Plans are in place so ship owners can continue to use UK Ship Register registration services throughout the ongoing Coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak.
A Marine Information Notice (MIN 614) has been issued, offering guidance to Ship Owners on how to continue with their applications for registering, renewing registration or de-registering a vessel, as well as applying for Civil Liabilities Certificates and Continuous Synopsis Records.
We recognise that UK Registered vessels will be finding it increasingly difficult to organise surveys, audits, inspections and activities required under national and international regulations as a result of the COVID-19 outbreak. The Maritime and Coastguard Agency (MCA) has set out guidance for customers in Marine Information Notice MIN 612 (M+F) to provide a basis for continued operations during this unprecedented period.
International Seafarers, and the UK Ship Register (UKSR) customers that employ them, are set to benefit from reduced waiting times for the issue of emergency Certificates of Equivalent Competency (eCRA). From Monday 3 February 2020 requests for eCRAs will be picked up by a member of staff between 7am and 7pm every day, including weekends and bank holidays.
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.
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