Published on: 05 March 2020
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 email@example.com.