Maritime and Coastguard Agency (MCA) Safety Bulletins

Safety bulletins alert industry to specific issues. They are normally time sensitive and action may be required.

Safety bulletins are used to alert industry to specific issues. They can be prompted by an accident, near miss or a discovery during survey/testing etc. They may refer to current guidance (e.g. SOLAS, MGNs. MSNs etc), or an alert to a new hazard that has just arisen for which there are no regulations or rules yet. They tend to be time sensitive and an action in response to usually required.


Published 13 August 2021
Last updated 31 January 2023 + show all updates
  1. Safety Bulletin 31 added

  2. Safety Bulletin 30 added

  3. SBI 29 added to list

  4. Safety Bulletin 28 added

  5. Safety Bulletin 26 – CO2 Fire Suppression Installation Testing added

  6. Added SBI 027

  7. added safety bulletin 25

  8. added safety bulletin 23 and 24

  9. Safety Bulletin 22 added

  10. Safety bulletin 21 - Use of emery cloth on metalworking lathes, has been added.

  11. Added safety bulletin 20: Safety concern over lifting equipment inspections on fishing vessels.

  12. First published.