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Upgrades to the Marine Case Management System

The online system for marine licence applications will be unavailable between 5pm and 8pm on Thursday 5 May due to essential upgrade work.


The Marine Management Organisation’s licensing case management system, MCMS, has recently undergone some upgrade work.

In order for the upgrades to be implemented the system must be taken offline. During this time all aspects of the system will be unavailable.

This upgrade work will take place across the evening of 5 May 2016 and it is expected that MCMS will be unavailable for 3 hours from 5pm until approximately 8pm.

Please ensure that you ‘log out’ so that the application that you are working on is saved. If you do not do this prior to the start of these upgrades commencing you may lose any unsaved changes.

The work being carried out covers the following changes:

  • MCMS will now allow licence holders to manage and submit any returns required under their licence
  • Significant upgrades to the public register making it much easier to access information and make representations

We do not envisage you encountering any problems as part of this upgrade, however if you do please do not hesitate to contact our IT helpdesk on 0191 376 2660.

Published 5 May 2016