 (M+F)

(Amendment 2)

Countries whose Seafarer Medical Certificates are Accepted as Equivalent to the UK Seafarer Medical Fitness Certificate (ENG 1)

 

Notice to all Shipowners, Agents, Masters, Seafarers, MCA Approved Medical Practitioners and Approved Medical Referees.

 

This notice should be read with the Merchant Shipping (Maritime Labour Convention) (Medical Certification) Regulations 2010 (S.I. 2010/737), the Merchant Shipping (Work in Fishing Convention) (Medical Certification) Regulations 2018 and Merchant Shipping Notices MSN 1883 (F), MSN 1886 (M+F) and MSN 1887(M).

 

This Notice updates and replaces MSN 1815 (M) Amendment 1.

01/11/18

Link

MSN 1878

Arrangements for the Carriage of Agreed Search and Rescue Cooperation Plans Aboard UK Passenger Vessels

 

Notice to all Masters, Operators, Owners and other crew members of United Kingdom passenger vessels.

 

This Notice replaces Merchant Shipping Notice MSN 1783.

24/10/18

Link

MGN 401 (M+F)

Navigation: Vessel Traffic Services (VTS) and Local Port Services (LPS) in the United Kingdom

 

Notice to all Port and VTS Authorities, VTS Personnel, Masters and Deck Officers of Merchant Vessels, and Skippers and Watch Keepers of Fishing and Recreational Craft.

 

This notice is developed from existing international regulations and guidelines and should be read with the publications detailed in Annex 2.

 

This notice replaces MGN 401 (Amendment) and MGN 401.

23/10/18

Link

MSN 1858 (M+F)

Training & Certification Guidance: UK Requirements for Deck Officers on Large Yachts (over 24m)

 

Notice to all Owners, Masters, Deck Officers and Crews of Commercially and Privately Operated Yachts and Sail Training Vessels, and those concerned with Maritime Training.

 

This notice replaces MSN 1802, MIN 473 and MIN 498

11/10/18

Link

MSN 1859 (M+F)

Training & Certification Guidance: UK Requirements for Engineer Officers on Large Yachts (over 24m)

 

Notice to all Owners, Masters, Engineer Officers and Crews of Commercially and Privately Operated Yachts and Sail Training Vessels, and those concerned with Maritime Training.

 

This notice replaces MGN 156 (M)

11/10/18

Link

MSN 1865 (M)

Seafarer Training and Certification Guidance: UK Requirements for Emergency, Occupational Safety, Security, Medical Care and Survival Functions

 

Notice to all Owners, Masters, Officers, Ratings and those concerned with maritime training.

 

This notice replaces MGN 96 and MIN 469

11/10/18

Link

MGN 417 (M+F)

MCA Requirements for Companies Offering Shore Based Maintenance of Radio Equipment under the Global Maritime Distress and Safety System (GMDSS)

 

Notice to all Shore-Based Maintenance Service Companies, ship owners and masters

 

This notice should be read with MSN 1690 (M) and MSN 1801 (F)

 

This Notice replaces MGN 350(M+F)

25/09/18

Link

MGN 536 (M) Amendment 3

Safety Management Code for Domestic Passenger Ships

 

Notice to all Shipowners, Operators, Charterers and Managers; Masters, Officers and Seamen.

 

This notice should be read in conjunction with MSN 1869(M) and replaces MGN 158(M). This Notice has been amended to clarify when the intermediate audit needs to be completed (paragraph 2.7).

19/09/18

Link

MSN 1823 (M)

MSN 1823 (M) Edition 2, Amendment 1 - The inland waters passenger ship code

 

Notice to all Owners & Operators of Passenger Ships operating solely in UK Categorised Waters; Ship Builders, Designers and Surveyors.

 

This notice should be read with The Merchant Shipping (Passenger Ships) (Safety Code for UK Categorised Waters) Regulations 2010

06/09/18

Link

MGN 593 (M+F)

Merchant Shipping and Fishing Vessels (Health and Safety at Work) (Chemical Agents) Regulations 2010 as amended Implementation of Directive 2017/164/EU (4th IOELV Directive)

 

Notice to all Shipowners, ship managers, employers, masters, seafarers and fishermen.

 

This notice should be read with the Merchant Shipping and Fishing Vessels (Health and Safety at Work) (Chemical Agents) Regulations 2010 as amended, MGN 409(M+F) and MGN 454(M+F).

23/08/18

Link

 

MGN 592 (M+F)

Mooring, Towing or Hauling Equipment on all Vessels: Safe Installation and Safe Operation

 

Notice to all Shipbuilders, ship repairers, shipowners, ship operators harbour authorities, Masters, skippers, officers and crew of merchant ships, yachts, (motor and sail) and fishing vessels.

 

This note replaces MGN 308 (M+F).

24/08/18

Link

 

MGN 591 (M+F)

Provision of Safe Means of Access to Fishing Vessels and Small Vessels in Ports

 

Notice to all Harbour Authorities, Shipowners, Consultants, Shipbuilders, Ship Designers, Employers, Skippers and Crews of Fishing Vessels and Small Vessels.

 

This notice replaces MGN 337 (M+F) and should be read with the Merchant Shipping and Fishing Vessels (Health and Safety at Work) Regulations 1997; Marine Guidance Notice MGN 533 (M) and Marine Guidance Notice MGN 533 (M) Corrigendum.

24/08/18

Link

MGN 480 (M) Amendment 2

Maritime Labour Convention, 2006: Shipowners' Liabilities including Seafarer Compensation

 

Notice to all Shipowners, Masters, Manning Agents and Seafarers.

 

This notice should be read with the Merchant Shipping (Maritime Labour Convention) (Minimum Requirements for Seafarers, etc.) Regulations 2014 as amended and replaces MGN 480 Amendment 1.

20/07/18

Link

MSN 1698 (M)

The Merchant Shipping (Passenger Ship Construction: Ships of Classes I, II and II(A)) Regulations 1998

 

Notice to Shipowners, Certifying Authorities, Shipbuilders, Shiprepairers, Ship Masters and Surveyors.

19/07/18

Link

MSN 1848 Amendment 2

MLC Survey and Certification of UK Ships

 

Notice to all Notice to all Ship Owners, Ship Operators, Managers, Manning Agents, Trade Unions and Seafarers.

 

This notice should be read with Merchant Shipping (Maritime Labour Convention) (Survey and Certification) Regulations 2013 (S.I. No 2013/1785) and the ILO Guidelines for Flag State Inspections and replaces MSN 1848(M) Amendment 1.

07/06/18

Link

MGN 590 (M+F)

STCW Manila Amendments Alcohol Limits

 

Notice to all Shipowners, Employers, Ship Masters, and Seafarers.

 

This notice replaces MGN 566 and applies to all professional seafarers, including those on fishing vessels.

 

Guidance on hours of work is now contained in MSN 1877 (M) Amendment 1.

04/06/18

Link

MGN 481 (M) Amendment 1

Maritime Labour Convention, 2006: Crew Accommodation, Supplementary Guidance

 

Notice to all Shipowners, Ship Operators, and Ship Managers; employers of seafarers; Masters, Officers, and Seafarers on seagoing ships ordinarily engaged in commercial operations, Ship builders and Yacht builders.

 

This notice should be read with the Merchant Shipping (Maritime Labour Convention) (Minimum Requirements for Seafarers etc.) Regulations 2014 (S.I. 2014/1613) and Merchant Shipping Notice MSN 1844 (M).

 

This note replaces MGN 481 (M).

27/03/18

Link

MSN 1815 (M) Amendment 1

Countries whose Seafarer Medical Certificates are Accepted as Equivalent to the UK Seafarer Medical Fitness Certificate

 

Notice to all Shipowners, Agents, Masters, Seafarers, MCA Approved Medical Practitioners and Approved Medical Referees

 

This notice should be read with the Merchant Shipping (Maritime Labour Convention) (Medical Certification) Regulations 2010 (S.I. 2010/737) and Merchant Shipping Notice MSN 1839 (M).

 

This Notice updates MSN 1815 (M).

27/03/18

Link

MSN 1877 (M) Amendment 1

Amendment 1 Hours of work and entitlement to leave

 

Notice to all shipowners, ship operators, ship managers, employers of seafarers on sea-going ships and ordinarily engaged in commercial operations.

 

This notice should be read with the Merchant Shipping (Maritime Labour Convention) (Hours of Work) Regulations 2018 and replaces MSN 1877(M), which in turn replaced MSN 1842(M).

22/03/18

Link

MGN 581 (F)

FISHING VESSELS: Registration Surveys for Fishing Vessels of less 15m built before 16 July 2007

 

Notice to all Designers, Builders, Certifying Authorities, Classification Societies, Agents, Brokers, Owners, Employers, Skippers and Crew of Fishing Vessels

 

This notice should be read with in conjunction with MSN 1871 (F)

15/03/18

Link

MGN 545 (M+F)

Transport of dangerous goods in private vehicles

 

Notice to all owners, ship operators and managers, masters and officers of merchant ships, agents, charterers, shippers, consignors, training providers, inspectors of cargoes, port authorities and terminal operators and others involved in the transport of dangerous good by sea.

