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Welfare Board gets national recognition through formal agreement with MCA

18/05/2021 00:00:00 Seafarers’ and fishers’ welfare has been boosted following the signing of a formal agreement between the Maritime and Coastguard Agency and the Merchant Navy Welfare Board. The Memorandum of Understanding sets out ways both will work together to coordinate their approach to the provision of welfare for seafarers and fishers.

Seafarer training survey gathers feedback on training programme

14/05/2021 00:00:00 Seafarers' views on the Maritime and Coastguard Agency’s training programme are being taken into consideration as part of an ongoing commitment to review and improve what is offered.

New laws to restrict the way ships release ballast water into UK seas

24/03/2021 00:00:00 Consultation begins today [Wednesday 18 March] on new laws which would further protect United Kingdom coastlines by stopping international ships from discharging potentially harmful species into the sea.

UK Maritime Services welcomes new assistant director for Modernising Maritime Education

23/03/2021 00:00:00 Dr Carole Davis, Deputy Director for Modernising Maritime Education, joined the Maritime and Coastguard Agency (MCA) as part of the UK Maritime Services Directorate in early 2021.

£20 million fund to propel green shipbuilding launched

22/03/2021 00:00:00 The future of clean maritime technology is taking another big step forward, bringing benefits and opportunities for vessel owners and operators. Through our Maritime Future Technologies team we’re acting as a technical partner for this competition which is set to help shape the future for decarbonising UK maritime.