Collection

Marine information notes (MINs)

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

What MINs are about

Marine information notes (MINs) tend to give information that’s:

  • valid for a short period of time, such as timetables for MCA exams
  • relevant to a small group of people, such as training establishments or equipment manufacturers

Who MINs are for

The letter suffix after the M-notice number tells you if it relates to merchant ships and/or fishing vessels:

  • (M) for merchant ship
  • (F) for fishing vessels
  • (M+F) for both merchant ships and fishing vessels

Documents

  1. MIN 176 Safety alert: mooring cleat failures
  2. MIN 417 Carbon fibre masts and spars
  3. MIN 427 Lifejackets on class V vessels: general exemption
  4. MIN 435 Clarification of dyslexia policy
  5. MIN 463 Vessel traffic services V103, local port course dates
  6. MIN 466 Support for maritime training scheme: additional guidance
  7. MIN 474 Changes to officer of the watch written exams
  8. MIN 478 Amendments to international convention on load lines 1966
  9. MIN 486 Maritime training - extra funds of up to £3 million
  10. MIN 489 Vessel traffic services course dates 2014 - 2015
  11. MIN 494 Revalidating a certificate of competency new requirements
  12. MIN 495 Boatmasters’ Qualifications, Crew and Hours of Work
  13. MIN 499 (M+F) Wreck Removal: Liability and compulsory insurance
  14. MIN 500 (M) Passenger ships - five year certificates
  15. MIN 503 (M) Training for ECDIS as Primary Means of Navigation
  16. MIN 511 Alternative route engineer officer of the watch unlimited
  17. MIN 515 Subscribe to safety bulletins, MCA document notifications
  18. MIN 516 Amendment: International Maritime Solid Bulk Cargoes Code
  19. MIN 518 Port of London local knowledge examination arrangements
  20. MIN 519 MARPOL - Amendments to MARPOL Annex VI - Chapter 3
  21. MIN 521 (M) Amendments to MSN 1858
  22. MIN 522 Boatmaster's licence applicants on domestic vessels
  23. MIN 523 open reversible liferafts - UK over capacity
  24. MIN 524 Engineer officer small vessel Certificate of Competency
  25. MIN 528 Vessel traffic (V103) & local port course dates 2016–17
  26. MIN 529 Maritime Labour Convention 2006: Seafarer's Employment
  27. MIN 533 (M) Changes to ‘Advanced Sea Survival Course for Yachtsmen’
  28. MIN 535 (M) Final clarification on the requirements for updating ancillary & safety training and completing tanker training
  29. MIN 539 STCW basic training certificates after 1 January 2017.
  30. MIN 543 (M) - Sea service verification on large yachts
  31. MIN 544 Control, Management of Ships' Ballast Water and Sediments
  32. MIN 560 (M) Amending Resolutions - Load Line Convention
  33. MIN 563 (M) Changes to MCA education and training requirements for obtaining a UK Certificate of Competency
  34. MIN 567 (M) Government Support for Maritime Training (SMarT)
  35. MIN 575 ILO work in fishing convention medical certification grandfather rights
  36. MIN 576 (M) Passenger ships on categorised waters - MCA contact details for SAR co-operation plans
  37. MIN 580 New route to an UK Officer of the Watch (OOW) yachts Certificate of Competency
  38. MIN 585 (M) The international convention for prevention of pollution from ships 1973, as modified by the protocol 1978 (MARPOL 73/78) – Annex I (Prevention of pollution by oil)
  39. MIN 588 Controlling risks due to noise and vibration on ships
  40. MIN 591 (M) Notification of assessment requirement for some UK certificate of competency holders
  41. MIN 594 Changes to Examinations leading to a Restricted Engineering UK Certificate of Competency
  42. MIN 594 Changes to Examinations leading to a Restricted Engineering UK Certificate of Competency
  43. MIN 597 (F) Written examination dates 2019/20: deck officers (fishing vessels)
  44. MIN 598 (M+F) Written examination dates 2019/20
  45. MIN 599 (M) Written examination dates 2019/20
  46. MIN 600 Ships captains medical guide 23rd edition
  47. MIN 601 (M) COSWP Amendment 2019
  48. MIN 602 Guidance and deadline for the notification of assessment requirement for some UK certificate of competency holders.
  49. MIN 603 (M+F) Refurbishment of Liverpool marine office and coastal operations base
  50. MIN 604 (M+F) Anchoring – Avoiding damage to cables and pipelines
  51. MIN 605 (M) MLC Food catering recognised qualifications
  52. MIN 606 Notification of suspension for some UK Certification of Competency holders.
  53. MIN 607 (M+F) Port and terminal refusal of requests to conduct boat drills
  54. MIN 609 Implementation of electronic certificates
  55. MIN 615 (M) The Support for Maritime Training (SMarT) Fund During the COVID-19 Period
Published 6 May 2014
Last updated 9 April 2020 + show all updates
  1. Added MIN 615

  2. Added recent MINs.

  3. Updated to include Recent MINs

  4. Updated to include MIN 575 ILO work in fishing convention medical certification grandfather rights

  5. MIN 582 added.

  6. Added MIN 580

  7. MIN 576 (M) Passenger ships on categorised waters - MCA contact details for SAR co-operation plans

  8. Added MINs 572 and 573

  9. added MIN 565 and MIN 567

  10. MIN 560 added

  11. Added MIN 563

  12. Updated list

  13. Updated to include MIN 559 (M) MLC 2006 Food and Catering - recognised qualifications

  14. MIN 542 (M+F) Added

  15. MIN 556 Added

  16. Added MIN 552

  17. Added MIN 549, 550 and 551

  18. MIN 487, MIN 488, MIN 544, MIN 547, MIN 548 & MIN 540 added to list.

  19. Updated MIN 546 (M) Seafarer fatigue - publication of two research projects 2017

  20. Added MIN 543

  21. Updated MIN 537 (M) MLC 2006: Amendment 2014 Shipowner liability and abandonment of seafarers

  22. Update to include MIN 532 (M) Code of Safe Working Practices for Merchant Seafarers: Amendment 2016

  23. Added MIN 535

  24. Added MIN 533

  25. Added MIN 525, MIN 526 and MIN 527.

  26. MIN 524 added

  27. Added MIN 522

  28. Added MIN 521

  29. Added MIN 520

  30. Added MIN 518

  31. MIN 512 (M+F) Code of Safe Working Practices for Merchant Seafarers: New Edition

  32. New MIN documents added to the collection

  33. MIN 502, MIN 503 and MIN 504 uploaded

  34. Addition of MIN 495 (M) - The Merchant Shipping (Boatmasters’ Qualifications, Crew and Hours of Work) Regulations 2015. Local Regulations

  35. MIN 497 uploaded

  36. MIN 491 added (13 10 14)

  37. MIN 490(M) added (12/08/14)

  38. MIN 489(M) added 30 July 2014

  39. MIN 479 added (16/07/14)

  40. First published.