 

This MGN only replaces Annex 3 paragraph 4 and Annex 5 of MGN 340, and paragraphs 6.3 and 7 of MGN 341.

07/03/18

Link

MGN 480 (M)

Amendment 1 Ship owners liabilities and seafarer compensation

 

Notice to all Shipowners, Masters, Manning Agents, and Seafarers.

 

This notice should be read with the Merchant Shipping (Maritime Labour Convention) (Minimum

Requirements for Seafarers, etc.) Regulations 2014 as amended and replaces MGN 480.

07/03/18

Link

MGN 480 (M)

Amendment 2 Shipowners liabilities including seafarer compensation

 

Notice to all Shipowners, Masters, Manning Agents, and Seafarers.

 

This MGN is valid until 6 April 2018 and outlines the main changes in shipowner liability following the implementation of the Maritime Labour Convention (2006).

 

This notice should be read with the Merchant Shipping (Maritime Labour Convention) (Minimum Requirements for Seafarers etc.) Regulations 2014.

07/03/18

Link

MGN 579 (M)

Load line convention regulations 2018

 

Notice to all Shipowners, Masters, Assigning Authorities and Surveyors.

 

This notice should be read with the Merchant Shipping (International Load Line Convention) (Amendment) Regulations 2018.

13/02/18

Link

MSN 1877 (M)

MLC 2006: hours of work and entitlement to leave

 

Notice to all shipowners, ship operators and ship managers; employers of seafarers; masters, officers and seafarers on sea-going ships ordinarily engaged in commercial operations.

 

This notice should be read with the Merchant Shipping (Maritime Labour Convention) (Hours of Work) Regulations 2018 and replaces MSN 1842(M).

 

MSN 1842 will remain valid until 6 April 2018 when the Merchant Shipping (Maritime Labour Convention) (Hours of Work) Regulations 2018 come into force.

06/02/18

Link

MGN 455 (M)

Support for maritime training scheme-revised arrangements

 

MGN 455 has now been extended and remains valid until on 31 March 2019.

 

This notice is for all merchant ship owners and managers, masters, deck and engineering officers, ratings of merchant vessels, those concerned with maritime training.

01/02/18

Link

MSN 1839 (M)

Maritime labour convention: medical certification

 

Notice to shipowners, ship operators, ship managers, employers of seafarers, masters, officers and seafarers on sea-going ships ordinarily engaged in commercial operations.

 

This notice should be read in conjunction with the Merchant Shipping (Maritime Labour Convention) (Medical Certification) Regulations 2010 as amended and replaces MSN 1822

 

Please also read MIN 564, supplementary test for colour vision for deck personnel.

31/01/18

Link

MGN 572 (M)

Safety Rules and Standards for Seagoing Domestic Passenger Ships

 

Notice to shipowners, ship operators, designers, builders and masters of domestic seagoing passenger ships and high speed craft.

12/01/18

Link

MSN 1823 (M)

Safety code for passenger ships

22/12/17

Link

MSN 1823 (M)

Edition 2 The inland waters passenger ship code

 

Notice to all Owners & Operators of Passenger Ships operating solely in UK Categorised Waters; Ship Builders, Designers and Surveyors.

 

This notice should be read with The Merchant Shipping (Passenger Ships) (Safety Code for UK Categorised Waters) Regulations 2010.

22/12/17

Link

MSN 1876 (M)

Working time: inland waterways regulations 2003 as amended

 

Notice to all Shipowners, Companies, Managers, Masters, and all crew on vessels ordinarily operating in inland waterways.

 

This notice supersedes MSN 1778 for Boatmasters and others working on commercial inland water transport vessels. It should be read in conjunction with the Regulations, and comes into force on 5 January 2018.

15/12/17

Link

MGN 578 (M)

Overside working on vessels

13/12/17

Link

MGN 577 (M+F)

Maintenance lists of crew ashore

13/12/17

Link

MGN 507 (M+F)

Amendment 1 Oil pollution: Bunker Oil

 

Notice to Shipowners, Operators, Managers, and Masters of Merchant Vessels over 1000GT

 

This note updates and replaces information contained in MGN 507 (M+F)

07/12/17

Link

MGN 504

Maritime passenger rights-role: national enforcement body

17/11/17

Link

MSN 1871 (F)

Code of Practice for Safety of Small Fishing Vessels

01/11/17

Link

MGN 562 (M+F)

Amendment 1 Radio Regulations & GMDSS Radio Updates

 

Notice to all Ship Builders, Vessel Owners, Vessel Operators, Masters, Skippers, Officers, Certifying Authorities and to Marine Radio Companies.

26/10/17

Link

MSN 1869 (M)

Safety Management Code For Domestic Passenger Ships

 

Notice to all Shipowners, Operators, Charterers and Managers; Masters, Officers and

Seamen.

 

This notice replaces MSN 1754(M) and should be read in conjunction with MGN 536 (M).

26/10/17

Link

MGN 571 (F)

FISHING VESSELS: PREVENTION OF MAN OVERBOARD

23/10/17

Link

MGN 570 (F)

FISHING VESSELS: Emergency Drills

23/10/17

Link

MSN 1873 *F)

Code of Practice for Construction and Safe Operation, Fishing Vessels

17/10/17

Link

MSN 1872 (F)

Code of Safe Working Practice for Fishing Vessels

17/10/17

Link

MSN 1848 (M)

Maritime Labour Convention, 2006. Survey and Certification of UK Ships. Amendments 1.

 

Notice to all Ship Owners, Ship Operators, Managers, Manning Agents, Trade Unions and Seafarers.

 

This notice should be read with Merchant Shipping (Maritime Labour Convention) (Survey and Certification) Regulations 2013 (S.I. No 2013/1785) and the ILO Guidelines for Flag State Inspections and replaces MSN 1848(M)

16/10/17

Link

MSN 1837 (M)

Amendment 2 Categorisation of Waters

 

Notice to all Owners, Operators and Masters.

 

This Notice supersedes Merchant Shipping Notice MSN 1837(M) Amendment 1.

09/10/17

Link

MGN 324

Amendment 1 Watchkeeping Safety – VHF Radio & AIS

 

Notice to all Owners, Masters, Officers and Pilots of Merchant Ships; Nautical Training Institutions; Owners and Skippers of Fishing Vessels, and Owners of Yachts and Pleasure Craft.

 

This Note replaces Marine Guidance Notes MGN 324 (M+F) (Correction) and MGN 324 (M+F) (Corrected)

05/10/17

Link

MGN 562 (M+F)

Amendment 1 Radio Regulations & GMDSS Radio Updates

 

Notice to all Ship Builders, Vessel Owners, Vessel Operators, Masters, Skippers, Officers, Certifying Authorities and to Marine Radio Companies.

 

This notice should be read with the ITU Radio Regulations as amended, Admiralty List of Radio Signals (ALRS), IMO MSC.1/Circ. 1460/Rev 2, Guidance on the validity of radiocommunication equipment installed and used on ships, and IMO MSC.1/Circ. 1389, Guidance on procedures for updating shipborne navigation and radiocommunication equipment.

05/10/17

Link

MSN 1874 (M+F)

Marine Equipment - The Marine Equipment Directive, Other Approval and Standards

 

Notice to all:

- Manufacturers and Distributors of Marine Equipment

- Masters, Officers and Skippers of: Merchant Ships, Fishing Vessels, Small

Commercial Vessels and Pleasure Vessels

- Ship: Builders, Designers, Operators, Owners and Managers

- Marine Consultants, Recognised Organisations, Certifying Authorities and Notified and Nominated Bodies

 

This notice should be read with the Merchant Shipping (Marine Equipment) Regulations 2016 SI 2016/1025 and relevant UK carriage requirement instruments. This notice amends MSN 1874.

31/07/17

Link

MGN 457 (M)

MGN 457 Oil recovery vessel code alternate arrangements

 

Notice to all Ship owners and operators of vessels, of any size, engaged in oil recovery operations; and those who may commission vessels to engage in such activity.

07/07/17

Link

MGN 417 (M+F)

Companies offering shore-based maintenance of radio equipment

 

Notice to all Shore-Based Maintenance Service Companies, ship owners and masters.

 

This notice should be read with MSN 1690 (M) and MSN 1801 (F). This Notice replaces MGN 350(M+F)

21/06/17

Link

MSN 1796 (M+F)

Amendment 3: Vessel Traffic Services - Designation of Vessel Traffic Services in the United Kingdom

 

Notice to all shipowners, Port and VTS Authorities, VTS Operators, Masters and Deck Officers of Merchant Vessels and Skippers and Watchkeepers of Fishing and recreational Vessels.

 

This Notice revokes MSN 1796 (M+F), MSN 1796 (M+F) Amendment 1and MSN 1796 (M+F) Amendment 2.

 

This notice should be read with the Merchant Shipping (Vessel Traffic Monitoring and Reporting Requirements) Regulations 2004 (as amended) and Marine Guidance Note (MGN) 401: Vessel Traffic Services (VTS) and Local Port Services (LPS) in the United Kingdom (as amended).

