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Consultation on new safety rules for enclosed spaces on board vessels

24/05/2021 00:00:00 New rules which would tighten up safety for those who have to work in enclosed spaces on board vessels are being consulted on by the Maritime and Coastguard Agency.

Flag and Class leaders unite to support shipping with technology challenges

24/05/2021 00:00:00 Seven organisations behind the Maritime Technologies Forum seek to bridge the gap between technology knowledge and regulatory process. Leading Flag States and Classification Societies have united to launch the Maritime Technologies Forum (MTF) to provide technical and regulatory research, expertise and leadership to assist the shipping sector and its regulators address technology challenges.

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.