All active M-Notices : 520 documents found.

All active M-Notices : 520 documents found.
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MIN 480 (M)New Requirements for Security Training for Shipboard Personnel
Notice to all ship owners, crewing agents, masters, officers, seafarers and other shipboard personnel. This notice should be read with MIN 437 and replaces MIN 472. This MIN expires 1 July 2015.  
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MGN 505 (M)Human Element Guidance Part 1 Fatigue and Fitness for Duty: Statutory Duties, Causes of Fatigue and Guidance on Good Practice
Notice to all Ship Owners, Ship Operators and Managers, Mastes, Officers and Crew of Merchant Vessels, Skippers and Crew of Domestic Passenger Ships and Inland Waterway Vessels. This notice replaces MGN 211
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MSN 1970 (M)Amendment 1 - Agreement Concerning Specific Stability Requirements for Ro-Ro Passenger Ships Undertaking Regular Scheduled International or Domestic Voyages between European Ports
Notice to all Masters, Operators, Owners, Naval Architects, Shipbuilders, Shiprepairers and Surveyors. This notice should be read in conjunction with MSN 1790.
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MSN 1974 (M)Counting and registration of persons on board passenger ships
Notice to all Shipowners, Masters, and crew of passenger ships. This notice supersedes MSN 1408, MSN 1537 and MSN 1729.
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MSN 1976 (M)Amendment 1 - Vessel Traffic Services - Designation of Vessel Traffic Services in the United Kingdom
Notice to all Shipowners, Port and VTS Authorities, VTS Operators, Masters and Deck Officers of Merchant Vessels and Skippers and Watchkeepers of Fishing and Recreational Vessels. This notice amends MSN 1796 (M+F).
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MIN 475 (M+F)UNESCO Commemoration of the First World War Centenary
Notice to all ship owners, ship operators, terminal operators, port authorities, classification societies, agents, charterers, shippers, consignors, training providers, masters, officers and crews of merchant ships
Mar 2014Navigation Safety
MIN 476 (M+F)Codes of Practice For Controlling Risks due to Noise and Vibration on Ships.
Notice to all Shipowners, Large Yacht Owners, Fishing Vessel Owners, Fleet Managers, Safety Managers, Training Managers, Masters, Yacht Masters, Skippers, Training Colleges and Training Organisations.   This notice replaces MIN 363 (M and F). This MIN expires 28 February 2015.
Mar 2014Seafarer Safety and Health
MIN 477 (M)International Safety Management (ISM) Code amendments
Mar 2014Maritime Security and Safety Management Operations Branch
MGN 501 (F)Code of Practice for Fishing Vessels of 24 metres and over - Standards which may be used to prepare for your MCA Surveys
Notice to all designers, builders, owners, employers, skippers and crew of fishing vessels
Mar 2014Vessel Standards Branch - Fishing Safety Unit
MGN 502 (F)The Code of Practice for the Safety of Small Fishing Vessels - Standards which can be used to prepare for your MCA Inspection
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Mar 2014Vessel Standards Branch - Fishing Safety Unit
MGN 469 (M)Inland Waterways- Non Passenger Vessels: Applicable Safety Standards for Vessels Operating Soley on Inland Waterways in UK Waters
Feb 2014Vessel Standards Branch
MSN 1842 (M)Maritime Labour Convention, 2006: Hours of Work and Entitlement to Leave. Application of the Merchant Shipping (Hours of Work) Regulations 2002 and the Merchant Shipping (Maritime Labour Convention) (Hours of Work) (Amendment) Regulations 2014
Notice to all shipowners, ship operators and ship managers; employers of seafarers; masters, officers, and seafarers on sea-going ships ordinarily engaged in commercial operations. This Notice supersedes section 1 of Merchant Shipping Notice MSN1767(M)
Feb 2014Seafarer S&H
MIN 474 (M)TRAINING AND CERTIFICATION - Changes to International Association of Maritime Institutions Officer of the Watch Written Examinations
Notice to all Shipowners, Engineering Officers, Ratings and those concerned with Maritime Training. This notice should be read with MGN 93. This MIN expires 31 November 2015.
Jan 2014Seafarer Training and Certification
MSN 1852 (M)IMO tanks, Portable Tanks, Road Tank Vehicles and Rail Tank Wagons for the Carriage by Sea of Dangerous Goods as Solids, Liquids, or Liquefied Gases
Notice to all operators,  shipowners, masters, tank manufacturers and inspection bodies,  hauliers, freight forwarders, consignors of dangerous goods
Jan 2014Environmental Policy
MIN 473 (M)TRAINING AND CERTIFICATION - Amendments for Large Yacht Qualification, Navigational Watch Rating, Efficient Deck Hand and Able Seafarer Deck Certification
Notice to all Shipowners, Masters, Deck and Engineer Officers and Ratings and those concerned with Maritime Training, eg, Shipowners, Masters etc. This notice replaces MIN 471 and should be read in conjuction with MSN 1802, MGN 97, MGN 270, MIN 303, MIN 423 and MIN 455. This MIN expires 31 October 2018
Dec 2013Seafarer Training and Certification
MIN 471 (M)TRAINING AND CERTIFICATION - Large Yacht Qualification, Navigational Watch Rating, Efficient Deck Hand and Able Seafarer Deck Certification Amendments
Notice to all Shipowners, Masters, Deck and Engineer Officers and Ratings and those concerned with Maritime Training. This notice should be read with MSN 1802, MGN 97, MIN 303, MIN 423 and MIN 455. This MIN expires October 2018
Nov 2013Seafarer Training and Certification
MIN 472 (M)New Requirements for Security Training for Shipboard Personnel
Notice to all Shipowners, Crewing Agents, Masters, Officers and other Shipboard Personnel. This notice should be read with MIN 437 and replaces the online "Security Training" information published on our website, December 2012. This MIN expires 31 November 2014
Nov 2013Seafarer Training and Certification
MGN 499 (M+F)Life Saving Appliances: Inflatable Liferafts, Marine Evacuation Systems, Inflatable Lifejackets and Hydrostatic Release Units - Servicing Requirements.
Notice to all Owners, Operators and Masters of Merchant Ships, Owners and Skippers of Fishing Vessels, Code Vessels, Yachtsmen, Manufacturers and Service Station Personnel.
Nov 2013Marine Technology Branch
MIN 469 (M)Requirements for Updating Training in Accordance with the 2010 Manila Amendments to the STCW Convention 1978
Notice to all owners, operators, managers, Masters and officers of merchant ships. This notice should be read in conjunction with MGN 96. This MIN expires September 2018
Sep 2013Seafarer Training and Certification
MIN 470 (M)The Government Support for Maritime Training Scheme (SMarT) - Additional Funds of up to £3 Million
Notice to all merchant ship owners and managers, Masters, deck and engineering officers and ratings of merchant vessels and those concerned with maritime training. This notice should be read in conjunction with MGN 455 (M) and MIN 466. This MIN expires March 2016
Sep 2013Seafarer Training and Certification
MGN 471 (M)Maritime Labour Convention, 2006: Definitions
Notice to all Shipowners, Masters, Seafarers, Recruitment and Placement Services. This notice should be read with the UK regulations implementing the provisions of the Maritime Labour Convention. The purpose of this Marine Guidance Notice is to explain the UK s understanding of key terms used in the Maritime Labour Convention, 2006 (MLC). The UK intends to implement the MLC fully and without departing from the intention of those who drafted the Convention. The terms covered are seafarer , ship and shipowner .
Sep 2013Seafarer Safety and Health
MGN 486 (M)Maritime Labour Convention, 2006 Access to shore-based welfare facilities
Notice to all Shipowners, masters and seafarers: The Maritime Labour Convention, 2006 requires Members to ensure that shore-based welfare facilities are easily accessible and to promote the development of appropriate welfare facilities in designated ports. The Merchant Navy Welfare Board is the umbrella charity for the welfare of seafarers and their dependents in the UK, including supporting the Port Welfare Committees which promote welfare activities locally. The MCA is represented on most Port Welfare Committees and takes an active interest in the work of the welfare sector.
Sep 2013ISM/ISO Policy Branch
MSN 1851 (M)The Large Commercial Yacht Code (LY3)
Notice to all designers, builders, owners, operators, employers, crews, masters of large commercial yachts and Classification Societies. This notice replaces MGN 456(M), MSN 1792(M) and MSN 1792(M) - Amendment 1
Sep 2013Codes
MIN 466 (M)The Government Support for Maritime Training Scheme (SMarT) - Additional Guidance
Notice to all merchant ship owners and managers, Masters, deck and engineering officers and ratings of merchant vessels and those concerned with maritime training. This notice should be read in conjunction with MGN 455 (M). This MIN expires 31 March 2015
Aug 2013Seafarer Training and Certification
MIN 467 (M)Amendments to Directive 2006/87/EC Laying Down Technical Requirements for Inland Waterway Vessels.
Notice to all Ship owners, ship operators, Masters, Navigation Authorities, Harbour Authorites, inland waterway freight shippers and surveyors. This notice should be read in conjunction with MSN 1824. This MIN expires 31 August 2014.
Aug 2013Vessel Policy Branch
MIN 468 (M)Experienced Seafarer to Engineer Officer of the Watch (EOOW)
Notice to all Shipowners, Masters, Engine Officers, Ratings, holders of Marine Engine Operator Licence (MEOL) and Senior Marine Engine Operator Licence (SMEOL). This notice replaces MGN 278 (M). This MIN comes in to force three months after date of Publication and is valid until 30 November 2018
Aug 2013Seafarer Training and Certification
MGN 476 (M)Maritime Labour Convention 2006 (MLC): Important Advice for Seafarers signing on ships flying the Flag of a State which has not ratified the MLC
Notice to all Seafarers, Employment Agencies and Businesses. The notice sets out to raise awareness amongst seafarers to the Maritime Labour Convention, 2006 (MLC) and how this will impact on seafarers working lives. It aims to inform them of their assured level of protection, their rights and entitlements under the MLC, and will enable seafarers to make an informed decision whether they choose to work on a ship registered with a country which has not ratified the MLC.
Aug 2013Seafarer Safety and Health
MGN 490 (M)Maritime Labour Convention: Application to small vessels of less than 200GT that are ordinarily engaged in commercial activities.
Notice to all workboat owners, operators and managers, seafarers, designers, builders and surveyors. Note: This guidance is provisional and will be updated once all the UK's legislation which fully implements the Maritime Labour Convention, 2006 is in force.
Aug 2013Seafarer Safety and Health
MGN 491 (M)Maritime Labour Convention: Application to workboats of 200GT to less than 500GT
Notice to all workboat owners, operators and managers, seafarers, designers, builders and surveyors. Note: This guidance is provisional and will be updated once all the UK's legislation which fully implements the Maritime Labour Convention, 2006 is in force.
Aug 2013Seafarer Safety and Health
MGN 497 (M+F)Dangerous Goods including Chemicals and other Materials Storage and Use on Board Ship
Notice to all Ship Owners, Ship Operators and Managers, Masters and Officers of Merchant Ships, Skippers, Owners & Operators of Small Commercial Code Vessels; Owners, Operators and managers of Fishing Vessels, Agents, Charterers, Training Providers, Inspectors of Cargoes, Port Authorities, Terminal Operators and others involved in the storage and use of dangerous goods, chemicals and materials onboard ship.
Aug 2013Environmental Policy Branch
MIN 466 (M)The Government Support for Maritime Training Scheme (SMarT)- Additional Guidance
Jul 2013Seafarer Training and Certification
MIN 467 (M)Amendments to Directive 2006/87/EC Laying Down Technical Requirements for Inland Waterway Vessels
Jul 2013Vessel Policy Branch
MGN 466 (M+F)The Rescue Boat Code (The Code of Practice for Open Rescue Boats of Less Than 15 Metres in Length)
Notice to all designers, builders, owners, operators, employers, crews and helmsmen of rescue boats.
Jul 2013Vessel Standards Branch
MGN 487 (M)Maritime Labour Convention, 2006 - On-Shore Complaints
Notice to all Ship owners, Operators, Masters, Officers and all Seafarers on merchant ships and large yachts. This notice should be read with regulation 13 of the Merchant Shipping (Maritime Labour Convention) (Survey and Certification) Regulations 2013 (S.I. 2013/1785), and MSN 1849(M) regarding on-board complaints procedures. Regulations 5.1.4, 5.2.1 and 5.2.2 of the Maritime Labour Convention, 2006 and the Guidelines for Port State Control Officers published by the ILO are also relevant.
Jul 2013ISM/ISO Policy Branch
MGN 494 (M+F)Media and Other Organisations using Ships and Fishing Vessels
Notice to all ship owners, ship managers, masters, fishing vessel owners, fishing vessel managers and fishing vessel skippers and media and similar organisations. This notice replaces MGN 421.
Jul 2013Vessel Policy Branch
MGN 498 (M)Inland Waters Small Passenger Boat Code Operational Guidance for the Towing of Inflatables
Notice to all owners and operators of water sport activity centres, and local authorities with responsibility for their licensing arrangements.
Jul 2013Vessel Standards Branch
MSN 1848 (M)Maritime Labour Convention, 2006 Survey and Certification of UK Ships
Notice to all Ship Owners, Ship Operators, Managers, Manning Agents, Trade Unions and Seafarers. This notice should be read with Merchant Shipping (Maritime Labour Convention) (Survey and Certification) Regulations 2013 (S.I. No 2013/1785) and the ILO Guidelines for Flag State Inspections and replaces MSN 1769(M).
Jul 2013ISM/ISO Policy
MSN 1849 (M)Maritime Labour Convention, 2006 - On-Board Complaints Procedure
Notice to all Ship owners, Operators, Masters, Officers and all Seafarers on merchant ships and large yachts. This notice should be read with the Merchant Shipping (Maritime Labour Convention) (Survey and Certification) Regulations 2013 (S.I. No. 2013/1785).
Jul 2013ISM/ISO Policy
MIN 464 (M+F)Non Pyrotechnic Flares
Notice to all Ship Owners, Ship Operators, Port Operators, Harbour Masters, Yacht Skippers, Pleasure Vessel Users, Masters and owners of vessels operating on Inland Waterways, Fishing Vessel Skippers and Seafarers. This MIN expires 30 June 2015.
Jun 2013Evidence, Analysis and Research
MGN 489 (M)Pleasure Vessels - UK Regulations
Jun 2013Coded Vessel Safety Unit
MGN 492 (M+F)Health and Safety at Work: Protecting those not employed by the ship owner
Notice to all ship owners and fishing vessel owners, employers, masters and seafarers. This notice should be read with the Merchant Shipping and Fishing Vessels (Health and Safety at Work) Regulations 1997 and MGN 20.
Jun 2013Seafarer Safety and Health
MGN 493 (M+F)The Merchant Shipping and Fishing Vessels (Health and Safety at Work) (Asbestos) Regulations 2010 as amended by the Merchant Shipping and Fishing Vessels (Health and Safety at Work) (Asbestos) (Amendment) Regulations 2013
Notice to all Ship, Yacht and Fishing Vessel Owners, Operators and Managers and other employers of seafarers; Masters, Officers and Seafarers on Merchant Ships, Hovercraft and Yachts; and Skippers and Crew of Fishing Vessels, Small Commercially Operated Vessels and Yachts with paid crew whether operating at sea or on inland waters. This notice should be read in conjunction with Marine Guidance Note MGN 429 (M+F) which provided guidance on the requirements of the Merchant Shipping and Fishing Vessels (Health and Safety at Work)(Asbestos) Regulations 2010 (SI 2010/2984) as originally introduced.
Jun 2013Seafarer Safety and Health
MGN 495 (M+F)Certificate of Competency for Master and Officer of the Watch Tug less than 500GT and 3000GT near coastal and Certificate of Proficiency for Tug Rating
Notice to all Masters, Officers and Seafarers in the Merchant Navy and to those involved in Maritime Training. This notice replaces MGN 209 (M).
Jun 2013Seafarer Training and Certification
MGN 496 (M+F)Certificate of Competency for Master Workboat less than 500 GT unlimited
Notice to all Masters, Officers and Seafarers in the Merchant Navy and to those involved in Maritime Training. This notice should be read with MSN 1802(M) and MGN 280(M).
Jun 2013Seafarer Training and Certification
MIN 459 (M+F)Navigation: MCA Policy on charging for Navigation Warnings
Notice to all users of the Navigation Warning services. This MIN expires 01 May 2014 .
May 2013Navigation Safety
MIN 460 (M)Written examination dates 2013/14: Deck and Engineer Officers (Merchant Navy)
Notice to all Owners, Masters, Officers and Seafarers and to those involved in Maritime Training. This notice replaces MIN 430 (M) from 1 September 2013. This MIN expires 31 August 2014.
May 2013Seafarer Training and Certification
MIN 461 (M)Written examination dates 2013/14: Engineer Officers (Yachts and Sail Training Vessels)
Notice to all Owners,Masters, Enginer Officers and Crews of commercially operates yeachts, large private yachts and sail training vessels and to those involved in Maritime Training. This notice replaces MIN 432 (M) from 1 September 2013. This MIN expires 31 August 2014
May 2013Seafarer Training and Certification
MIN 462 (F)Written examination dates 2013/14: Deck Officers (Fishing Vessels)
Notice to all Owners, Skippers, Officers and Crews of Fishing Vessels and to those involved in Maritime Training. This notice replaces MIN 431 (F) from 1 September 2013. This MIN expires 31 August 2014.
May 2013Seafarer Training and Certification
MIN 463 (M)Navigation: Vessel Traffic Services V103 and Local Port Services Course Dates 2013 - 2014
Notice to all UK Port and Harbour Authorities and those involved in VTS and Local Port Services Training. This notice replaces MIN 428. This MIN expires 31 July 2014
May 2013Navigation Safety
MIN 465 (M+F)Relocation of Great Yarmouth Marine Office
Notice to all Ship Owners, Ship Operators, Managers, Harbour Authorities, Master,Merchant Seafarers, Fishing Vessel owners, Managing Agents and Crews, DomesticVessel Operators, Naval Architects and General Public. This MIN expires 1 June 2014
May 2013Norwich Marine Office
MSN 1837 (M)Categorisation of Waters
Notice to all Owners, Operators and Masters. This Notice supersedes Merchant Shipping Notices MSN 1776(M) and MSN 1827(M).
May 2013Navigation Safety
MIN 455 (M)Human Element, Leadership and Management Training
Notice to all Ship Owners, Operators, Masters, Deck and Engineering Officers of Merchant Vessels, Commercially and Privately Operated Yachts and Sail training Vessels, and those with maritime Education and Training. This MIN expires 21 March 2018.
Apr 2013Seafarer Training and Certification
MIN 456 (M)Codes of Practice - Authorisation of Certifying Authorities
Notice to all Owners, Operators and Skippers of Small Vessels in Commercial Use and Certifying Authorities of this type of Vessel. This notice should be read with the Small Commercial Vessel Codes, Police Boat Codes and MGN280. This notice replaces MIN 421 (M). This MIN expires 25 March 2014.
Apr 2013External Approvement and Assurance
MIN 457 (M)Boatmasters' Licence Regulations: General Exemption
Notice to all masters and owners of vessels operating commercially on inland waterways and in limited coastal areas. This notice replaces MIN 434 (M) and expires on 28 March 2018.
Apr 2013Seafarer Training and Certification
MSN 1837 (M)Categorisation of Waters
Apr 2013Navigation Safety
MIN 452 (M)Seafarer Fatigue - Project HORIZON
Notice to all Ship Owners, Operators, Shore Based Management, Masters, Officers and Crew. This notice should be read with MSN 1767, MSN 1808 and MGN 211. This MIN expires 1 / 3 / 2014
Mar 2013Seafarer Safety and Health
MIN 453 (M+F)Navigation: Global Navigation Satellite Systems (GNSS) - Availability During Increased Sunspot Activity
Notice to all Owners, Masters, Skippers, Officers and Crews of Merchant Ships and Fishing Vessels
Mar 2013Navigation Safety
MIN 454 (M+F)Relocation of Glasgow Marine Office - Amendment to Phone and Fax Numbers
Mar 2013Public Relations
MGN 407 (M+F)Procedure for the Testing of Fire Protection for use with Composite and Wooden Constructions
Notice to all Owners and Operators of Ships, Ship Builders, Designers and Surveyors.
Mar 2013Marine Technology Unit
MGN 468 (M)Voluntary Towage Endorsement Scheme. Notice to all UK Port and Harbour Authorities, Shipowners and Operators engaged in towage work, Contractors and others conducting risk assessments of towage operations.
This notice should be read in conjunction with MSN 1808 (M).
Mar 2013Seafarer Training and Certification
MSN 1734 (M+F)Type Approval of Marine Equipment (EC Notified Bodies)
Notice to Manufacturers, Shipbuilders, Shipowners, Ship Operators and Managers, Designers and Marine Consultants, Masters and Officers of Merchant Ships, Skippers of Fishing Vessels and Owners of Yachts and Pleasure Craft. This Notice supersedes Merchant Shipping Notice No.M.1645 and MGN 43. The following text is to be inserted in MSN 1688 - end of para 1, and MSN 1714 - end of para 3: In the case of a ship of a Member State of the European Union, the performance standards applicable to equipment installed on or after 1 January 1999 are specified in the Merchant Shipping (Marine Equipment) Regulations 1999, as they may be amended from time to time.
Mar 2013Marine Technology Unit
MSN 1734 (M+F)Amendment 6 - Approval of Marine Equipment (EC Notified Bodies)
Notice to all Manufacturers, Shipbuilders, Shipowners, Ship Operators and Managers, Designers and Marine Consultants, Masters and Officers of Merchant Ships, Skippers of Fishing Vessels and Owners of Yachts and Pleasure Craft. This Notice amends Merchant Shipping Notice No. MSN 1734 (M+F) and revokes MSN 1734 (M+F) Amendment 5.
