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Join the consultation on new safety requirements for older UK passenger ships

06/11/2018 00:00:00 A twelve-week public consultation begins today on proposed new technical requirements for domestic passenger ships. The planned changes aim to make sure older ships more closely match the safety standards of new-built vessels.

New Chief Executive for Maritime & Coastguard Agency

01/11/2018 00:00:00 New Maritime & Coastguard Agency chief executive Brian Johnson says he is committed to supporting the Agency’s ongoing work to drive up standards of maritime safety.

New fishing vessel legislation to come into force

29/10/2018 00:00:00 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.

Maritime fees increase will bring extra investment for services

22/10/2018 00:00:00 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.

MCA Trainee of year award 2018 announced

10/10/2018 00:00:00 A deck officer from Plymouth has been chosen as the Maritime & Coastguard Agency’s Officer Trainee of the Year Award.