Merchant Shipping Notices

MSNs contain the technical detail of regulations called ‘statutory instruments’ (SIs). This is mandatory information, and must be complied with under UK legislation.

https://www.gov.uk/government/collections/merchant-shipping-notices-msns

Marine Guidance Notices

A collection of active marine guidance notes, published by the Maritime and Coastguard Agency (MCA).

https://www.gov.uk/government/collections/marine-guidance-notices-mgns

MGN280

Small Vessels in Commercial Use for Sport or Pleasure, Workboats and Pilot Boats – Alternative Construction Standards

Yellow Code

Code of Practice for the Construction, Machinery, Equipment, Stability, Operation and Examination of Motor Vessels, Of Up To 24 Metres Load Line Length, In Commercial Use and Which Do Not Carry Cargo or More Than 12 Passengers

Blue Code

Code of Practice for The Construction, Machinery, Equipment, Stability, Operation and Examination of Sailing Vessels, of Up To 24 Metres Load Line Length, In Commercial Use and Which Do Not Carry Cargo or More Than 12 Passengers.

Caribbean Small Commercial Vessel Code

 

The aim of this Code is to prescribe standards of construction, and emergency equipment for small commercial vessels operating in the Caribbean Region. The regulations are based on the United States Coast Guard Code of Federal Regulations 46 Sub-Chapter T (certification of small passenger vessels) which are regarded as equivalent to IMO Convention requirements for such vessels, Sub-Chapter C (Un-inspected vessels) and The United Kingdom Code of Practice for the Safety of Small Workboats and Pilot Boats.

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