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.
Norman Finlay, a highly respected marine surveyor and the founder of the National Workboat Association (NWA), has been awarded an MBE for ‘Services to UK Shipping’. Following the Lifetime Achievement award presented to Mr Finlay at Seawork in 2013, this MBE is further recognition of the dedication and commitment he has shown, throughout a long and illustrious career, to the maritime and workboat industries.
Following on from the Members Survey earlier this year, we have been working on refining the ways in which we communicate with our members – and updating our newsletter has been a key element of this. To ensure that we’re providing a service that best meets your needs and interests, we’d like to give you the opportunity to provide your feedback.
In our final ‘Member Profile’ of 2017, we catch up with Dave McNaughtan, General Manager at Delta Marine, for his view on where opportunities lie for growth in the marine energy sector.