Collection

Merchant shipping notices (MSNs)

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

What MSNs are about

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

Who MSNs 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

Relevant UK Legislation

Go to the Gov.uk legislation page to find legislation relevant to the Merchant Shipping Notices.

MSNs: 400s to 900s

MSNs 400 to 999.

  1. MSN 474 Explosions in diesel engined vessels

    • Guidance
  2. MSN 622 Miscellaneous openings: spurling pipes

    • Guidance
  3. MSN 646 Toxic substances in electronic devices

    • Guidance
  4. MSN 681 Fixed fire smothering gas installations

    • Guidance
  5. MSN 700 Oil pollution prevention on tankers

    • Guidance
  6. MSN 719 Fishing industry: documents legally required

    • Guidance
  7. MSN 782 Polyurethane foam and other organic foam materials

    • Guidance
  8. MSN 752 Electric arc welding plant: electric shock hazard

    • Guidance
  9. MSN 847 Dry cleaning plants: installation and operation

    • Statutory guidance
  10. MSN 852 Using diesel engine-starting aids with flammable mixtures

    • Guidance
  11. MSN 957 Fires and explosions from welding and flamecutting

    • Guidance
  12. MSN 975 Freeboards of fishing vessels

    • Guidance

MSNs: 1000s

MSNs 1100 to 1199.

MSNs: 1100s

MSNs: 1200s

MSNs 1200 to 1299.

MSNs: 1300s

MSNs 1300 to 1399.

  1. MSN 1300 Safety of submersible craft

    • Guidance
  2. MSN 1303 Guide to fishing industry on documents to be maintained

    • Guidance
  3. MSN 1314 Fishing vessel of 24 meters or more: documentation

    • Guidance
  4. MSN 1314 Guide to fishing industry-documents to be maintained

    • Guidance
  5. MSN 1328 Small vessels' navigation and radar training course

    • Guidance
  6. MSN 1334 (M) Multi engined propulsion machinery installations

    • Guidance
  7. MSN 1359 (M) Emergency Equipment Lockers: Ro/Ro Passenger Ships

    • Guidance
  8. MSN 1386 (M) Emergency information: Passengers on passenger ships

    • Guidance
  9. MSN 1391 (M) Official log books

    • Guidance
  10. MSN 1393 (M) Weighing goods vehicles for ro/ro passenger ships

    • Guidance

MSNs: 1400s

MSNs 1400 to 1499.

MSNs: 1500s

MSNs 1500 to 1599.

MSNs: 1600s

MSNs 1600 to 1699.

  1. MSN 1613 Survey and certification regulations: arbitration process

    • Guidance
  2. MSN 1634 Certificates of competency, licences and certificates

    • Guidance
  3. MSN 1643 Prevention of oil pollution

    • Guidance
  4. MSN 1663 Oil recovery vessels

    • Guidance
  5. MSN 1665 Fire fighting equipment

    • Guidance
  6. MSN 1666 Fire protection

    • Guidance
  7. MSN 1667 Fire integrity of bulkheads, decks and ventilation ducts

    • Guidance
  8. MSN 1668 Fire integrity of bulkheads, decks, ventilation ducting

    • Guidance
  9. MSN 1669 Ships carrying dangerous goods: fire safety measures

    • Guidance
  10. MSN 1670 Exemptions to the 1998 fire protection regulations

    • Guidance
  11. MSN 1671 Cargo ship construction schedules

    • Guidance
  12. MSN 1671 Amendment 1: The Merchant Shipping (Cargo Ship Construction) Regulations 1997 schedules

    • Guidance
  13. MSN 1671 Amendment 2: The merchant shipping regulations 1999

    • Guidance
  14. MSN 1672 Amendent 3: ship inspection and survey organisations

    • Guidance
  15. MSN 1675 'Instructions to surveyors': Revised chapter 11

    • Guidance
  16. MSN 1676 Merchant shipping life-saving appliances regulations

    • Guidance
  17. MSN 1677 The life-saving appliances regulations 1999

    • Guidance
  18. MSN 1678 Special waste regulations 1996

    • Guidance
  19. MSN 1690 Radio equipment: serviceability and maintenance

    • Guidance
  20. MSN 1693 Radio installations: performance specifications

    • Guidance
  21. MSN 1699 Passenger ship consutruction classes III to VI

    • Guidance
  22. MSN 1699 Amendment 1: the merchant ships of classes III to VI(A) regulations 1998

    • Guidance

MSNs: 1700s

MSNs 1700 to 1799.

