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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.

Something in a name – the Spirit of Adventure

26/07/2021 00:00:00 There’s something behind a name and determining fate, with the Spirit of Adventure – Saga’s newest cruise ship – needing just that to make it to her inaugural voyage on Monday 26 July, almost a year after she was ready to first take passengers on board. But, in the spirit of adventure, the Maritime & Coastguard Agency (MCA) and Saga have worked hard to adapt to the changing needs during lockdown, to ensure the minimum amount of disruption to the building and certification process. And, as the cruise ship industry returns to our shores, the boutique vessel is also ready to begin her service

MCA joins industry leaders to discuss training standards for autonomous shipping

21/07/2021 00:00:00 The Maritime and Coastguard Agency is taking part in an event designed to drive forward training standards for remote operators of autonomous surface ships today.

Tiredness and fatigue at sea

09/07/2021 00:00:00 At the Maritime & Coastguard Agency, we recognise the impact that the working environment can have on the wellbeing of seafarers and the UK Flag is committed to ensuring safe, sustainable and healthy conditions for all who sail under it.

Maritime Safety Week: How technology could save your life

08/07/2021 00:00:00 Hear more about what technology is now available to help anyone that goes to sea, whether this is for business or pleasure in the MCA's latest podcast.