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The MCA revert back to the 2005 Bridge Visibility regulations for domestic passenger vessels

Published on: 05 March 2020

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Following a recent court case, the Department for Transport has published a written ministerial statement on Review of Merchant Shipping Regulations.

 

By way of a Consent Order dated 18 February 2020, the Administrative Court have provided that the Merchant Shipping (Bridge Visibility) (Small Passenger Ships) Regulations 2019 (SI 2019/1025) are quashed and are of no effect.

 

Consequently, the Merchant Shipping (Bridge Visibility) (Small Passenger Ships) Regulations 2005 (SI 2005/2286) have been reinstated and will continue to have effect. This Order is the result of a judicial review claim.

 

The 2005 bridge visibility regulations can be found here.

 

British Marine members seeking further advice, can contact the British Marine Technical team on technical@britishmarine.co.uk.