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New guidance published to mitigate serious injury on small vessels

10/09/2021 00:00:00 New guidance on mitigating the risk of serious injury from whole body vibration on small vessels has been published today [10 September].

Small Fishing Vessel Code enters into force

08/09/2021 00:00:00 Proposals designed to make the fishing industry safer come into force today [6 September]. The Maritime & Coastguard Agency (MCA) Code of Practice for Small Fishing Vessels (less than 15 metres length overall) now includes a requirement for fishing boats to be inspected both in and out of the water every five years.

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.