Mar 2013Marine Technology Unit
MSN 1735 (M+F)Type Approval of Marine Equipment (UK Nominated Bodies)
Notice to Manufacturers, Shipbuilders, Shipowners, Ship Operators and Managers, Designers and Marine Consultants, Masters and Officers of Merchant Ships, Skippers of Fishing Vessels and Owners of Yachts and Pleasure Craft. This Notice supersedes Merchant Shipping Notice No.M.1645 and MGN 43. The following text is to be inserted in MSN 1688 - end of para 1, and MSN 1714 - end of para 3: In the case of a ship of a Member State of the European Union, the performance standards applicable to equipment installed on or after 1 January 1999 are specified in the Merchant Shipping (Marine Equipment) Regulations 1999, as they may be amended from time to time.
Mar 2013Marine Technology Unit
MSN 1735 (M+F)Amendment 6 - Type - Approval of Marine Equipment (UK Nominated Bodies)
Notice to all Manufacturers, Shipbuilders, Shipowners, Ship Operators and Managers, Designers and Marine Consultants, Masters and Officers of Merchant Ships, Skippers of Fishing Vessels and Owners of Yachts and Pleasure Crafts. This Notice amends Merchant Shipping Notice No. MSN 1735 (M+F) and revokes MSN 1735 (M+F) Amendment 5 and MSN 1735 (M+F) Amendment 5 CORRECTION
Mar 2013Marine Technology Unit
MIN 450 (M)The Government Support for Maritime Training Scheme (SMarT) - Additional funding for generic Electronic Chart Display and Information System (ECDIS) and High Voltage (HV) training undertaken between 1 April 2012 and 31 March 2013
Notice to all Merchant Ship owners and Managers, Masters, Deck and Engineering Officers of Merchant Vessels and those concerned with Maritime Training. This notice should be read in conjunction with MGN 455 (M) and MIN 423 (M). This MIN expires on 31 March 2013.
Feb 2013Seafarer Training and Certification
MIN 451 (M+F)Period of Validity of Notice of Eligibility and Time Required Between Re-sits of Oral Exams
Notice to all Merchant Ship owners and Managers, Masters, Deck and Engineering Officers of Merchant Vessels and those concerned with Maritime Training. This notice should be read in conjunction with MGN 69 (M) and replaces MIN 250 (M). This MIN expires on 15 February 2015.
Feb 2013Seafarer Training and Certification
MGN 401 (M+F)Amendment - Navigation: Vessel Traffic Services (VTS) and Local Port Services (LPS) in the United Kingdom
Notice to all Port and VTS Authorities, VTS Personnel, Masters and Deck Officers of Merchant Vessels, and Skippers and Watch Keepers of Fishing and Recreational Craft. This notice is developed from existing international regulations and guidelines, and should be read with the publications detailed in Annex 2. This notice should be read with MGN 401.
Feb 2013
MGN 465 (M+F)Navigation - Automatic Identification Systems (AIS) - Annual Testing
Notice to all Ship Owners, Managers, Ship Operators, Masters, Class Societies, Surveyors, VTS Stations & MRCCs.
Feb 2013Navigation Safety
MGN 462 (M+F)Pollution - Entry into Force of the Energy Efficiency Design Index
Notice to all Ship Owners, Masters, operators and builders. This notice should be read with revised Annex VI of MARPOL 73/78 and associated guidance as noted at point 1.4 of this MGN.
Jan 2013Environmental Policy
MGN 463 (M)Life Saving Appliances: Marine Evacuation Systems (MES) - Servicing and Deployment Guidelines
Notice to all Ship Owners, Ship Operators and Managers, Masters, Officers and Crew of Merchant Ships and Manufacturers of MES.
Jan 2013Marine Technology Unit
MGN 464 (M+F)Life Saving Appliances:- Lifeboats & Rescue boats - Weight Increase from Water Ingress
Notice to all Ship owners; Masters; Deck Officers; Manufacturers of lifeboats and launching appliances and Service Providers.
Jan 2013Marine Technology Unit
MGN 504 (M)Maritime Passenger Rights: Role of the National Enforcement Body
Notice to all Ship Owners and Agents, Ship Operators, Managers and Masters, Seafarers, Surveyors, Port and Terminal Operators.
Jan 2013National Enforcement Body Officer
MIN 448 (M)Passenger Ships: Implementation of Regulation (EC) 392/2009 on the liability of carriers of passengers by sea in the event of accidents
Notice to all ship owners, operators, managers, masters and insurers of passenger ships. This Marine Information Note expires on 31 March 2014.
Dec 2012Ship Standards and Technical Performance
MIN 449 (M)Provisional Classification of Solid Bulk Cargoes under the revised MARPOL Annex V between 1 January 2013 and 31 December 2014
Notice to all Ship Owners, Ship Operators, Terminal Operators, Port Authorities, Classification Societies, Agents, Charterers, Shippers, Consignors, Training Providers, Masters, Officers and crews of Merchant Ships and all other parties involved in the transport of Solid Bulk Cargoes by sea. This MIN expires Day Month Year 31 December 2014.
Dec 2012Environmental Policy
MGN 459 (M)Safety Rules and Standards for Seagoing Domestic Passenger Ships: Directive 2010/36/EU Amendments
Notice to all Shipowners, ship operators, designers, builders, Masters of seagoing domestic passenger ships and high speed craft. This notice should be read with The Merchant Shipping (Passenger Ships on Domestic Voyages) (Amendment) Regulations 2012, together with Directive 2009/45/EC as amended by Directive 2010/36/EU.
Nov 2012Vessel Standards Branch
MGN 460 (M+F)New and Expectant Mothers: Merchant Shipping and Fishing Vessels (Health and Safety at Work) Regulations 1997 and Merchant Shipping (Maritime Labour Convention) (Medical Certification) Regulations 2010
Notice to all shipowners, employers and seafarers on merchant and fishing vessels. This notice replaces MGN 112 (M+F) and should be read in conjunction with MSN 1822(M).
Nov 2012Seafarer Safety and Health
MGN 461 (M)European Union Inland Waterways - Issue of European Vessel Identification Numbers (ENIs)
Notice to all Inland Waterways Vessel Owners and Operators wishing to operate on Union waterways in mainland Europe. This note should be read with Merchant Shipping Notice 1824 (as amended) "EU Directive 2006/87/EC (as amended) - Laying Down Technical Requirements for Inland Waterway Vessels".
Nov 2012Vessel Standards Branch
MSN 1835 (M)The Carriage of Dangerous Goods and Marine Pollutants in Packaged Form: Amendment 36-12 to the International Maritime Dangerous Goods (IMDG) Code
Notice to all Owners, Ship Operators and Managers, Masters and Officers of Merchant Ships, Agents, Charterers, Cargo Packers, Cargo. Consolidators, Hauliers, Freight Forwarders, Shippers, Consignors, Training Providers, Inspectors of Cargoes, Port Authorities and Terminal Operators and others involved in the transport of dangerous goods by sea. This notice takes effect from 1st January 2013 and replaces MSN 1828 (M).
Nov 2012Environmental Policy
MIN 445 (M+F)Navigation Safety: Electronic Chart Display and Information System (ECDIS) Use of ECDIS as Primary Means of Navigation (PMN)
Notice to all Ship Masters, Fishing Vessel Skippers, Masters of Commercially and Privately Operated Yachts and Sail Training Vessels, Shipping Companies, Ship and Fishing Vessel Operators, Recognised Organisations, Nautical Colleges and Third Party ECDIS Training Service Providers, Notified Bodies and ECDIS Equipment Manufacturers. This MIN should be read in conjunction with MGN 285 and MGN 379. It replaces and cancels MIN 426. This MIN expires 1 October 2013.
Oct 2012Navigation Safety
MGN 458 (M+F)Accident Reporting and Investigation
Notice to all Owners, Operators, Masters, Skippers, Officers and Crews of Merchant Ships, Fishing Vessels, Pleasure Vessels, Harbour Authorities, VTS personnel, Marine Pilots and UK Inland Waterway Authorities. This notice replaces MGN 289 + Amendments (M + F).
Oct 2012Marine Accident Investigation Branch
MSN 1835 (M)The Carriage of Dangerous Goods and Marine Pollutants in Packaged Form: Amendment 36-12 to the International Maritime Dangerous Goods (IMDG) Code
Oct 2012Environmental Policy
MIN 444 (M+F)MARPOL - Forthcoming Amendments to MARPOL Annex IV - Sewage and MARPOL Annex V Garbage
Notice to all Ship Owners, Ship Managers, Ship Builders, Ship Repairers, Certifying Authorities, Masters and Ships' Officers. This note replaces MIN 436. This MIN expires September 2013.
Sep 2012Environmental Policy
MGN 457 (M)Oil Recovery Vessel Code - Withdrawal in Favour of Alternative Arrangements
Notice to all Ship owners and operators of vessels, of any size, engaged in oil recovery operations; and those who may commission vessels to engage in such activity.
Sep 2012Vessel Standards Branch
MIN 438 (M)SOLID BULK CARGOES - Adoption of Amendment 01-11 to the International Maritime Solid Bulk Cargoes (IMSBC) Code
Notice to all Ship Owners, Ship Operators, Terminal Operators, Port Authorities, Classification Societies, Agents, Charterers, Shippers, Consignors, Training Providers, Masters, Officers and crews of Merchant Ships and all other parties involved in the transport of Solid Bulk Cargoes by sea. This MIN expires 31 August 2013.
Aug 2012Environmental Policy
MIN 439 (M)CARGO STOWAGE AND SECURING - Amendments to the Code of Safe Practice for Cargo Stowage and Securing (CSS Code)
Notice to all Ship Owners, Ship Operators, Terminal Operators, Port Authorities, Classification Societies, Masters, Officers and crews of Merchant Ships, and all other parties concerned. This MIN expires 31 August 2013.
Aug 2012Environmental Policy
MIN 440 (M)TIMBER DECK CARGOES - Code of Safe Practice for Ships Carrying Timber Deck Cargoes, 2011 (2011 TDC Code)
Notice to all Ship Owners, Ship Operators, Port Authorities, Classification Societies, Agents, Charterers, Shippers, Consignors, Training Providers, Masters, Officers and crews of Merchant Ships and all other parties involved in the transport of timber deck cargoes by sea. This MIN expires 31 August 2013.
Aug 2012Environmental Policy
MIN 441 (M)Entry into force of the North American Emission Control Area - Further Information
Notice to all Owners, Ship Operators and Managers, Charterers, Masters and Officers of Merchant Ships, Ship Builders, Ship Repairers, Port Authorities, Engine Manufacturers, Fuel Suppliers, Operators of Fixed and Floating Platforms and Drilling Rigs. This notice should be read with MIN 429. This MIN expires 20 May 2013.
Aug 2012Environmental Policy
MIN 442 (M+F)Training for ECDIS as Primary Means of Navigation
Notice to all Shipowners, Masters and Deck Officers of Merchant and Fishing Vessels, Commerciallly and Privately Operated Yachts and Sail Training Vessels, and those concerned with Maritime Training. This notice should be read with MGN 92, MSN 1367 and MSN 1802 and replaces MIN 405. This MIN expires 15 August 2014.
Aug 2012Seafarer Training and Certification
MIN 443 (M)Alternative Route for Revalidating a UK Certificate of Competency: For Officers not Meeting Requirements laid out in MGN 9
Notice to all Ship Owners, Masters and Deck Officers of Merchant and Fishing Vessels. Commercially and Privately Operated Yachts and Sail Training Vessels, and those concerned with Maritime Training. This Notice should be read with MGN 9 (M) and MIN 423 (M) and replaces MIN 364. This MIN expires 20 August 2014.
Aug 2012Seafarer Training and Certification
MGN 455 (M)The Government Support for Maritime Training Scheme (SMarT) Revised Arrangements from 1 August 2012 to 31 March 2015
Notice to all merchant shipowners and managers, Masters, deck and engineering officers and ratings of merchant vessels and those concerned with maritime training.
Aug 2012Seafarer Training and Certification
MIN 435 (M+F)Clarification of Dyslexia Policy: Examination and Assessment Procedures
Notice to all Masters, Officers and Seafarers in the Merchant Navy and to those involved in Maritime Training. This notice replaces MIN 404 (M+F) and should in conjunction with the Exam Date MINs published annually. This MIN expires 6 July 2017.
Jul 2012Seafarer Training and Certification
MIN 437 (M)Ship Security Officer Certification: Recognition
Notice to all masters, deck officers, engineer officers and ratings of merchant vessels, and those concerned with maritime training. This note replaces MIN 379. This MIN expires 31 July 2014.
Jul 2012Seafarer Training and Certification
MGN 454 (M+F)The Merchant Shipping and Fishing Vessels (Health and Safety at Work) (Chemical Agents) (Amendment) Regulations 2012
Notice to all Ship, Yacht and Fishing Vessel Owners, Operators and Managers and other employers of seafarers; Masters, Officers and Seafarers on Merchant Ships and Yachts; and Skippers and Crew of Fishing Vessels, Small Commercially Operated Vessels and Yachts with paid crew.
Jul 2012Seafarer Safety and Health
MIN 433 (M)General Exemption Applicable to Thames Sailing Barges being Operated in a Private Non-commercial Capacity
Notice to all Owners and Masters of Thames Sailing Barges. This notice should be read in conjunction with "A Standard of Safety for Thames Sailing Barges" issued 1 January 2011 and the Thames Sailing Barge General Exemption issued 1June 2011. This MIN expires 23 May 2017.
Jun 2012Seafarer Training and Certification
MGN 452 (M)Electrical - Potential Hazards of Arc Flash Associated with High and Low Voltage Equipment
Jun 2012Marine Technology Branch
MGN 453 (M)Fire Protection - Fire Retardant Treatment for Floor Coverings, Suspended Textile Materials, Upholstery Materials and Bedding Components for use Onboard Vessels Certified Under the MCA Large Commercial Yacht Code
Notice to all Shipowners, Ship Operators, Masters and Officers of Ships, Ship Designers, Shipbuilders and Manufacturers of Marine Electrical Equipment.
Jun 2012Marine Technology Branch
MGN 449 (M)Electrical - Potential Hazards of Excessive Harmonic Distortion of Current and Voltage of Onboard Electrical Systems
Notice to all Shipowners, Ship Operators, Masters and Officers of Ships, Ship Designers, Shipbuilders and Manufacturers of Marine Electrical Equipment.
May 2012Marine Technology Branch
MGN 451 (M)Risk of Exposure to Radiation
Notice to all ship and fishing vessel owners, operators and managers, other employers of seafarers; masters, officers, ratings of merchant ships; skippers and crew of fishing vessels.
May 2012Seafarer Safety and Health
MSN 1829 (M)Ship to Ship Transfer Regulations 2010/2012
Notice to all Shipowners, Masters, bunker suppliers and operators engaged in ship-to-ship transfer operations. This notice should be read with the Merchant Shipping (Ship-To-Ship Transfers) Regulations 2010/1228 as amended by the Merchant Shipping (Ship-To-Ship Transfers) (Amendment) Regulations 2012/742
May 2012Environmental Quality
MIN 427 (M)Lifejackets - Withdrawl of General Exemption to Carry Lifejackets on Class V Vessels on Inland Lakes
Notice to all Shipowners, Ship Operators and Managers, Masters, Officers and Crews of Class V Vessels.
Apr 2012Marine Technology Unit
MGN 446 (M+F)The Merchant Shipping and Fishing Vessels (Control of Vibration at Work) Regulations 2007 - Procedure for Seeking Exemptions
Notice to all Ship and Fishing vessel owners, Operators and Managers, other employers of seafarers; Masters, Officers and Ratings of Merchant Ships; Skippers and Crew of Fishing Vessels, Small commercially operated vessels and Yachts with paid Crew.
Apr 2012Seafarer Safety and Health
MGN 447 (M+F)The Merchant Shipping and Fishing Vessels (Control of Noise at Work) Regulations 2007 - Procedure for Seeking Exemptions
Notice to all Ship and Fishing vessel owners, Operators and Managers, other employers of seafarers; Masters, Officers and Ratings of Merchant Ships; Skippers and Crew of Fishing Vessels, Small commercially operated vessels and Yachts with paid Crew.
Apr 2012Seafarer Safety and Health
MGN 448 (M)Standards of Training, Certification and Watchkeeping Convention, 1978 as Amended. Manila Amendments: Medical Certification, Hours of Work and Alcohol Limits
Notice to all Shipowners, Employers, Ship masters and Seafarers. This notice should be read with in conjunction with MSN 1822 (M )& MSN1767.
Apr 2012Seafarer Safety and Health
MGN 439 (F)Survey Standards for 24m and Over Registered Length Fishing Vessels
Notice to all Owners, Operators, Shipyards, Boatbuilders Crews, Managers and safety trainers.
Mar 2012Fishing and Code Vessel Safety
MGN 445 (M+F)Lifeboats: Fitting of 'Fall Preventer Devices' to Reduce the Danger of Accidental On-load Hook Release
Notice to all Shipowners; Masters; Deck Officers; Manufacturers of lifeboats and launching appliances and Training establishments. This notice replaces MGN 388 (M+F).
Mar 2012Marine Technology Branch
MIN 424 (M)Life-Saving Appliances; Lifeboats, Rigid Rescue Boats, Launching Appliances and On-load Release Gear - Acceptance of Service Suppliers
Notice to all Shipowners, Ship Operators and Managers, Masters, Officers and Crews of Merchant Ships.
Feb 2012Marine Technology Unit
MIN 425 (M+F)M-Notices: M-Notice Paper Subscription Service Ends 31 March 2012
Feb 2012Communications Branch
MGN 442 (M)Alternative Training Standards for Crew Taking Part in Helicopter Operations on Large Commercial Yachts
Notice to all Yacht Captains, Yacht Managers, Training Providers, Yacht Crew involved in Helictoper Operations. This notice should be read in conjunction with The Large Commercial Yacht Code or the Code of Practice for Yachts Carrying 13 to 36 Passengers (The Passenger Yacht Code).
Feb 2012Vessel Policy Branch
MIN 423 (M)Revalidating a Certificate of Competency: New Requirements for Masters and Officers
Notice to all owners, operators, managers, Masters and officers of merchant ships. This notice should be read with MGN 9 and MIN 364. This MIN expires 16 January 2014.
Jan 2012Seafarer Training and Certification
MGN 435 (F)Declaration of Maximum Continuous Engine Power (MCEP)
Notice to all Builders, Owners, Skippers, Managers, Surveyors, Measurers of UK registered Fishing Vessels and other Government Departments. This Note replaces MGN 348 (F).
Jan 2012Vessel Policy Branch
MGN 437 (M)Small Commercial Vessel Codes of Practice. Revision of Sections 4.4 and 11
Notice to all Small Commercial Vessel owners, managers, operators, skippers and Certifying Authorities. This notice replaces MIN 153 (M) and is to be read in conjunction with the MCA's existing Codes of Practice, namely: The Safety of Small Commercial Motor Vessels - A Code of Practice; The Safety of Small Commercial Sailing Vessels - A Code of Practice; The Code of Practice for the Safety of Small Workboats and Pilot Boats; and The Code of Practice for the Safety of Small Vessels in Commercial Use for Sport or Pleasure Operating from a Nominated Departure Point (NDP).
Jan 2012Vessel Policy Branch
MGN 439 (F)Survey Standards for 24m and over Registered Length Fishing Vessels
Jan 2012Fishing Vessel Policy
MGN 442 (M)Alternative Training St for Crew taking part in Helicopter Operations on Large Commercial Yachts
Jan 2012Vessel Policy Branch
MGN 437 (M)Small Commercial Vessel Codes of Practice - Revision of Sections 4.4 and 11
Dec 2011Vessel Policy Branch
MGN 441 (M+F)Changes to MCA s 2002 SOLAS V Publication, arising out of amendments to SOLAS Chapter V
Notice to all Shipowners, Ship Operators, Ship Managers, Classification Societies, Masters and Officers. This Marine Guidance Notice should be read in conjunction with MSN 1812(M) and replaces MIN 366 (M&F).
Dec 2011Navigation Safety
MGN 438 (M+F)Consolidated European Reporting System (CERS) - Exemption Arrangements under the Merchant Shipping (Vessel Traffic Monitoring and Reporting Requirements) Regulations 2004 (as amended)
Notice to all operators, shipowners, charterers, managers, shipping agents, shippers of dangerous or polluting goods, pilots, port authorities, masters, and ships' officers, fishing vessel owners/operators and skippers, and owners/operators of traditional ships and leisure craft. This notice should be read in conjunction with Statutory Instrument No. 2004/2110 (as amended), MSN 1831 and replaces MGN 405 (M+F).
Nov 2011Navigation Safety
MGN 440 (M)Measures to Counter Piracy, Armed Robbery and Other Acts of Violence Against Merchant Shipping
Notice to all Ship Owners, Ship Operators, Masters and Crew. This notice replaces Marine Guidance Note MGN 420 issued August 2010.
Nov 2011Maritime and Land Transport Security GMH
MSN 1831 (M+F)Vessel Traffic Monitoring Notification and Reporting Requirements for Ships and Ports
Notice to all operators, shipowners, charterers, managers, shipping agents, shippers of dangerous or polluting goods, pilots, port authorities, masters, and ships' officers, fishing vessel owners/operators and skippers, and owners/operators of traditional ships and leisure craft. This notice replaces MSN 1817 and should be read in conjunction with Statutory Instrument (SI) 2004/2110 (as amended) and MGN 438.
