UK MCA

UK’s foreign flagged ship detentions for February 2020

The UK Maritime and Coastguard Agency (MCA) announced that during February there were four new detention of foreign flagged vessels in a UK port, while seven foreign flagged ships remained under detention during February 2020 after failing port state control (PSC) inspection.

Foreign flagged ship detentions in January 2020, UK

The UK Maritime and Coastguard Agency (MCA) announced that during January there were two new detention of foreign flagged vessels in a UK port, while six foreign flagged ships remained under detention during January 2020 after failing port state control (PSC) inspection.

UK MCA issues advice on seafarers training amid COVID-19

As the shipping industry is facing challenges amid the COVID-19 pandemic, the UK issued information concerning seafarers training including, COVID-19 update, career information, written and oral exam syllabuses and details for nautical colleges and training centres.

UK MCA: Survey and inspection amid COVID-19

The UK Maritime and Coastguard Agency issued a marine information notice which sets out the policy of the MCA with respect to UK Vessels which are prevented from arranging the relevant Surveys, Inspections and Audits required for compliance with the relevant Statutory Instruments due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic.

UK MCA issues amended biological agents regulation

The UK Maritime CoastGuard Agency (UK MCA) launched a Merchant Shipping Note concerning merchant shipping and fishing vessels (health and safety at work) regulations 2010, replacing MSN 1889 (M+F), informing of biological agents and the risks arising.

UK MCA: Drones can play major role in next-gen SAR operations

Drones play a major role today in shipping operations, with UK Maritime and Coast Guard Agency (MCA) commenting that ‘drones could be used in the future to help save life across the UK.’ To implement the project, UK MCA will collaborate with Elbit Systems UK and the Civil Aviation Authority (CAA) to carry out the demonstrations in the coming months.

UK MCA to use technology to monitor commercial fishing compliance to ILO 188

The UK Maritime CoastGuard Agency (UK MCA) began monitoring the country’s commercial fishing industry and compliance with ILO 188, assisted by technological means to monitor the situation. UK MCA highlights that commercial fishing is the most dangerous profession, with totally seven lives lost in 2019.

More accessible journeys for disabled passengers

The UK Maritime Minister launched a new passenger rights toolkit in Liverpool, calling operators to make journeys better for disabled passengers and staff, continuing the UK’s internationally leading plans for fully accessible transport.