Detail of outcome
MCA carried out the consultation of MGN 390 and as a result, MGN 515 and MGN 516 are now published and set out UK policy going forward for these types of vessel.
MGN 515 (M) Special Purpose Ships (SPS) Code - Offshore Vessels can be found here
MGN 516 (M) IMO Codes and Guidelines for Offshore Vessels can be found here
We are seeking feedback on new guidance for vessels that operate in the offshore sector which concerns:
- applying the special purpose ship (SPS) code
- applying International Maritime Organization codes and guidelines other than the SPS code such as the mobile offshore drilling unit code
The 2 new draft marine guidance notes (MGN) replace existing guidance in MGN 390.