Detail of outcome
MGN 553 has now been published and is available to download.
Detail of feedback received
The attached table outlines all of the comments from this consultation along with the MCA’s responses.
This consultation is for a new marine guidance note (MGN) that replaces the marine guidance note, MGN 499. This MGN provides guidance on the MCA policy with regards to the acceptable standards of non-SOLAS inflatable life-saving appliances (LSA) for use on certain UK registered commercial vessels. It also sets the process for servicing requirements for such LSA that should be regularly serviced at a service station in accordance with instructions from the original equipment manufacturer (OEM).