  1. MSN 1703 Dangerous or noxious liquid substances

    • Guidance
  2. MSN 1704 Carriage of firearms on board ships

    • Guidance
  3. MSN 1706 Amendment 1: military and commercial explosives

    • Guidance
  4. MSN 1711 Insurance for ships receiving trans-shipped fish

    • Guidance
  5. MSN 1714 Performance standards required for radio equipment

    • Guidance
  6. MSN 1715 Subdivision and damage stability

    • Guidance
  7. MSN 1715 Amendment 1: damage stability of cargo ships

    • Guidance
  8. MSN 1717 IGC code amendments

    • Guidance
  9. MSN 1718 The safe use of pesticides in ships

    • Guidance
  10. MSN 1722 Training crews launching lifeboats and rescue boats

    • Guidance
  11. MSN 1733 Merchant shipping (fire protection) (amendment) regulations 1999

    • Guidance
  12. MSN 1734 Type approval of marine equipment (EC notified bodies)

    • Guidance
  13. MSN 1734 (M+F) Approval of Marine Equipment Amendment 10

    • Statutory guidance
  14. MSN 1735 Type approval of marine equipment

    • Guidance
  15. MSN 1735 (M+F) Type Approval of Marine Equipment Amendment 10

    • Statutory guidance
  16. MSN 1737 Helicopter emergency landing areas

    • Guidance
  17. MSN 1740 Training and certification of officers and crew on high speed craft

    • Guidance
  18. MSN 1745 Seafarer vision test: deck and dual career personnel

    • Guidance
  19. MSN 1747 Sea areas: council directive 98/18/EC

    • Guidance
  20. MSN 1751: Harmonised system of survey and certification (HSSC)

    • Guidance
  21. MSN 1752 Amended Merchant Shipping (Load Line) Regulations 1998

    • Guidance
  22. MSN 1752 Load Line Regulations 2000 Corrigendum

    • Guidance
  23. MSN 1752 Load Line Regulations 2000 Corrigendum

    • Guidance
  24. MSN 1757 Requirements for life-saving appliances

    • Guidance
  25. MSN 1762 The Merchant Shipping (Diving Safety) Regulations 2002

    • Guidance
  26. MSN 1768 Applying the ships' medical stores regulations 1995

    • Guidance
  27. MSN 1768 Corrigendum: ships medical stores

    • Guidance
  28. MSN 1781 Amendment 2: The merchant shipping regulations 1996: COLREG

    • Guidance
  29. MSN 1783 Search and rescue (SAR) co-operation plan requirements

    • Guidance
  30. MSN 1786 Working time: seafishermen

    • Guidance
  31. MSN 1789 Directive 2003/24/EC

    • Guidance
  32. MSN 1790 Stability requirements for ro-ro passenger ships

    • Guidance
  33. MSN 1790 Amendment 1: stability on roll-on and roll-off ships

    • Guidance
  34. MSN 1792 The large commercial yacht code (LY2)

    • Guidance
  35. MSN 1794 Passenger ships: counting and registering people onboard

    • Guidance
  36. MSN 1795 Revised carriage requirements for (AIS)

    • Guidance
  37. MSN 1799 Rabies: carriage of animals on ships

    • Guidance

MSNs: 1800s

MSNs 1800 to 1899.

  1. MSN 1801 Radio equipment: serviceability and maintenance

    • Guidance
  2. MSN 1805 Navigability licences

    • Guidance
  3. MSN 1807 Prevention of pollution by sewage and garbage from ships

    • Guidance
  4. MSN 1809 (F) Standard of radio equipment required on ships

    • Guidance
  5. MSN 1810 (M+F) Radio communications: SOLAS and non-SOLAS vessels

    • Guidance
  6. MSN 1811 (M) Passenger ships on domestic voyages regulations 2002

    • Guidance
  7. MSN 1812 (M) Amendments to SOLAS chapter V

    • Guidance
  8. MSN 1815 (M) Equivalent medical certificates to ENG1

    • Guidance
  9. MSN 1816 (M+F) 406 MHz Beacons: registration requirements

    • Guidance
  10. MSN 1819 Prevention of air pollution from ships

    • Guidance
  11. MSN 1819 (M+F) Prevention of air Pollution from Ships

    • Guidance
  12. MSN 1823 (M) Safety code for passenger ships

    • Guidance
  13. MSN 1823 (M) Edition 2 The inland waters passenger ship code

    • Guidance
  14. MSN 1824 (M) Technical requirements of inland waterway vessels

    • Guidance
  15. MSN 1825 (F) Fishing vessels training and CEC guidance

    • Guidance
  16. MSN 1829 (M) Ship to ship transfer regulations 2010 and 2012

    • Guidance
  17. MSN 1830 (M) Implementation of directive 2009/21/EC in the UK

    • Guidance
  18. MSN 1831 VTM Reporting Requirements for Ships and Ports

    • Guidance
  19. MSN 1832 Merchant shipping regulations 2011

    • Guidance
  20. MSN 1837 (M) Amendment 2. categorisation of waters

    • Guidance
  21. MSN 1838 (M) Maritime Labour Convention, 2006: Minimum Age

    • Guidance
  22. MSN 1839 (M) Maritime labour convention: medical certification

    • Guidance
  23. MSN 1841 Maritime labour convention, medical care ship's doctors

