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International safety rules for High Speed Craft brought into force

11/08/2021 00:00:00 International rules on safety levels for High Speed Craft (HSC) are being brought into force under UK law.  The regulations bring three main changes - additional safety drills and record keeping, opening-up the satellite providers’ market which should reduce costs and introducing an automatic update to any future changes internationally covering HSC.

London International Shipping Week 2021

26/07/2021 00:00:00 The UK Ship Register is proud to once again support London International Shipping Week (LISW) as a Platinum Sponsor for this year’s event. Running from September 13 to 17, LISW 2021 offers a blended format, with events taking place virtually, in-person and a hybrid combination of the two, thereby enabling an even wider, international audience to participate.

Spot inspections result in action against more than 40 vessels

26/07/2021 00:00:00 More than a fifth of fishing vessels subject to a random spot inspection have either been detained or prohibited from being used for fishing by the Maritime and Coastguard Agency.

Something in a name – the Spirit of Adventure

26/07/2021 00:00:00 There’s something behind a name and determining fate, with the Spirit of Adventure – Saga’s newest cruise ship – needing just that to make it to her inaugural voyage on Monday 26 July, almost a year after she was ready to first take passengers on board. But, in the spirit of adventure, the Maritime & Coastguard Agency (MCA) and Saga have worked hard to adapt to the changing needs during lockdown, to ensure the minimum amount of disruption to the building and certification process. And, as the cruise ship industry returns to our shores, the boutique vessel is also ready to begin her service

MCA joins industry leaders to discuss training standards for autonomous shipping

21/07/2021 00:00:00 The Maritime and Coastguard Agency is taking part in an event designed to drive forward training standards for remote operators of autonomous surface ships today.