Navigation safety leaflets

MCA information leaflets about navigation, communication and safety at sea.


  1. Documents

Download a collection of safety leaflets for seafarers on ships, yachts and fishing vessels.

Hard copies of these leaflets can be obtained from MCA:

Telephone: 0845 6032431

Fax: 01375 484556


You can also browse and order through the MCA hard copy online catalogue.


  1. GMDSS: benefits of digital selective calling (DSC)

    • Guidance
  2. GMDSS: sea areas and procedures for small boat users

    • Guidance
  3. Life saving signals

    • Guidance
  4. SOLAS regulations for pleasure boat users

    • Guidance
  5. Maritime safety information: leaflet

    • Guidance
  6. Navigation safety for UK seafarers

    • Detailed guide