19/06/17

Link

MSN 1831

(M+F)

Vessel Traffic Monitoring Notification and Reporting Requirements for Ships and Ports

 

Notice to all operators, shipowners, charterers, managers, shipping agents, shippers of dangerous or polluting goods, pilots, port authorities, masters, and ships' officers, fishing vessel owners/operators and skippers, and owners/operators of traditional ships and leisure craft.

 

This notice replaces MSN 1817 and should be read in conjunction with Statutory Instrument (SI) 2004/2110 (as amended) and MGN 438.

26/04/17

Link

MSN 1869 (M)

Safety Management Code for Domestic Passenger Ships

 

Notice to all Shipowners, Operators, Charterers and Managers; Masters, Officers and Seamen.

 

This notice replaces MSN 1754(M) and should be read in conjunction with MGN 536 (M).

19/04/17

Link

MGN 563 (M+F)

Guidance on the Merchant Shipping and Fishing Vessels (Port Waste Reception Facilities) Regulations 2003 and amendments

 

Notice to all UK Shipowners, Masters and Officers of Merchant Ships, Skippers of Fishing Vessels and Ports and Terminals that undertake Port Waste Management Planning.

 

This note replaces MGN 253, 259, 326 and 387.

12/04/17

Link

MGN 567 (M)

Life-Saving Appliances - Marine Evacuation Systems, Survival Craft and Launching Appliances - Risk Mitigation for Single Point of Failure

 

Notice to all Owners, Masters, Builders, Recognised Organisations and Crew of UK Passenger Ships, and Service Stations and Manufacturers of Survival Craft.

 

This notice should be read with SOLAS Chapter III, S.I.1999/2721 as amended, S.I.1999/2723 as amended, Directive 2009/45/EC as amended, and S.I.2000/2687 as amended and MSN1823.

11/04/17

Link

MGN 568 (M)

Surveys - Alternative Compliance Scheme

 

Notice to all operators, shipowners, masters and UK Recognised Organisations.

 

This notice replaces MGN 537. This notice should be read in conjunction with MSN 1672 (as amended), MSN 1751 (as amended) and MSN 1848.

31/03/17

Link

MGN 561 (M)

Surveys - Enhanced Authorisation Scheme

 

Notice to all operators, shipowners, masters and UK Recognised Organisations.

 

This notice should be read in conjunction with MSN 1672 (as amended), MSN 1751 (as amended) and MSN 1848.

31/03/17

Link

MGN 546 (M)

In Water Surveys

 

Notice to all shipowners, superintendents, Masters, Recognised Organisations, ship builders and repairers, diving and survey companies.

 

This notice replaces MGN 217 (M).

31/03/17

Link

MGN 562 (M+F)

Radio Regulations Amendments & GMDSS Radio Equipment Updates

 

Notice to all Ship Builders, Vessel Owners, Vessel Operators, Masters, Skippers, Officers, Certifying Authorities and to Marine Radio Companies.

 

This notice should be read with the ITU Radio Regulations as amended, Admiralty List of Radio Signals (ALRS), IMO MSC.1/Circ. 1460/Rev1, Guidance on the validity of radiocommunication equipment installed and used on ships, and IMO MSC.1/Circ. 1389, Guidance on procedures for updating shipborne navigation and radiocommunication equipment.

14/02/17

Link

MGN 566 (M+F)

Standards of Training, Certification and Watchkeeping Convention, 1978 as amended Manila Amendments: Medical Certification, Hours of Work and Alcohol Limits

 

Notice to all Shipowners, Employers, Ship masters and Seafarers.

 

This notice should be read with MSN 1842(M) and replaces MGN 448(M), MGN 565 (M) and MGN 565 (M) Corrigendum.

07/02/17

Link

MGN 455 (M)

The Government Support for Maritime Training Scheme (SMarT) - Revised Arrangements from 1 August 2012 to 31 March 2015

 

Notice to all for merchant shipowners and managers, Masters, deck and engineering officers and ratings of merchant vessels and those concerned with maritime training.

 

This notice replaces MGN 431(M) and expires on 31 March 2018.

24/01/17

Link

MGN 505 (M)

HUMAN ELEMENT GUIDANCE - PART 1 Fatigue and Fitness For Duty: Statutory Duties, Causes Of Fatigue And Guidance On Good Practice

 

Notice to all Ship Owners, Ship Operators and Managers, Masters, Officers and Crew of Merchant Vessels, Skippers and Crew of Domestic Passenger Ships and Inland Waterway Vessels.

 

This notice replaces MGN 211.

06/01/17

Link

MGN 507 (M+F)

Oil Pollution: Liability and Compulsory Insurance for Bunker Oil (Amendment 1)

 

Notice to all Shipowners, Operators, Managers and masters of merchant vessels over 1,000 GT.

 

This amendment updates and replaces the information contained in the MGN 507 (M+F).

04/01/17

Link

MSN 1875 (M)

The Carriage of Dangerous Goods and Marine Pollutants in Packaged Form: Amendment 38-16 to the International Maritime Dangerous Goods (IMDG) Code

 

Notice to all Owners, Ship Operators and Managers, Masters and Officers of Merchant Ships, Agents, Charterers, Cargo Packers, Cargo Consolidators, Hauliers, Freight Forwarders, Shippers, Consignors, Training Providers, Inspectors of Cargoes, Port Authorities and Terminal Operators and others involved in the transport of dangerous goods by sea.

 

This notice takes effect from 1st January 2017 and replaces MSN 1854 (M).

23/12/16

Link

MGN 520 (M)

HUMAN ELEMENT GUIDANCE - PART 2 The Deadly Dozen - 12 Significant People Factors in

Maritime Safety

 

Notice to all Ship Owners, Ship Operators and Managers, Masters, Officers and Crew of Merchant Vessels, Skippers and Crew of Domestic Passenger Ships and Inland Waterways Vessels.

 

This notice should be read with the Human Element Guidance series of MGNs, "The Human Element - a guide to human behaviour in the shipping industry" and other maritime human element publications.

21/12/16

Link

MGN 554 (M+F)

Marine Equipment - Marine Equipment Directive UK Applicant Notified Bodies

 

Notice to all Conformity Assessment Bodies Seeking Designation by the Secretary of State as a Notified Body pertinent to the Marine Equipment Directive.

 

This notice should be read with The Merchant Shipping (Marine Equipment) Regulations 2016 and Merchant Shipping Notice 1874 (M+F).

02/12/16

Link

MGN 557 (M+F)

 

Marine Equipment - Marine Equipment Directive - Market Surveillance - Strategy, Reporting and Enforcement

 

This Guidance Note gives information regarding the MCA’s policy for enforcing the requirements of the Marine Equipment Directive (commonly known as ‘Market Surveillance’).

 

This note should be read with The Merchant Shipping (Marine Equipment) Regulations 2016 and the Merchant Shipping Act 1995. This note replaces MGN 178 (M+F).

02/12/16

Link

MGN 558 (M)

Life-Saving Appliances - Marine Evacuation Systems (MES) - Servicing and Deployments.

 

Notice to all Shipowners, Ship Operators and Managers, Masters, Officers and Crew of Merchant Ships, Manufacturers of MES, Service Agents of MES, and UK Recognised Organisations.

 

This amendment updates and replaces the information contained in MGN 463 (M) previously published in January 2013.

 

First published 14th November 2016, updated 21st November 2016 (addition of Revision 2).

21/11/16

Link

MSN 1839 (M)

Maritime Labour Convention, 2006: Medical Certification

 

Notice to all shipowners, ship operators and ship managers; employers of seafarers; masters, officers and seafarers on sea-going ships ordinarily engaged in commercial operations.

 

This notice should be read in conjunction with the Merchant Shipping (Maritime Labour Convention) (Medical Certification) Regulations 2010 as amended and replaces MSN 1822.

 

03/11/16

Link

MGN 559 (M+F)

 

Merchant Shipping and Fishing Vessels (Health and Safety at Work) (Electromagnetic Fields) Regulations 2016

 

Notice to all shipowners, employers, masters, seafarers, skippers, and crew of fishing Vessels.

 

This notice should be read with the Merchant Shipping and Fishing Vessels (Health and Safety at Work) (Electromagnetic Fields) Regulations 2016.

31/10/16

Link

MGN 434

(M+F)

Amendment 1 Vessel Traffic Services (VTS) - Training and Certification of VTS Personnel

 

Notice to all Port and VTS Authorities, prospective and current VTS Personnel, Maritime Training Organisations, Masters and Deck Officers of Merchant Vessels and Skippers and Watchkeepers of Fishing and Recreational Vessels.

 

This notice should be read in conjunction with MGN 401 (Amendment 2) on issues of VTS policy other than training. This notice replaces MGN 434.

13/10/16

Link

MGN 472 (M)

MLC (2006) Guidance on the procedure for applying for a Substantial Equivalence.

 

Notice to all Builders, Ship-owners, Operators, Employers, Masters, Seafarers, Manning Agents and Agencies.

