Paris MoU 2021 performance lists adopted

At its 55th meeting, the Paris MoU Committee approved the 2021 inspection results and adopted new performance lists for flag States and Recognized Organizations (ROs). The White, Grey and Black List will take effect from the 1st of July 2022. The “White, Grey and Black List” presents the full spectrum, from quality flags to flags with a poor performance that are considered high, or very high risk. It is based Continue reading “Paris MoU 2021 performance lists adopted”

Brian Johnson to step down as CEO of the Maritime and Coastguard Agency

Brian Johnson set to retire from his role as CEO of the MCA
Brian Johnson set to retire from his role as CEO of the MCA

Brian Johnson has announced his retirement and is to formally step down from his role as CEO of the UK Maritime and Coastguard Agency (MCA) in October 2022.

He has been in the role for the last four years.

In a statement, he explained that becoming the chief executive of the MCA was an absolute dream come true.

“Being able to work to make a difference in the world of maritime safety, leading a group of people whose Continue reading “Brian Johnson to step down as CEO of the Maritime and Coastguard Agency”

Findings of consultation for marine guidance on electric vehicles onboard passenger RO-RO ferries released by MCA

Guidance on electric vehicles onboard passenger RO-RO ferries released by MCA
Marine guidance on electric vehicles onboard passenger RO-RO ferries released by MCA

The UK Maritime & Coastguard Agency (MCA) carried out a public consultation on its proposed draft Marine Guidance into electric vehicles (EVs) onboard passenger Ro-Ro ferries, which ran from 25 October to 20 December 2021.

The proposal contained guidance on what is seen as a minimum standard required for the provision of charging systems Continue reading “Findings of consultation for marine guidance on electric vehicles onboard passenger RO-RO ferries released by MCA”

A Master’s Guide to the UK Flag – Large Yacht edition 4 published by the MCA

The MCA have updated "A Master's guide to the UK Flag"
The MCA have updated “A Master’s guide to the UK Flag”

The MCA has published a document called ‘A Masters Guide to the UK Flag – Large Yacht’ and has just updated it and released edition 4. The purpose of the 34 page guide is to provide easy to use information regarding United Kingdom merchant shipping regulations and administrative procedures. UK regulations and procedures may differ from those of other Flag Administrations and this guide will help to comply with UK requirements.

The updates in edition 4 include the following: Continue reading “A Master’s Guide to the UK Flag – Large Yacht edition 4 published by the MCA”

Over 100 boats detained by customs and the Virgin Islands Shipping Registry for non-compliance

Over 100 boats from the Moorings and Sunsail fleet have been detained.
Over 100 boats from the Moorings and Sunsail fleet have been detained.

Customs and the Virgin Islands Shipping Registry have detained over 100 boats from the Moorings and Sunsail fleet leaving some charter customers stranded and the company scrambling to make alternative arrangements for incoming guests.

Over eight Customs officers accompanied by officials from the Virgin Islands Shipping Registry swooped down on The Moorings Marina, Wickhams Cay II on March 16 to conduct inspections on the vessels to ensure compliance with commercial licensing and safety certificate insurance.

In a statement, The Moorings Continue reading “Over 100 boats detained by customs and the Virgin Islands Shipping Registry for non-compliance”

UK government launches new national shipbuilding strategy

In support of the announcement of the new national shipbuilding strategy Prince William is pictured setting a plasma cutting machine to work on the first plate of steel for the third Type 26 frigate
In support of the announcement of the new national shipbuilding strategy Prince William is pictured setting a plasma cutting machine to work on the first plate of steel for the third Type 26 frigate

The UK’s shipbuilding industry will be revitalised through a refreshed national strategy, the UK government has announced.

First published in 2017, the National Shipbuilding Strategy outlined ambitions to transform naval procurement, securing export and design contracts for British naval ships. Building on that success, the new release outlines the government’s further ambitions to reinvigorate the whole British shipbuilding industry while contributing to its levelling up mission to boost productivity, pay, jobs and living standards across the country.

Over £4bn of government investment aims to galvanise and support shipyards and suppliers across the UK, with new measures including Continue reading “UK government launches new national shipbuilding strategy”

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