We recognise that UK Registered vessels will be finding it increasingly difficult to organise surveys, audits, inspections and activities required under national and international regulations as a result of the COVID-19 outbreak. The Maritime and Coastguard Agency (MCA) has set out guidance for customers in Marine Information Notice MIN 612 (M+F) to provide a basis for continued operations during this unprecedented period.
International Seafarers, and the UK Ship Register (UKSR) customers that employ them, are set to benefit from reduced waiting times for the issue of emergency Certificates of Equivalent Competency (eCRA). From Monday 3 February 2020 requests for eCRAs will be picked up by a member of staff between 7am and 7pm every day, including weekends and bank holidays.
The UK Ship Register, a service of the Maritime and Coastguard Agency, held its first Ship Owners Forum in January. Over 20 industry leaders, with the UK Ship Register (UKSR) team and wider Maritime and Coastguard Agency (MCA) colleagues met to take a strategic look at the future of UK maritime.
The UK is leaving the EU on 31 January with a ratified Withdrawal Agreement. Customers are advised to refer to The European Commission guidance for information on the immediate situation. https://ec.europa.eu/commission/presscorner/detail/en/QANDA_20_104
The new Commercial Director of the UK Ship Register, Dan Vivian, has been appointed at the Maritime and Coastguard Agency (MCA).
Dan joined the team this January (2020) to work alongside Director Katy Ware in delivering the ambitious plans set out at London International Shipping Week, and as the UK Ship Register looks to play a more active role in supporting ship owners and wider industry.
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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