 

This notice should be read in conjunction with The Merchant Shipping (Maritime Labour Convention) (Survey and Certification) Regulations 2013 and the Merchant Shipping (Maritime Labour Convention) (Minimum Requirements for Seafarers etc.) Regulations 2014.

05/10/16

Link

 

Link

MGN 560 (M)

Life-Saving Appliances - Lifeboats, Rescue Boats, Launching Appliances, Winches and On-load Release Gear - Operational and Test Procedures

 

Notice to all Ship Owners, Ship Operators and Managers, Masters, Officers and Crews of Merchant Ships, authorised service providers, lifeboat equipment manufacturers, and UK authorised Recognised Organisations.

 

This Note replaces MSN 1803 (M) - Lifeboats - Measures to prevent accidents

05/10/16

Link

MGN 553 (M+F)

Life-Saving Appliances - Inflatable Non-SOLAS Liferafts, Lifejackets, Marine Evacuation Systems,

Danbuoys and Lifebuoys - Technical Standards and Servicing Requirements

 

Notice to all Owners and Operators of Fishing Vessels, Small Commercial Vessels and Domestic Passenger ships with non-SOLAS MES; Manufacturers, Suppliers, and Service Station Personnel for all Products within the Scope of this Note.

 

This Note replaces MGN 499 (M+F) for non-SOLAS inflatable LSA on UK commercial vessels where these are permitted.

03/10/16

Link

MGN 556 (M+F)

The Merchant Shipping and Fishing Vessels (Safety Signs and Signals) Regulations 2001

 

Notice to all shipowners, managers, masters and crew of merchant ships and fishing Vessels.

 

This note should be read with Merchant Shipping and Fishing Vessels (Safety Signs and Signals) Regulations 2001 This note replaces MSN 1763 (M+F).

16/09/16

Link

MGN 543 (M+F)

Safety of Navigation: Offshore Renewable Energy Installations (OREIs) - Guidance on UK Navigational Practice, Safety and Emergency Response.

 

Notice to Other UK Government Departments, Offshore Renewable Energy Developers, Offshore Transmission Owners, Port Authorities, Ship owners, Masters, Ships’ Officers, Fishermen and Recreational Sailors.

 

This notice replaces MGN 371 and should be read in conjunction with the following MCA documents: Marine Guidance Note “Offshore Renewable Energy Installations (OREIs) - Guidance to Mariners operating in the vicinity of UK OREIs”, and Methodology for Assessing the Marine Navigational Safety Risks & Emergency Response of Offshore Renewable Energy Installations”.

19/08/16

Link

MGN 536 (M)

Safety Management Code For Domestic Passenger

 

Notice to all Shipowners, Operators, Charterers and Managers; Masters, Officers and Seamen.

 

This notice should be read in conjunction with MSN 1869(M) and replaces MGN 158(M). This Notice has been amended to take into account changes to the table of requirements in Annex 1.

09/08/16

Link

 

Corrigendum

MGN 555 (M)

Lifeboats, Rigid Rescue Boats, Launching Appliances and On-load Release Gear - Authorisation of Service Providers

 

Notice to all Shipowners, Ship Operators and Managers, Masters, Officers and Crew of Merchant Ships, Authorised Service Personnel and Recognised Organisations.

 

This Note replaces MIN 424.

09/08/16

Link

MGN 432 (M+F)

Safety during Transfers of Persons to and from Ships

 

Notice to all Owners, Operators and Masters of Merchant Ships, Large Commercial Yachts, Fishing Vessels, Small Commercial Vessels and Pleasure Vessels.

 

This amendment to MGN 432 also replaces MGN 127.

18/07/16

Link

MGN 548 (M+F)

Life-Saving Appliances - Inflatable SOLAS Certificated Liferafts, Lifejackets, Marine Evacuation Systems, and repair of Inflated Rescue Boats - Servicing Requirements and Approved Service Stations

 

Notice to all Owners and Operators of Merchant Ships; Owners and Skippers of Fishing Vessels, Small Commercial Vessels, and Pleasure Vessels. Manufacturers and Service Station Personnel for all SOLAS certificated life-saving appliances.

17/07/16

Link

MGN 534 (M+F)

Guidance on the implementation of the SOLAS VI Regulation 2 amendment requiring the verification of the gross mass of packed containers

 

Notice to all Ship-owners, Operators and Managers, Masters and Officers of Merchant Vessels, Agents, Charterers, Cargo Packers and Consolidators, Hauliers, Freight Forwarders, Shippers, Consignors, Training Providers, Inspectors of Cargoes, Port Authorities, Terminal Operators and others involved in the transport of containers.

12/05/16

Link

MSN 1734 (M+F)

Amendment 10: Approval of Marine Equipment (EC Notified Bodies)

 

Notice to all Manufacturers, Shipbuilders, Ship-owners, Ship Operators and Managers, Designers and Marine Consultants, Masters and Officers of Merchant Ships, Skippers of Fishing Vessels and Owners of Yachts and Pleasure Craft.

 

This Notice amends Merchant Shipping Notice No. MSN 1734 (M+F) and revokes MSN 1735 (M+F) Amendment 9

07/05/16

Link

MSN 1735 (M+F)

Amendment 10: Type – Approval of Marine Equipment (UK Nominated Bodies)

 

Notice to all Manufacturers, Shipbuilders, Ship-owners, Ship Operators and Managers, Designers and Marine Consultants, Masters and Officers of Merchant Ships, Skippers of Fishing Vessels and Owners of Yachts and Pleasure Craft.

 

This Notice amends Merchant Shipping Notice No. MSN 1735 (M+F) and revokes MSN 1735 (M+F) Amendment 9

07/05/16

Link

MGN 550 (M+F)

Electrical Installations - Guidance for Safe Design, Installation and Operation of Lithium-ion Batteries

 

Notice to all Ship-owners, Operators, Masters and Officers of Ships, Ship Designers and Shipbuilders of Vessels fitted with or intended to be fitted with Lithium ion Batteries

28/04/16

Link

MGN 547 (M)

Solid Bulk Cargoes – Safe Carriage of Bauxite

 

Notice to all Ship-owners, Operators, Terminal Operators, Port Authorities, Classification Societies, Agents, Charterers, Shippers, Consignors, Training Providers, masters, officers and crews of merchant ships and all other parties involved in the transportation of solid bulk cargoes by sea.

22/04/16

Link

MGN 552 (M)

Cargo Stowage and Securing - Safe Stowage and Securing of Specialised Vehicles

 

Notice to all Ship-owners, Operators, Terminal Operators, Port Authorities, Classification Societies, Masters, Officers and Crews of Merchant Ships and all Other Parties concerned.

 

This notice should be read with The Merchant Shipping (Carriage of Cargoes) Regulations 1999; MCA Roll-on/Roll-off Ships-Stowage and Securing of Vehicles Code of Practice; MGN 418 (M) Roll-on/Roll-off Ships: Stowage and Securing of Vehicles; Code of Safe Practice for Cargo Stowage and Securing (CSS Code); and Chapters VI and VII of SOLAS.

22/04/16

Link

MGN 545 (M)

Guidance on the transport of dangerous goods as defined by the International Maritime Dangerous

Goods (IMDG) Code when carried in a private vehicle not in commercial use or by a foot passenger on a Ro-Ro ship

 

Notice to all Ship-owners, Operators and Managers, Masters and Officers of Merchant Ships, Agents, Charterers, Shippers, Consignors, Training Providers, Inspectors of Cargoes, Port Authorities and Terminal Operators and others involved in the transport of dangerous goods by sea.

04/04/16

Link

MSN 1870 (M+F)

The Merchant Shipping and Fishing Vessels (Personal Protective Equipment) Regulations 1999

 

Notice to Ship-owners, Employers, Masters, Seafarers, Safety Offices and Safety Representatives.

 

This notice replaces MSN 1731 (M+F) and should be read with The Merchant Shipping and Fishing Vessels (Personal Protective Equipment) Regulations 1999 (S.I. 1999/2205) and The Merchant Shipping (Maritime Labour Convention)(Health and Safety)(Amendment) Regulations 2014 (S.I.2014/1616).

05/02/16

Link

MGN 542 (M)

The Hovercraft Code

 

Notice to all Manufacturers, Ship-owners, Masters and Surveyors of Hovercraft.

22/12/15

Link

MGN 540 (M+F)

Life-Saving Appliances - Lifeboats and Rescue Boats - Fitting of 'Fall Preventer Devices' to Reduce the Danger of Accidental Hook Release

 

Notice to all Ship-owners, Masters, Deck Officers, Recognised Organisations, Manufacturers of lifeboats and launching appliances and Training establishments.

 

This notice replaces MGN 445 (M+F).

30/10/15

Link

MGN 541 (M+F)

Life-Saving Appliances - Lifeboats and Rescue Boats - Evaluation and Replacement of Lifeboat Release and Retrieval Systems (LRRS)

 

Notice to all Ship-owners, Masters, Recognised Organisations, Deck Officers, Manufacturers and service agents of lifeboats and launching appliances.

