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The MCA releases an update to conformity assessment procedures for marine equipment

Published on: 23 December 2021

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The Maritime and Coastguard Agency (MCA) has released an amendment to Merchant Shipping Notice (MSN) 1874 – “Marine Equipment - United Kingdom conformity assessment procedures for marine equipment, Other Approval and Standards”.

MSN 1874 gives technical information and guidance about the procedures for obtaining type approval in conformity with the Regulations (SI 2016/1025 as amended, formally known as the Marine Equipment Directive). It also gives information regarding the United Kingdom’s policy for enforcing these requirements, and other standards to be applied to equipment on board United Kingdom ships.

Amendment 5 addresses failures of the Regulations (as originally enacted) to operate effectively and other deficiencies arising from the withdrawal of the United Kingdom from the European Union.

MSN 1874 Amendment 5 can be downloaded here.