New safety requirements for older UK passenger ships go out for second consultation

The Maritime & Coastguard Agency begins a second public consultation 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 newer vessels.

Feedback on the initial consultation has been used to modify the proposals in the areas relating to lifejacket provision, fire safety and the vessels in scope of damage stability requirements.

Industry, operators, surveyors and the public are encouraged to participate in the consultation which runs from 29th May to 10th July 2019.

Click to read the consultation description.

Read the second consultation document on the Revised Technical Requirements Resulting from the Review of Standards for Older UK Passenger Ships in full.

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