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UK MCA updates Code of Safe Working Practices

The UK Maritime and Coastguard Agency (MCA) has updated its Code of safe working practices for merchant seafarers (COSWP) 2019, which was firstly published on 4 September 2015. The Code of Safe Working Practices (COSWP) Code details the regulatory framework for health and safety on board, safety management and statutory duties underlying the advice in the Code and the areas that should be covered when introducing a recruit to the safety procedures on board.

Foreign flagged vessels detained in the UK in October

The UK Maritime and Coastguard Agency (MCA) announced that during October there were six new detention of foreign flagged vessels in a UK port, while six foreign flagged ships remained under detention during August 2019 after failing port state control (PSC) inspection.

UK MCA to test autonomous ships in Portland

The UK MCA chose UK’s Portland as a test site for a new online platform which will allow data sharing; In this way, MCA will be able to share data with additional organizations that will assist in the development and testing of MASS in UK waters.

UK MCA boards cargo that departed Sweden without permission

Scandinavian Coast Guard asked the UK MCA to board the Rix Emerald following allegations that the vessel departed Sweden without permission, and disappeared when the Swedish Transport Agency tried to detain the vessel, as the Courier reports.

Foreign flagged vessels detained in the UK in September

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

UK MCA: Two guides on navigation and STCW

The UK Maritime & Coastguard Agency (UK MCA) has published two guides on seafarer practices; The first guide discusses the importance of watch-keeping and the impact of over-reliance on a single electronic navigational aid. The second guide focuses on UK requirements for safe manning operations.

MARLab presents autonomous vessels during LISW

People from the Maritime Autonomy Regulation Lab, which was initially developed to understand how the Maritime & Coastguard Agency will regulate autonomous surface ships and support the wider UK industry, are now exploring how regulations will keep up with the new technologies.

Foreign flagged ships detained in the UK during August

The UK Maritime and Coastguard Agency (MCA) announced that during August there was one new detention of foreign flagged vessels in a UK port, while four foreign flagged ships remained under detention during August 2019 after failing port state control (PSC) inspection.

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