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UK to review the fishing training and certification regulations

The Maritime and Coastguard agency examines all of fishermen’s training and certification regulations, as it aims to update the UK’s training and examination system for fishermen in order to boost their skills and also improve safety in seas.

UK MCA detains cargo vessel due to unpaid wages

As BBC reports, a cargo ship has been detained in Leith port in Edinburgh due to non-payment of wages to Russian seafarers onboard the vessel. The UK MCA confirmed that it found deficiencies to the Cook Islands-flagged Alexander Tvardovskiy.

List of ships detained in UK in May 2019

The Maritime and Coastguard Agency (MCA) announced that during May, there were three new detentions of foreign flagged vessels in a UK port, whereas four foreign flagged ships remained under detention in UK ports during May 2019 after failing port state control (PSC) inspection.

List of ships detained in UK in April 2019

The Maritime and Coastguard Agency (MCA) announced that during April, there were two new detentions of foreign flagged vessels in a UK port, whereas four foreign flagged ships remained under detention in UK ports during April 2019 after failing port state control (PSC) inspection.

UK vessels’ gross tonnage decreased by 1% in 2018

Official data from the UK Maritime and Coastguard Agency (MCA) focus on the fact that the gross tonnage on the UK  Ship Register was 16.0 million at end of December 2018, a decrease of 1% on the previous year, but 16% up on the figure at end 2014.

Lessons learned from fishing vessel fatal capsizing

In light of the recently-published investigation into the fatal capsizing of the fishing vessel ‘Laura Jane’ off Plymouth in May 2018, the UK MAIB issued a safety flyer with valuable safety lessons learned for the fishing industry, stressing risks associated with vessel overloading and poor stability assessment. 

List of ships detained in UK in March 2019

The UK Maritime and Coastguard Agency (MCA) announced that one vessel was detained during March, whereas seven foreign flagged ships remained under detention in UK ports during March 2019 after failing Port State Control (PSC) inspection.

Drone trial begins to support search and rescue off Essex

Essex Police, the UK Maritime & Coastguard Agency (MCA) and the Royal National Lifeboat Institution (RNLI) have teamed up on a new one-year-long drone trial to support vital search and rescue action around the coast of Essex. The trial started on 29 April.

List of ships detained in UK in February 2019

In its monthly review of ship detentions, the UK MCA announced that nine foreign-flagged ships remained under detention in UK ports during February 2019 after failing Port State Control (PSC) inspection. From these, four were new detentions that took place within February. 

Requirements for companies offering GMDSS Shore-Based Maintenance service

Maritime Administrations are responsible of making sure that companies offering a GMDSS Shore-Based Maintenance (SBM) service are acceptable according to the IMO Resolution A.702 (17). If a ship owner has chosen the radio equipment to be maintained through a Shore-Based Maintenance Agreement, the Maritime and Coastguard Agency (MCA) has agreed with a series of requirements that must be met by a company that seeks registration as a SBM provider. 

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