D348. What are the statutory requirements concerning UK ships proceeding to sea without the appropriate documentation?

No UK ship may proceed to sea unless it has been surveyed and there is in force: (1) in the case of a (Class I) passenger ship engaged on international voyages, a Passenger Ship Safety Certificate, or...

C31. What is the latest published edition of the ISM Code?

The ISM Code 2010, which consolidates the 2004, 2005 and 2008 Amendments and contains all related IMO Guidelines and Guidance. It replaces the 2002 edition with effect from 1 July 2010....

B59. What powers do HSE inspectors have in relation to ships?

The same powers to inspect ships in ports in Great Britain as MCA surveyors. They may issue Improvement Notices and Prohibition Notices and bring prosecutions for contraventions of relevant legislatio...

Why are the Red Sea area and the Gulfs area not defined as special areas in UK oil pollution law?

Along with many other States, the UK does not recognise the Red Sea and Gulfs areas as special areas in view of the lack of slops reception facilities provided. They were therefore de-designated by SI...

What are "overriding factors" in the New Inspection Regime?

Factors considered sufficiently serious to trigger an additional inspection at Priority I....

Does GMDSS apply to ships on domestic (i.e. non-international) voyages?

Under SOLAS, no, since SOLAS chapter IV does not apply to ships on non- international voyages. However, an individual Party State may pass legislation to extend application of the GMDSS requirements t...

D180. Where can the statutory requirements for the fitting of navigational equipment in UK ships be found?

In SOLAS regulation V/19 and in the guidance published in the MCA's 2002 SOLAS V Publication (also called Safety of Navigation - Implementing SOLAS Chapter V, 2002) on the MCA website. Annex 11 to the...

Passing 2 miles off Dover harbour, while bound for Le Havre, a UK ship finds a floating liferaft and manages to recover it on board. Should it be landed at Le Havre?

No. Under the Merchant Shipping Act 1995 it is an offence to take into a foreign port and sell: (1) any vessel stranded, derelict or otherwise in distress found on or near the coasts of the UK or any ...

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