Consultation outcome

Bridge visibility regulations small passenger ships 2017

This consultation has concluded

Detail of outcome

Following this consultation a full regulatory impact assessment has been prepared for a further consultation. This consultation will run between 19/06/2018 and 17/07/2018 and is available here

Feedback received

Table of responses

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Detail of feedback received

UPDATE

A table of responses has now been uploaded.

Original consultation

Summary

The consultation will run for 13 weeks from 08 November 2016 until 07 February 2017

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Consultation description

This consultation concerns proposed changes to the small passenger ship bridge visibility requirements (which are currently implemented via Merchant Shipping (Bridge Visibility) (Small Passenger Ships) Regulations 2005, Statutory Instrument (SI) 2005/2286). These changes are necessary to address:-

  • a regulatory lacuna that exists for vessels with a registered length of 45m or more
  • a perceived lack of clarity within the definition of enclosed passenger deck and the use of visual aids when determining sight lines

The changes will be implemented through a new SI which will revoke and replace the 2005 Regulations. We would be grateful for your views on the proposed amendments and also whether the proposed changes will have any impact on your business. Further details are outlined in the attached consultation letter. Please note that the regulations do not apply on non-tidal waters.

Documents

Consultee Information Letter (Extended)

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Bridge Visibility Regulations - Draft SI

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DfT Regulatory Triage Assessment

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Published 8 November 2016
Last updated 19 June 2018 + show all updates
  1. Consultation responses added and link to new consultation added to final outcome.
  2. Update to responses
  3. New document added and consultation extended to 7 February 2017
  4. First published.