Nov 2011Navigation Safety
MSN 1832 (M)The Merchant Shipping (Port State Control) Regulations 2011
Notice to all Shipowners, Agents, Operators, Masters, Seafarers, Pilots and Port Authorities. This notice should be read in conjunction with the Merchant Shipping (Port State Control) Regulations 2011 and takes effect on the date that the Regulations come into force. This notice replaces MSN 1775 (M).
Nov 2011Inspection Operations Branch
MIN 417 (M)Large Yachts: Examination and Inspection of Carbon Fibre Masts and Spars. Survey of Composite Masts and Spars Used on Large Yachts
Notice to all designers, builders, owners, masters, skippers, surveyors and Classification Societies of large sailing yachts. This MIN expires 30 September 2016.
Oct 2011Vessel Policy Branch/Codes Unit
MGN 436 (M+F)Whole-Body Vibration: Guidance on Mitigating Against the Effects of Shocks and Impacts on Small Vessels
This guidance note provides guidance on mitigating, where there is a risk of injury, the effects of whole body vibration on small vessels, and in particular severe shocks as a result of impacts. Guidance is provided to assist in improving the design of vessels to reduce the severity of the impact and to provide a suitable postural position for those onboard to enable them to brace effectively. There is also guidance for operators on reducing the impact through training, pre-departure briefing and ensuring that the vessel is operated considering the demographic and medical history of those onboard. Advice is provided on the correct posture to take when you are likely to be exposed to shocks as a result of impacts.
Oct 2011Seafarer Safety and Health
MSN 1672 (M+F)Amendment 3 - Ship Inspection and Survey Organisations and European Directive 2009/15/EC
Notice to all Classification Societies, Shipowners, Ship Operators and Managers, Masters and Officers of Merchant Ships and Fishing Vessels.
Sep 2011External Monitoring and Assurance
MSN 1830 (M)Implementation of Directive 2009/21/EC in the United Kingdom
Notice to all Shipowners, Operators, Managers, Shipbuilders, Classification Societies, Certifying Authorites, Masters, Seafarers.
Sep 2011Survey and Operations Policy
MSN 1830 (M)Implementation of Directive 2009/21/EC in the United Kingdom
Aug 2011Survey and Operations Policy Branch
MGN 433 (M)Helicopter Aviation Inspection Bodies
Notice to all helicopter safety consultants and builders, designers, and operators of "large commercial yachts" and "passenger yachts" designed/fitted with helicopter landing areas. This notice should be read with The Large Commercial Yacht Code and The Passenger Yacht Code.
Jul 2011External Monitoring and Assurance
MGN 434 (M+F)Navigation: Vessel Traffic Services (VTS) - Training and Certification of VTS Personnel
Notice to all Port and VTS Authorities, VTS Personnel, Maritime Training Organisations, Masters and Deck Officers of Merchant Vessels and Skippers and Watchkeepers of Fishing and Recreational Vessels. This notice should be read in conjunction with MGN 401 on issues of VTS policy other than training. This notice replaces MGN 318.
Jul 2011Navigation Safety
MGN 432 (M+F)Safety during Transfers of Persons to and from Ships
Notice to all Owners, Operators and Masters of Merchant Ships, Large Commercial Yachts, Fishing Vessels, Small Commercial Vessels and Pleasure Vessels. This Notice replaces MGN 127.
May 2011Survey Operations Branch
MGN 428 (M+F)The Merchant Shipping and Fishing Vessels (Health and Safety at Work) (Artificial Optical Radiation) Regulations 2010
Notice to all Ship, Yacht and Fishing Vessel Owners, Operators and Managers and other employers of seafarers; Masters, Officers and Seafarers on Merchant Ships, Hovercraft and Yachts; and Skippers and Crew of Fishing Vessels, Small Commercially Operated Vessels and Yachts with paid crew, whether operating at sea or on inland waters.
Jan 2011Seafarer Safety and Health
MGN 429 (M+F)The Merchant Shipping and Fishing Vessels (Health and Safety at Work) (Asbestos) Regulations 2010
Notice to all Ship, Yacht and Fishing Vessel Owners, Operators and Managers and other employers of seafarers; Masters, Officers and Seafarers on Merchant Ships, Hovercraft and Yachts; and Skippers and Crew of Fishing Vessels, Small Commercially Operated Vessels and Yachts with paid crew whether operating at sea or on inland waters. Merchant Shipping Notice M.1428 is hereby cancelled.
Jan 2011Seafarer Safety and Health
MGN 430 (F)Fishing Vessels: Checks on Crew Certification and Drills
Notice to all Owners, Operators, Managing Agents, Skippers and Crew. This Note should be read in conjunction with MGN 411 - Training and Certification Requirements for the Crew of Fishing Vessels and their applicability to Small Commercial Vessels and Large Yachts, MSN 1770, The Code of Safe Working Practices for the Construction and Use of 15m Length Overall to less than 24m Registered Length Vessels, the Fishing Vessels (EC Directive on Harmonised Safety Regime) Regulations 1999, No.2998 as amended by SI 2003/1112 and the Fishing Vessels (Safety Provisions) Rules 1975, as amended.
Jan 2011Fishing and Code Vessel Safety
MGN 427 (F)Stability Guidance for Fishing Vessels of under 15m Overall Length
Notice to all Shipyards, Boatbuilders, Fishing Vessel Operators, Skippers, Fishermen, Designers and Consultants.
Dec 2010Vessel Policy
MIN 400 (M+F)MARPOL - Amendments to Annex I: Effect on the Oil Record Book Parts I and II
Notice to all Shipowners, Shipmanagers, Shipbuilders, Shiprepairers, Certifying Authorities, Masters and Ships' Officers. This notice replaces MIN 273. This MIN expires 30th November 2011.
Nov 2010Environmental Policy
MIN 399 (M)Police Boat Codes, Amendment 2 (PBC2)
Notice to all Police Forces, Certifying Authorities and Boatbuilders. This notice should be read with the Police Boat Codes, Amendment 2. This MIN expires 1 October 2015.
Oct 2010Vessel Policy Branch
MIN 400 (M+F)MARPOL - Amendments to Annex 1:Effect on the Oil Record Book Parts I&II
Oct 2010Environmental Policy
MGN 422 (M)Use of Equipment to Undertake Work Over the Side on Yachts and Other Vessels
Notice to all Shipowners, Masters and Crew. This notice should be read with the Code of Safe Working Practices for Merchant Seamen Chapters 4 and 15.
Sep 2010Seafarer Safety and Health
MGN 423 (M)Entry Into Dangerous Spaces
Notice to all Shipowners, operators, masters and seafarers. This notice should be read with the Merchant Shipping (Entry into Dangerous Spaces) Regulations 1988 and Chapter 17 of the Code of Safe Working Practices for Marchant Seamen.
Sep 2010Seafarer Safety and Health
MGN 424 (M)Safety Responsibilities on board Dive Boats
Notice to all Shipowners, Masters, Crew and Diving Contractors. This notice should be read with Statutory Instruments 2002 No. 158, the Merchant Shipping (Diving Safety) Regulations 2002 and 1997 No 2776 the Diving at Work Regulations.
Sep 2010Seafarer Safety and Health
MGN 425 (M+F)Assessment of Risks for those sleeping on "Dead Ships"
Notice to all Shipowners, Masters, Skippers, Fishermen and Crew.
Sep 2010Seafarer Safety and Health
MGN 426 (M)External Access to Means of Escape
Notice to all Recognised Organisations, Shipowners, Masters and Shipbuilders. This notice should be read with SOLAS II-2/2 and II-2/13, MSC/Circ.847, ISPS Code A/9.4.2 and B/9.18-9.24.
Sep 2010Security Policy
MGN 418 (M)Roll-on/Roll-off Ships: Stowage and Securing of Vehicles
Notice to all Shipbuilders, Classification Societies, Ship Owners, Ship Operators and Managers, Ship's Masters and Officers, Ship Safety Officials and Other Persons employed on Roll-on/Roll-off Ships, Securing Equipment Manufacturers, Port Authorities, Shippers, Forwarding Agents, Road Hauliers, Stevedores, Freight Vehicle Manufacturers, Insurers, Railway Operators and Packers of Containers and Vehicles at Inland Depots.
Aug 2010Environmental Policy Branch
MGN 414 (F)Fishing Vessels Domestic and Overseas Management Beyond European Waters
Notice to all Owners, Employers, Managers, Skippers and Crews of Domestic and Overseas Fishing vessels. This notice replaces MGN 336(F).
Jul 2010Vessel Policy Branch
MGN 415 (F)Fishing Vessels: The Hazards Associated with Trawling, including Beam Trawling and Scallop Dredging
Notice to all Owners,Operators,Crews,Managers,Gear Fitters,Shipbuilders and Designers. This notice replaces MGN 265(F).
Jul 2010Vessel Policy Branch
MGN 417 (M+F)MCA Requirements for Companies Offering Shore-Based Maintenance of Radio Equipment under the Global Maritime Distress and Safety System (GMDSS)
Notice to all Shore-Based Maintenance Service Companies, ship owners and masters. This notice should be read with MSN 1690 (M) and MSN 1801 (F). This Notice replaces MGN 350 (M+F).
Jul 2010Navigation Safety
MGN 419 (M+F)Disposal of Out of Date Pyrotechnics (Marine Flares)
Notice to all Fishermen, Leisure Craft, Shipping Service Providers, Marinas, Harbourmasters, Life Saving Equipment Servicing Stations, Chandlers and Suppliers. This notice supersedes MGN 287 (M+F).
Jul 2010Search and Rescue
MGN 433 (M)Helicopter Aviation Inspection Bodies
Jul 2010External Monitoring and Assurance
MSN 1796 (M+F)Vessel Traffic Services (VTS) - Designation of VTS Stations in the United Kingdom
Notice to all shipowners, Port and VTS Authorities, VTS Operators, Masters and Deck Officers of Merchant Vessels and Skippers and Watchkeepers of Fishing and recreational Vessels. This notice should be read with the Merchant Shipping (Vessel Traffic Monitoring and Reporting Requirements) Regulations 2004.
Jul 2010Navigation Safety
MSN 1825 (F)Certificates Of Equivalent Competency: Fishing Vessels Training & Certification Part F2
Notice to all Owners, Operators, Managers, Skippers and Officers of fishing vessels. This notice replaces MGN 220 (F) and MIN 340 (M+F) where it relates to fishing vessels.
Jul 2010Seafarer Training and Certification
MSN 1826 (M)International Safety Management (ISM) Code Amendments
Notice to all Owners, Operators, Managers, Masters, Surveyors. This notice should be read with the ISM Code as amended on 01 July 2010.
Jul 2010ISM/ISO Branch
MGN 411 (M+F)Training and Certification Requirements for the Crew of Fishing Vessels and their Applicability to Small Commercial Vessels and Large Yachts
Notice to all Owners, Operators, Skippers, and Crews of Fishing Vessels, Small Commercial Vessels and Large Commercial Yachts. This notice supersedes Marine Guidance Note (MGN) 404 (M&F) and should be read with Statutory Instrument 1989 No. 126 The Fishing Vessels (Safety Training) Regulations 1989 as amended by Statutory Instrument 2004 No. 2169 The Fishing Vessels (Safety Training) (Amendment) Regulations 2004 and the Fishing Vessels (Certification of Deck Officers and Engineer Officers) Regulations 1984 No. 1115 as amended by the Fishing Vessels (Certification of Deck Officers and Engineer Officers) (Amendment) Regulations 1995 No, 1428. This Notice should also be read with MGN 313(F) Keeping a Safe Navigational Watch on Fishing Vessels, MGN 280(M) Small Vessels in Commercial Use for Sport or Pleasure, Workboats, and Pilot Boats - Alternative Construction Sta
Jun 2010Seafarer Training and Certification
MGN 413 (F)Voluntary Code of Practice for Employment of Non European Economic Area (EEA) Fishing Crew
Notice to all Owners, Skippers and Crew of Fishing Vessels.
Jun 2010Seafarer Safety and Health
MGN 416 (M)Inspection, Survey and Certification Guidance for United Kingdom Small Commercial Vessels Operating in Foreign Waters
Notice to all owners, operators, Masters and crew of United Kingdom Small Commercial Vessels intending to operate abroad. This notice should be read with in conjunction with the MCA's existing Codes of Practice, namely: The Safety of Small Commercial Motor Vessels - A Code of Practice; The Safety of Small Commercial Sailing Vessels - A Code of Practice; The Code of Practice for the Safety of Small Workboats and Pilot Boats; The Code of Practice for the Safety of Small Vessels in Commercial Use for Sport or Pleasure Operating from a Nominated Departure Point (NDP); and The equivalent provisions provided by the Annex to MGN 280 (M) - Small Vessels in Commercial Use for Sport or Pleasure, Workboats and Pilot Boats - Alternative Construction Standards.
Jun 2010Vessel Policy Branch/Codes Unit
MGN 411 (M+F)Training and Certification ReQuirements for the Crew of Fishing Vessels and their Applicability to Small Commercial Vessels and Large Yachts
May 2010Seafarer Safety and Health
MGN 400 (M+F)Additional Guidance on The Merchant Shipping (Prevention of Air Pollution from Ships) Regulations 2008 as amended by the Merchant Shipping (Prevention of Air Pollution from Ships) (Amendment) Regulations 2010
Notice to all Shipowners, Masters, Chief Engineers, Local Suppliers of Fuel Oil. This MGN should be read with The Merchant Shipping (Prevention of Air Pollution from Ships) Regulations 2008 (as amended) This MGN replaces MIN 376(M+F). This MGN applies from 20 April 2010.
Apr 2010Environmental Policy
MSN 1823 (M)Safety Code for Passenger Ships Operating Solely in UK Categorised Waters
Notice to all Owners & Operators of Passenger Ships operating solely in UK Categorised Waters; Ship Builders, Designers and Surveyors.
Apr 2010Vessel Policy
MSN 1824 (M)EU Directive 2006/87/EC (as amended) - Laying Down Technical Requirements for Inland Waterway Vessels
Notice to all Owners and Operators of inland waterway vessels, and Navigation and Harbour Authorities. This notice should be read with Directive 2006/87/EC (as amended) - Laying down technical requirements for inland waterway vessels
Apr 2010Vessel Policy
MGN 408 (M+F)The Merchant Shipping and Fishing Vessels (Health and Safety at Work) (Biological Agents) Regulations 2010
Notice to all Ship, Yacht and Fishing Vessel Owners, Operators and Managersand other employers of seafarers; Masters, Officers and Seafarers on Merchant Ships and Yachts; and Skippers and Crew of Fishing Vessels, Small Commercially Operated Vessels and Yachts with paid crew. This note should be read in conjunction with Marine Guidance Note MGN 20 (M+F) which interprets and provides guidance on the requirements of the Merchant Shipping and Fishing Vessels (Health and Safety at Work) Regulations 1997.
Mar 2010
MGN 409 (M+F)The Merchant Shipping and Fishing Vessels (Health and Safety at Work) (Chemical Agents) Regulations 2010
Notice to all Ship, Yacht and Fishing Vessel Owners, Operators and Managers and other employers of seafarers; Masters, Officers and Seafarers on Merchant Ships and Yachts; and Skippers and Crew of Fishing Vessels, Small Commercially Operated Vessels and Yachts with paid crew. This note should be read in conjunction with Marine Guidance Note MGN 20, which provides details of, and guidance on, the Merchant Shipping and Fishing Vessels (Health and Safety at Work) Regulations 1997.
Mar 2010
MGN 410 (M+F)The Merchant Shipping and Fishing Vessels (Health and Safety at Work) (Work at Height) Regulations 2010
Notice to all Ship Owners, Ship Operators, Charterers, Managers and other Employers of Seafarers, and Masters, Chief Engineers, Officers, Ratings and other workers on Merchant Ships, Fishing Vessels and Yachts and other vessels with paid crew. Notice should be read in conjunction with the following Marine Guidance Notes: MGN 20 (M+F), which provides guidance on general requirements relating to health and safety at work; MGN 331(M+F) which provides guidance on requirements relating to the provision and use of work equipment contained in the Merchant Shipping and Fishing Vessels (Provision and Use of Work Equipment) Regulations 2006 ; and MGN 332(M+F), which provides guidance on requirements relating to lifting operations and lifting equipment, contained in the Merchant Shipping and Fishing Vessels (Lifting Operations and Lifting Equipment) Regulations 2006.
Mar 2010
MGN 406 (M+F)Use of Barbecues and Pig Roasts on Ships and Fishing Vessels
Notice to Ship and Fishing Vessels Owners, Ship and Fishing Vessel Operators, Managers, Seafarers and Fishermen. This Note corrects and should be read alongside Marine Guidance Note 406 (M+F).
Jan 2010Marine Technology Unit
MSN 1822 (M)Seafarer Medical Examination System and Medical and Eyesight Standards: Application of the Merchant Shipping (Maritime Labour Convention) (Medical Certification) Regulations 2010
Notice to all Shipowners, Agents, Masters, Seafarers, Approved Medical Practioners and Approved Medical Referees. This notice replaces MSN 1765.
Dec 2009Seafarer Safety and Health
MGN 398 (M+F)Merchant Shipping (Anti-Fouling Systems) Regulations 2009
Notice to all Shipowners, Masters, Owners and Skippers of Fishing Vessels, Owners and Skippers of Yachts, Floating Storage Units, Floating Production Storage and Off Loading Units, Ship Builders and Ship Repairers, Classification Societies and Marine Surveyors.
Nov 2009Environmental Policy
MSN 1752 (M)The Merchant Shipping (Load Line) Regulations 1998, as amended by the Merchant Shipping (Load Line) (Amendment) Regulations 2000
Notice to Shipowners, Masters, Assigning Authorities and Surveyors
Nov 2009Shipping Safety
MSN 1752 (M)Corrected Page 10 - The Merchant Shipping (Load Line) Regulations 1998, as amended by the Merchant Shipping (Load Line) (Amendment) Regulations 2000
Notice to Shipowners, Masters, Assigning Authorities and Surveyors. This amendment replaces page 10 of MSN 1752 in order to correct an error in the title of paragraph 16 of that page. The title of paragraph should read `Sea of Japan/East Sea` instead of `Sea of Japan`. In a future reprint of this MSN this revised page 10 will be incorporated.
Nov 2009Shipping Safety
MGN 401 (M+F)Navigation:  Vessel Traffic Services (VTS) and Local Port Services (LPS) in the United Kingdom
Oct 2009Navigation Safety
MGN 402 (M+F)Oil Pollution: Liability and Compulsory Insurance for Bunker Oil
Notice to all Port and VTS Authorities, VTS Personnel, Masters and Deck Officers of Merchant Vessels, and Skippers and Watch Keepers of Fishing and Recreational Craft. This notice is developed from existing international regulations and guidelines, and should be read with the publications detailed in Annex 2. This notice replaces MGN 238, MGN 239 and MGN 240.
Oct 2009CLC Bunkers
MGN 403 (M)Oil Pollution: Liability and Compulsory Insurance
Oct 2009CLC Bunkers
MSN 1821 (M)Approved Medical Practitioners (Approved Doctors) with effect from 1 September 2009
Notice to all Shipowners, Agents, Masters, Seafarers, Approved Medical Practitioners and Medical Referees. This Notice replaces Merchant Shipping Notice MSN 1818 (M) and should be read in conjunction with MSN 1765 (M) which gives details of the medical examination system and lists the medical and eyesight standards, and MSN 1815 (M) which lists the countries whose seafarer medical certificates are accepted as equivalent to the UK seafarer medical certificate.
Oct 2009Seafarer Safety and Health
MGN 401 (M+F)Navigation: Vessel Traffic Services (VTS) and Local Port Services (LPS) in the United Kingdom
Sep 2009Navigation Safety
MSN 1821 (M)Approved Medical Practitioners (Approved Doctors) with effect from 1 September 2009
Sep 2009Seafarer Health and Safety
MGN 397 (M+F)Guidelines for the provision of Food and Fresh Water on Merchant Ships and Fishing Vessels
Notice to all Shipowners, Shipbuilders, Operators, Masters, Skippers, officers and all Seafarers on merchant ships and fishing vessels. This Notice replaces Marine Guidance Note MGN 61 (M+F) and Merchant Shipping Notices 1214 and 1401.
Jul 2009Inspection
MGN 399 (M)Prevention of Infectious Disease at Sea by Immunisations and Anti-Malaria Medication (prophylaxis)
Notice to all Ship Owners, Ship Operators and Managers, Manning Agencies, Port Operators, Ship Masters and Seafarers.
Jul 2009Seafarer Health and Safety
MSN 1781 (M+F)The Merchant Shipping (Distress Signals and Prevention of Collisions) Regulations 1996
Notice to Owners, Masters, Skippers, Officers and Crews of Merchant Ships, Fishing Vessels, Pleasure Vessels, Yachts and Other Seagoing Craft. This notice takes immediate effect and supersedes MSN M.1642/COLREG 1
Jul 2009Navigation Safety
MSN 1781 (M+F)Corrigendum - The Merchant Shipping (Distress Signal and Prevention of Collisions) Regulations 1996
Notice to Owners, Masters, Skippers, Officers and Crews of Merchant Ships, Fishing Vessels, Pleasure Vessels, Yachts and other Seagoing Craft. This Notice should be read in conjunction with MSN 1781.
Jul 2009Navigation Safety
MSN 1781 (M+F)Amendment - The Merchant Shipping (Distress Signals and Prevention of Collisions) Regulations 1996 - Amendments to Annex IV (Distress Signals)
Notice to all Owners, Masters, Skippers, Officers and Crews of Merchant Ships, Fishing Vessels, Pleasure Vessels, Yachts and Other Seagoing Craft. This notice should be read in conjunction with MSN 1781 (M+F) as amended.
