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MCA releases second consultation on implementation of the review of Domestic Passenger Vessels “Grandfather Rights”

Published on: 06 June 2019

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Maritime and Coastguard Agency (MCA) seeks feedback on the second consultation on the Proposed Revised Technical Requirements and Associated Impact Assessment Resulting from the Review of Standards for Older UK Passenger Ships, otherwise known as the "Grandfather Rights" process. This second consultation on the review of “Grandfather Rights” seeks your views on the proposals as revised since the first consultation. These requirements are intended to be applied retrospectively to the Domestic Passenger Fleet.

Your views are sought on the proposals as revised which are outlined in the consultation document. The following draft documents implement these revised proposals are below:

  • Draft statutory instrument
  • Draft MSN 1699 amendment 3 - main body
  • Draft MSN 1699 amendment 3 - technical annex
  • Draft MSN 1670 amendment 1
  • Draft MGN

This consultation runs from 29 May to 10 July 2019.

The full consultation and its associated documents can be found here.

Consultation responses should be emailed directly to the MCA at