30/10/15

Link

MGN 474 (M)

Retention of Crew Agreements for Vessels not subject to the Maritime Labour Convention requirement to have Seafarer Employment Agreements

 

Notice to all Ship-owners, Operators and Managers, Employers, Masters, Officers and Seafarers on ships and other sea-going vessels which are not subject to the ILO Maritime Labour Convention 2006 requirement, to have individual Seafarer Employment Agreements for each seafarer instead of crew agreements.

 

This MGN replaces MGN 148(M) for ships and MGN 149(M) for yachts which are not subject to the Maritime Labour Convention.

23/09/15

Link

MGN 477 (M)

Maritime Labour Convention, 2006: Seafarers’ Employment Agreements

 

Notice to all Operators and Managers, Employers, Masters, Offices and Seafarers on sea-going ships ordinarily engaged in commercial operations.

23/09/15

Link

MGN 539 (M)

Carriage of the Code of safe working practices for merchant seafarers

 

Notice to all Ship-owners, Operators and Managers, Masters and Seafarers.

 

This notice should be read with the Merchant Shipping (Code of Safe Working Practices) (Amendments and Revocation) Regulations 2015.

23/09/15

Link

MGN 538 (M)

Pleasure Vessels - Guidance and Applicable UK Regulations

 

Notice to all Ship-builders, Ship-owners, Operators and Skippers of Pleasure Vessels.

 

This Note replaces MGN 489 (M), as amended.

15/09/15

Link

MSN 1837 (M)

Amendment 1 Categorisation of Waters

 

Notice to all Owners, Operators and Masters.

 

This Notice supersedes Merchant Shipping Notices MSN 1776(M) and MSN 1827(M).

04/09/15

Link

Recent Marine Information Notes (MINS)

 

Number

Title

Date Published / Updated

Link

MIN 599 (M)

Written Examination Dates 2019/20: Deck and Engineer Officers (Merchant Navy)

 

Notice to all Owners, Masters, Officers and Seafarers in the Merchant Navy and those involved in Maritime Training.

 

This notice replaces MIN 574 (M) from 1 September 2019.

 

This MIN expires 31 August 2020.

 

26/11/19

Link

MIN 598 (M+F)

Written Examination Dates 2019/20: Engineer Officers (Yachts, Sail Training and Small Vessels)

 

Notice to all Owners, Masters, Engineer Officers and Crews of Commercially Operated Yachts, Large Private Yachts and Sail Training Vessels and those concerned with Maritime Training.

 

This notice replaces MIN 573 (M) from 1 September 2019.

 

This MIN expires 31 August 2020.

26/11/19

Link

MIN 597 (F)

Written Examination Dates 2019/20: Deck Officers (Fishing Vessels)

 

Notice to all Owners, Masters, Officers and Seafarers in the Merchant Navy and those involved in Maritime Training.

 

This notice replaces MIN 572 (F) from 1 September 2019.

 

This MIN expires 31 August 2020.

26/11/19

Link

MIN 601 (M)

Code of Safe Working Practices for Merchant Seafarers: Amendment 2019

 

Notice to all shipowners, ship operators and managers, masters and seafarers.

 

This notice replaces MIN 584 (M).

 

This MIN expires 30th November 2020

08/11/19

Link

MIN 538 (M) Amendment 2

Codes of Practice - Authorisation of Certifying Authorities

 

Notice to all Owners, Operators and Skippers of Small Vessels in Commercial Use and Certifying Authorities of this type of Vessel.

 

This notice should be read with the Small Commercial Vessel Codes, Police Boat Codes and MGN 280. This notice replaces MIN 538 Amendment 1(M).

 

This MIN expires December 2020.

07/11/19

Link

MIN 603 (M+F)

Refurbishment of Liverpool Marine Office and Coastal Operations Base

 

Notice to all Ship and Fishing Vessel Owners, Ship Operators & Managers and other employers of seafarers; Masters, Officers and Ratings of Merchant Ships; and Skippers and crew of Fishing Vessels; Small Commercially Operated Vessels and Yachts with Crew and Maritime Training Colleges.

 

This MIN expires 6th January 2019

28/10/19

Link

MIN 600 (M+F)

The Ship Captain's Medical Guide 23rd Edition

 

Notice to all shipowners, fishing vessel owners, managers, masters and skippers, seafarers and training providers

 

This MIN expires 31 October 2020

16/10/19

Link

MIN 602 (M)

New Guidance and Deadline for the Notification of Assessment Requirement for Some UK Certificate of Competency Holders

 

Notice to all Shipowners, Masters, Officers and all those concerned with seafarer training.

 

This MIN replaces MIN 591.

 

This MIN expires on 30 September 2020.

01/10/19

Link

MIN 554 (M) Amendment 2

Navigation: Vessel Traffic Services V103 and Local Port Services Course Dates 2019 – 2020

 

Notice to all UK Port and Harbour Authorities and those involved in VTS and Local Port Services Training.

 

This notice replaces MIN 554 Amendment 1.

 

This MIN expires 31 July 2020.

27/09/19

Link

MIN 595 (M)

Update on Training Requirements for those Serving on Ships Subject to the International Code of Safety for Ships Using Gases or Other Low-Flashpoint Fuels (IGF), those that Operate in Polar Waters, and Passenger Ships

 

Notice to all ship owners, Masters, Officers, Ratings and those concerned with maritime training.

 

This notice should be read with MSN 1866.

 

This MIN expires 31 August 2021

17/09/19

Link

MIN 594 (M)

Changes to Examinations leading to a Restricted Engineering UK Certificate of Competency

 

Notice to all Ship owners, Masters, Officers, Ratings and those concerned with maritime training.

 

This notice should be read in conjunction with MSN 1857, MSN 1859 and MIN 524 and replaces MIN 552 and Min 565.

 

This Min expires on 31st June 2020.

31/07/19

Link

MIN 592 (M)

The Differences between the Technical Standards Contained in Workboat Code Industry Working Group Technical Standard and Workboat Code Edition 2

 

Notice to all designers, builders, owners, operators, employers, crews, masters of small commercial workboats, and Certifying Authorities.

 

This notice should be read with MSN 1892.

 

This MIN expires 1 May 2023.

09/01/19

Link

MIN 590

Amendment 2

(M+F)

United Kingdom conformity assessment procedures for marine equipment - United Kingdom's Withdrawal from the European Union

 

Notice to all:

- Manufacturers and Distributors of Marine Equipment

- Masters, Officers and Skippers of: Merchant Ships, Fishing Vessels, Small Commercial Vessels and Pleasure Vessels

- Ship: Builders, Designers, Operators, Owners and Managers

- Marine Consultants, Recognised Organisations, Certifying Authorities and Approved and Nominated Bodies

 

This notice should be read with The Merchant Shipping (Marine Equipment) Regulations 2016 SI 2016/1025 as amended by the Merchant Shipping (Marine Equipment) (Amendment etc.) (EU Exit) Regulations 2019 SI 2019/470 (“the Regulations”’), MSN 1874 Amendment 3 (M+F), MGN 606 (M+F) and MGN 607 (M+F). This MIN expires 31 October 2020 This MIN updates and replaces MIN 590 Amendment 1.

16/04/19

Link

MIN 590 Amendment 1 (M+F)

United Kingdom conformity assessment procedures for marine equipment - United Kingdom's Withdrawal from the European Union

 

Notice to all:

- Manufacturers and Distributors of Marine Equipment

- Masters, Officers and Skippers of: Merchant Ships, Fishing Vessels, Small

Commercial Vessels and Pleasure Vessels

- Ship: Builders, Designers, Operators, Owners and Managers

- Marine Consultants, Recognised Organisations, Certifying Authorities and Approved

and Nominated Bodies.

 

This notice should be read with The Merchant Shipping (Marine Equipment) Regulations 2016 SI 2016/1025 as amended by the Merchant Shipping (Marine Equipment) (Amendment etc.) (EU Exit) Regulations 2019 SI 2019/470 (“the Regulations”’), MSN 1874 Amendment 3 (M+F), MGN 606 (M+F) and MGN 607 (M+F).

 

This MIN expires 12 April 2020.

 

This MIN updates and replaces MIN 590.

03/04/19

Link

MIN 591 (M)

Notification of Assessment Requirement for some UK Certificate of Competency Holders

 

Notice to all Shipowners, Masters, Officers and all those concerned with seafarer training.

 

This MIN expires 25 March 2021

.

26/03/19

Link

MIN 588 (M+F)

Codes of Practice for Controlling Risks due to Noise and Vibration on Ships

 

Notice to all shipowners, large yacht owners, fishing vessel owners, fleet managers, safety managers, training managers, masters, yacht masters, skippers, training colleges and training organisations.

 

This notice replaces MIN 548 (M+F).

 

This MIN expires 28th February 2021.

04/03/19

Link

MIN 538 (M)

Amendment 1

Codes of Practice - Authorisation of Certifying Authorities

 

Notice to all Owners, Operators and Skippers of Small Vessels in Commercial Use and Certifying Authorities of this type of Vessel.

