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: 600s to 900s

MSNs 600 to 999.

MSNs: 1000s

MSNs 1100 to 1199.

MSNs: 1100s

MSNs: 1200s

MSNs 1200 to 1299.

MSNs: 1300s

MSNs 1300 to 1399.

MSNs: 1400s

MSNs 1400 to 1499.

MSNs: 1500s

MSNs 1500 to 1599.

MSNs: 1600s

MSNs 1600 to 1699.

MSNs: 1700s

MSNs 1700 to 1799.

MSNs: 1800s

MSNs 1800 to 1899.

MSNs: 1900s

MSNs 1900 to 1999.

Published 6 May 2014
Last updated 25 July 2022 + show all updates
  1. MSN 1850 removed and replaced by MSN 1850 A1. And MSN 1908 added

  2. added MSN 1883 A1 and remove MSN 1883

  3. Added MSN1874 A6. Removed MSN 1874 A5

  4. MSN 1874 A4 removed and replaced by MSN 1874 A5

  5. added MSN 1903 and MSN 1690 Amendment 1. Deleted MSN 1690

  6. Removed MSN 1832 and added MSN 1832 Amendment 1

  7. Added MSN 1906 The Carriage of Dangerous Goods and Marine Pollutants: Amendments to International Standards to the collection

  8. Updated to include MSN 1905 amendment 1 application of the ships' medical stores regulations.

  9. Updated to include MSN 1815 Amendment 6 Equivalent medical certificates.

  10. Added updated MSN 1905 (M+F).

  11. MSN 1905 added to collection

  12. Collection page updated to reflect the latest published marine notices up to MSN 1899.

  13. Updated to include MSNs ILO work in fishing convention, 1882 and 1885.

  14. Updated to include MSNs ILO working in fishing convention, numbers 1815, 1883, 1884,1886 and 1891.

  15. MSN 1823 Edition 2, Amendment 1 added to the list

  16. Updated to include MSN 1848 (M) Amendment 2 MLC seafarers living and working conditions

  17. Updated to include MSN 1877 Amendment 1 Hours of work and entitlement to leave

  18. Added MSN 1877

  19. MSN 1823 (M) Edition 2 The inland waters passenger ship code added.

  20. Updated to include - MSN 1876 Working time: inland waterways regulations 2003 as amended.

  21. MSN 1837 added

  22. MSN 1837 Amendment 2 added

  23. Added MSNs

  24. MSN 1874 added to list.

  25. MSN 1875 added to list.

  26. Added to collection; MSN 847 Dry cleaning plants requirements for installation and operation

  27. MSN 1874 added to list

  28. Updated new MSN 1870 (M+F) Personal Protective Equipment Regulations 1999

  29. Addition of MSN 1853 (M Boatmasters’ Qualifications, Crew and Hours of Work

  30. MSN 1855 uploaded

  31. MSN 1854 uploaded

  32. MSN 1819 Amendment 1 added 31/01/2015

  33. Updated to link to relevant legislation

  34. Collection amended

  35. MSNs added relating to the MLC

  36. First published.