Jul 2009Navigation Safety
MGN 396 (M+F)Compatibility of Life-Saving Equipment
Notice to all Owners, Operators, Masters, Marine Equipment Suppliers & Surveyors.
Jun 2009Marine Technology Unit
MGN 387 (M+F)Guidance on the Merchant Shipping and Fishing Vessels (Port Waste Reception Facilities) Regulations 2003 and amendments
Notice to UK Shipowners, Masters and Officers of Merchant Ships, Skippers of Fishing Vessels and Ports and Terminals that undertake Port Waste Management Planning.
May 2009Environmental Quality
MGN 392 (M+F)Radio Survey Service: Authorisation
Notice to all Shipowners, Agents, Classification Societies, Builders, Masters, Skippers and Officers. This notice replaces MGN 373 (M+F).
May 2009Survey
MGN 392 (M+F)Radio Survey Service: Authorisation
Notice to all Shipowners, Agents, Classification Societies, Builders, Masters, Skippers and Officers. This notice replaces MGN 373 (M+F).
May 2009Survey
MGN 394 (M+F)Local Supplier of Fuel Oil Registration
Notice to all Local Suppliers of Fuel Oil.
May 2009Environmental Quality
MGN 395 (M+F)Radio Log Book: Merchant Shipping & Fishing Vessels
Notice to all Owners, Masters, Officers and Skippers of Fishing Vessels. This notice replaces MGN 288 (M+F).
May 2009Navigation Safety
MGN 390 (M)Construction Standards for Offshore Support Vessels and Other Special Ship Types
Notice to all Builders, Owners, Operators, Surveyors, Masters and Officers of Ships.
Mar 2009Marine Technology Unit
MGN 393 (M+F)Navigation Light Units: Maintenance and the Use of New Technology Light Sources, such as Light Emitting Diodes (LEDs), as Navigation Lights on SOLAS and non-SOLAS Vessels
Notice to all Owners, Masters and Officers of Merchant Ships, Owners and Skippers of Fishing Vessels, Boat Owners, Yacht Owners and Boatmen and Manufacturers of products.
Mar 2009Navigation Safety
MGN 334 (M)Amendment - New National Boatmaster s Licence Local Information and Local Knowledge
Notice to all masters and owners of vessels operating commercially on inland waterways, and in limited coastal areas. This notice should be read with MGN 334 issued January 2007 and MSN 1808.
Feb 2009Seafarer Training and Certification
MGN 334 (M)New National Boatmaster s Licence Local Information and Local Knowledge
Notice to Masters and owners of all vessels operating commercially on inland waterways, and in limited coastal areas. This notice should be read with MSN 1808 The Merchant Shipping (Inland Waterways and Limited Coastal Operations) (Boatmasters Qualifications and Hours of Work) Regulations 2006 Structure and Requirements .
Feb 2009Seafarer Training and Certification
MGN 385 (M+F)Guidance on the Merchant Shipping (Prevention of Pollution by Sewage and Garbage from Ships) Regulations 2008
Notice to all UK Shipowners, Masters and Officers of Merchant Ships and Skippers of Fishing Vessels.
Jan 2009Environmental Quality
MGN 389 (M+F)Operating Instructions and Signage for Fixed Gas Fire-Extinguishing Systems
Notice to all Designers, Builders, Companies, Masters, Officers and Crew of Ships and Fishing Vessels.
Jan 2009Marine Technology Unit
MSN 1807 (M+F)The Merchant Shipping (Prevention of Pollution bySewage and Garbage from Ships) Regulations 2008 -SI 2008 No. 3257
Notice to all Owners, Masters and Officers of Merchant Ships and Skippers of Fishing Vessels. This notice replaces MSN 1720. This notice should be read in conjunction with SI 2008 No. 3257 The Merchant Shipping (Prevention of Pollution by Sewage and Garbage from Ships) Regulations 2008 and MGN 385. This notice comes into force on the same date as the Regulations come into force.
Jan 2009Environmental Quality
MGN 381 (M+F)Survey and Certification Requirements for the Merchant Shipping (Prevention of Air Pollution from Ships) Regulations 2008
Notice to all Shipowners, Masters, Certifying Authorities, Operators of Fixed and Floating Platforms and Drilling Rigs.
Dec 2008Environmental Quality
MGN 384 (M+F)Training in the Maintenance of Electronic Navigational Equipment
Notice to all Shipowners, Ship Operators, Ship Managers, Masters, Officers in the Merchant Navy and Marine Electronics and Radio Colleges.
Dec 2008Navigation Safety
MGN 386 (M+F)Survey and Certification Requirements for The Merchant Shipping (Prevention of Air Pollution from Ships) Regulations 2008 - additional guidance
Notice to all Shipowners, Masters, Certifying Authorities, Operators of Fixed and Floating Platforms and Drilling Rigs.
Dec 2008Environmental Quality
MSN 1819 (M+F)The Merchant Shipping (Prevention of Air Pollution from Ships) Regulations 2008
Notice to all Owners, Ship Operators and Managers, Charterers, Masters and Officers of Merchant Ships, Shipbuilders, Ship Repairers, Port Authorities, Engine Manufacturers, Fuel Suppliers, Operators of Fixed and Floating Platforms and Drilling Rigs. This notice should be read in conjunction with the Merchant Shipping (Prevention of Air Pollution from Ships) Regulations 2008 SI 2008 No.2924, MGN 381 - Survey and Certification Requirements for the Merchant Shipping (Prevention Of Air Pollution From Ships) Regulations 2008, MSN 1734 Type Approval of Marine Equipment (EC Notified Bodies), MSN 1735- Type Approval of Marine Equipment (UK nominated bodies), MGN 258 - Decommissioning of Halon Systems, MSN 1776 - Categorisation of Waters, and MSN 1613 - Merchant Shipping (Survey and Certification) Regulations 1995 - arbitration procedure.
Dec 2008Environmental Quality
MGN 382 (M)Fire Protection of Balconies and Other External Areas on Passenger Ships
Notice to all Shipowners, Shipbuilders, Masters and Officers of Ships.
Nov 2008Marine Technology Unit
MGN 379 (M+F)Navigation: Use of Electronic Navigation Aids
Notice to all Owners, Masters, Skippers, Officers and Crews of Merchant Ships and Fishing Vessels. This notice replaces MGN 63.
Oct 2008Navigation Safety
MGN 383 (M+F)US Clean Water Act
Notice to all Agents, Owners, Operators, Masters and Officers of Ships.
Oct 2008Environmental Quality
MGN 377 (M+F)Sound Advice - Noise at Work from Music and Entertainment
Sep 2008Seafarer Health and Safety
MGN 378 (M+F)Merchant Shipping and Fishing Vessels (Provision and Use of Work Equipment) (Amendment) Regulations 2008 and Merchant Shipping and Fishing Vessels (Lifting Operations and Lifting Equipment) (Amendment) Regulations 2008
Notice to Ship Owners, Ship Operators, Charterers, Managers and other Employers of Seafarers, and Masters, Chief Engineers, Officers, Ratings and other workers on Merchant Ships, Fishing Vessels and Yachts and other vessels with crew and self-employed persons carrying out operations on any vessels; Classification Societies, Certifying Authorities, Test Houses and Competent Persons.
Sep 2008Seafarer Health and Safety
MGN 371 (M+F)Offshore Renewable Energy Installations (OREIs) - Guidance on UK Navigational Practice, Safety and Emergency Response Issues
Notice to Other UK Government Departments, Offshore Renewable Energy Developers, Offshore Transmission Owners, Port Authorities, Ship owners, Masters, Ships Officers, Fishermen and Recreational Sailors.
Aug 2008Navigation Safety
MGN 372 (M+F)Offshore Renewable Energy Installations (OREIs): Guidance to Mariners Operating in the Vicinity of UK OREIs
Notice to other UK Government Departments, Offshore Renewable Energy Installation Developers, Port Authorities, Ship owners, Masters, Ships Officers, Fishermen, Rescue Organisations and Recreational Sailors.
Aug 2008Navigation Safety
MGN 374 (M+F)Periodic Inspection and Testing of Seamless Steel Pressurised Gas Cylinders
Notice to all Shipowners, Masters and Officers of Ships, Recognised Organisations and Servicing Companies. This notice should be read in conjunction with BS EN 1968:2002 and BS EN 12863:2002.
Aug 2008Marine Technology Unit
MGN 375 (M+F)Navigation: Maritime Safety Information (MSI)
Notice to all Shipowners, Masters, Superintendents and Skippers of Fishing Vessels, Yachts and Other Seagoing Craft. This notice replaces Marine Guidance Notes 23 and 44.
Aug 2008Navigation Safety
MGN 368 (M)Amendments to the Revised Guidelines for the Approval of Equivalent Water-Based Fire-Extinguishing Systems for Machinery Spaces and Cargo Pump-Rooms (MSC/Circ.1165)
Notice to all Ship Designers, Shipowners, Test Laboratories and Manufacturers of Marine Equipment. This notice should be read with IMO MSC.1/Circ.1237.
Jul 2008Marine Technology Unit
MGN 369 (M+F)Navigation: Navigation In Restricted Visibility
Notice to all Ship Owners, Masters, Skippers, Ships Officers, and Pilots. This notice replaces Marine Guidance Note 202 and should be read in conjunction with MGN 313 Keeping a Safe Navigational Watch on Fishing Vessels and MGN315 Keeping a Safe Navigational Watch on Merchant Vessels.
Jul 2008Navigation Safety
MGN 370 (M+F)The Dreadnought Medical Service, St Thomas Hospital, London
Notice to all Shipowners, Employers, Manning Agents, Masters and Seafarers and Skippers and Crews of Fishing Vessels. This notice replaces MIN 216.
Jul 2008Seafarer Health and Safety
MGN 365 (M)Human Element Assessment Tool
Notice to all Shipowners and Operators, Masters and Officers, Classification Societies, Ship Surveyors and all personnel concerned with the implementation, management and operation of the ISM Code and Safety Management Systems.
Jun 2008Seafarer Health and Safety
MGN 367 (M)Guidelines for the Approval of Fixed Fire Detection and Fire Alarm Systems for Cabin Balconies
Notice to all ShipOwners, Masters, Ship Designers, Shipbuildrers, Recognised Organisations, Test Laboratories and Manufacturers of Marine Equipment. This notice should be read with IMO MSC.1/Circ.1242.
Jun 2008Shipping Safety
MGN 364 (M+F)Navigation: Traffic Separation Schemes - Application of Rule 10 and Navigation in the Dover Strait
Notice to all Shipowners, Masters and all concerned with the navigation of Seagoing vessels. This notice replaces Marine Guidance Notes 128 and 200.
May 2008Navigation Safety
MGN 366 (M+F)Off-Shore Pirate Broadcasting
Notice to all Owners and Masters of Merchant Ships, Owners and Skippers of Fishing Vessels, Boat. Owners, Yacht Owners and Boatmen. This notice supersedes MGN 320.
May 2008Navigation Safety
MGN 363 (M+F)The Control and Management of Ships Ballast Water and Sediments
Notice to all Agents, Owners, Operators, Masters and Officers of Ships. This notice should be read with MGN 81, MIN 282 & MIN 283 and replaces MIN 305.
Apr 2008Environmental Quality
MGN 360 (M+F)Navigation: Implementation of Changes to Routeing Measures in Electronic Navigational Charts (ENCs)
Notice to Shipowners, Masters, Deck Officers, Skippers, Chart Agents, ECDIS Original Equipment Manufacturers (OEM), ECDIS Suppliers.
Mar 2008Navigation Safety
MGN 324 (M+F)Correction - Radio: Operational Guidance on the Use Of VHF Radio and Automatic Identification Systems (AIS) at Sea
Notice to all Owners, Masters, Officers and Pilots of Merchant Ships, Owners and Skippers of Fishing Vessels and Owners of Yachts and Pleasure Craft. This notice should be read in conjunction with MGN 324 (M+F).
Feb 2008Navigation Safety
MGN 324 (M+F)Radio: Operational Guidance on the Use Of VHF Radio and Automatic Identification Systems (AIS) at Sea.
Notice to all Owners, Masters, Officers and Pilots of Merchant Ships, Owners and Skippers of Fishing Vessels and Owners of Yachts and Pleasure Craft. This notice replaces Marine Guidance Notes MGN 22, 167 & 277.
Feb 2008Navigation Safety
MGN 357 (M+F)Night-time lookout - Photochromic Lenses and Dark Adaptation
Notice to all Ship Operators, Masters/Skippers, Officers and Lookouts.
Dec 2007Seafarer Health and Safety
MGN 358 (M+F)Consolidated European Reporting System (CERS). Reporting requirements in respect of: 1) Port Waste Infringements; and 2) Bulk Carrier Infringements
Notice to all Port Waste Management Plan holders and Bulk Carrier Terminal Operators/Representatives.
Dec 2007Inspection
MGN 344 (M)Observations and Recommendations arising from a Series of Domestic Passenger Vessel Evacuation Exercises
Notice to all Ship Owners, Operators, Ship Designers and Marine Surveyors.
Nov 2007Shipping Safety
MGN 351 (M)Leadership Qualities for Effective Safety Management
Notice to all Owners, Operators, Masters, Officers, Manning Agents, Training Institutions, Shipping Insurers and Professional Maritime Institutions.
Nov 2007Risk, Analysis and Prevention
MGN 352 (M+F)The Merchant Shipping and Fishing Vessels (Control of Noise at Work) Regulations 2007
Notice to all Ship and Fishing Vessel Owners, Operators and Managers and other employers of seafarers; Masters, Officers and Ratings of Merchant Ships; and Skippers and Crew of Fishing Vessels , Small Commercially Operated Vessels and Yachts with Paid Crew. This notice should be read in conjunction with the Merchant Shipping and Fishing Vessels (Control of Noise at Work) Regulations 2007, the Merchant Shipping and Fishing Vessels (Health and Safety at Work) Regulations 1997 and Marine Guidance Note MGN 20 (M+F).
Nov 2007Seafarer Health and Safety
MGN 353 (M+F)The Merchant Shipping and Fishing Vessels (Control of Vibration at Work) Regulations 2007
Notice to all Ship and Fishing Vessel Owners, Operators and Managers and other employers of seafarers; Masters, Officers and Ratings of Merchant Ships; and Skippers and Crew of Fishing Vessels, Small Commercially Operated Vessels and Yachts with Paid Crew. This notice should be read in conjunction with the Merchant Shipping and Fishing Vessels (Control of Vibration at Work) Regulations 2007, the Merchant Shipping and Fishing Vessels (Health and Safety at Work) Regulations 1997 and Marine Guidance Note MGN 20 (M+F).
Nov 2007Seafarer Health and Safety
MGN 354 (M+F)Fishing and Small Vessels - Safe Operation of Fixed CO2 Gas Fire Extinguishing Systems
Notice to all Owners, Companies, Masters, Skippers and Crew of Fishing and Small Vessels.
Nov 2007Shipping Safety
MGN 355 (M)Periodic Inspection, Testing and Maintenance of Fixed Bulk Dry Powder Fire Extinguishing Systems
Notice to all Designers, Builders, Companies, Masters and Officers of Ships.
Nov 2007Shipping Safety
MGN 356 (M+F)The Merchant Shipping and Fishing Vessels (Health and Safety at Work) (Carcinogens and Mutagens) Regulations 2007
Notice to all Ship, Yacht and Fishing Vessel Owners, Operators and Managers and other employers of seafarers; Masters, Officers and Seafarers on Merchant Ships and Yachts; and Skippers and Crew of Fishing Vessels. This note should be read in conjunction with the Merchant Shipping and Fishing Vessels (Health and Safety at Work)(Carcinogens & Mutagens) Regulations 2007 and MGN 20, which provides details, and guidance on interpretation of the Merchant Shipping and Fishing Vessels (Health and Safety at Work) Regulations 1997.
Nov 2007Seafarer Health and Safety
MGN 349 (F)Carriage and Use of Radar Reflectors on Small Vessels
Notice to all Owners, Operators, Masters and Skippers of small vessels under 150 tons including Pleasure craft.
Sep 2007Navigation Safety
MSN 1816 (M+F)Mandatory Registration of Emergency Position Indicating Radio Beacons (EPIRBs)
Notice to all Owners, Masters and Skippers of vessels that carry EPIRBs. This notice replaces MSN 1732 (M+F) and MGN 302 (M+F).
Aug 2007Navigation Safety
MGN 347 (M)Carriage of Passengers Onboard Vessels for which Certificates State a Limiting Number of Passengers
Notice to all Shipowners, Masters, Designers, Classification Societies, Surveyors.
Jul 2007Fishing and Code Vessel Safety
MSN 1815 (M)Countries whose Seafarer Medical Certificates are accepted as equivalent to the UK Seafarer Medical Certificate (ENG1) from 1 July 2007
Notice to all Shipowners, Agents, Masters, Seafarers, MCA Approved Medical Practitioners and Approved Medical Referees. This Notice replaces the list published in MSN 1798 (M). It should be read in conjunction with MSN 1765 (M).
Jul 2007Seafarer Health and Safety
MGN 340 (M)International Maritime Dangerous Goods (IMDG) Code and Cargoes Carried in Cargo Transport Units
Notice to all Ship Owners, Ship Operators and Managers, Masters and Officers of Merchant Ships, Agents, Charterers, Cargo Packers, Cargo Consolidators, Hauliers, Freight Forwarders, Shippers, Consignors, Training Providers, Inspectors of Cargoes, Port Authorities, Terminal Operators, Passengers and others involved in the transport of dangerous goods and other cargoes carried in cargo transport units by sea. This notice replaces MGN 159.
May 2007Environmental Quality
MGN 341 (M)Ro-Ro Ships Vehicle Decks - Accidents to Personnel, Passenger Access and the Carriage of Motor Vehicles
Notice to all owners, managers, operators, masters, officers, ratings and shippers of vehicles, vehicle operators and passengers. This notice replaces MGN19.
May 2007Environmental Quality
MGN 342 (M)Guidance on the Carriage of Dangerous Goods in Limited Quantities Intended for Retail Sale on UK Domestic Ferries
Notice to all Ship Owners, Ship Operators and Managers, Masters and Officers of Merchant Ships, Agents, Charterers, Cargo Packers, Cargo Consolidators, Hauliers, Freight Forwarders, Shippers, Consignors, Training Providers, Inspectors of Cargoes, Port Authorities, Terminal Operators, Passengers and others involved in the transport of dangerous goods and other cargoes carried in cargo transport units by sea. This notice should be read with amendment (32-04) to the International Maritime Dangerous Goods (IMDG) Code.
May 2007Environmental Quality
MGN 345 (M)Alternative Compliance Scheme
Notice to all operators, shipowners, masters and all UK Recognised Organisations. This notice replaces MGN 300 and should be read in conjunction with MSN 1672 (as amended), MSN 1751 and MSN 1769.
May 2007UK Ship Register
MGN 343 (M+F)Hydrostatic Release Units (HRU) - Stowage and Float Free Arrangements for Inflatable Liferafts
Notice to all Owners, Masters, Officers, Skippers and Crews of Merchant Ships and Fishing Vessels. This notice replaces MGN 104.
Apr 2007Shipping Safety
MSN 1813 (F)The Fishing Vessels Code of Practice for the Safety of Small Fishing Vessels
Notice to all Designers, Builders, Owners, Employers, Skippers and Crew of Fishing Vessels. This Notice should be read in conjunction with the Fishing Vessels (Code of Practice for the Safety of Small Fishing Vessels) Regulations 2001 (S.I. 2001/9) as amended by the Fishing Vessels (Safety of 15-24 Metre Vessels) Regulations 2002 (S.I. 2002/ 2201); and the Merchant Shipping and Fishing Vessels (Health and Safety at Work) Regulations 1997 (S.I. 1997/2962), as amended. This Notice supersedes MSN 1756 and MSN 1756 Amendment No.1.
Apr 2007Fishing and Code Vessel Safety
MSN 1810 (M+F)Radio Communications: SOLAS & non-SOLAS Vessels
Notice to all shipowners, fishing vessel owners, Builders, Masters and Officers, shore based maintenance providers, equipment manufacturers, classification societies and all other parties concerned. This notice should be read with MSN1690 and replaces MSN 1779.
Mar 2007Navigation Safety
MGN 338 (M)Fire at Sea: Risk Assessment for the Maritime Incident Response Group (MIRG)
Notice to all Shipowners & Masters.
Feb 2007Search and Rescue
MSN 1812 (M)SOLAS V - MCA s 2002 Publication: Amendment to SOLAS Chapter V
Notice to all Shipowners, Ship Operators, Ship Managers, Classification Societies, Masters and Officers. This Merchant Shipping Notice replaces MSN 1800(M) which is now cancelled.
Feb 2007Navigation Safety
MGN 334 (M)New National Boatmaster s Licence Local Information and Local Knowledge
Jan 2007Shipping Safety
MGN 337 (M+F)Provision of Safe Means of Access to Fishing and Other Small Vessels
Notice to all Harbour Authorities, Owners, Consultants, Builders, Designers, Employers, Skippers and Crews of Fishing Vessels and Other Small Vessels. This notice replaces MGN 268(M+F).
Dec 2006Fishing and Code Vessel Safety
MSN 1808 (M)The Merchant Shipping (Inland Waterways and Limited Coastal Operations) (Boatmasters Qualifications and Hours of Work) Regulations 2006 Structure and Requirements
Notice to all operators and masters of passenger ships and non-passenger vessels on inland waterways and on limited coastal operations. This notice should be read in conjunction with the regulations above and with MGN 334 on local information and local knowledge. Further information is available in MGN 333 on transitional arrangements for Existing Masters, and MGN 264 on medical requirements. It supersedes M1525.
