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Under The Public Health (Ships) Regulations, what restrictions apply on boarding or leaving a ship after arrival at a UK port?
What are the advantages of registering under a flag of convenience?
What is the difference between grounding and stranding?
In the Lloyd's Register class +100A1, what do the “+”,"100", "A" and "1" stand for?
What general precautions should be taken against stowaways boarding in port?
Why do some cargo ships have more than one set of load lines marked, i. e. multiple load lines?
What is a NAABSA berth or NAABSA port?
A new master joins a UK ship at an overseas port. The crew of non-UK officers and ratings are to join two days later. What should the master look for when they join, and what should be his priorities?
What are the differences between "towage" and "salvage"?
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Before a STS transfer can take place in a harbour area, what must the harbour authority obtain from the MCA?
Does the MCA grant any exemptions from The Merchant Shipping (Port Waste Reception Facilities) Regulations?
Does the MCA have any powers to exempt a ship from manning regulations?
Does the MCA publish any guidance on ballast water management?
Does the MCA still publish paper M Notices?
During a regular crossing of a UK ferry, an MCA surveyor is on board, carrying out an unscheduled survey. What items may be covered by the survey?
Given a choice between using a loose- leaf copy and the MCA website version, which should be used?
How are minor non-conformities closed-out?
How does MCA retain oversight of a UK ship enrolled on the Alternative Compliance Scheme?
How will the MCA reply to a certificate extension request, and what should be done with their reply message?
In the MCA, who are superintendents, and what are their functions?
In what circumstances might the MCA cancel a SOLAS certificate?
In which document does the MCA publish the statutory requirements for the carriage of charts and nautical publications by UK ships?
Must a passenger counting and registration system be approved by the MCA?
On completion of a survey of a survey of navigational equipment, the MCA surveyor issues form MSF1102. What is this?
On which ships must any muster list be approved by the MCA ?
The MCA issues both "full term" and "short term" certificates. What is the difference between a "full term certificate" and a "short term certificate"?
What are examples of possible situations where an Improvement Notice could be served by the MCA?
What are the MCA's chief activities?
What codes of practice are published by the MCA on controlling risks due to noise and vibration on ships?
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