Pleasure vessels, UK regulations: marine guidance note 489 amendment
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Marine guidance note 489 regarding UK regulation for pleasure vessels was published in June 2013. It has since been noted that various errors and amendments are required, these changes are:
- correction of a typographical error in paragraph 6.2
- correction to make it clear which vessels the regulations quoted apply to in paragraphs 7.4.4, 7.4.5, 7.6.2 and 8.2
- new guidance added on the survey process for IOPP certificates in paragraph 7.4.6
- new guidance provided on energy efficiency design indexes and shipboard energy efficiency management plans in paragraph 7.6.3
- clarity on the meaning in paragraph 12.1
also the schedule to the life-saving appliances general exemption had the following amendments so that:
- paragraph 1 applies only to vessels of between 13.7 and 24 metres in category A and B waters, and permits some alternative means of compliance in category A waters
- paragraph 2 no longer applies to vessels in category A or B waters
- paragraphs 3 and 4 correct the extent of the sea areas
- paragraph 6 applies only to vessels of 24 metres in length and over and is subject to paragraph 7