UK MCA

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.

Foreign flagged ships detained in UK in July 2019

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

Foreign flagged ships detained in UK in June 2019

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

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.

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