Dec 2006Shipping Safety
MSN 1810 (M+F)Radio Communications: SOLAS & non-SOLAS Vessels
Dec 2006Navigation Safety
MSN 1811 (M)The Merchant Shipping (Passenger Ships on Domestic Voyages) Regulations 2000
Notice to all Shipowners, Operators, Managers and Masters. Council Directive 98/18/EC Phase-in of Existing UK Class III, VI and VI(A) Ships.
Dec 2006Shipping Safety
MGN 333 (M)The new Boatmaster s Licence Guidance on the Application provisions for Existing Masters of Vessels
Notice to Masters and owners of all vessels operating commercially on inland waterways, and in limited coastal areas. This notice should be read in conjunction with MSN 1808 The Merchant Shipping (Inland Waterways and Limited Coastal Operations) (Boatmasters Qualifications and Hours of Work) Regulations 2006 Structure and Requirements , and MGN 334 New National Boatmaster s Licence Local Information and Local Knowledge .
Nov 2006Shipping Safety
MGN 335 (M)Bulk Carriers: Guidelines on Early Assessment of Hull Damage and Need for Abandonment
Notice to all Ship Owners, Ship Operators, Masters and Marine Surveyors.
Nov 2006Shipping Safety
MSN 1809 (F)Standards of Performance of Radio Equipment required by the Merchant Shipping (Radio) (Fishing Vessels) Regulations 1999
Notice to all owners and skippers of fishing vessels, and suppliers of radio equipment to fishing vessels. This notice replaces Merchant Shipping Notice 1728. This Merchant Shipping Notice is an integral part of the Merchant Shipping (Radio) (Fishing Vessels) Regulations 1999
Nov 2006Navigation Safety
MGN 319 (M+F)Acceptance of Electronic Chart Plotting Systems for Fishing Vessels Under 24 metres and Small Vessels in Commercial Use (Code Boats) Up To 24 Metres Load Line Length
Notice to all Manufacturers, Equipment Suppliers, Owners, Skippers and Watchkeepers of Fishing Vessels and Masters of Small Vessels in Commercial Use. This notice replaces MGN 262.
Oct 2006Navigation Safety
MGN 325 (M)Helicopter Assistance at Sea
Notice to all Shipowners, Masters, Officers, Ratings, Shipbuilders and Shiprepairers. This notice replaces MSN 1506.
Oct 2006Search and Rescue
MSN 1808 (M)The Merchant Shipping (Inland Waterways and Limited Coastal Operations) (Boatmasters Qualifications and Hours of Work) Regulations 2006 Structure and Requirements
Oct 2006Shipping Safety
MSN 1809 (F)Standards of Performance of Radio Equipment required by the Merchant Shipping (Radio) (Fishing Vessels) Regulations 1999
Oct 2006Navigation Safety
MGN 319 (M+F)Acceptance of Electronic Chart Plotting Systems for Fishing Vessels Under 24 metres and Small Vessels in Commercial Use (Code Boats) Up to 24 Metres Load Line Length
Sep 2006Navigation Safety
MGN 331 (M+F)The Merchant Shipping and Fishing Vessels (Provision and Use of Work Equipment) Regulations 2006
Notice to all Ship Owners, Ship Operators, Charterers, Managers and other Employers of Seafarers, and Masters, Chief Engineers, Officers, Ratings and other workers on Merchant Ships, Fishing Vessels and Yachts and other vessels with paid crew and selfemployed persons carrying out operations on any vessels; Classification Societies, Certifying Authorities, Test Houses and Competent Persons.
Sep 2006Seafarer Health and Safety
MGN 332 (M+F)The Merchant Shipping and Fishing Vessel (Lifting Operations and Lifting Equipment) Regulations 2006
Notice to all Ship Owners, Ship Operators, Charterers, Managers and other Employersof Seafarers, and Masters, Chief Engineers, Officers, Ratings and other workers on Merchant Ships, Fishing Vessels, Yachts and other vessels with paid crew and self-employed persons carrying out operations on any vessels; Classification Societies, Certifying Authorities, Test Houses and Competent Persons.
Sep 2006Seafarer Health and Safety
MSN 1802 (M)Certificates of Competency: Yacht Deck Officers - Training and Certification Guidance - Part A7
Notice to all Owners, Masters, Deck Officers and Crews of Commercially and Privately Operated Yachts and Sail Training Vessels, and those concerned with Maritime Training. This notice replaces MGN 195 (M) and MIN 202 (M)
Sep 2006Seafarer Training and Certification
MSN 1805 (M)Inaland Waters and Maritime Shipping Lanes (Navigability Licences)
Notice to all Shipowners, Operators, Certifying Authorities, Shipbuilders, Ship Repairers, Ship Masters and Surveyors of Passenger Vessels.
Sep 2006Shipping Safety
MGN 327 (M)Research Project 502: High-Speed Craft Dynamic Stability in Following & Quartering Seas - Design Guidance
Notice to all Naval Architects, Designers, Consultants and Owners of high-speed craft. This notice should be read with the applicable High Speed Craft Code.
Aug 2006Shipping Safety
MGN 328 (M)Research Project 502: High-Speed Craft Dynamic Stability in Following & Quartering Seas - Operational Guidance
Notice to all Owners and Masters of high-speed craft. This notice should be read with the applicable High Speed Craft Code.
Aug 2006Shipping Safety
MGN 330 (M+F)Radio Aerial Lead-ins
Notice to all Ship Owners , Master, Skippers, Officers and to Marine Radio Companies. This notice replaces Marine Guidance Note 303.
Aug 2006Navigation Safety
MSN 1803 (M)Lifeboats - Measures to Prevent Accidents
Notice to all Ship Owners, Ship Operators and Managers, Masters, Officers and Crews of Merchant Ships
Aug 2006Shipping Safety
MGN 322 (M+F)Ship Survey Standards
Notice to all ship owners, managers, ship operators, masters, shipbuilders, ship repairers and classification societies. This notice should be read in conjunction with MSN 1672.
Jul 2006Survey
MGN 324 (M+F)Radio: Operational Guidance on the Use Of VHF Radio and Automatic Identification Systems (AIS) at Sea
Jul 2006Navigation Safety
MSN 1801 (F)Serviceability and Maintenance Requirements of Radio Equipment Under the Global Maritime Distress and Safety System (GMDSS) for Fishing Vessels
Notice to all owners and skippers of fishing vessels, and suppliers of radio equipment to fishing vessels. This Merchant Shipping Notice is an integral part of the Merchant Shipping (Radio) (Fishing Vessels) Regulations 1999. This notice replaces MSN 1749
Jul 2006Navigation Safety
MGN 8 (M)Training and Certification Guidance - Part 8. Education and Training Schemes
Notice to Owners, Masters, Deck and Engineer Officers and Ratings of Merchant Vessels and those concerned with Maritime Training. This Note should be read in conjunction with Merchant Shipping Notice No MSN 1692(M) (or subsequent amendments) and Parts 1 3 of this series of Guidance Notes
Jun 2006Seafarer Training and Certification
MGN 8 (M)Amendment - Certificates of Competency - Education and Training Schemes
Notice to all Owners, Engineer Officers, Trainee Engineers and those concerned with Maritime Training. This notice should be read with MGN 8, MGN 93 and MGN 278.
Jun 2006Seafarer Training and Certification
MSN 1799 (M+F)Rabies - Carriage of Animals on Ships
Notice to all Owners, Masters, Skippers and Seafarers. This notice updates and replaces Merchant Shipping Notice M. 1363.
Jun 2006Corporate Secretariat
MIN 251 (M)Amendments to the entry requirements for Engineer Officer Certificates of Competency
Notice to all Owners, Engineer Officers, Trainee Engineers and those concerned with Maritime Training. This notice should be read with MGN 93. This notice will expire on publication of the revision of MGN 93 Certificates of Competency engine department .
May 2006Seafarer Training and Certification
MGN 323 (M+F)Explosives Picked Up At Sea
Notice to all Owners, Masters, Skippers and Crew of Trawlers, Fishing Vessels, Dredgers and other vessels involved in seabed operations. This notice replaces MGN 102.
May 2006Search and Rescue
MGN 321 (M)AIS on Double-Ended Passenger Ferries
Notice to all shipowners/operators, shipbuilders, masters and ship s officers, shore-based maintenance providers, equipment manufacturers, classification societies and VTS Authorities. This notice should be read with MSN 1795(M).
Apr 2006Navigation Safety
MSN 1796 (M+F)Vessel Traffic Services (VTS) - Designation of  VTS Stations in the United Kingdom
Apr 2006Navigation Safety
MGN 311 (F)Working and Protective Gear for Fishermen
Notice to all Designers, Builders, Owners, Employers, Skippers and Crew Members of Fishing Vessels. This notice should be read in conjunction with MSN1731 (M+F) for details of technical standards and MGN 20 (M+F) and supersedes MGN 237(F).
Feb 2006Fishing and Code Vessel Safety
MGN 314 (F)Wheelhouse Visibility Onboard Fishing Vessels
Notice to all Owners,Builders, Designers, Skippers and Crews of Fishing Vessels. This notice should be read in conjunction with MGN 313: Keeping a Safe Navigational Watch on Fishing Vessels, MSN 1781: The Merchant Shipping (Distress Signals and Prevention of Collisions) Regulations 1996 and supersedes MGN 188 (F).
Feb 2006Fishing and Code Vessel Safety
MGN 315 (M)Keeping a Safe Navigational Watch on Merchant Vessels
Notice to Owners, Operators, Managers, Masters and Officers of Merchant Vessels. This notice should be read in conjunction with MGN 137 (M+F) and MGN 202 (M+F).
Feb 2006Seafarer Training and Certification
MGN 316 (F)Re-Applying Paints, Varnishes, and Other Finishes to Interior Surfaces
Notice to all Builders, Owners, Employers, Skippers and Crews of Fishing Vessels. This notice supercedes MGN 163 (F).
Feb 2006Fishing and Code Vessel Safety
MGN 306 (M)Designing and Operating Smaller Passenger Vessels: Guidance on Meeting the Needs of Persons with Reduced Mobility
Notice to all naval architects and ship designers, owners, operators, builders and marine surveyors. This notice should be read in conjunction with MSN 1789(M) Directive 2003/24/EC Safety Requirements for Persons with Reduced Mobility on Domestic Passenger Ships. This notice supersedes MGN 295.
Jan 2006Shipping Safety
MGN 309 (F)Fishing Vessels The Dangers of Enclosed Spaces
Notice to all Owners,Builders, Designers, Skippers and Crews of Fishing Vessels.
Jan 2006Fishing and Code Vessel Safety
MGN 310 (F)Fishing Vessels: Risk of Fire and Explosion from Gas Welding and Burning
Notice to all Employers, Owners, Skippers and Crew of Fishing Vessels. This notice should be read in conjunction with MGN 20 (M+F) and MSN 1731(M+F) and supersedes MGN 186 (F).
Jan 2006Fishing and Code Vessel Safety
MGN 311 (F)Working and Protective Gear for Fishermen
Jan 2006Fishing and Code Vessel Safety
MGN 312 (F)Use of Liquid Petroleum Gas (LPG) and Diesel Fuelled Appliances on Fishing Vessels
Notice to all Designers, Builders, Owners, Employers, Skippers and Crew of Fishing Vessels. This notice supersedes MGN 192 (F).
Jan 2006Fishing and Code Vessel Safety
MGN 313 (F)Keeping a Safe Navigational Watch on Fishing Vessels
Notice to all Owners,Builders, Designers, Skippers and Crews of Fishing Vessels. This note supersedes MGN184(F) and should be read in conjunction with MSN1781(M+F) Distress Signals and Prevention of Collisions, MGN266 (F) Guidance on the Interpretation of SOLAS Chapter Five for Fishing Vessels, MGN 137 (M+F) Look-out During Periods of Darkness and Restricted Visibility and MGN 202 (M+F) Navigation in Fog.
Jan 2006Fishing and Code Vessel Safety
MGN 314 (F)Wheelhouse Visibility onboard Fishing Vessels
Jan 2006Fishing and Code Vessel Safety
MSN 1795 (M)Revised Carriage Requirements for Automatic Identification Systems (AIS)
Notice to all shipowners, builders, masters and ship s officers, shore based maintenance providers, equipment manufacturers, classification societies, and all other parties concerned. This notice should be read in conjunction with Merchant Shipping (Safety of Navigation) Regulations 2002 and the MCA publication Safety of Navigation, Implementing SOLAS Chapter V, 2002. This notice supersedes MSN1780 and MSN 1780 Corrigendum.
Dec 2005Navigation Safety
MGN 301 (M+F)Manoeuvring Information on Board Ships
Note to Shipbuilders, ship owners, Managers and Masters. This Note supercedes Marine Guidance Note MGN 201 (M+F).
Nov 2005Navigation Safety
MGN 304 (M+F)Shore to ship communications during a distress
Notice to all Masters and Officers of Merchant Vessels, Skippers of Fishing Vessels, Telecommunication Authorities and Training Institutions. This note supersedes Marine Guidance Note MGN 113.
Nov 2005Navigation Safety
MGN 305 (M+F)Maritime Safety and the Barring of INMARSAT Ship Earth Station Procedures
Notice to all Owners and Masters of Merchant Ships, Owners and Skippers of Fishing Vessels and users of INMARSAT Ship Earth Stations at Sea. This notice supersedes Marine Guidance Note No. 139.
Nov 2005Navigation Safety
MGN 308 (M+F)Mooring, Towing or Hauling Equipment on all Vessels - Safe Installation and Safe Operation
Notice to all Builders, Repairers, Owners, Operators, Masters, Skippers, Officers and Crew of Merchant Ships, Yachts (Motor and Sail) and Fishing Vessels. This notice supersedes Merchant Shipping Notice M.718.
Nov 2005Seafarer Health and Safety
MSN 1699 (M)The Merchant Shipping (Passenger Ship Construction: Ships of Classes III to VI(A)) Regulations 1998
Notice to Shipowners, Certifying Authorities, Shipbuilders, Shiprepairers, Ship Masters and Surveyors
Nov 2005Shipping Safety
MSN 1699 (M)Amendment 1 - The Merchant Shipping (Passenger Ship Construction: Ships of Classes III to VI(A)) Regulations 1998
Notice to all Shipowners, Certifying Authorities, Shipbuilders, Shiprepairers, Ship Masters and Surveyors. This notice amends MSN 1699 (M)
Nov 2005Shipping Safety
MSN 1790 (M)Agreement Concerning Specific Stability Requirements for Ro-Ro Passenger Ships Undertaking Regular Scheduled International or Domestic Voyages between European Ports
Notice to all Masters, Operators, Owners, Naval Architects, Shipbuilders, Shiprepairers and Surveyors. This notice should be read in conjunction with The Merchant Shipping (Ro-Ro Passenger ships) (Stability) Regulations 2004 No.2884 and supersedes MSN1673(M).
Nov 2005Shipping Safety
MGN 296 (M)Medication at Sea
Notice to Ship Owners, Ship Operators and Managers, Manning Agencies,Masters, Officers and Seafarers. This notice should be read in conjunction with Merchant Shipping Notice MSN 1765(M), Marine Guidance Note MGN 219(M)+ amendment and Merchant Shipping Notice MSN 1768(M+F) + amendment.
Oct 2005Seafarer Health and Safety
MGN 297 (M)The Carriage Of Defibrillators On Ships
Notice to Ship Owners, Ship Operators and Managers, Masters and Officers of Passenger Ships and High Speed Craft and all Seafarers. This notice replaces MGN 101(M) and should be read in conjunction with MSN 1768(M+F).
Oct 2005Seafarer Health and Safety
MGN 299 (M+F)Interference with Safe Navigation through Inappropriate use of Mobile Phones
Notice to: Shipowners, Ship Operators, Charterers, Masters, Ships Officers, Fishing and Leisure Vessel Skippers, Shipping Agents, Pilots, Port Authorities, Ship Chandlers, Tug Operators, Bunkering Providers etc.
Oct 2005Navigation Safety
MSN 1794 (M+F)Counting and Registration of Persons on Board Passenger Ships
Aug 2005Shipping Safety
MGN 294 (M+F)Use of GMDSS equipment in general communications
Notice to Masters and Officers of Merchant Vessels, Skippers of Fishing Vessels, Telecommunication Authorities and Training Institutions. This notice supercedes MGN 114.
Jun 2005Navigation Safety
MGN 293 (M+F)Alternative Arrangements for Meeting Paper Chart Carriage Requirements on MCA Code Vessels under 24 metres in Length and Fishing Vessels under 24 metres in Length
Notice to Private Nautical Chart Producers, Ship and Fishing Vessel Owners, Masters, Skippersand Officers.
May 2005Navigation Safety
MGN 284 (M+F)Recommendations for Ships Carrying Fumigated Bulk Cargoes
Notice to operators, shipowners, charterers, masters, agents, port and harbour authorities, shippers, bulk terminal operators, fumigators, fumigant manufacturers and all persons responsible for fumigating bulk cargos. This MGN should be read in conjunction with MSN 1718, MGN 86 and the Merchant Shipping (Carriage of Cargoes) Regulations 1997 (as amended).
Mar 2005Environmental Quality
MGN 290 (M)Local Passenger Vessels: Manning
Notice to Shipowners, Ship masters and Surveyors. This Marine Guidance Notice supplements paragraph 16 of Merchant Shipping Notice M1525, and should be read in conjunction with MGN 203(M).
Mar 2005Fishing and Code Vessel Safety
MGN 282 (M)Dangerous Goods - Guidance in the Carriage of Packaged Dangerous Goods on Offshore Supply Vessels
Notice to Ship Owners, Ship Operators and Managers, Masters and Officers of Merchant Ships and Offshore Installation Managers/Duty Holder s, Base Operators and Consignors to the Offshore Industry. MGN 282 (M) supersedes MGN 205 (M).
Feb 2005Environmental Quality
MGN 283 (M)Dangerous Goods - Guidance on the Back Loading of Contaminated Bulk Liquids from Offshore Installations to Offshore Supply/Support Vessels
Notice to Ship Owners, Ship Operators and Managers, Masters and Officers of Merchant Ships, Offshore Installation Managers/Duty Holders, Consignors to the offshore industry, Waste Processors, Base Operators, Surveyors and Tank Cleaning Contractors.
Feb 2005Environmental Quality
MGN 285 (M+F)Electronic Charts The Use of Risk Assessment Methodology When Operating ECDIS in the Raster Chart Display System (RCDs) Mode
Notice to all Masters and Deck Officers of Merchant Vessels, Owners, Skippers and Watchkeepers of Fishing Vessels, Maritime Education and Training Establishments and Chart Agents. This Marine Guidance Note replaces MGN 194 (M+F) which was originally published in October 2001. It should also be read in conjunction with Annex 14 of the MCA Safety of Navigation, Implementing SOLAS Chapter V, 2002 - special publication. An electronic version of this publication can be found on the MCA website at: https://mcanet.mcga.gov.uk/public/c4/regulations/safetyofnavigation/index.htm
Feb 2005Navigation Safety
MGN 291 (F)Fire Detection and Alarm Systems on Fishing Vessels
Notice to all Owners, Skippers, Operators, Crew, Equipment Suppliers of Fishing Vessels. This notice supersedes MGN 154 (F).
Jan 2005Fishing and Code Vessel Safety
MSN 1781 (M+F)The Merchant Shipping (Distress Signal and Prevention of Collisions) Regulations 1997
Jan 2005Navigation Safety
MSN 1790 (M)Agreement Concerning Specific Stability Requirements for Ro-Ro Passenger Ships Undertaking Regular Scheduled International or Domestic Voyages between European Ports
Jan 2005Shipping Safety
MGN 281 (F)Fishing Vessels Freeboard and Satbility Information Booklet - Recommended Format
Notice to all Shipbuilders, Ship Designers, Naval Architects, Consultants, Surveyors to Classification Societies and Recognised Organisations, Fishing Vessel Owners, Fishing Vessel Operators, and Fishing Vessel Skippers and Surveyors.
Dec 2004Fishing and Code Vessel Safety
MGN 281 (F)Fishing Vessels Freeboard and Satbility Information Booklet - Recommended Format - Annex
Notice to all Shipbuilders, Ship Designers, Naval Architects, Consultants, Surveyors to Classification Societies and Recognised Organisations, Fishing Vessel Owners, Fishing Vessel Operators, and Fishing Vessel Skippers and Surveyors.
Dec 2004Fishing and Code Vessel Safety
MSN 1789 (M)Directive 2003/24/EC Safety Requirements for Persons for Reduced Mobility on Domestic Passenger Ships
Notice to all Shipowners, Ship Operators, Ship Builders, Naval Architects, Masters, Crew and Surveyors. This notice should be read in conjunction with MGN 31 (M)
Dec 2004Shipping Safety
MGN 279 (M)Certificate of Competency as Compass Adjuster
Notice to all candidates. This notice supersedes M.1199.
Oct 2004Seafarer Training and Certification
MGN 280 (M)Small Vessels in Commercial Use for Sport or Pleasure, Workboats and Pilot Boats Alternative Construction Standards
Notice to all Owners & Operators of Small Commercial Code Vessels; Boat Builders, Designers and Surveyors. This notice should be read in conjunction with the Blue, Yellow, Brown and Red Codes.
Oct 2004Fishing and Code Vessel Safety
MGN 271 (M)The Protection of Windows and Side Scuttles of Passenger Ships by Deadlights and Storm Covers
Notice to Ship Owners, Masters and Operators, Ship Builders and Marine Surveyors.