 

This notice should be read with the Small Commercial Vessel Codes, Police Boat Codes and MGN 280. This notice replaces MIN 514 (M).

 

This MIN expires December 2019.

21/02/19

Link

MIN 585(M)

The International Convention for the Prevention of Pollution from Ships, 1973 as modified by the Protocol of 1978 (MARPOL 73/78) – Annex I (Prevention of Pollution by Oil) – Amending Resolutions since 2004

 

Notice to all Owners, Ship Operators and Managers, Charterers, Masters and Officers of Merchant Ships, Shipbuilders, Port Authorities, Operators of Fixed and Floating Platforms and Drilling Rigs and Classification Societies.

 

This notice should be read with the Merchant Shipping (Prevention of Oil Pollution) Regulations 2019 and MGN 603(M).

 

This MIN may be withdrawn when the amendments become available on UK Treaties online (http://treaties.fco.gov/treaties/treaty.htm).

28/01/19

Link

MIN 586 (M)

Introduction of a UK Long-range Identification and Tracking (LRIT) Collaborative Data Centre

 

Notice to all Shipowners, Masters and Shipping Companies.

 

This MIN expires 15 January 2020.

15/01/19

Link

MIN 584 (M)

Code of Safe Working Practices for Merchant Seafarers: Amendment 2018

 

Notice to all shipowners, ship operators and managers, masters and seafarers.

 

This notice replaces Marine Information Note MIN 561 (M).

 

This MIN expires 30th November 2019.

10/12/18

Link

MIN 582 (M+F)

Change to Inmarsat Satellite Services including GMDSS – Amendment 1

 

Notice to all owners, operators, masters and radio operators for vessels using Inmarsat Satellite Services.

 

This MIN expires 1st February 2019.

27/11/18

Link

MIN 583 (M)

MLC 2006 food and catering recognised qualifications in food hygiene or food safety catering for ship's cooks and others processing food in the galley

 

Notice to shipowners, masters, crewing agents, officers, seafarers, and other shipboard personnel.

 

This MIN replaces MIN 559 (M) and expires 30th November 2019.

 

This note should be read with Part 8 of the merchant shipping (maritime labour convention)(minimum requirements for seafarers etc.) regulations 2014 and merchant shipping notice MSN 1846 (M) maritime labour convention 2006, food and catering: ship’s cooks and catering staff.

23/11/18

Link

MIN 575 (F)

ILO Work in Fishing Convention - Medical Certification - Application to Existing Fishermen (“Grandfather Rights”)

 

Notice to all fishing vessel owners, operators and managers; employers of fishermen; skippers, officers and fishermen on fishing vessels.

 

This notice should be read with the Merchant Shipping (Work in Fishing Convention) (Medical Certification) Regulations 2018, Merchant Shipping Notice 1883 (F) and MSN 1886 (M+F). This MGN expires 30 November 2023.

02/11/18

Link

MIN 579 (M)

Guidance for measures to prevent fires in Engine Rooms and Cargo Pump Rooms

 

Notice to all Shipowners, Operators, Designers, Ship Builders, Surveyors, Masters, Officers and Ratings.

 

This MIN expires 30 August 2020

.

26/10/18

Link

MIN 582 (M+F)

Change to Inmarsat Satellite Services including GMDSS

 

Notice to all owners, operators, masters and radio operators for vessels using Inmarsat Satellite Services.

 

This MIN expires 1st February 2019.

22/10/18

Link

MIN 580

New route to an UK Officer of the Watch (OOW) yachts, less than 3000 GT, unlimited area, II/1 Certificate of Competency

 

Notice to all Owners, Masters, Deck Officers and Crews of Commercially and Privately Operated Yachts and Sail Training Vessels, and those concerned with Maritime Training.

 

This notice should be read with MSN 1858.

 

This MIN expires 30th September 2023.

10/10/18

Link

MIN 576 (M)

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

 

Notice to all Shipowners, Operators and Masters of passenger ships operating solely on UK categorised waters.

 

This notice should be read with MSN 1823 (either the original version or Edition 2, Amendment 1) or, for older ships, the relevant sets of regulations and guidance.

 

This MIN expires on 31 October 2019.

05/9/18

Link

MIN 571 (M)

Navigation: Port Marine Safety Code Compliance Submission for 2018 – 2021

 

Notice to all Harbour Masters, UK Ports, Harbour Authorities, Marinas and all Representatives within the UK Port Sector

 

This MIN expires 16 February 2019

27/09/18

Link

MIN 573 (M+F)

Written examination dates 2018/19: Engineer Officers (Yachts, Sail Training and Small Vessels)

 

Notice to all Owners, Masters, Engineer Officers and Crews of commercially operated yachts, large private yachts and sail training vessels and those concerned with Maritime Training.

 

This notice replaces MIN 551 (M) from 1 September 2018.

 

This MIN expires 31 August 2019

.

03/09/18

Link

MIN 574 (M)

Written examination dates 2018/19: Deck and Engineer Officers (Merchant Navy)

 

Notice to all Owners, Masters, Officers and Seafarers in the Merchant Navy and those involved in Maritime Training.

 

This notice replaces MIN 549 (M) from 1 September 2018.

 

This MIN expires 31 August 2019.

28/08/18

Link

MIN 572 (F)

Written examination dates 2018/19: Deck Officers (Fishing Vessels)

 

Notice to all Owners, Masters, Officers and Seafarers in the Merchant Navy and those involved in Maritime Training.

 

This notice replaces MIN 550 (F) from 1 September 2018.

 

This MIN expires 31 August 2019.

28/08/18

Link

MIN 554 (M) Amendment 1

Navigation: Vessel Traffic Services V103 and Local Port Services Course Dates 2018 – 2019

 

Notice to all UK Port and Harbour Authorities and those involved in VTS and Local Port Services Training.

 

This notice replaces MIN 554.

 

This MIN expires 31 July 2019.

13/07/18

Link

MIN 569 (M+F)

Ballast Water Management - The International Convention for the Control and Management of Ships' Ballast Water and Sediments, 2004

 

Notice to all Ship Owners, Ship Operators, Fishing Vessel Owners, Port and Harbour Authorities, UK Recognised Organisations and Surveyors.

 

This notice replaces MIN 544.

 

This MIN expires one year from its issue.

11/07/18

Link

MIN 495 (M)

Boatmasters’ Qualifications, Crew and Hours of Work

 

Notice to all operators and masters of all vessels on inland waterways and on limited coastal operations

 

This notice should be read in conjunction with MSN 1853.

 

This MIN expires on 4 April 2020.

07/06/18

Link

MIN 567 (M)

Government Support for Maritime Training (SMarT)

 

Notice to all Ship owners, Masters, Officers, Ratings and those concerned with maritime training.

 

This notice should be read in conjunction with MSN 1857, MSN 1859 and MIN 524 and replaces MIN 552

 

This MIN expires 1st July 2021

13/04/18

Link

MIN 565 (M)

Changes to SQA Engineering Examinations leading to a UK Certificate of Competency

 

Notice to all ship owners and managers, masters, deck and engineering officers and ratings of merchant vessels and those concerned with maritime training.

 

This notice should be read with MGN 455

 

This MIN expires 31 July 2018.

13/04/18

Link

MIN 566 (M + F)

Relocation and renaming of Harwich Marine Office

 

Notice to all Ship Owners, Ship Operators and managers, Masters and Merchant Seafarers and domestic vessel operators.

 

This MIN expires 01 December 2018

27/03/18

Link

MIN 560 (M)

Amending Resolutions - Load Line Convention

 

Notice to all shipowners, masters, shipbuilders, Recognised Organisations,

 

This notice should be read with the Merchant Shipping (International Load Line Convention) (Amendment) Regulations 2018 and MGN 579(M).

13/02/18

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MIN 486 (M)

Maritime training - extra funds of up to £3 million

 

This notice replaces MIN 470 and should be read with MGN 455.

 

MIN 486 has been extended and remains valid until 31 March 2019.

 

The new email address (part 7.7 of MIN 486) for the MNTP has been changed to dstevens@ukchamberofshipping.com

01/02/18

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MIN 466 (M)

Support for maritime training scheme: additional guidance

 

This notice has therefore been extended and remains valid until 31 March 2019, further information regarding the additional funding can be found in MIN 486 (M).

 

This notice is for all merchant ship owners and managers, masters, deck and engineering officers and ratings of merchant vessels, and those concerned with maritime training.

01/02/18

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MIN 564 (M)

Colour Assessment and Diagnosis (CAD) test

 

Notice to all shipowners, ship operators and ship managers, employers of seafarers, master, officers and seafarers on sea going ships ordinarily engaged in commercial operations.

 

This notice should be read in conjunction with Merchant Shipping Notice 1839 Maritime Labour Convention, 2006 Medical Certification Regulations 2010 and the Corrigendum to MSN 1839 (M).

 

This MIN details the way in which the MCA will be ceasing to conduct Holmes Wright B Lantern (HWB) supplementary tests for colour vision for Deck Personnel at Marine Offices and moving to the Colour Assessment and Diagnosis (CAD) test conducted by external bodies.

