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

    • Guidance
  2. MIN 417 Carbon fibre masts and spars

    • Guidance
  3. MIN 427 Lifejackets on class V vessels: general exemption

    • Guidance
  4. MIN 435 Clarification of dyslexia policy

    • Guidance
  5. MIN 463 Vessel traffic services V103, local port course dates

    • Guidance
  6. MIN 466 Support for maritime training scheme: additional guidance

    • Guidance
  7. MIN 474 Changes to officer of the watch written exams

    • Guidance
  8. MIN 478 Amendments to international convention on load lines 1966

    • Guidance
  9. MIN 486 Maritime training - extra funds of up to £3 million

    • Guidance
  10. MIN 487 Counterfeit Nautical Charts and Publications

    • Guidance
  11. MIN 488 Amendments to SOLAS Chapter V and performance standards

    • Guidance
  12. MIN 489 Vessel traffic services course dates 2014 - 2015

    • Guidance
  13. MIN 491 Code of safe practice for cargo stowage and securing

    • Guidance
  14. MIN 494 Revalidating a certificate of competency new requirements

    • Guidance
  15. MIN 495 Boatmasters’ Qualifications, Crew and Hours of Work

    • Guidance
  16. MIN 498 Using yacht sea service for unlimited merchant navy CoC

    • Guidance
  17. MIN 499 (M+F) Wreck Removal: Liability and compulsory insurance

    • Guidance
  18. MIN 500 (M) Passenger ships - five year certificates

    • Guidance
  19. MIN 503 (M) Training for ECDIS as Primary Means of Navigation

    • Guidance
  20. MIN 507 Written exam dates 2015/16: deck and engineer officers

    • Guidance
  21. MIN 508 (F) Written examination dates 2015/16: deck officers

    • Guidance
  22. MIN 509 (M) Written examination dates 2015/16: engineer officers

    • Guidance
  23. MIN 511 Alternative route engineer officer of the watch unlimited

    • Guidance
  24. MIN 515 Subscribe to safety bulletins, MCA document notifications

    • Guidance
  25. MIN 516 Amendment: International Maritime Solid Bulk Cargoes Code

    • Guidance
  26. MIN 518 Port of London local knowledge examination arrangements

    • Guidance
  27. MIN 519 MARPOL - Amendments to MARPOL Annex VI - Chapter 3

    • Guidance
  28. MIN 521 (M) Amendments to MSN 1858

    • Guidance
  29. MIN 522 Boatmaster's licence applicants on domestic vessels

    • Guidance
  30. MIN 523 open reversible liferafts - UK over capacity

    • Guidance
  31. MIN 524 Engineer officer small vessel Certificate of Competency

    • Guidance
  32. MIN 525 Written exam dates 2016/17: Deck and Engineer Officers

    • Guidance
  33. MIN 526 Written exam dates 2016/17: Deck Officers

    • Guidance
  34. MIN 527 Written examination dates 2016/17: Engineer Officers

    • Guidance
  35. MIN 527 (Corrigendum) Written exam dates 2016/17:Engineer Officer

    • Guidance
  36. MIN 528 Vessel traffic (V103) & local port course dates 2016–17

    • Guidance
  37. MIN 529 Maritime Labour Convention 2006: Seafarer's Employment

    • Guidance
  38. MIN 533 (M) Changes to ‘Advanced Sea Survival Course for Yachtsmen’

    • Guidance
  39. MIN 535 (M) Final Clarification on the Requirements for Updating Ancillary & Safety Training and Completing Tanker Training

    • Guidance
  40. MIN 537 (M) MLC 2006: 2014 Amendments Ship Owner Liability and Abandonment of Seafarers

    • Guidance
  41. MIN 538(M) Codes of Practice - Authorisation of Certifying Authorities

    • Guidance
  42. MIN 539 STCW basic training certificates after 1 January 2017.

    • Guidance
  43. MIN 540 Revised reporting processes and the CERS Workbook.

    • Guidance
  44. MIN 541- Relocation of Ensign and Tyne Marine Office

    • Guidance
  45. MIN 542 (M+F) Advertised alternatives to pyrotechnic flares

    • Guidance
  46. MIN 543 (M) - Sea service verification on large yachts

    • Guidance
  47. MIN 544 Control, Management of Ships' Ballast Water and Sediments

    • Guidance
  48. MIN 546 Seafarer fatigue - publication of research projects 2017

    • Guidance
  49. MIN 547 Merchant navy medal for meritorious service amendment 1

    • Guidance
  50. MIN 548 Codes of practice: controlling risks due to noise and vibration

    • Guidance
  51. MIN 549 Examination dates: deck, engineer officers (merchant navy)

    • Guidance
  52. MIN550 Written examination dates: Deck Officers (Fishing Vessels)

    • Guidance
  53. MIN 551 Written examination dates: engineer officers (Yachts)

    • Guidance
  54. MIN 552: Y4 and Y3 Auxiliary equipment changes

    • Guidance
  55. MIN 556 (M) Port marine safety code compliance submission

    • Guidance
  56. MIN 558 (F) Fishing safety management code

    • Guidance
  57. MIN 559 (M) MLC 2006 Food and catering - recognised qualifications

    • Guidance
  58. MIN 560 (M) Amending Resolutions - Load Line Convention

    • Guidance
  59. MIN 563 (M) Changes to MCA education and training requirements for obtaining a UK Certificate of Competency

    • Guidance
Published 6 May 2014
Last updated 13 February 2018 + show all updates
  1. MIN 560 added
  2. Added MIN 563
  3. Updated list
  4. Updated to include MIN 559 (M) MLC 2006 Food and Catering - recognised qualifications
  5. MIN 542 (M+F) Added
  6. MIN 556 Added
  7. Added MIN 552
  8. Added MIN 549, 550 and 551
  9. MIN 487, MIN 488, MIN 544, MIN 547, MIN 548 & MIN 540 added to list.
  10. Updated MIN 546 (M) Seafarer fatigue - publication of two research projects 2017
  11. Added MIN 543
  12. Updated MIN 537 (M) MLC 2006: Amendment 2014 Shipowner liability and abandonment of seafarers
  13. Update to include MIN 532 (M) Code of Safe Working Practices for Merchant Seafarers: Amendment 2016
  14. Added MIN 535
  15. Added MIN 533
  16. Added MIN 525, MIN 526 and MIN 527.
  17. MIN 524 added
  18. Added MIN 522
  19. Added MIN 521
  20. Added MIN 520
  21. Added MIN 518
  22. MIN 512 (M+F) Code of Safe Working Practices for Merchant Seafarers: New Edition
  23. New MIN documents added to the collection
  24. MIN 502, MIN 503 and MIN 504 uploaded
  25. Addition of MIN 495 (M) - The Merchant Shipping (Boatmasters’ Qualifications, Crew and Hours of Work) Regulations 2015. Local Regulations
  26. MIN 497 uploaded
  27. MIN 491 added (13 10 14)
  28. MIN 490(M) added (12/08/14)
  29. MIN 489(M) added 30 July 2014
  30. MIN 479 added (16/07/14)
  31. First published.