COVID 19 - Update to MCA approach to survey and certification of UK vessels

Published: 20/04/2020

Further revisions have been published to MIN612 (M+F) Coronavirus - MCA approach to survey and certification of UK vessels. 

The amendment, effective as of 17th April 2020, takes into account feedback from industry and the ongoing development of MCA policy as appropriate, to assist operators whilst maintaining an equivalent level of safety in operation. It includes extended policy guidance on the testing, servicing and calibration of equipment and clarification of the extension of the authorisations to the UK recognised organisations. Amendments since the last revision are underlined for clarity.

You can access the revised guidance via the link below: 

MIN 612 (M+F) Amendment 2 Coronavirus (COVID-19) - MCA approach to survey and certification of UK vessels

It is recommended you read the full document. If you do need further assistance, contact your local Marine Office.

Business continuity plans are in place across the MCA (including the UK Ship Register) to maintain operational support for operators. 

This is a changing situation so please check you are reviewing the latest guidance and documents on gov.uk/mca before taking action. The contents of this MIN will be continuously reviewed, and revisions published as the situation changes. 

Operators and Seafarers should make sure they are accessing the latest updates and guidance from The International Maritime Organization through their online media centre, available here: http://www.imo.org/en/MediaCentre/HotTopics/Pages/Coronavirus.aspx