Recent MCA documentation amendments released in December 2021

The UK maritime regulator, the Maritime & Coastguard Agency (MCA), has issued and distributed the following new documentation over the past few weeks.

02 December 2021
SI 2021 No. 1316 – The Merchant Shipping (Radiocommunications) (Amendment) Regulations 2021
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03 December 2021
MSN 1853 (M) – The Merchant Shipping (Boatmasters’ Qualifications, Crew and Hours of Work) Regulations 2015: Structure and Requirements (Amendment 1)
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06 December 2021
MSN 1870 (M+F) – The Merchant Shipping and Fishing Vessels (Personal Protective Equipment) Regulations 1999 (Amendment 3)
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07 December 2021
MGN 641 (M) – Guidance on Radiocommunications under Chapter IV of SOLAS
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MSN 1690 (M) – Serviceability and Maintenance Requirements of Radio Equipment under the Global Maritime Distress and Safety System (GMDSS) (Amendment 1)
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MSN 1903 (M) – GMDSS Ship Requirements
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09 December 2021
Code of Safe Working Practices for Merchant Seafarers (CoSWP)
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10 December 2021
Safety Bulletin 023 – Aerosol Fire Suppression Systems: Incorrect Wiring Arrangements
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MGN 524 (M+F) – Life-Saving Appliances – Category C Medical Kits – Wholesale Distribution Authorisation – Wholesale Dealers Licence (Amendment 1)
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15 December 2021
Safety Bulletin 024 – Furuno Navigation & Communication Equipment (incl GMDSS): GPS Week Number Rollover
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16 December 2021
SI 2021 No. 1401 – The Merchant Shipping (Polar Code) (Safety) Regulations 2021
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23 December 2021
GMDSS Procedures for Small Boat Users (Rev. 12/21)
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MSIS 27 – Chapter 1 – Surveys and Inspections (Rev. 11/21) – United Kingdom Instructions to Surveyors – MSIS 27
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