Small Commercial Vessel & Pilot Boat Code (MGN 280) and the NEW Workboat Code
MGN 280 applies to vessels up to 24 metres load line length which are engaged at sea in activities on a commercial basis, which carry cargo and/or not more than 12 passengers, or provide a service in which neither cargo nor passengers are carried, or are UK pilot boats of whatever size.
The Workboat Code is an industry Working Group Technical Standard - a Code of Practice for small workboats in commercial use to sea and all pilot boats, in which British Marine played an integral part in its development and implementation. Edition one is now available to use and the second edition is currently being finalized and will be available for consultation soon.
British Marine can help you ensure you are applying the correct code for your business and advise you on how to achieve compliance, we also represent industry in ensuring the rules and regulations that apply to your business are fit for purpose and achievable.
To become a member and ensure your voice is heard join British Marine.
Maritime Labour Convention (MLC)
Applying to vessels engaged in commercial activities, the MLC aims to provide comprehensive rights and protection at work for the world's (approx.) 1.2 million seafarers by establishing minimum working and living standards for all seafarers working on ships flying the flags of ratifying countries. British Marine was instrumental in ensuring the MCA's implementation of the MLC on vessels less than 200 GT, detailed in MGN 490 (M), was suitable for the industry, and continues to work with regulators to update and clarify interpretations. To ensure your experiences with the regulations are recognised and where necessary lessons are learnt in their interpretation and implementation join British Marine.