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The MCA releases a series of amended M’Notices on the construction and operation of fishing vessels

Published on: 11 November 2021

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The Maritime and Coastguard Agency (MCA) produces M’notices (marine notices) to update industry on amendments to rules  and regulations, as well as providing guidance on how to comply with the regulations. These notices take three forms; Marine Information Notices (MINs), Marine Guidance Notices (MGNs) and Merchant Shipping Notices.


There have now been several changes to the rules and regulations surrounding the design and constructions, as well as the operation of fishing vessels, and the MCA has just released as series of MGNs and MINs on these changes:


MGNs:

MGN 588 Amendment 1 - compulsory provision and wearing of PFDs on fishing vessels 

MGN 583 Amendment 1 - ILO Fishermen's work agreements 


MINs:

MIN 625 Construction Standards for Fishing Vessels of Less than 15m LOA - Reboarding Ladders 

MIN 626  Construction Standards for Fishing Vessels of Less than 15m LOA - Freeing Ports 

MIN 627 Construction Standards for Fishing Vessels of Less than 15m LOA - Hatch Drains 

MIN 628 Construction and Outfit Standards for Fishing Vessels - Use of Scantling Tables

MIN 629 Construction Standards for Fishing Vessels of Less than 15m LOA - Carbon Monoxide Detection 

MIN 630 Construction Standards for Fishing Vessels - Deck Equipment Emergency Stops

MIN 631 Construction and Outfit Standards for Fishing Vessels - Bilge Pumping Systems