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ICOMIA releases Small Craft Standards Bulletin

27 Mar 2020

The new ICOMIA Small Craft Standards Bulletin has been released.

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The MCA releases the first amendment to the Workboat Code edition two

19 Sep 2019

The Workboat Code edition two was first released by the Maritime & Coastguard Agency (MCA) in December 2018, The MCA has now published its first revision with basic corrections to the text. These corrections do not contain any technical changes.

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MCA release new guidance for pleasure vessels

22 Aug 2019

The UK Government has published a set of six Marine Guidance Notes (MGN) to reinforce to managing agents, skippers and owners what is good practice in terms of safety when going out to sea, in a bid to to reduce the risk of any accidents occurring as a result of not following the most acceptable standards of safety required.

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British Marine release Technical Report 123

15 Aug 2019

The Technical Report 123 contains important updates on domestic, EU and international legislation, compliance and standards, MCA notices, HSE updates and funding opportunities.

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The EU publishes an update on Lifejackets CE certification

25 Jul 2019

The EU commission has reviewed and updated the harmonisation of the ISO standards for lifejackets that are certified under the Personal protective equipment (PPE) regulations following an investigation into the failure of a lifejacket and a Formal Objection from Sweden.

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Merchant Shipping Bridge Visibility Regulations for Small Passenger Ships

27 Jun 2019

The regulations will come into force on 10th July 2019