Sep 2004Shipping Safety
MGN 273 (M)Operational Issues relating to Marine Evacuation Systems
Notice to all manufacturers of Marine Evacuation Systems (MESs) and Lifejackets, and Operators, Masters and Officers of ships equipped with MESs.
Sep 2004Shipping Safety
MSN 1783 (M)Arrangements for the Carriage of Agreed Search and Rescue Co-operation Plans Aboard UK Passenger Vessels
This notice should be read by all Masters, Operators, Owners and other crew members of United Kingdom passenger vessels. This Notice replaces Merchant Shipping Notice MSN 1761 and should be read in conjunction with the Merchant Shipping (Safety of Navigation) Regulations 2002 - SI 2002 No.1473.
Aug 2004Search and Rescue
MSN 1786 (F)Application of the Fishing Vessels (Working Time: Seafishermen) Regulations 2004
Notice to Owners, Operators, Skippers and all crew on sea-fishing vessels. This Notice takes effect from 16 August 2004 and should be read in conjunction with the Regulations.
Aug 2004Seafarer Health and Safety
MGN 270 (M)TRAINING AND CERTIFICATION GUIDANCE PART 23 YACHT RATING CERTIFIC ATES FOR SERVICE ON COMMERCIALLY AND PRIVATELY OPERATED YACHTS AND SAIL TRAINING VESSELS
Notice to all owners, masters, deck officers and crews of commercially and privately operated yachts and sail training vessels, and those concerned with maritime training.
Jul 2004Seafarer Training and Certification
MGN 272 (M)Voyage Data Recorder (VDR) - Performance Testing
Notice to all Ship Owners and Operators; Masters, and Deck Officers of Merchant Ships; Manufacturers, and Suppliers of Voyage Data Recorders.
Jul 2004Survey
MGN 272 (M)Voyage Data Recorder (VDR) - Performance Testing - Annex 1
Notice to all Ship Owners and Operators; Masters, and Deck Officers of Merchant Ships; Manufacturers, and Suppliers of Voyage Data Recorders.
Jul 2004Survey
MGN 276 (M+F)Fire Protection - Maintenance of Portable Fire Extinguishers
Notice to Shipowners, Masters, Deck and Engineer Officers, Certifying Authorities and Surveyors.
Jun 2004Shipping Safety
MSN 1781 (M+F)The Merchant Shipping (Distress Signal and Prevention of Collisions) Regulations 1996
May 2004Navigation Safety
MGN 266 (F)Guidance on the Interpretation of SOLAS Chapter Five for Fishing Vessels
Notice to Ship Owners, Operators, Naval Architects, Designers, Builders, Skippers and Crew. This notice should be read in conjunction with Safety of Navigation Implementing SOLAS Chapter V, 2002 and its amendment on the 25th November 2003.
Apr 2004Fishing and Code Vessel Safety
MGN 267 (F)The Location and Stowage of Liferafts and Emergency Positioning Radio Beacons (EPIRBs) on UK Registered Fishing Vessels
Notice to Designers, Builders, Owners, Skippers and Crews, of Fishing Vessels. This notice should be read in conjunction with MGN 104 Stowage and Float Free Arrangements for Inflatable Liferafts, and supersedes MGN 130 (F).
Apr 2004Fishing and Code Vessel Safety
MGN 264 (M)Medical Fitness Requirements for Those Employed on Boats Certificated under MCA Codes of Practice, Crew of Seagoing Local Passenger Vessels and Nonseagoing Boatmasters
Notice to owners, operators, skippers of commercial yachts, and seagoing local passenger vessels,to non-seagoing boatmasters and skippers and others working on small commercial vessels. This Note should be read in conjunction with Merchant Shipping Notices MSN 1765(M), MSN 1776(M), and MSN 1777(M). The Note replaces the medical fitness requirements of the MCA Codes of Practice for Small Commercial Vessels and for Large Yachts, and paragraph 6 of Merchant Shipping Notice M1525 for Boatmaster s Licence holders.
Feb 2004Seafarer Health and Safety
MGN 263 (M)Training and Certification Guidance - Part 22. Certificates of Competency for Deck Personnel Serving on Domestic Vessels Operating in Category D Waters
Notice to all Owners, Masters, Deck and Engineer Officers and Ratings of Merchant Vessels and those concerned with Maritime Training. This notice should be read in conjunction with Marine Guidance Note 92(M) (or subsequent amendments).
Jan 2004Seafarer Training and Certification
MSN 1778 (M)Application of the Merchant Shipping (Working Time: Inland Waterways) Regulations 2003
Notice to Shipowners, Companies, Managers, Masters and all crew on vessels operating in inland waters or which operate at sea only exceptionally. With effect from 24 December 2003, this notice supersedes paragraph 14 of Merchant Shipping Notice 1525 for Boatmasters and crew on Class IV and V passenger vessels who are employed. It should be read in conjunction with the Regulations.
Dec 2003Seafarer Health and Safety
MSN 1768 (M+F)Application of the Merchant Shipping and Fishing Vessels (Medical Stores) Regulations 1995 (SI 1995/1802) and the Merchant Shipping and Fishing Vessels (Medical Stores) (Amendment) Regulations 1996 (SI 1996/2821)
Notice to Shipowners, Agents, Masters, Skippers of Fishing Vessels and all Seafarers. This Notice supersedes Merchant Shipping Notice MSN 1726 (M+F) and should be read in conjunction with the above mentioned Regulations, and MSN 1776 (M) and MGN 257 (M).
Nov 2003Seafarer Health and Safety
MSN 1768 (M+F)Corrigendum - Application of the Merchant Shipping and Fishing Vessels (Medical Stores) Regulations 1995 (SI 1995 / 1802) and the Merchant Shipping and Fishing Vessels (Medical Stores) (Amendment) Regulations 1996 (SI 1996/2821)
Notice to Ship Owners, Agents, Masters, Skippers of Fishing Vessels and all seafarers. This Notice should be read in conjunction with Merchant Shipping Notice MSN 1768 (M+F)
Nov 2003Seafarer Health and Safety
MSN 1768 (M+F)Ships\' Medical Stores Application of the Merchant Shipping and Fishing Vessels (Medical Stores) Regulations 1995
Aug 2003Seafarer Health and Safety
MGN 258 (M+F)Decommissioning of Halon Systems
Guidance to Owners, Masters and Skippers of Ships and Fishing Vessels.
Jul 2003Shipping Safety
MGN 203 (M)Crew Training for Personnel Serving on Domestic Passenger Vessels
Notice to Owners and operators of domestic passenger vessels of Classes IV to VI (A) and those concerned with Maritime Training.
Mar 2003Seafarer Training and Certification
MGN 221 (M)Training and Certification Guidance - Part 19
Notice to Owners, Operators, Managers, Masters, and Officers of Merchant Vessels. This Note supersedes Marine Guidance Note MGN 179 (M).
Mar 2003Seafarer Training and Certification
MGN 248 (M)Safety Preparations Prior to Machinery Maintenance
Notice to: Ship owners, Masters & Officers of merchant vessels.
Mar 2003Shipping Safety
MGN 254 (M+F)Guidance to Users of Inflatable Lifejackets
Note to Ship Owners, Ship Operators and Managers, Masters, Officers and Crews of Merchant Ships, Skippers and Crews of Fishing Vessels and Owners and Crews of Yachts and Pleasure Vessels.
Feb 2003Shipping Safety
MGN 231 (M+F)Shipboard Pollution Emergency Plans: Guidance on their development and approval
Notice to Shipowners, Masters and Officers. This Notice supersedes Marine Guidance Note No. MGN 110 (M+F).
Dec 2002Environmental Quality
MGN 242 (M+F)Standard Format and Procedures for Ship Reporting, Including Reporting Incidents Involving Dangerous Goods, Marine Pollutants, Other Harmful Substances or Safety
Notice to Shipowners, Masters and Officers of Merchant Ships, Owners and Skippers of Fishing Vessels. This Marine Guidance Note supersedes Merchant Shipping Notice No. 1614.
Dec 2002Environmental Quality
MGN 191 (M+F)Use of Halon for Fire Extinguishing on Board Ships
Guidance to Owners, Builders, Masters and Skippers of Ships and Fishing Vessels. This Note supersedes Marine Guidance Note 80.
Oct 2002Shipping Safety
MGN 224 (F)Guidance to Operators on the Code of Safe Working Practice for the Construction and Use of 15m length overall (LOA) to Less Than 24m registered length (L) Fishing Vessels
Note to Owners, Operators, Builders, Employers, Skippers and Crews of Fishing Vessels.
Oct 2002Fishing and Code Vessel Safety
MGN 245 (M)Inspection of Shell Loading Doors on Ro-Ro Ferries
Notice to: Ship Owners, Ship Builders, Certifying Authorities, Surveyors, Masters and Ships.
Sep 2002Survey
MSN 1767 (M)Hours of Work, Safe Manning and Watchkeeping. Revised Provisions from 7 September 2002
Application of the Merchant Shipping (Hours of Work) Regulations 2002 and STCW 95. Notice to Shipowners, Companies, Managers, Masters, Deck and Engineering Officers and all seafarers on Merchant Ships. With effect from 7 September 2002, this Notice supersedes Merchant Shipping Notice MSN 1682(M) and should be read in conjunction with Merchant Shipping Notice MSN 1758(M), and Marine Guidance Notes MGN 50(M), MGN 137(M+F), and MGN 179 (M) (or subsequent amendments)
Sep 2002Seafarer Health and Safety
MGN 223 (M)Carriage of coconut oil and other vegetable oils as cargo in tanks
Notice to Ship Owners, Operators and Managers, Masters and Officers of Merchant Ships and Offshore Installation Managers/Duty Holders and Shippers to the Offshore Industry.
Jul 2002Environmental Quality
MGN 219 (M)Corrigendum - Seafarer Medical Examinations: Guidelines for Maritime Employers and Manning Agencies
Notice to Ship Owners, Ship Operators and Managers, Manning Agencies, Ship Masters and Seafarers
Jun 2002Seafarer Health and Safety
MGN 219 (M)Seafarer Medical Examinations : Guidelines For Maritime Employers and Manning Agencies
Notice to Ship Owners, Ship Operators and Managers, Manning Agencies, Ship Masters and Seafarers. This Note should be read in conjunction with Merchant Shipping Notices MSN 1745 (M+F), MSN 1765(M) and MSN 1766(M).
Jun 2002Seafarer Health and Safety
MGN 225 (M+F)Radio Medical Advice For Ships At Sea
Notice to Shipowners, Ship Operators and Managers, Masters, Skippers of Fishing Vessels and Pleasure Vessels and all Seafarers.
Jun 2002Seafarer Health and Safety
MSN 1762 (M+F)The Merchant Shipping (Diving Safety) Regulations 2002
Notice to Owners, Employers, Masters and Crews of Merchant Vessels and Fishing Vessels.
Jun 2002Seafarer Health and Safety
MSN 1770 (F)The Fishing Vessels Code of Safe Working Practice for the Construction and Use of 15 metre length overall (LOA) to less than 24 metre registered length (L) Fishing Vessels
Notice to Designers, Builders, Owners, Employers, Skippers and Crew of Fishing Vessels. This Notice should be read in conjunction with the Fishing Vessels (Safety of 15-24 Metre Vessels) Regulations SI 2002.
Jun 2002Fishing and Code Vessel Safety
MGN 214 (M)Training and Certification Guidance - Part 4 Certificates of Competency - Radio Personnel
May 2002Seafarer Training and Certification
MGN 199 (M)Dangers of interaction
Note to Owners, Masters, Pilots and Tug-Masters. This Note supersedes Marine Guidance Notice 18.
Apr 2002Navigation Safety
MGN 215 (M+F)New Carriage Requirements for Emergency Escape Breathing Devices
Guidance to Ship Owners, Operators, Managers, Masters, Officers and Seamen.
Mar 2002Shipping Safety
MGN 218 (M)Thames Safety Inquiry Recommendation 27.2. Standards for New and Existing Ships
Notice to Ship Owners and Operators, Ship Builders and Marine Surveyors.
Feb 2002Fishing and Code Vessel Safety
MGN 217 (M)In-Water Surveys
Notice to Owners, Superintendents, Masters, classification societies, ship builders and repairers, diving and survey companies.
Jan 2002Survey
MSN 1763 (M+F)The Merchant Shipping and Fishing Vessels (Safety Signs and Signals) Regulations 2001
Notice to all Owners, Managers, Masters and Crew of Merchant Ships and Fishing Vessels. This notice should be read in conjunction with the Merchant Shipping and Fishing Vessels (Safety Signs and Signals) Regulations 2001.
Jan 2002Seafarer Health and Safety
MGN 210 (M)Advice on the Dangers of Flooding of Forward Compartments
Notice to Masters, Owners and Managers of ships.
Dec 2001Shipping Safety
MGN 198 (M)Safety at Solid Bulk Cargo Terminals
Note to Shipowners, Ship Operators, Shipmanagers, Charterers, Masters and Ship s Officers, Harbour Authorities, Terminal Operators, Shippers and Agents. This Guidance Note is to be read in conjunction with MGN 107(M).
Nov 2001Environmental Quality
MGN 211 (M)Fatigue: Duties of Owners and Operators Under Merchant Shipping Legislation
Notice to Ship Owners, Ship Operators and Managers, Ship Masters; Skippers of Domestic Passenger Ships; all Seafarers, and Marine Surveyors.
Nov 2001Seafarer Health and Safety
MSN 1715 (M)Subdivision and Damage Stability of Cargo Ships of 80m in Length and Over
Notice to Shipbuilders, Shipowners, Ship repairers, Naval Architects, Masters and Officers. This Notice Supersedes Merchant Shipping Notice No. M.1476.
Nov 2001Shipping Safety
MSN 1715 (M)Amendment - Subdivision and Damage Stability of Cargo Ships of 80m in Length and Over
Notice to Shipbuilders, Shipowners, Ship repairers, Naval Architects, Masters and Officers. This Notice amends the existing Merchant Shipping Notice 1715 (M).
Nov 2001Shipping Safety
MGN 197 (M+F)Implementation of Council Directive 96/29 EURATOM
Notice to Owners, Operators and Managers of Ships, Inland Waterways Craft and Fishing Vessels, Masters, Officers and Ratings of Merchant Ships, and Skippers and Crew of Fishing Vessels and Persons-in-Charge of Inland Waterway Craft.
Oct 2001Environmental Quality
MGN 147 (M+F)Training in First Aid and Medical Care for Fishing Vessel Personnel, Boatmaster s Licence Holders and Small Commercial Vessel Personnel (Not covered by the International Convention on Standards of Training, Certification and Watchkeeping for Seafarers as amended in 1995 (STCW95))
Notice to fishermen, boatmasters licence holders, crew of small domestic vessels and hovercraft, training. providers and anyone operating a small commercial vessel under the MCA Statutory Codes. This Note replaces M813.
Sep 2001Seafarer Health and Safety
MGN 158 (M)Safety Management Code For Domestic Passenger Ships of Classes III VI (A)
Notice to Shipowners, Operators, Charterers and Managers; Masters, Officers and Seamen.
Jul 2001Shipping Safety
MGN 165 (F)Fishing Vessels: The Risk of Flooding
Notice to Owners, Builders, Employers, Skippers and Crews of Fishing Vessels. This Notice replaces Marine Guidance Note No. MGN 49 (F).
Jul 2001Fishing and Code Vessel Safety
MGN 176 (M)Merchant Shipping (Life Saving Appliances) (Amendment) Regulations 2001
Notice to Shipowners, Certifying Authorities, Shipbuilders, Shiprepairers, Ship masters and Surveyors. This notice should be read in conjunction with Merchant Shipping (Life Saving Appliances for Ships of Classes III to VI(A)) Regulations 1999 SI 2732, as amended, and with Merchant Shipping Notice 1676(M), and comes into force on 14 August 2001.
Jul 2001Shipping Safety
MGN 190 (F)Fishing Vessels: The Premature Failure of Copper Pipes in Engine Cooling Water Systems
Notice to Fishing Vessel Owners, Operators, Skippers and Crew, Fishing Vessel Builders and Repairers. This note supersedes Merchant Shipping Notice No. M.631.
Jul 2001Fishing and Code Vessel Safety
MGN 193 (M+F)The Effects of Alcohol or Drugs on Survival at Sea
Notice to Ship Owners, Certifying Authorities, Surveyors, Masters, Skippers, Officers and Crews of all Merchant and Fishing Vessels and all Seafarers
Jul 2001Seafarer Health and Safety
MSN 1754 (M)Safety Management Code For Domestic Passenger Ships of Classes III VI (A)
Notice to Shipowners, Operators, Charterers and Managers; Masters, Officers and Seamen
Jul 2001Shipping Safety
MSN 1757 (M)Merchant Shipping (Life Saving Appliances for Ships of Classes III to VI(A)) (Amendment) Regulations 2001
Notice to Shipowners, Certifying Authorities, Shipbuilders, Shiprepairers, Ship masters and Surveyors. This notice should be read in conjunction with Merchant Shipping (Life Saving Appliances for Ships of Classes III to VI(A)) Regulations 1999 SI 2732, as amended, and with Merchant Shipping Notice 1676(M), and comes into force on 14 August 2001. This Merchant Shipping Notice is an integral part of the Merchant Shipping (Life Saving Appliances (Amendment) Regulations 2001, and amends Merchant Shipping Notice 1676(M) in respect of Schedule 11.
Jul 2001Shipping Safety
MGN 177 (M+F)Accidents Involving Electrical Test Equipment
Notice to Ship Owners, Ship Builders, Certifying Authorities, Surveyors, Masters and Ships Officers.
Apr 2001Seafarer Health and Safety
MGN 178 (M+F)Market Surveillance of Marine Equipment
Note to Manufacturers, Shipbuilders, Classification Societies, Shipowners, Ship Operators and Managers, Ships Chandler s, Designers and Marine Consultants, Masters and Officers of Merchant Ships and Skippers of Fishing Vessels.
Mar 2001Shipping Safety
MGN 156 (M)Training and Certification Guidance - Part 17. Certificates of competency or Marine Engine Operator Licences for service as an Engineer Officer on commercially and privately operated yachts and sail training vessels
Notice to Owners, Masters, Deck Officers, Engineer Officers and Crews of Commercially and Privately Operated Yachts and Sail Training Vessels, and those concerned with Maritime Training. This Notice should be read in conjunction with Merchant Shipping Notices numbers: MSN 1692(M) MSN1750(M), MGN 14(M), and other Parts of this series.
Feb 2001Seafarer Training and Certification
MGN 168 (M+F)The Marking of Seismic Streamers
Note to Owners, Masters, Skippers, Officers and Crews of Seismic Survey Vessels, Merchant Ships and Fishing Vessels. This note supersedes Marine Guidance Note MGN 47 (M+F).
Feb 2001Navigation Safety
MGN 171 (M)Mandatory Surveys for Ro-Ro and High Speed Passenger Craft
Notice to Shipowners, Operators, Masters, Officers, Maritime Administrations and Recognised Organisations.
Feb 2001Survey
MGN 175 (M+F)Health and Safety Regulations for Ships: Merchant Shipping and Fishing Vessel (Health and Safety at Work) (Amendment) Regulations
Notice to Shipowners, Ship masters, Seafarers and Surveyors.
Feb 2001Seafarer Health and Safety
MSN 1643 (M)MARPOL 1
Notice to Shipowners, Masters, Certifying Authorities and Surveyors. The schedule attached to this Notice and the regulations referred to in the schedule are those referred to in the Merchant Shipping (Prevention of Oil Pollution)(Amendment) Regulations 2000.
Feb 2001Environmental Quality
MGN 164 (M)Training and Certification Guidance - Part 18. STCW 95 Certificates of Competency Conversion of Tonnage Limitations GRT TO GT
Notice to Owners, Masters, and Deck Officers of Merchant Vessels. This Note should be read in conjunction with MSN 1692(M) or any subsequent replacement.
Jan 2001Seafarer Training and Certification
MGN 161 (M+F)Search and Rescue Helicopter Hi-Line Technique
Oct 2000Search and Rescue
MSN 1747 (M)The Merchant Shipping (Passenger Ships on Domestic Voyages) Regulations 2000
Sea Areas - Council Directive 98/18/EC. Notice to Owners, Operators and Masters.
Oct 2000Shipping Safety
MGN 157 (M)Safety of Personnel During Container Securing Operations and while Working at Corrugated Bulkheads in General Cargo Ships
Notice to Naval Architects, Containership Designers, Classification Societies, Owners, Masters, Seafarers and all other parties concerned with the safety of container securing operations and with working at corrugated bulkheads in general cargo ships.
Sep 2000Seafarer Health and Safety
MSN 1752 (M)The Merchant Shipping (Load Line) Regulations 1998, as Amended by the Merchant Shipping (Load Line) (Amendment) Regulations 2000
Sep 2000Shipping Safety
MGN 145 (M)Unsafe Shipments of Gas Cylinders in Freight Containers
Notice to Ship Operators, Masters Ships Officers, Shippers, Cargo Packers, Cargo Consolidators, Hauliers, and Freight Forwarders.
Jul 2000Environmental Quality
MGN 146 (M)The Carriage of Packaged Cargo and Cargo Units
Notice to Ship Builders, Ship Operators, Masters, Ships Officers, Shippers, Agents, Cargo Packers, Cargo Consolidators, Hauliers and Freight Forwarders.
