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MCA issues update on COVID-19 impact and safety measures for Vessel Traffic Services

26 Mar 2020

The Maritime and Coastguard Agency (MCA) has published a Marine Information Note (MIN) detailing the impact of COVID-19 on Vessel Traffic Services (VTS).

British Marine Postpones Quality Accredited Boatyard and Boat Grading examinations

British Marine Postpones Quality Accredited Boatyard and Boat Grading examinations

25 Mar 2020

Due to the ongoing Coronavirus restrictions, British Marine will be suspending the requirement for hire boat operators to undergo the Quality Accredited Boatyard (QAB) examination until after the summer season. British Marine will also be suspending Boat Grading inspections for the same timeframe.

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The Recreational Craft Directive Awareness course is now available as a free online webinar

25 Mar 2020

The Recreational Craft Directive (RCD) Awareness course has been transformed into a free online webinar to assist companies during this period of changing work patterns.

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Coronavirus - What support is available to you?

25 Mar 2020

News coverage over the last few weeks has focused on Coronavirus and its impact around the world.

Applications still open for the Board of Directors – British Marine Group Elections 2020

24 Mar 2020

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There’s still time to apply for the British Marine Board of Directors – British Marine Group Elections 2020

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COVID-19 guidance on apprenticeship programmes for employers and training providers

24 Mar 2020

Following the urgent UK government measures to reduce the spread of COVID-19, the Education and Skills Funding Agency (ESFA) has set out guidance for apprentices, employers, training providers and assessment organisations.

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New MCA contingency plan includes information on Boatmaster License revalidation

24 Mar 2020

New MCA contingency plan includes information on Boatmaster License revalidation and COVID-19 Guidelines for Seafarers

Business Rates Holiday

19 Mar 2020

Today, the Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government published guidance for local authorities on the business rates holiday and details of the discount available to businesses in the leisure and hospitality sectors.

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MCA releases contingency plans for surveys during the COVID-19 outbreak

19 Mar 2020

The Maritime and Coastguard Agency (MCA) has released a Marine Information Note (MIN) on ‘Coronavirus (COVID-19) and the MCA’s approach to survey and certification of UK vessels’

Tell us what you think: Inquiry launched into the impact of COVID-19 on UK Businesses

Inquiry launched into the impact of COVID-19 on UK businesses

19 Mar 2020

The Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy Select Committee has now launched an inquiry into the impact of COVID-19 on UK businesses and workers.