Tuesday 4th July 2017
The MCA have finally got round to updating and revising the Loadline Regulations - as one of the basic pieces of marine legislation applying to almost all craft, you should be aware of these changes - and give your comments as they will affect your business going forward. This is a substantial piece of legislation with a lot of information to 'wade' through...
Please find below a link to a public consultation package on the proposed Merchant Shipping (Load Line) Regulations:
The main Consultation Document
Annex A – Impact Assessment
Annex B – Regulatory Policy Committee (RPC) opinion on the Impact Assessment
Annex C – draft Statutory Instrument
Annex D – Marine Guidance Note (MGN)
Annex E – Marine Information Note (MIN)
Annex F – List of Consultees
We have asked Norman Finlay as one of the most experienced interpreters of the existing Loadline Regulations to look through and comment on behalf of the NWA - but it is important that you comment back to the MCA - and if possible pass your comments to Norman and the Secretary, so we can reflect your views in any future discussions with the MCA.
Please note you need to comment by 24th August.
The National Workboat Association (NWA) would like to thank everyone who attended our most recent Safety Forum, Towage: Reducing the Risks – Raising the Standards, on the 16th June at Seawork 2017.
As many of you will have seen, last month we sent out a questionnaire to all of our members, designed to measure your satisfaction with our activities, and establish your priorities as we continue to act on your behalf.
The MCA has announced a public consultation to revise and update the Merchant Shipping (Load Line) Regulations.