    • Guidance
  24. MSN 1842 (M) MLC 2006: hours of work and entitlement to leave

    • Guidance
  25. MSN 1844 (M) Maritime labour convention, 2006: crew accommodation

    • Guidance
  26. MSN 1845 Food & Catering - Provision of Food and Fresh Water

    • Guidance
  27. MSN 1846 Food and Catering: Ship’s Cooks and Catering Staff

    • Guidance
  28. MSN 1848 Annexes 2 to 5: maritime labour certificate and declaration of maritime compliance

    • Guidance
  29. MSN 1848 Amendment 1 seafarers working and living conditions

    • Guidance
  30. MSN 1849 On-board complaints procedure

    • Guidance
  31. MSN 1850 (M) MLC 2006: Reporting of Occupational Diseases

    • Guidance
  32. MSN 1851 (M) Large commercial yacht code (LY3)

    • Guidance
  33. MSN 1852 Requirements for tanks taking dangerous goods by sea

    • Guidance
  34. MSN 1853 (M) Boatmasters’ Qualifications, Crew and Hours of Work

    • Guidance
  35. MSN 1855(M) Domestic Passenger Ships Directive Equivalent Standards

    • Guidance
  36. MSN 1856 (M+F) UK requirements for master and deck officers

    • Guidance
  37. MSN 1857 UK requirements for engineer officers and operators

    • Guidance
  38. MSN 1858 Requirements for deck officers on large yachts over 24m

    • Guidance
  39. MSN 1859 Requirements for engineer officers on large yachts: 24m

    • Guidance
  40. MSN 1860 (M) UK requirements for electro-technical officers

    • Guidance
  41. MSN 1861 Revalidate certificate of competency, tanker endorsement

    • Guidance
  42. MSN 1862 (M) UK requirements for deck ratings

    • Guidance
  43. MSN 1863 (M+F) UK requirements for engine room ratings

    • Guidance
  44. MSN 1864 (M) UK requirements for radio operators

    • Guidance
  45. MSN 1865 Training requirements under chapter VI of STCW code

    • Guidance
  46. MSN 1866 Special training for tankers and passenger ships

    • Guidance
  47. MSN 1867 Recognition of non-UK certification for issue of a CEC

    • Guidance
  48. MSN 1868 (M) UK requirements for safe manning and watchkeeping

    • Guidance
  49. MSN 1869 (M) Safety Management Code For Domestic Passenger Ships

    • Guidance
  50. MSN 1870 (M+F) Personal Protective Equipment Regulations 1999

    • Guidance
  51. MSN 1871 Construction and safe operation fishing vessels under 15m

    • Guidance
  52. MSN 1872 (F) Code of safe working practice for fishing vessels

    • Guidance
  53. MSN 1873 Construction and safe operation fishing vessels over 24m

    • Guidance
  54. MSN 1874 Marine equipment directive, other approval and standards

    • Guidance
  55. MSN 1874 Marine equipment directive, other approval and standards

    • Guidance
  56. MSN 1875: Carriage of dangerous goods, packaged marine pollutants

    • Guidance
  57. MSN 1876 Working time: inland waterways regulations 2003 as amended

    • Guidance
  58. MSN 1877 (M) MLC 2006: hours of work and entitlement to leave

    • Guidance
Published 6 May 2014
Last updated 15 February 2018 + show all updates
  1. Added MSN 1877
  2. MSN 1823 (M) Edition 2 The inland waters passenger ship code added.
  3. Updated to include - MSN 1876 Working time: inland waterways regulations 2003 as amended.
  4. MSN 1837 added
  5. MSN 1837 Amendment 2 added
  6. Added MSNs
  7. MSN 1874 added to list.
  8. MSN 1875 added to list.
  9. Added to collection; MSN 847 Dry cleaning plants requirements for installation and operation
  10. MSN 1874 added to list
  11. Updated new MSN 1870 (M+F) Personal Protective Equipment Regulations 1999
  12. Addition of MSN 1853 (M Boatmasters’ Qualifications, Crew and Hours of Work
  13. MSN 1855 uploaded
  14. MSN 1854 uploaded
  15. MSN 1819 Amendment 1 added 31/01/2015
  16. Updated to link to relevant legislation
  17. Collection amended
  18. MSNs added relating to the MLC
  19. First published.