From this November, the Maritime & Coastguard Agency (MCA) will require UK fishing vessels to comply with the International Labour Organization’s Working In Fishing Convention. This follows the MCA's public and industry consultation on these measures, which addressed all aspects of living and working conditions on fishing vessels – including decent crew accommodation, work agreements and regular payment of wages, medical fitness of seafarers, medical care on board and health and safety.
The Maritime & Coastguard Agency (MCA) is to increase its fees for the first time in over ten years – giving it the flexibility to invest further in the services it provides to the maritime sector.
An ongoing commitment to pioneering technology, sharing resources and continuing improving the expertise it offers to the maritime world at large as well as its own members will be the focus of this week’s Red Ensign Group Technical Forum.
The UK Ship Register (UKSR) - part of the Maritime and Coastguard Agency (MCA) is one of the best performing flags in the major Port State Control regimes. It has a reputation for maintaining the highest international standards.