Ships and cargoes guidance and bulletins

A collection highlighting marine notices, notes, safety bulletins and guidance relevant to the shipping and cargo industries.

This collection page links to the Maritime and Coastguard Agency’s (MCA) active marine notices, safety bulletins and merchant shipping notes. It also highlights marine notice guidance about transporting dangerous goods by sea.

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Active marine notes

Marine guidance and information notes. Please see the individual notes to find out where the guidance applies.

Merchant shipping notices

Notices for those working in the merchant shipping industry.

Safety bulletins

Bulletins to alert people in the maritime industry to specific issues they may need to react to.

Transporting dangerous goods

A collection of marine notices advising on issues around transporting dangerous goods by sea.

Published 13 July 2023