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New 360 tug simulator at The Maritime Skills Academy in Portsmouth going live 6 December 2021

11 Nov 2021

The Maritime Skills Academy (part of the Viking Maritime Group) is further developing its training portfolio by expanding its state-of-the-art simulation facilities at the Portsmouth centre.

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Return of Scottish Recreational Boating and Marine Tourism Cross Party Group

10 Nov 2021

Last month saw the return of the Scottish Parliment Cross Party Group on Recreational Boating and Marine Tourism. The group had to be re-registered following the Scottish Parliament election earlier this year and we are delighted to report that the Cross Party Group on Recreational Boating and Marine Tourism will again continue. Stuart McMillan MSP will continue as Convenor with a new vice-convenor Elena Whitham MSP (for Carrick, Cumnock and Doon Valley).

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BEIS publish new designated standards for Recreational Craft

04 Nov 2021

The Department for Business, Energy & Industrial Strategy have published a list of amendments for designated standards in the UK. This applies for Recreational craft and personal watercraft in support of the Recreational Craft Regulations 2017.


ICOMIA release a final report on the Recreational Craft Directive 2013/53/EU carried out by Panteia, TNO and Emisia

04 Nov 2021

This is the final report carried out by Panteia, TNO and Emisia on behalf of the EU Commission in terms of the RCD Review 2022 process and can be downloaded by British Marine members through the British Marine website publication page.

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Book now: ‘The Law relating to Brokerage and Boat Retailers’ course now open

04 Nov 2021

This course is designed to give brokers the latest updates and legislation on issues covering law when selling new and second hand boats.

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Free support and guidance for businesses looking to export during International Trade Week

04 Nov 2021

The Department for International Trade will be providing free advice and guidance to businesses looking to export during International Trade Week. Featuring a series of webinars designed to give you a greater understanding of trading with Europe, the US and China.

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Outdoor Classroom Day 2021: UKSA is passionate about growing the accessibility of outdoor learning

04 Nov 2021

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4th November marks Outdoor Classroom Day, a global movement to inspire and celebrate outdoor play and learning, at home and at school. Time outdoors – on Outdoor Classroom Day and every day – will make children happier and healthier, as well as equipping them with the skills they need for life.

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Chancellor’s Budget reduces business rates for the leisure, hospitality and retail sectors and provides relief for businesses carrying out improvements

28 Oct 2021

Yesterday the Chancellor of the Exchequer set out his Autumn Budget, promising support for individuals and businesses across the UK. Some of the key policy announcements affecting British Marine members included revisions to the business rates system.

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Consultation on guidance for the carriage and charging of Electric Vehicles (EVs) on Ro Ro ferries.

28 Oct 2021

The increase in electric vehicle (EV) numbers in the UK has led to increasing demand for the transit of EVs onboard passenger Ro-Ro ferries (Ro-Pax). This consultation seeks your views on the draft Marine Guidance Note MGN 653(M) Electric Vehicles Onboard Passenger Ro-Ro Ferries.

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Promarine Finance reports 45 per cent growth in Q3

28 Oct 2021

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Promarine Finance offers fixed rate marine mortgages for all types of leisure vessels including new and used RIBs, motorboats, sailing yachts and canal boats