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New laws to restrict the way ships release ballast water into UK seas

24/03/2021 00:00:00 Consultation begins today [Wednesday 18 March] on new laws which would further protect United Kingdom coastlines by stopping international ships from discharging potentially harmful species into the sea.

UK Maritime Services welcomes new assistant director for Modernising Maritime Education

23/03/2021 00:00:00 Dr Carole Davis, Deputy Director for Modernising Maritime Education, joined the Maritime and Coastguard Agency (MCA) as part of the UK Maritime Services Directorate in early 2021.

£20 million fund to propel green shipbuilding launched

22/03/2021 00:00:00 The future of clean maritime technology is taking another big step forward, bringing benefits and opportunities for vessel owners and operators. Through our Maritime Future Technologies team we’re acting as a technical partner for this competition which is set to help shape the future for decarbonising UK maritime.

Ambitions to reduce shipping emissions charged by future technology research

22/03/2021 00:00:00 New research into the viability of battery technologies for maritime operations will be used by the Maritime and Coastguard Agency (MCA) to inform its on-going assessment of future technologies.

Consultation into Polar Code due to begin today

17/03/2021 00:00:00 Consultation on putting international rules designed to protect polar regions and those that sail on them into UK law, is due to begin today.  The rules cover safety-related requirements for some of the toughest environments on earth including ship design, construction and equipment as well as the protection of the unique eco-systems of the polar regions.