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.
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.
The UK Ship Register (UKSR) - part of the Maritime and Coastguard Agency (MCA) is one of the best performing flags in the major Port State Control regimes. It has a reputation for maintaining the highest international standards.
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