Apply for survey and inspection of ships and fishing vessels

MSF 5100 to submit a request for an MCA survey and inspection.


Application for survey and inspection of ships and fishing vessels (MSF 5100)

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This application form is for owners and operators of ships and fishing vessels to request a survey. The form also contains information about health and safety standards and the arrangements you must make to make sure the surveyor can inspect the vessel safely. It includes guidelines on:

  • safe means of access
  • transfer vessels
  • access in and around the vessel
Published 17 April 2014
Last updated 11 March 2020 + show all updates
  1. Version 03/20 added.

  2. Latest revision of MSF 5100 added - R02.20

  3. April 2016 revision uploaded

  4. First published.