31/01/18

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MIN 563 (M)

Changes to MCA education and training requirements for obtaining a UK Certificate of Competency

 

Notice to all MCA-Approved Nautical Colleges, Ship Owners, Masters, Officers, Ratings and all those concerned with maritime training. This notice should be read with MSN 1856, MSN 1857, MIN 511 and replaces MIN 530. This MIN expires 20 October 2021

11/01/18

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MIN 561 (M)

Code of Safe Working Practices for Merchant Seafarers: Amendment 2017

 

Notice to all Shipowers, ship operators, and managers, masters and seafarers.

 

This notice replaces Marine Information Note MIN 532 (M) This MIN expires 12 December 2018

03/01/18

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MIN 558 (F)

 

FISHING SAFETY MANAGEMENT CODE: Helping to improve the management of safety on Fishing Vessels.

 

Notice to all Owners, Employers, Skippers and Crew of Fishing Vessels.

 

This notice should be read with The Merchant Shipping and Fishing Vessels (Health and Safety at Work) Regulations 1999 No. 2962, MSN 1871 The Code of Practice for the Safety of Small Fishing Vessels, MSN 1872, The Code of Safe Working Practices for the Construction and Use of 15m Length Overall to less than 24m Registered Length Vessels, and MSN 1873, The Code of Practice for the Construction and Safe Operation of Fishing Vessels of 24m Registered length and over. This MIN expires 15 November 2018

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16/11/17

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MIN 559 (M)

 

MLC 2006 Food and catering - recognised qualifications

 

Notice to all Shipowners, Crewing Agents, Masters, Officers, Seafarers and other shipboard personnel.

 

This note should be read with Part 8 of the Merchant Shipping (Maritime Labour Convention) (Minimum Requirements for seafarers etc.) Regulations 2014 and Merchant Shipping Notice MSN 1846 (M) Maritime Labour Convention, 2006: Food and Catering: Ship's Cooks and Catering Staff. This MIN replaces MIN 531 (Corrigendum) and expires 6 November 2018.

14/11/17

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MIN 542 (M+F)

Life-Saving Appliances. Recognised Distress Signals, Advertised Alternatives to Pyrotechnic Flares

 

Notice to all Ship Owners, Ship Operators, Port Operators, Harbour Masters, Yacht Skippers, Pleasure Vessel Users, Masters and owners of vessels operating on Inland Waterways, Fishing Vessel Skippers and Seafarers.

24/10/17

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MIN 556 (M)

Port Marine Safety Code Compliance Submission

 

Notice to all Harbour Masters, UK Ports, Harbour Authorities, Marinas and all Representatives within the UK Port Sector.

 

This MIN expires 30 September 2018.

26/09/17

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MIN 552 (M)

Changes to the Y4 and Y3 Auxiliary Equipment Module Requirements and the Subsequent Oral Examinations.

 

Notice to all Ship owners, Masters, Officers, Ratings and those concerned with maritime training.

 

This notice should be read with MSN 1859 and MIN 524. This MIN expires 1st July 2021.

17/08/17

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MIN 534 (M+F)

Marine Equipment Directive - IMO Approved Fire Test Laboratories - UK process for recognition

 

Notice to all Fire Test Laboratories, Notified Bodies and UK Nominated Bodies.

 

This MIN expires 1 December 2017.

10/08/17

Link

MIN 549(M)

Written examination dates 2017/18: Deck and Engineer Officers (Merchant Navy)

 

Notice to all Owners, Masters, Officers and Seafarers in the Merchant Navy and those involved in Maritime Training.

 

This notice replaces MIN 525 (M) from 1 September 2017. This MIN expires 31 August 2018.

26/06/17

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MIN 550 (F)

Written examination dates 2017/18: Deck Officers (Fishing Vessels)

 

Notice to all Owners, Masters, Officers and Seafarers in the Merchant Navy and those involved in Maritime Training.

 

This notice replaces MIN 526 (F) from 1 September 2017. This MIN expires 31 August 2018.

26/06/17

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MIN 551 (M+F)

Written examination dates 2017/18: Engineer Officers (Yachts and Sail Training Vessels)

 

Notice to all Owners, Masters, Engineer Officers and Crews of commercially operated yachts, large private yachts and sail training vessels and those concerned with Maritime Training.

 

This notice replaces MIN 527 (M) and MIN 527 (M) (Corrigendum) from 1 September 2017. This MIN expires 31 August 2018.

26/06/17

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MIN 548 (M+F)

Codes of practice for controlling risks due to noise and vibration on ships

 

Notice to all shipowners, large yacht owners, fishing vessel owners, fleet managers, safety managers, training managers, masters, yacht masters, skippers, training colleges and training organisations.

 

This notice replaces MIN 502 (M+F). This MIN expires 30 June 2019

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22/06/17

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MIN 544 (M+F)

International Convention for the Control and Management of Ships' Ballast Water and Sediments, 2004.

 

Notice to all Ship Owners, Ship Operators, Fishing Vessel Owners, Port and Harbour Authorities, UK Recognised Organisations and Surveyors.

 

This MIN expires 1 April 2018.

22/06/17

Link

MIN 548 (M+F)

Codes of practice for controlling risks due to noise and vibration on ships

 

Notice to all shipowners, large yacht owners, fishing vessel owners, fleet managers, safety managers, training managers, masters, yacht masters, skippers, training colleges and training organisations.

 

This notice replaces MIN 502 (M+F). This MIN expires 30 June.

22/06/17

Link

MIN 544 (M+F)

International Convention for the Control and Management of Ships' Ballast Water and Sediments, 2004.

 

Notice to all Ship Owners, Ship Operators, Fishing Vessel Owners, Port and Harbour Authorities, UK Recognised Organisations and Surveyors.

 

This MIN expires 1 April 2018

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21/06/17

Link

MIN 547 (M+F)

Merchant Navy Medal for Meritorious Service amendment 1

 

This note provides information concerning Merchant Navy Medals for Meritorious Service and how to nominate those who have served or are serving in the Merchant Navy and fishing fleets.

26/05/17

Link

MIN 546 (M)

Seafarer fatigue - publication of two research projects 2017

 

Notice to all Shipowners, Operators, Managers, Masters, Officers, Crew, Manning Agents, Training Establishments and associated shore based organisations.

 

This notice should be read with MGN 505 (M). This MIN expires 31 May 2018.

18/05/17

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MIN 542

Life-Saving Appliances - Recognised Distress Signals and Advertised Alternatives to Pyrotechnic Flares

 

Notice to all Ship Owners, Ship Operators, Port Operators, Harbour Masters, Yacht Skippers, Pleasure Vessel Users, Masters and owners of vessels operating on Inland Waterways, Fishing Vessel Skippers and Seafarers.

 

This note replaces MIN464 and should be read in conjunction with MGN280 and MGN538. This MIN expires 01 Mar 2018

11/04/17

Link

MIN 543 (M)

Sea Service Verification on Large Yachts

 

Notice to all Owners, Masters, Officers and Crews of Commercially and Privately Operated Yachts and Sail Training Vessels, and those concerned with Maritime Training.

 

This notice should be read with MSN 1858, MSN 1859, MSN 1861 and MIN 524. This MIN expires 28 March 2022.

05/04/17

Link

MIN 541 (M+F)

Relocation of Ensign and Tyne Marine Office

 

Notice to all Ship and Fishing Vessel Owners, Ship Operators & Managers and other employers of seafarers; Masters, Officers and Ratings of Merchant Ships; and Skippers and crew of Fishing Vessels; Small Commercially operated Vessels and Yachts with Crew and Maritime Training Colleges.

 

This MIN expires 6th March 2018.

08/03/17

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MIN 527 (M)

MIN 527 (M) Written examination dates 2016/17: Engineer Officers (Yachts and Sail Training Vessels)

 

Notice to all Owners, Masters, Engineer Officers and Crews of commercially operated yachts, large private yachts and sail training vessels and those concerned with Maritime Training

 

This notice replaces MIN 509 (M) from 1 September 2016. This MIN expires 31 August 2017.

20/02/17

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MIN 539 (M)

MIN 539 (M) - Boatmasters' Licence Regulations: Information for boatmasters and crew members holding STCW basic training certificates after 1 January 2017.

 

Notice to all training centres, operators, masters and crew members of passenger vessels and non-passenger vessels on inland waterways and on limited coastal operations.

 

This notice should be read in conjunction with MSN 1853, MSN 1861, MSN 1865, MGN 203, MIN 522 and MIN 535. This MIN expires 6 February 2022.

20/02/17

Link

MIN 538(M)

Codes of Practice - Authorisation of Certifying Authorities

 

Notice to all Owners, Operators and Skippers of Small Vessels in Commercial Use and Certifying Authorities of this type of Vessel.

 

This notice should be read with the Small Commercial Vessel Codes, Police Boat Codes and MGN 280. This notice replaces MIN 514(M).

 

This MIN expires December 2018.

