Maritime and Coastguard Agency authorisedMark Dorrington-Niblett is authorised by the IIMS and YDSA Certifying Authorities to undertake examinations in connection with the Maritime and Coastguard Agency Codes of Practice for Small Commercial Vessels.

Small commercially operated vessels, up to 24 metres load line length, and carrying no more than 12 passengers, are legally required to comply with the relevant Maritime and Coastguard Agency (MCA) Codes of Practice for the Safety of Small Commercial Sailing and Motor vessels. Similarly, small commercial workboats also have to comply with the relevant MCA Codes of Practice.

The Code MGN 280 has been developed for application to United Kingdom (UK) vessels up to 24 metres load line length which are engaged at sea in activities on a commercial basis, which carry cargo and/or not more than 12 passengers, or provide a service in which neither cargo nor cargo are carried, or are UK pilot boats of whatever size. Information can be found on the MCA website: http://www.mcga.gov.uk/c4mca/mcga07-home.htm

Previous codes were:

The new code draws together in one publication a rationalisation of the existing requirements contained in the previous four separate codes. Areas of Operation under the harmonized code are:

Mark Dorrington-Niblett is authorized by the YDSA & IIMS Certifying Authorities to undertake examinations in connection with the Maritime and Coastguard Agency Codes of Practice for Small Commercial Vessels.

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