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New reports by ICOMIA and IMEC features upcoming environmental legislation and trends

06 May 2021

This report contains the latest quarterly report on EU regulations affecting the marine industry at a global level such as; analysis of recent policy developments, political debates, decisions and positions of relevant stakeholders.

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The Maritime and Coast Guard Agency releases guidance for small commercial vessels

06 May 2021

The guidance contains the arrangements in place for inspection for compliance with the Maritime Labour Convention (MLC), 2006 for small commercial vessels.

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HSE inspections: Controlling the risks from welding

06 May 2021

UK businesses will be visited by Health and Safety Executive inspectors to ensure they are aware of all risks and have adequate control measures to protect the health of employees.

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[Member News] Promarine Finance hits a new Q1 record

06 May 2021

Marine finance lender, Promarine Finance has seen a 71% increase in the number of finance deals in Q1 2021 vs 2020. Stuart Austin, Director of Promarine Finance, comments: “Our Q1 performance this year has been our strongest to-date."

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Warning issued to maritime industry over organised crime links to small boats

29 Apr 2021

The National Crime Agency (NCA) has warned that organised crime groups may target them to obtain small boats for people smugglers.

ICOMIA publishes a report

ICOMIA publishes a report from the IMO’s latest Navigation, Communication and Search and Rescue (NCSR) sub-committee meeting

29 Apr 2021

The International Maritime Organisation (IMO) held its 8th session of the Sub-Committee, virtually between the 19th and 23rd of April 2021.

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Join the Knowledge Transfer Network’s upcoming events for ‘Driving the Electric Revolution Community’

29 Apr 2021

The Driving the Electric Revolution team and Knowledge Transfer Network have released dates for a number of "Engage with…" webinars.

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[Member News] P&D Marine Services joins forces with Westford Services to improve waste disposal of filters

29 Apr 2021

From an ecological standpoint, the impact the marina industry has on the ecosystem is at the forefront of P&D Marine Services and the industry as a whole.

British Marine’s New Funding Support Hub

British Marine’s New Funding Support Hub

29 Apr 2021

To help businesses, this online portal has been created to assist members looking to obtain and take advantage of government and non-governmental funding.

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Scotland releases further details and guidance on the easing of COVID restrictions

22 Apr 2021

Scotland has released further guidance on the easing of COVID restrictions. Scotland are keeping the level system they have already in place ranging from 0 (least restrictions) to 4 (full restrictions).

British Marine News for your sector

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British Marine reacts to Spring Budget 2021 Red letter day for the marine industry

03 Mar 2021

After months of extensive consultation and discussion with HM Revenue and Customs (HMRC), I am delighted that the Chancellor has today announced that the entitlement to use red diesel will be maintained for all commercial boat operators and for private pleasure craft users in Great Britain.

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2021 dates announced for Southampton International Boat Show

04 Dec 2020

British Marine, the organiser of the Southampton International Boat Show, confirms that the 52nd edition of the UK’s largest watersports festival will take place from 10th - 19th September 2021

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British Marine Digital Autumn Expo hailed a success

16 Nov 2020

The British Marine Digital Autumn Expo 2020 drew to a close yesterday (12 November) after freshly energising the UK industry with three days of learning and networking. In a year when meeting in person has been difficult, 404 participants from across the industry and the United Kingdom came together online to collectively reflect on the past year, discuss current challenges and prepare for future opportunities.

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Another great day at the British Marine Digital Autumn Expo! Join the last day tomorrow.

11 Nov 2020

The second day of the British Marine Digital Autumn Expo saw 124 participants join in. It included another well-attended morning networking session and a fantastic workshop on how to secure free financial business support.

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British Marine Digital Autumn Expo kicks off in style​

10 Nov 2020

British Marine Digital Autumn Expo kicks off in style​. Day 1 of the British Marine Digital Autumn Expo drew to a close, 156 participants logged on throughout the day to take part in a packed schedule of webinars.

ore guidance needed, urges RYA and British Marine, as HM Treasury announces 12-month extension on Returned Goods Relief

RYA and British Marine request further guidance on Returned Goods Relief

19 Oct 2020

RYA and British Marine jointly persevere in asking Government to increase 1 year Returned Goods Relief extension period and supply further detail for recreational boaters and leisure marine industry as end of transitional period approaches.

British Marine publishes Economic Impact Calculators for its members

British Marine publishes Economic Impact Calculators for its members

29 Jul 2020

British Marine’s Public Affairs, Policy & Research team have published a range of easy-to-use economic impact calculators for British Marine members to download and use to quantify their business’s economic output.

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HSE releases COVID-19 response survey

13 Jul 2020

The HSE has released a survey that focuses on the response and information given by the Government to the marine industry during the COVID-19 pandemic.

BBC Radio Solent Features British Marine’s Summer on the Water campaign

BBC Radio Solent Features British Marines Summer on the Water campaign

08 Jul 2020

Did you catch British Marine's CEO, Lesley Robinson talking about the 'Summer on the Water' campaign on BBC Radio Solent last week?

COVID 19 Survey

Take part in our COVID-19 survey

30 Jun 2020

Calling all members! British Marine is conducting research on the economic impact of COVID-19 on marine businesses – and we need your help!