16/02/17

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MIN 540 (M+F)

Consolidated European Reporting System (CERS): Revised reporting processes and introduction of the CERS Workbook.

 

Notice to all operators, shipowners, charterers, managers, shipping agents, shippers of dangerous or polluting goods, port authorities, port facility security officers, terminal operators, masters, ships' officers, pilots, fishing vessel owners/ operators and skippers and owners/operators of traditional ships and leisure craft.

 

This notice should be read in conjunction with Statutory Instrument No. 2004/2110 (as amended), No. 2003/1809 (as amended), MSN 1831, MGN 438, MGN 563 and Regulation (EC) 725/2004. This MIN expires on 6 February 2018.

14/02/17

Link

MIN 486 (M)

Support for maritime training - additional funds of up to £3 million

 

This notice replaces MIN 470 and should be read in conjunction with MGN 455 This notice expires 31 March 2018.

24/01/17

Link

MIN 537 (M)

MARITIME LABOUR CONVENTION, 2006: 2014 AMENDMENTS SHIPOWNER LIABILITY AND ABANDONMENT OF SEAFARERS

 

Notice to all shipowners, masters, seafarers, P&I Clubs, maritime insurance providers.

 

This notice replaces MIN 497(M). This notice should be read with MGN 480(M) and MGN 482 This MIN expires 31 December 2017 or when superseded, whichever is the sooner.

20/01/17

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MIN 531 (M)

MARITIME LABOUR CONVENTION, 2006: Food and Catering: Recognised qualifications in food hygiene or food safety in catering for Ship's Cooks and others processing food in the galley

 

Notice to all shipowners, crewing agents, masters, officers, seafarers and other shipboard personnel.

 

This note should be read with Part 8 of the Merchant Shipping (Maritime Labour Convention) (Minimum Requirements for Seafarers etc.) Regulations 2014 and Merchant Shipping Notice MSN 1846 (M) Maritime Labour Convention, 2006: Food and Catering: Ships' Cooks and Catering Staff.

 

This MIN replaces MIN 513 (M) and expires 30 September 2017.

05/01/17

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MIN 536 (M+F)

Insurance: Amendment to the Convention on Limitation of Liability for Maritime Claims (LLMC)

 

Notice to all shipowners, operators, managers, masters and insurers of sea going vessels over 300 GT.

 

This MIN expires 30 November 2017.

04/01/17

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MIN 535 (M)

 

Final Clarification on the Requirements for Updating Ancillary & Safety Training and Completing Tanker Training

 

Notice to all Shipowners, Seafarers and all those concerned with Maritime Training.

 

This MIN replaces MIN 520 and should be read with MSN 1865 and MSN 1866. This MIN expires on the 14th December 2021.

16/12/16

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MIN 533 (M)

MIN 533 (M) Changes to ‘Advanced Sea Survival Course for Yachtsmen’

 

Note to all owners, Masters, Deck Officers and Ratings of commercially and privately operated yachts and sail training vessels, and those concerned with Maritime Training.

 

This notice should be read with MSN 1858, MSN 1859 and MIN 524. This MIN expires 28th November 2021.

01/12/16

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MIN 528 (M)

Navigation: Vessel Traffic Services V103 and Local Port Services Course Dates 2016 – 2017

 

Notice to all UK Port and Harbour Authorities and those involved in VTS and Local Port Services Training.

 

This notice replaces MIN 510 This MIN expires 31 July 2017.

14/11/16

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MIN 532 (M)

MIN 532 (M) Code of Safe Working Practices for Merchant Seafarers - Amendment 2016

 

This notice replaces Marine Information Note MIN 512 (M+F).

 

This MIN expires 31 October 2017.

31/10/16

Link

MIN 529 (M)

Maritime Labour Convention, 2006: Seafarers’ Employment Agreements

 

Notice to all shipowners, ship operators and ship managers; employers of seafarers; masters, officers and seafarers on sea-going ships ordinarily engaged in commercial operations.

 

This notice should be read with Marine Guidance Note MGN 477 (M) and Part 4 of the Merchant Shipping (Maritime Labour Convention) (Minimum Requirements for Seafarers etc.) Regulations 2014 (the "MLC Minimum Requirements Regulations").

21/10/16

Link

MIN 525 (M)

Written examination dates 2016/17: Deck and Engineer Officers (Merchant Navy)

 

Notice to all Owners, Masters, Officers and Seafarers in the Merchant Navy and those involved in Maritime Training.

 

This notice replaces MIN 507 (M) from 1 September 2016. This MIN expires 31 August 2017.

13/07/16

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MIN 526 (F)

MIN 526 (F) Written examination dates 2016/17: Deck Officers (Fishing Vessels)

 

Notice to all Owners, Masters, Officers and Seafarers in the Merchant Navy and those involved in Maritime Training.

 

This notice replaces MIN 508 (F) from 1 September 2016 This MIN expires 31 August 2017.

13/07/16

Link

MIN 524 (M+F)

Engineer Officer Small Vessel Certificate of Competency

 

Notice to all Ship owners, Masters, Officers, Ratings and those concerned with maritime training.

 

This notice should be read with MSN 1857, MSN 1859 and MSN 1865. This MIN expires 08th July 2021.

12/07/16

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MIN 522 (M)

Boatmasters' Licence Regulations: Maritime Studies Qualifications for Boatmasters' Licence applicants and crew members on domestic passenger vessels

 

Notice to all Training Centres, Operators, Masters and Crew members of passenger vessels and non-passenger vessels on inland waterways and on limited coastal operations.

 

This notice should be read with MSN 1853 (M) and MGN 203 (M). This MIN expires 11 April 2021.

29/04/16

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MIN 521 (M)

Amendments to MSN 1858 OOW Yacht Requirements to gain an Exemption from Completing the Training Record Book

 

Notice to all Owners, Masters, Deck Officers and Crews of Commercially and Privately Operated Yachts and Sail Training Vessels, and those concerned with Maritime Training.

 

This notice should be read with MSN 1858. This MIN expires 06 February 2021.

23/02/16

Link

MIN 517 (M+F)

Relocation of Orpington Marine Office

 

Notice to all Ship-owners, Operators and Managers, Masters and Merchant Seafarers and domestic vessel operators.

 

This MIN expires 01 December 2016.

05/02/16

Link

MIN 519 (M+F)

MARPOL - Amendments to MARPOL Annex VI - Chapter 3

 

Notice to all Ship-owners, Managers, Ship-builders, Ship-repairers, Certifying Authorities, Masters and Ship's Officers.

05/02/16

Link

MIN 520 (M)

Clarification on the Requirements for Updating Ancillary & Safety Training and Completing Tanker Training

 

Notice to all Ship-owners, Seafarers and all those concerned with Maritime Training.

 

This notice should be read with MSN 1865 and MSN 1866. This MIN expires 21 January 2021.

27/01/16

Link

MIN 518 (M)

Boatmasters’ Licence Regulations: Examination arrangements for the Port of London Local Knowledge Endorsement

 

Notice to all Operators and Masters of passenger vessels and non-passenger vessels on inland waterways and on limited coastal operations.

 

This notice should be read with MSN 1853 (M). This MIN expires 11 January 2021.

25/01/16

Link

MIN 515 (M+F)

Guidance for subscriptions to safety bulletins and MCA document notifications on GOV.UK

 

Notice to all Ship-Owners and Operators of UK Ships.

 

This MIN replaces MIN 496 from 31 November 2015 and expires 31 December 2017.

07/01/16

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MIN 516 (M)

SOLID BULK CARGOES - Adoption of Amendment 03-15 to the International Maritime Solid Bulk Cargoes (IMSBC) Code

 

Notice to all Ship-owners, Operators, Terminal operators, Port authorities, Classification societies, Agents, Charterers, Shippers, Consignors, Training providers, Masters, Officers and Crews of Merchant ships and all other parties involved in the transportation of solid bulk cargoes by sea.

16/12/15

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MIN 514 (M)

Codes of Practice - Authorisation of Certifying Authorities

 

Notice to all Ship-owners, Operators and Skippers of Small Vessels in Commercial Use and Certifying Authorities of this type of Vessel.

 

This notice should be read with the Small Commercial Vessel Codes, Police Boat Codes and MGN 280. This notice replaces MIN 456(M). This MIN expires November 2017.

11/12/15

Link

MIN 513 (M)

Maritime Labour Convention 2006: Food and Catering

 

Notice to all Ship-owners, Crewing Agents, Masters, Officers, Seafarers and other shipboard personnel.

 

This note should be read with Part 8, Merchant Shipping (Maritime Labour Convention) (Minimum Requirements for Seafarers etc.) Regulations 2014 and Merchant Shipping Notice MSN 1846 (M) Maritime Labour Convention, 2006: Food and Catering: Ships' Cooks and Catering Staff. This MIN replaces MIN 479 (M) and expires 30 September 2016.

16/09/15

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MIN 512 (M+F)

Code of Safe Working Practices for Merchant Seafarers: New Edition

 

Notice to all Ship-owners, ship operators and managers, masters and seafarers.

 

This MIN expires 30 September 2016.

08/09/15

Link