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Maritime and Coastguard Agency appoints new Chief Medical Advisor

03/03/2022 00:00:00 The Maritime and Coastguard Agency has brought onboard a new Chief Medical Advisor to continue its vital work to promote and improve the health of seafarers.

What I love most about the Maritime and Coastguard Agency

14/02/2022 00:00:00 I’m sometimes asked what I love most about the Maritime and Coastguard Agency. Is it the commitment to saving lives at sea? The drive to find alternative ways of fuelling shipping? Or the determination to keep finding better ways of making our seafarers safe in their jobs

New safety rules for enclosed spaces on board vessels

14/02/2022 00:00:00 Seafarers will be better protected as new UK rules come into force to tighten up safety for those who work in enclosed spaces on board vessels. The updated legislation goes further than that currently required under international maritime law and is part of the ongoing commitment by the UK to seafarer welfare.

Celebrating women in science

11/02/2022 00:00:00 Today we’re marking the International Day of Women and Girls in Science by celebrating the many women who bring a wealth of scientific experience to their role at the Maritime and Coastguard Agency. Autonomy Technical Specialist Ruth Taylor is one such person.

Major boost for offshore wind farm industry thanks to new legislation

09/02/2022 00:00:00 New rules proposed by the Maritime and Coastguard Agency to support the UK offshore wind farm industry are coming into force. The change will mean that vessels transporting those who work on offshore wind farms will be able to carry greater numbers of workers while still meeting safety standards.