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British Marine’s technical department publishes latest quarterly technical report TR 133

Published on: 26 October 2023

tech report - oct 2023

British Marine’s technical department has published the latest quarterly technical report TR 133. 


The quarterly technical report covers all regulatory and technical changes that have occurred in the last quarter and is an essential tool for the marine industry to ensure it is keeping up to date with the changes that affect the whole industry.


TR 133 includes the following topics of high importance to the different sectors of the Marine industry:


Leisure vessels (sub 24m):

  • Brexit update, indefinite extension to CE marking as an equivalence to UKCA marking
  • New BMEEA Code of Practice  
  • Small craft standards update

Small Commercial vessels (sub 24m Load Line Length):

  • Sport and Pleasure Code Review  
  • Workboat Code 3 
  • MCA launches a consultation on the revised COSWP 

Passenger Vessels:

  • Grandfathering Rights Updated Clarifications in MGN 627

Large Yachts:

  • MSC 107 IMO report
  • NCSR 10 IMO report
  • PPR 10 IMO report
  • Hong Kong Convention now ratified

Environmental Updates:

  • ICOMIA launches Sustainability Hub and shows commitment to a sustainable recreational boating industry with launch of Sustainability Hub 
  • First national Marine and Coastal Wildlife Code launched 
  • Single-use plastics ban: plates, bowls, trays, containers, cutlery and balloon sticks 
  • GloFouling Partnership produce Biofouling Management for Recreational Boating Report 

Health and Safety Updates

  • Protect your workers from violence and aggression 
  • Health and Safety Executive (HSE) release new guidance on ‘Running an event safely’ 
  • HSE Inspection of Woodworking Businesses focuses on lung disease 
  • HSE issue safety notice: LPG forklift truck fire risk  
  • HSE launch a new guide: introduction to managing health and safety 
  • Urgent Safety Notice for Belling Gas Hobs
  • UK REACH – Mandatory Diisocyanate Training 

British Marine members can download a copy of TR 133 here.