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[Member News] Oyster Yachts launches Apprenticeship Academy

[Member News] Oyster Yachts launches Apprenticeship Academy

10 Feb 2021

To coincide with National Apprenticeship Week, Oyster Yachts is formally launching its Oyster Apprenticeship Academy, building on the company’s existing apprenticeship schemes.

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[Member News] UKSA launches new Offshore Energy Support Vessel Apprenticeship Programme in association with Seacat Services and the Isle of Wight College

10 Feb 2021

In celebration of National Apprenticeship Week this week, offshore energy support vessel (OESV) operator Seacat Services (Seacat) is delighted to launch its third Apprenticeship Programme, in conjunction with UKSA and the Isle of Wight College, to provide training for a career in the offshore renewable energy sector.

EP Barrus to offer Joystick Piloting on all Mercury V-6 3.4L outboards with Digital Throttle and Shift

[Member News] EP Barrus to offer Joystick Piloting on all Mercury V-6 3.4L outboards with Digital Throttle and Shift

10 Feb 2021

British Marine member EP Barrus, who distribute and sell Mercury Marine outboard engines in the UK, is pleased to announce that they will now be offering Joystick Piloting on all Mercury V-6 3.4L outboards with Digital Throttle and Shift.

MCA targets uncoded race yachts

The MCA targets uncoded race yachts

03 Feb 2021

The Maritime Coastguard Authority (MCA) has confirmed that it is currently targeting uncoded race yachts that are operating commercially.

New consultation on the disposal of marine flares from recreational craft has been released by the Department for Transport

New consultation on the disposal of marine flares from recreational craft has been released by the Department for Transport

03 Feb 2021

The Department for Transport (DfT) has opened a new consultation on the disposal of pleasure vessel marine flares, and is inviting comments on four suggested options for disposal of marine flares on pleasure vessels.

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New annual Guidelines, published by the RSG

03 Feb 2021

The Recreational Sectoral Group (RSG) have published the new 2021 Guidelines for the general application of the conformity assessment procedures by Notified Bodies and Manufacturers.

US coast guard release Policy Letter to state they will not enforce IMO tier III regs for sub 500GT superyachts.

US Coast Guard release Policy Letter to state they will not enforce IMO tier III regs for sub-500GT superyachts

03 Feb 2021

Following on from the last IMO MEPC meeting where a non-binding vote was held in favour of non-enforcement of the IMO tier III engine emission regulations for over 24m but sub 500GT yachts, the US coast guard has released a letter stating their alignment with the non-binding vote.

MCA release MSN 1794 amendment 1 with changes to passenger counting for passenger vessels at sea

MCA release MSN 1794 amendment 1 with changes to passenger counting for passenger vessels at sea

03 Feb 2021

Following the industry consultation at the end of 2020, changes to the Merchant Shipping (Counting and Registration of Persons on Board Passenger Ships) (Amendment) Regulations 2021 have now been laid before Parliament.

[Member News] UKSA’s ambitious accommodation project given the green light

[Member News] UKSA’s ambitious accommodation project given the green light

03 Feb 2021

UKSA, the non-profit maritime charity, is thrilled to announce that plans for its new 136 -bed accommodation centre have now been approved with work commencing on site from the beginning of February.

‘Skills for Jobs’ White Paper summary

‘Skills for Jobs’ White Paper summary - what does it mean for marine employers?

03 Feb 2021

The recently released Skills for Jobs White Paper discusses a series of landmark reforms that will transform post-16 education and training, and skill development.