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Tug remains under detention at Dover

Tug remains under detention at Dover

22/01/2018 00:00:00 A tug which lost propulsion while carrying out a tow, remains in detention after Maritime & Coastguard Agency surveyors found a number of deficiencies.
Indian Ocean MOU New Inspection Regime

Indian Ocean MOU New Inspection Regime

17/01/2018 00:00:00 At the 20th meeting of the Port State Control Committee in Male, Maldives, in August 2017, the Committee finalised the criteria for implementation of New Inspection Regime (NIR) for the Indian Ocean MOU (IOMOU) for providing a more risk based system for identifying and targeting non-complaint ships for inspections from 1st January 2018.
Day angling skipper fined for breaching small code vessel rules

Day angling skipper fined for breaching small code vessel rules

16/01/2018 00:00:00 The skipper of a 14-metre day angling boat has been fined £4,500 with more than £7,000 costs, after pleading guilty to offences which breach the small commercial vessel code of practice.
Fishing vessel owner fined for putting crew lives at risk

Fishing vessel owner fined for putting crew lives at risk

01/12/2017 00:00:00 The owner of a fishing vessel was fined a total of £4000 at Stornoway Sheriff Court for failing to secure the safe operations of his vessel in a prosecution brought by the Maritime & Coastguard Agency.
Consultation on fishing convention measure proposals

Consultation on fishing convention measure proposals

16/11/2017 00:00:00 Fishermen would be given extra protection in their working lives under a new set of proposals currently out for consultation