Jul 2000Environmental Quality
MSN 1751 (M+F)Harmonised System of Survey and Certification (HSSC)
Notice to Shipowners, Ship Operators, Masters and Officers of Merchant Ships, Certifying Authorities and Surveyors. This MSN cancels M963 and M 1612
Jun 2000Survey
MGN 137 (M+F)Look-out During Periods of Darkness and Restricted Visibility
Note to shipowners, operators, masters, skippers, deck officers and crews of all UK ships anywhere, and other ships operating in UK waters. This Note should be read in conjunction with Merchant Shipping Notice MSN 1682(M) or any subsequent amendment.
May 2000Seafarer Training and Certification
MGN 148 (M)Approval of Crew Agreements Merchant Ships
Notice to all Employers of Merchant Seamen, and Masters and Seafarers. This Note supersedes M.1498.
May 2000Seafarer Health and Safety
MGN 149 (M)Approval of Crew Agreements Yachts
Notice to all Owners/Agents of Privately Operated Yachts with Paid Crew, Owners/Agents of All Commercially Operated Yachts and Masters and Seafarers serving on such vessels.
May 2000Seafarer Health and Safety
MGN 7 (M)Training and Certification Guidance - Part 7. Alternative certification dual certification
Notice to Owners, Masters, Deck and Engineer Officers and Ratings on Merchant Vessels and those concerned with Maritime Training. This Note should be read in conjunction with Merchant Shipping Notice No MSN 1692 (M) (or subsequent amendments).
Apr 2000Seafarer Training and Certification
MGN 8 (M)Training and Certification Guidance - Part 8 Education and Training Schemes
Apr 2000Seafarer Training and Certification
MGN 9 (M)Training and Certification Guidance - Part 9. Procedure for the Issue and Revalidation of Certificates of Competency, Marine Engine Operator Licences and Tanker Endorsements
Notice to Owners, Masters, Deck and Engineer Officers and Ratings of Merchant Vessels and those concerned with Maritime Training. This Note supersedes Merchant Shipping Notices No M1308 and M1309 and should be read in conjunction with Merchant Shipping Notices No M1634, MSN 1692(M) (or subsequent amendments) and other Parts of this series.
Apr 2000Seafarer Training and Certification
MGN 69 (M)Training and Certification Guidance - Part 11. Conduct of MCA Oral Examinations
Notice to Owners, Masters, Deck and Engineer Officers and Ratings of Merchant Vessels and those concerned with Maritime Training. This Note should be read in conjunction with Merchant Shipping Notices Nos M 1558, MSN 1692(M) and MSN 1727(M) (or subsequent amendments).
Apr 2000Seafarer Training and Certification
MGN 91 (M)Training and Certification Guidance - Part 1. Certificates of Competency General Requirements for Certification and Medical Fitness
Notice to Owners, Masters, Deck and Engineer Officers and Ratings of Merchant Vessels and those concerned with Maritime Training. This Note supersedes Marine Guidance Note MGN 1(M) and should be read in conjunction with Merchant Shipping Notices Nos MSN 1692(M), MSN 1746(M), MSN 1745(M&F), MSN 1750(M) and MSN 1742(M) (or subsequent amendments).
Apr 2000Seafarer Training and Certification
MGN 92 (M)Training and Certification Guidance - Part 2. Certificates of Competency Deck Department
Notice to Owners, Masters, Deck Officers and Ratings of Merchant Vessels and those concerned with Maritime Training. This Note supersedes Marine Guidance Note MGN 2(M) and should be read in conjunction with Merchant Shipping Notices Nos M1328 and MSN 1692(M) (or subsequent amendments).
Apr 2000Seafarer Training and Certification
MGN 93 (M)Training and Certification Guidance - Part 3. Certificates of Competency - Engine Department
Notice to Owners, Masters, Engineer Officers and Ratings of Merchant Vessels and those concerned with Maritime Training. This Note supersedes Marine Guidance Note MGN 3(M) and should be read in conjunction with Merchant Shipping Notice No MSN 1692(M) (or subsequent amendments) and MSN 1740 (M).
Apr 2000Seafarer Training and Certification
MGN 95 (M)Training and Certification Guidance - Part 5. Special Training Requirements for Personnel on Certain Types of Ship
Notice to Owners, Masters, Deck and Engineer Officers and Ratings of Merchant Vessels and those concerned with Maritime Training. This Note supersedes Marine Guidance Note MGN 5(M) and should be read in conjunction with Merchant Shipping Notices Nos M1015, MSN 1692(M), MSN 1740(M) and MGN 26(M) (or subsequent amendments).
Apr 2000Seafarer Training and Certification
MGN 96 (M)Training and Certification Guidance - Part 6 Emergency, Occupational Safety, Medical Care and Survival Functions
Apr 2000Seafarer Training and Certification
MGN 97 (M)Training and Certification Guidance - Part 10
Notice to Owners, Masters, Deck and Engineer Officers and Ratings of Merchant Vessels and those concerned with Maritime Training. This Note supersedes Marine Guidance Note MGN 10(M) and should be read in conjunction with Merchant Shipping Notices Nos MSN 1692(M) and MSN 1740(M) (or subsequent amendments).
Apr 2000Seafarer Training and Certification
MGN 120 (M)Training and Certification Guidance - Part 12. Safety Training for Concessionaires Working on Passenger Ships
Notice to Owners, Masters, Deck and Engineer Officers of Merchant Vessels, Concessionaires and those concerned with Maritime Training. This Note should be read in conjunction with Merchant Shipping Notice No MSN 1692(M) (or subsequent amendments) and Parts 5 and 6 of this Series.
Apr 2000Seafarer Training and Certification
MGN 121 (M)Training and Certification Guidance - Part 13
Notice to Owners, Operators, Masters and Officers serving in Standby, Seismic Survey and Oceanographic Research Vessels. This Note supersedes Merchant Shipping Notice No. M1464
Apr 2000Seafarer Training and Certification
MGN 144 (M)The Merchant Shipping (Additional Safety Measures for Bulk Carriers) Regulations 1999 (SI 1999/1644)
Notice to Surveyors, Shipowners, Masters, Bulk Cargo Shippers and Terminal operators.
Apr 2000Shipping Safety
MGN 141 (M)Equivalent Arrangements for the Carriage of Man Overboard Smoke Signals and Parachute Flares on Certain Class VI Passenger Vessels
Guidance to Owners, Operators, Masters, Officers and Ratings of Passenger Ships of Class VI
Mar 2000Shipping Safety
MGN 134 (M+F)Issue of Discharge Books to UK Seafarers - Changes to Catergories of Eligible Seafarers
Notice to Shipowners and Managers, Masters, Officers and Crew of Merchant Ships, Skippers, Officers and Crew of Fishing Vessels and Masters, Officers and Crew of Pleasure Vessels (including Yachts) who receive Wages for their Employment.
Jan 2000Seafarer Health and Safety
MGN 136 (M+F)Changes to the amounts that may be deducted from Seafarers Wages in respect of breaches of obligations under a Crew Agreement
Notice to Shipowners and Managers, Masters, Officers and Crew of Merchant Ships, Skippers, Officers and Crew of Fishing Vessels and Masters, Officers and Crew of Pleasure Craft (including Yachts) who receive Wages for their Employment.
Jan 2000Seafarer Health and Safety
MGN 77 (M+F)Instructions for Action in Survival Craft
Amendment to MGN 077 (M+F).
Dec 1999Shipping Safety
MGN 77 (M+F)Instructions for Action in Survival Craft
Guidance to Shipowners, Masters, Officers, Ratings, Manufacurers of Liferafts and Lifeboat Builders. This Note'supersedes Merchant Shipping Notice No. M.1419.
Dec 1999Shipping Safety
MGN 83 (M)Guidelines and Specifications for Hyperbaric Evacuation Systems
Guidance to Shipowners, Masters and Diving Contractors.
Dec 1999Shipping Safety
MGN 83 (M)Guidelines and Specifications for Hyperbaric Evacuation Systems
Guidance to Shipowners, Masters and Diving Contractors. This Note supersedes Merchant Shipping Notice No. M.1450.
Dec 1999Shipping Safety
MGN 132 (M+F)Electrical Equipment, Maintenance and Incidents
Notice to Shipowners, Masters and Ships Officers. This M Notice supersedes M 1163.
Dec 1999Shipping Safety
MGN 123 (M+F)Certificates of Discharge
Notice to all Owners of Merchant Ships, Fishing Vessels of 55 feet (16.764 metres) and over, Commercially Used and Private Yachts with paid crew, and Masters and Seafarers serving on such vessels.
Nov 1999Seafarer Health and Safety
MSN 1745 (M+F)Seafarer Vision Test: Deck/Dual Career Personnel - Merchant Navy and Fishing Vessels
Notice to seafarers requiring a test of visual acuity and colour vision (seafarer vision test). The Merchant Shipping (Training and Certification) Regulations 19971 and The Fishing Vessels (Certification of Deck Officers & Engineers Officers) Regulations 19842. This Notice replaces Merchant Shipping Notice MSN 1713 (M+F).
Nov 1999Seafarer Health and Safety
MGN 35 (M+F)Accidents when using Power Operated Watertight Doors
Guidance to shipowners, masters, safety officers and safety representatives of merchant vessels and owners and skippers of fishing vessels. This Note supersedes Merchant Shipping Notice No. M.1326
Oct 1999Fishing and Code Vessel Safety
MGN 71 (M)Musters, drills, on-board training and instructions, and Decision Support Systems
Notice to Owners, Masters, Officers and Ratings This Note Replaces Marine Guidance Note MGN 17 (M) and should be read in association with MGN 5 and MGN 6.
Oct 1999Shipping Safety
MGN 78 (M+F)Launching Crews for Lifeboats, Rescue Boats, Class C Boats, Inflatable Boats and Other Boats
Guidance to Shipowners, Masters, Officers and Seamen of Merchant Ships, and to Owners, Skippers, Mates and Crews of Fishing Vessels. This Note supersedes Merchant Shipping Notice No. M. 1540.
Aug 1999Shipping Safety
MSN 1671 (M)The Merchant Shipping (Cargo Ship Construction) Regulations 1997: Schedules
This Notice forms an integral part of the Merchant Shipping (Cargo Ship Construction) Regulations 1997 and Schedules referred to in the Notice are those invoked in those Regulations. Compliance with its provisions is therefore a statutory obligation. Notice to all Shipowners, Shipbuilders, Masters, Certifying Authorities and Surveyors.
Aug 1999Shipping Safety
MSN 1671 (M)Amendment 1 - The Merchant Shipping (Cargo Ship Construction) Regulations 1997: Schedules
Notice to Shipowners, Shipbuilders, Masters, Certifying Authorities and Surveyors. Due to the unforeseen delay in publication of United Kingdom legislation which is referred to in Merchant Shipping Notice MSN 1671 (M), the following amendments to the text of MSN 1671 (M) have been made as an interim measure.
Aug 1999Shipping Safety
MSN 1671 (M)Amendment 2 - The Merchant Shipping (Cargo Ship Construction) (Amendment) Regulations 1999
Notice to Shipowners, Shipbuilders, Masters, Certifying Authorities and Surveyors.
Aug 1999Shipping Safety
MSN 1677 (M)The Merchant Shipping (Life-Saving Appliances for Ships Other Than Ships of Classes III to VI(A)) Regulations 1999
Notice to Shipowners, Certifying Authorities, Shipbuilders, Shiprepairers, Ship Masters and Surveyors. This Notice advises all Shipowners, Certifying Authorities, Shipbuilders, Shiprepairers, Ship Masters and Surveyors of the new 1999 Life-Saving Appliances Regulations, as they apply to Part II of these Regulations unless otherwise specified.
Aug 1999Shipping Safety
MSN 1731 (M+F)The Merchant Shipping and Fishing Vessels Personal Protective Equipment Regulations 1999
Notice to employers of crew, masters, safety officers and safety representatives. This Merchant Shipping Notice is an integral part of the Merchant Shipping and Fishing Vessels (Personal Protective Equipment) Regulations 1999. This Notice supersedes Merchant Shipping Notices No. M1195 and M1358.
Aug 1999Seafarer Health and Safety
MSN 1722 (M+F)Guidelines for Training Crews for the Purpose of Launching Lifeboats and Rescue Boats from Ships Making Headway through the Water
Notice to Shipowners and Masters. This Notice supersedes Merchant Shipping Notice No. M.1218.
Jul 1999Shipping Safety
MSN 1734 (M+F)Type Approval of Marine Equipment (EC Notified Bodies)
Jul 1999Shipping Safety
MSN 1735 (M+F)Type Approval of Marine Equipment (U.K Nominated Bodies)
Jul 1999Shipping Safety
MSN 1740 (M)Training and Certification of Officers and Crew on High Speed Craft
Notice to Owners, Managers, Masters, Deck & Engineer Officers and other crew members of High Speed Craft. This Notice supersedes Merchant Shipping Notice MSN 1696 (M)
Jul 1999Seafarer Training and Certification
MGN 111 (M+F)Maintenance of Lists of Crew Ashore
Guidance to owners and masters of merchant vessels and owners and skippers of fishing vessels. This Note supersedes Merchant Shipping Notice M.662.
Jun 1999Seafarer Health and Safety
MGN 76 (M)Lifejackets carried on Passenger Ships
Guidance to Owners and Operators of Passenger Ships of Classes I, II and II(A), Masters, Officers, Ratings and Shipbuilders. This Note supersedes Merchant Shipping Notice No. M.1315.
Apr 1999Shipping Safety
MGN 106 (M+F)Natural & Sythentic Fibre Cordgae for Lifesaving Appliances
Guidance to Shipowners, Masters, and Officers of Merchant Ships and Yachts; and to Owners, Skippers and Crews of Fishing Vessels. This Note supersedes Merchant Shipping Notice No.M.1232.
Apr 1999Shipping Safety
MSN 1676 (M)The Merchant Shipping (Life-Saving Appliances for Ships Other Than Ships of Classes III to VI(A)) Regulations 1999 The Merchant Shipping (Life-Saving Appliances for Passnger Ships Other Than Ships of Classes III to VI(A)) Regulations 1999
Apr 1999Shipping Safety
MSN 1733 (M)The Merchant Shipping (Fire Protection) (Amendment) Regulations 1999
Notice to Shipowners, Shipbuilders, Masters, Certifying Authorities and Surveyors. To be read in conjunction with The Merchant Shipping (Fire Protection: Large Ships) Regulations 1998 No.1012 and The Merchant Shipping (Fire Protection: Small Ships) Regulations 1998 No.1011. This Notice amends MSNs 1665, 1666, 1667, 1668, 1669 and 1670.
Apr 1999Shipping Safety
MSN 1737 (M)Helicopter Emergency Landing Areas
This Notice advises all Shipowners, Certifying Authorities, Masters, Officers, Ratings, Shipbuilders, Shiprepairers and Surveyors.
Apr 1999Shipping Safety
MGN 105 (M+F)Use and Fitting of Retro-Reflective Material on Life-Saving Appliances
Notice to Owners of Merchant Ships and Fishing Vessels, Shipbuilders and Repairers, Manufacturers of Life-Saving Appliances, Masters, Skippers, Officers and Ratings. This Note supersedes Merchant Shipping Notice No. M.1444.
Mar 1999Shipping Safety
MGN 107 (M)The Merchant Shipping (Carriage of Cargoes) Regulations 1999
Note to Shipowners, Ship operators, Shipmanagers, Charterers, Masters and Ship s Officers, Harbour Authorities, Terminal Operators, Shippers, Agents, Cargo Packers, Cargo Consolidators, Hauliers, and Freight Forwarders. This Guidance Note supersedes Merchant Shipping Notice MSN 1708 (M).
Mar 1999Environmental Quality
MSN 1715 (M)Subdivision and Damage Stability of Cargo Ships of 80m in Length and Over
Mar 1999Shipping Safety
MGN 108 (M)Hull Stress Monitoring Systems
Notice to Shipowners, Ship Operators, Charterers and Managers; Ships Masters, Ships Officers, Engineers, Surveyors and Manufacturers of Hull Stress Monitoring Systems.
Feb 1999Shipping Safety
MSN 1699 (M)The Merchant Shipping (Passenger Ship Construction: Ships of Classes I, II and II(A)) Regulations 1998
Feb 1999Shipping Safety
MSN 1698 (M)The Merchant Shipping (Passenger Ship Construction: Ships of Classes I, II and II(A)) Regulations 1998
Notice to Shipowners, Certifying Authorities, Shipbuilders, Shiprepairers, Ship Masters and Surveyors
Dec 1998Shipping Safety
MGN 90 (M+F)Implementation of EC Directive 90/269/EC Merchant Shipping and Fishing and Fishing Vessels (Manual Handling Operations) Regulations 1998
Notice to Shipowners, Ship Operators and Managers, Masters, Officers and Ratings of Merchant Vessels, and Skippers and Crew on Fishing Vessels. This notice should be read in conjunction with the regulations above and with MGN 20(M+F).
Nov 1998Seafarer Health and Safety
MGN 34 (M+F)Lifeboat Engines and Other Compression Ignition Engines used in an Emergency
Notice to Shipowners, Superintendents and Chief Engineers. This Guidance Note supersedes Merchant Shipping Notice No. M.1165
Oct 1998Shipping Safety
MSN 1714 (M)Standards of Performance of Radio Equipment required by the Merchant Shipping (Radio Installations) Regulations 1998
Notice to Shipowners, Builders, Masters and Officers. This Notice supersedes Notice No. 1680.
Oct 1998Navigation Safety
MGN 83 (M)Guidelines and Specifications for Hyperbaric Evacuation Systems
Sep 1998Shipping Safety
MGN 88 (M+F)Implementation of EC Directive 94/33 Merchant Shipping and Fishing Vessels (Health and Safety at Work)(Employment of Young Persons) Regulations 1998
Notice to Shipowners, Ship Operators and Managers, Masters, Officers and Ratings of Merchant Vessels, and Skippers and Crew on Fishing Vessels. This notice should be read in conjunction with the regulations above and with MGN 20(M+F).
Sep 1998Seafarer Health and Safety
MGN 77 (M+F)Instructions for Action in Survival Craft
Aug 1998Shipping Safety
MGN 79 (M+F)Safety Equipment and Pollution Prevention Equipment Carried in Excess of Statutory Requirements
Guidance to Shipowners and Shipmasters, Owners and Skippers of Fishing Vessels. This Note supersedes Merchant Shipping Notice No. M.1611
Aug 1998Shipping Safety
MGN 81 (M+F)Guidelines for the Control and Management of Ships Ballast Water to Minimize the Transfer of Harmful Aquatic Organisms and Pathogens
Notice to Agents, Owners, Operators, Masters and Officers of Ships.
Aug 1998Environmental Quality
MGN 86 (M)Recommendations on the Safe Use of Pesticides in Ships
Notice to operators, shipowners, charterers, masters, agents, port and harbour authorities, shippers, container and vehicle packers, cargo terminal operators, fumigators, fumigant and pesticide manufacturers and all persons responsible for the unloading of freight containers. (This notice takes immediate effect).
Aug 1998Environmental Quality
MSN 1718 (M)The Safe Use of Pesticides in Ships
Notice to operators, shipowners, charterers, masters, agents, port and harbour authorities, shippers, container and vehicle packers, cargo terminal operators, fumigators and fumigant and pesticide manufacturers and all persons responsible for the unloading of freight containers. (This notice supersedes Merchant Shipping Notice M.1534 and takes immediate effect).
Aug 1998Environmental Quality
MGN 70 (M)Guidelines on the allocation of responsibilities to seek the successful resolution of stowaway cases
Notice to shipowners, operators, charterers, managers, shipping agents, port authorities, masters and ship s officers. This Guidance Note supersedes Merchant Shipping Notice No 1660.
Jul 1998Maritime Security
MSN 1717 (M)The Merchant Shipping (Gas Carriers) Regulations 1994 - Amendments to the IGC Code
Notice to Shipowners, Shipmanagers, Shipbuilders, Shiprepairers, Certifying Authorities,Masters and Ship's Officers
May 1998Environmental Quality
MGN 21 (M)Ro-Ro Ships - The Carriage of Dangerous Goods in ships with ro-ro cargo spaces
Notice to shipowners, managers, ship operators, masters, officers, ratings, shipbuilders, ship repairers, cargo planners and shippers of vehicles. (This guidance note takes immediate effect)
Apr 1998Environmental Quality
MGN 38 (M+F)Contamination of Ships Air Conditioning Systems by Legionella Bacteria
Notice to Shipowners, Masters, Fishing Vessel Skippers, Shipbuilders and Repairers. This Notice supersedes Merchant Shipping Notice No. 1215.
Apr 1998Inspection
MGN 40 (M)International Safety Management (ISM) Code
Notice to Shipowners, Ship Operators, Charterers and Managers; Ship's Masters, Ship's Officers and Seamen. This Note supersedes M1353, M1424, and M1616.
Apr 1998MSAS(D)
MSN 40 (M)International Safety Management (ISM) Code
Apr 1998MSAS(D)
MGN 20 (M+F)Implementation of EC Directive 89/39 Merchant Shipping and Fishing Vessels (Health and Safety at Work) Regulations 1997
Notice to Shipowners, Ship Operators and Managers, Masters, Officers and Ratings of Merchant Vessels, and Skippers and Crew on Fishing Vessels. This Notice supersedes Notice 1398
Mar 1998Seafarer Health and Safety
MSN 1665 (M)The Merchant Shipping (Fire Protection) Regulations 1998: Fire fighting equipment
Notice to Shipowners, Shipbuilders, Masters, Certifying Authorities and Surveyors
Mar 1998Shipping Safety
MSN 1666 (M)The Merchant Shipping (Fire Protection) Regulations 1998: Fixed fire detection alarm and extinguishing systems
Notice to Shipowners, Shipbuilders, Masters, Certifying Authorities and Surveyors
Mar 1998Shipping Safety
MSN 1667 (M)The Merchant Shipping (Fire Protection) Regulations 1998: Passenger ships: Fire integrity of bulkheads, decks and ventilation duct
Notice to Shipowners, Shipbuilders, Masters, Certifying Authorities and Surveyors.
Mar 1998Shipping Safety
MSN 1668 (M)The Merchant Shipping (Fire Protection) Regulations 1998: Fire integrity of bulkheads, decks and ventilation ducting
Notice to Shipowners, Shipbuilders, Masters, Certifying Authorities and Surveyors.
Mar 1998Shipping Safety
MSN 1669 (M)The Merchant Shipping (Fire Protection) Regulations 1998: Special fire safety measures for ships carrying dangerous goods
Notice to Shipowners, Shipbuilders, Masters, Certifying Authorities and Surveyors.
Mar 1998Shipping Safety
MSN 1670 (M)The Merchant Shipping (Fire Protection) Regulations 1998: Exemptions
Notice to Shipowners, Shipbuilders, Masters, Certifying Authorities and Surveyors.
Mar 1998Shipping Safety
MGN 59 (M)Special Requirements for the Transport of Heated Liquids and Powdery or Granulated Materials in Portable Tanks
Notice to shipowners, ship operators, masters, tank owners, tank operators and shippers of dangerous goods. This Note supersedes Merchant Shipping Notice M1184.
Feb 1998Environmental Quality
MGN 60 (M)Code of Safe Practice for Solid Bulk Cargoes (BC Code) : 1996 Amendment Carriage of Coal Cargoes
Notice to operators, shipowners, charterers, managers, masters, ship s officers and shippers.
Feb 1998Environmental Quality
MSN 1711 (M+F)Compulsory Insurance for Ships Receiving Trans-Shipped Fish
Notice to Shipowners, Agents, Charterers and Masters.
Feb 1998Fishing and Code Vessel Safety
MGN 52 (M+F)Testing of Emergency Sources of Electrical Power
Notice to Owners, Masters, Skippers and Crews of Merchant Ships and Fishing Vessels. This Note supersedes Merchant Shipping Notice 1626.
Jan 1998Shipping Safety
MSN 1704 (M+F)Carriage of Firearms on Board Ships - Changes resulting from the Firearms (Amendment) Act 1997 and the Firearms (Amendment) (No. 2) Act 1997
Notice to shipowners, operators, charterers, managers, shipping agents, masters, ship s officers, fishing vessel owners, skippers and crew.
Jan 1998Maritime Security
MGN 50 (M)Manning of Pilot Boats
Notice to Competent Harbour Authorities, Pilots and Pilot Boat Crews. This Note replaces Merchant Shipping Notice No. M1473
Dec 1997Seafarer Training and Certification
MGN 36 (M)Document of Compliance for Ships Carrying Dangerous Goods in Packaged or Dry Bulk Form
Oct 1997Environmental Quality
MGN 37 (M)The Merchant Shipping (Dangerous Goods and Marine Pollutants) Regulations 1997
Oct 1997Environmental Quality
MSN 1706 (M)Amendment No. 1 - The Carriage of Military and Commercial Explosives
Notice to operators, shipowners, masters, freight forwarders and shippers of explosives. This Notice amends Merchant Shipping Notice No. 1706.
Oct 1997Environmental Quality
MSN 1690 (M)Serviceability and Maintenance Requirements of Radio Equipment under the Global Maritime Distress and Safety System (GMDSS)
Notice to shipbuilders, owners, masters and officers of merchant ships and manufacturers of marine radio equipment. This Merchant Shipping Notice is an integral part of the Merchant Shipping (Radio Installations) Regulations 1992. It supersedes Merchant Shipping Notice No 1475 and sets out the serviceability and maintenance requirements of radio equipment under the Global Maritime Distress and Safety System (GMDSS) in accordance with regulation 15(6) of these Regulations.
Sep 1997Navigation Safety
MSN 1693 (M)Performance specifications required by the Merchant Shipping (Radio Installations) Regulations 1980
Notice to owners, masters and officers of merchant ships and manufacturers of marine radio equipment. This Merchant Shipping Notice is an integral part of the Merchant Shipping (Radio Installations) Regulations 1992. It supersedes Merchant Shipping Notices M.928, M.948, M.1233 and M.1239, setting out the performance specifications for radio installations provided to comply with Part III of the Regulations in accordance with Regulation 5(2). All references in this Notice to Regulations of Chapter IV of the International Convention for the Safety of Life at Sea 1974 refer to those Regulations in force prior to 1 February 1992.
Sep 1997Navigation Safety
MGN 33 (M+F)Sewage systems on ships: associated hazards, installation and maintenance
Guidance to shipowners, charterers, ship builders and repairers, masters, fishing vessel owners, and skippers. This Note supersedes Merchant Shipping Notice M1548, which is hereby cancelled.
Aug 1997Environmental Quality
MGN 26 (M)High Speed Craft Training Further Guidance on Course Approval and Certification
Notice to Owners, Managers, Masters, Deck and Engineer Officers and other crew members of High Speed Craft. This Notice should be read in conjunction with Merchant Shipping Notice MSN 1696(M).
Jul 1997Seafarer Training and Certification
MSN 1671 (M)The Merchant Shipping (Cargo Ship Construction) Regulations 1997: Schedules
Jul 1997Shipping Safety
MGN 12 (F)Amendment No. 1 - Fishing Vessels Operating in Submarine Exercise Areas
Notice to Owners, Skippers and Crew of Fishing Vessels.
Jun 1997Fishing and Code Vessel Safety
MGN 12 (F)Fishing vessels operating in submarine exercise areas
Notice to Owners, Skippers and Crew of Fishing Vessels
Jun 1997Fishing and Code Vessel Safety
MSN 1671 (M)The Merchant Shipping (Cargo Ship Construction) Regulations 1997: Schedules
Mar 1997Shipping Safety
MSN 1703 (M)The Merchant Shipping (Dangerous or Noxious Liquid Substances) Regulations 1996
Notice to Shipowners, Masters, Certifying Authorities and Surveyors. Schedules in this Notice are an integral part of the Merchant Shipping (Dangerous or Noxious Liquid Substances) Regulations 1996. They apply to United Kingdom ships and to other ships while they are in the United Kingdom or within controlled waters.
Feb 1997Environmental Quality
MSN 1678 (M+F)The Special Waste Regulations 1996
This M Notice is for all Port and Harbour Authorities, Ships Masters and Officers, Ships Agents, Operators and Owners. This M Notice supersedes Part 4 and Appendix 3 and 4 of M Notice M.1462
Nov 1996Environmental Quality
MSN 1675 (M+F)Merchant Shipping (Registration, etc) Act 1993 Instructions to Surveyors Tonnage Measurement of Ships Revised Chapter 11 -Registration
Notice to Shipowners, Masters, Port and Harbour Authorities, Owners and Skippers of Fishing Vessels, Owners and Skippers of Yachts, Shipbuilders and Ship Repairers, Classification Societies, HM Customs, Pilot Authorities. This notice supersedes Notices Nos. M1499 and M1550
Oct 1996Registry of Seaman and Shipping
MSN 1643 (M)MARPOL 1 Notice to Ship-owners, Masters, Certifying Authorities and Surveyors
Sep 1996Environmental Quality
MSN 1663 (M)Vessels Engaged in Oil Recovery
Notice to Manufacturers, Shipbuilders, Shipowners, Ship Operators and Managers, Designers and Marine Consultants, Masters and Officers of Merchant Ships and Pollution Equipment Manufacturers. This M notice supersedes M1234.
Mar 1996Fishing and Code Vessel Safety
MSN 1634 (M+F)Certificates of Competency, Licences & Vocational Certificates
Notice to Owners, Masters, Skippers, Deck and Engineer Officers and Ratings of Merchant Ships and Fishing Vessels, and those concerned with Maritime Training.
Sep 1995Seafarer Training and Certification
MSN 1627 (M+F)The Merchant Shipping (Ships Doctors) Regulations 1995
Notice to Owners, Agents and Masters of Merchant Ships. This notice should be read in conjunction with the above-mentioned Regulations.
Aug 1995Seafarer Health and Safety
MSN 1613 (M+F)Merchant Shipping (Survey and Certification) Regulations 1995 Arbitration Procedure
Notice to the Owners and Operators of ships and fishing vessels
Mar 1995Survey
MSN 1579 (M)Minimum Training Requirements for Personnel Nominated to Assist Passengers in Emergency Situations
Notice to Owners, Managers, Masters and Crew of Passenger Ships
Nov 1994Seafarer Training and Certification
MSN 1589 (M)The Merchant Shipping (IBC Code) (Amendment) Regulations 1994 - The Merchant Shipping (BCH Code) (Amendment) Regulations 1994 - The Merchant Shipping (Control of Pollution by Noxious Liquid Substances in Bulk) (Amendment) Regulations 1994
The above regulations apply to all ships carrying hazardous cargoes and they control the loading, carriage, markings, unloading, discharge of residues and tank washing after carriage of such substances. The revision of the above regulations came into force on 1 September 1994.
Oct 1994Environmental Quality
MSN 1577 (M+F)Extension of Strict Liability of Ship-owners for Oil Pollution Damage
Sep 1994Environmental Quality
MSN 1560 (F)Survival at Sea
Notice to Shipowners, Ship Managers, Masters, Officers and Seamen of the Merchant Navy, Skippers and Crews of Fishing Vessels and Operators of Pleasure Craft and Small Vessels. This Notice supersedes Notice No. M.1139.
Apr 1994Seafarer Training and Certification
MSN 1557 (M+F)Electrical Installations in Small Craft Fire Risks
Notice to Shipowners, Shipbuilders, Shiprepairers, Masters, Officers and Seamen of Merchant Ships; Owners, Designers, Builders, Skippers and Crew of Fishing Vessels and Yachts
Feb 1994Shipping Safety
MSN 1520 (M)Provision of Product Data Sheets
Notice to Shipowners, Masters, Agents and Suppliers
Mar 1993Seafarer Health and Safety
MSN 1521 (M+F)Possible Hazards to Seamen from Oils Used on Ships
Notice to Shipowners, Masters and Crews
Mar 1993Seafarer Health and Safety
MSN 1522 (M+F)Life-Saving Appliances The Provision of Rescue Boats on Ships Fitted with Free Fall Lifeboats
Life-Saving Appliances The Provision of Rescue Boats on Ships Fitted with Free Fall Lifeboats
Oct 1992Shipping Safety
MSN 1482 (M)Certificates of Competency as Ships Cooks
This Notice supersedes M Notice No. 981
Feb 1992Seafarer Training and Certification
MSN 1485 (M)Guidelines and Specifications for Radar Reflectors to be fitted to Inflatable Liferafts
Notice to Manufacturers of Liferafts and Radar Reflectors, Shipowners, Masters and Officers of Merchant Ships
Feb 1992Shipping Safety
MSN 1467 (F)Emergency Position-Indicating Radio Beacons, Float Free Arrangements for Liferafts and Lifejackets on Fishing Vessels
Notice to Builders, Owners, Skippers and Crew of Fishing Vessels - [M Notices M1017 and M1311 are hereby cancelled].
Sep 1991Shipping Safety
MSN 1458 (M+F)Offshore Support Vessels
Notice to Shipbuilders, Shipowners, Masters, Ships Officers and Shippers
Jun 1991Fishing and Code Vessel Safety
MSN 1386 (M)Emergency Information for Passengers on Passenger Ships of Classes Ill, IV, V, VI AND VI(A)
Notice to Owners, Operators, Builders, Masters, Officers and Ratings of Passenger Ships of Classes III to VI(A). This Notice should be read in conjunction with Notice No. M.140
Apr 1990Shipping Safety
MSN 1409 (M)Emergency Information for Passengers
Notice to Owners and Operators of Passenger Ships, Masters, Officers, Ratings and Shipbuilders. This Notice Supersedes Notice No. M .1316.
Apr 1990Shipping Safety
MSN 1405 (M)Auxiliary Boilers on Board United Kingdom Registered Ships
Notice to Shipowners, Ship Operators, Masters and Engineer Officers
Jan 1990Shipping Safety
MSN 1393 (M)Weighing of Goods Vehicles and Other Cargo for Class II and Class II(A) Ro/Ro Passenger Ship Operations
Notices to Owners, Masters and Officers of United Kingdom Class II and II(A) Passenger Ro/Ro Ships and other Class II and II(A) Passenger Ro/Ro Ships serving UK Ports; and to Operators of Ports and Berths served by such ships.
Nov 1989Shipping Safety
MSN 1391 (M)Official Log Books
Notice to Shipowners, Masters and Officers of Ro-Ro Passenger Ships
Sep 1989Seafarer Health and Safety
MSN 1359 (M)Emergency Equipment Lockers for Ro/Ro Passenger Ships
Notice to Shipowners, Shipbuilders, Shiprepairers, Suppliers of Ships Equipment, Masters, Officers and Seamen. (This notice is to be read in conjunction with the Merchant Shipping (Emergency Equipment Lockers for Ro/Ro Passenger Ships) Regulations 1988)
Nov 1988Shipping Safety
MSN 1334 (M)Multi-Engined Propulsion Machinery Installations
To Shipowners, Shipbuilders, Classification Societies, Masters and Chief Engineers of Merchant Ships
Jun 1988Shipping Safety
MSN 1328 (M+F)Small Vessels' Navigation and Radar Training Course
Notice to Owners, Operators, Masters, Skippers and Officers of Merchant Ships and Fishing Vessels
May 1988Seafarer Training and Certification
MSN 1314 (F)Guide to the Fishing Industry on Documents Required by Law to be Maintained
To Owners and Skippers of Fishing Vessels. Vessels of 80 feet (24.4 metres) or more in length. This Notice supersedes No. M.721
Feb 1988Seafarer Health and Safety
MSN 1303 (F)Guide to the Fishing Industry on Documents Required by Law to be Maintained
To Owners and Skippers of Fishing Vessels. Vessels of 55 feet (16.8 Metres) or More in Length but Less than 80 Feet (24.4 Metres). This notice supersedes M.720.
Jan 1988Seafarer Health and Safety
MSN 1300 (M)Safety of Submersible Craft
Notice to Submersible Craft Owners and Operators, Submersible Craft Operations Controllers and Pilots, Shipmasters, Officers and Seamen. The Merchant Shipping (Submersible Craft Operations) Regulations 1987 SI 1987 No. 311. The Merchant Shipping (Submersible Craft) Amendment Regulations 1987 SI 1987 No. 306. The Merchant Shipping (Submersible Craft Operations) (Amendment) Regulations 1987 SI 1987 No. 1603
Nov 1987Fishing and Code Vessel Safety
MSN 1290 (M+F)Offshore Installations - Observance of Safety Zones
Notice to Shipowners, Masters, Officers and Seamen of Merchant Ships and Other Sea-going Vessels and to Owners, Skippers and Crews of Fishing Vessels
Sep 1987Navigation Safety
MSN 1221 (M)Dynamically Positioned Vessels and the Dangers to Divers Operating from such Vessels
Notice to Shipowners, Masters and Officers of Merchant Ships and Fishing Vessels. This Notice supersedes Notice No. M.895.
Apr 1987Fishing and Code Vessel Safety
MSN 1254 (M+F)Use of Solid Carbon Dioxide (Drikold, Cardice, Dry Ice, etc)
Notice to Shipowners and Masters, Officers and Crew Members. This Notice supercedes Notice No. M.354.
Nov 1986Seafarer Health and Safety
MSN 1231 (M)Safe cargo-handling operations on offshore supply vessels
Notice to Shipowners, Shipping Agents, Masters and Seamen
Jul 1986Environmental Quality
MSN 1196 (M)Marine Pollution - Manual on Oil Pollution
Notice to Owners, Masters and Officers of Merchant Ships and Owners and Skippers of Fishing Vessels.
Nov 1985Environmental Quality
MSN 1197 (M)The Merchant Shipping (Prevention of Oil Pollution) Regulations 1983 - Additional Recording and Documentation for Oil Record Books
Notice to Owners, Masters and Officers of Merchant Ships, Owners and Skippers of Fishing Vessels and Port and Harbour Authorities
Nov 1985Environmental Quality
MSN 1186 (M+F)Lifeboat Winches fitted with a Roller Ratchet Mechanism
Notice to Shipowners, Masters, Safety Officers and Shiprepairers
Aug 1985Shipping Safety
MSN 1157 (F)Issues of Certificates of Service under the Terms of Regulation 8(2) of the Fishing Vessels (Certification of Deck Officers and Engineer Officers) Regulations 1984 (SI 1984 No. 1115)
Notice to Owners, Managers, Skippers and Deck and Engineer officers of Fishing Vessels
Jun 1985Seafarer Training and Certification
MSN 1167 (M)Carriage of Containers and Flats in Ships not Designed or Modified for the Purpose
Notice to Shipowners, Masters and Deck Officers, Stevedores, Shippers and Packers of Containers and Flats
Mar 1985Environmental Quality
MSN 1151 (M)The Operational Control of Watertight Doors in Passenger Ships
Notice to Shipowners, Masters and Chief Engineers of Passenger Ships
Dec 1984Shipping Safety
MSN 1136 (M+F)Fires involving Oil Fired Appliances
Notice to Shipowners, Shipbuilders, Ship Managers, Masters and Crew Members of Small Cargo Ships and Similar Vessels and to Owners, Builders, Managers, Skippers and Crew of Fishing Vessels.
Jun 1984Shipping Safety
MSN 1083 (M+F)Explosions in Boiler Furnaces
Notice to Shipowners, Superintendent Engineers, Engineer Officers and Crews of Merchant Ships. (This Notice supersedes M.902)
Aug 1983Shipping Safety
MSN 1057 (M+F)Merchant Shipping (Crew Agreements, Lists of Crew and Discharge of Seamen) (Fishng Vessels) (Amendment) Regulations 1983
Notice to Owners, Managers, Skippers, Mates and Crews of Fishing Vessels, Fishing Vessel Survey Offices and Marine Offices
Apr 1983Seafarer Health and Safety
MSN 1015 (M)Training for Masters and Cheif Mates of Large Ships and Ships with Unusual Manoeuvring Characteristics
Notice to Shipowners, Ship Operators, Masters, Deck Officers and Nautical Colleges. The recommendations contained in this Notice supersede those on the same subject contained in Notice No. M771.
Mar 1982Seafarer Training and Certification
MSN 975 (F)Freeboards of Fishing Vessels
Notice to Fishing Vessel Owners, Skippers and Mates, Shipbuilders and Consultants
May 1981Fishing and Code Vessel Safety
MSN 957 (M+F)Fires and Explosions Resulting from Welding and Flamecutting Operations
Notice to Owners, Masters and Officers of all Merchant Ships and to Shiprepairers. This Notice supersedes Notice No. M.268.
Feb 1981Shipping Safety
MSN 852 (M+F)Use of Diesel Engine Starting Aids containing Flammable Mixtures
Notice to shipowners, Fishing Vessel Owners, Engine Builders, Masters, Skippers and Engineer Officers
Jul 1978Shipping Safety
MSN 847 (M)Dry Cleaning Plants Requirements for Installation and Operation
Notice to Shipowners, Masters, Shipbuilders and Repairers
May 1978Shipping Safety
MSN 782 (M+F)Polyurethane Foam and other Organic Foam Materials
Notice to Shipowners, Shipbuilders, ShipRepairers and Shipbuilding Contractors. (This Notice supersedes Notice No. M.592).
Nov 1976Shipping Safety
MSN 757 (M+F)Employers' Liability (Compulsory Insurance) Act 1969
Notice to Shipowners and Owners of Fishing Vessels. This Notice supersedes Notice No. M.749.
Aug 1976Corporate Secretariat
MSN 752 (M+F)Safety Electric Shock Hazard in the Use of Electric Arc Welding Plant
Notice to Shipowners, Masters, Officers and Seamen
Mar 1976Seafarer Health and Safety
MSN 719 (M+F)Guide to the Fishing Industry on Documents Required by Law to be Maintained
To Owners and Skippers of Fishing Vessels. Vessels of 40 feet (12 metres) or more in length but less than 55 feet (16.8 metres).
Jul 1975Seafarer Health and Safety
MSN 700 (M)Oil Pollution on Tankers - Seperation of Cargo Oil Piping Systems from the Sea
Notice to Shipbuilders, Ship Repairers, Shipowners, Masters and Officers. This Notice supersedes Notice No. M.679.
Nov 1974Environmental Quality
MSN 681 (M+F)Fixed Fire Smothering Gas Installations: Siting Precautions for CO2 Cylinders
Notice to Owners, Masters and Officers of Merchant Ships and Fishing Vessels
May 1974Shipping Safety
MSN 646 (M+F)Toxic Substances in Electronic Devices
Notice to Owners, Masters, Officers and Seamen of Merchant Ships, Yachts and other Vessels; to Owners, Skippers and Crews of Fishing Vessels; to Marine Radio Companies; and to Training Schools.
Oct 1972Seafarer Health and Safety
MSN 622 (M+F)Miscellaneous Openings in Freeboard and Superstrcture Decks - Spurling Pipes
Notice to Shipowners, Masters and Mates
Oct 1971Shipping Safety
MSN 474 (M+F)Explosions in Diesel Engined Vessels
Notice to Shipowners, Shipbuilders and Chief Engineers
Feb 1963Shipping Safety
MGN 498 (M)Inland Waters Small Passenger Boat Code - Operational Guidance for the Towing of Inflatables
Vessel Standards Branch