MGN 455 Support for maritime training scheme-revised arrangements

Revised arrangements of the government’s financial support scheme for merchant navy training, (SMarT), from 1 August 2012 to 31 March 2015.


MGN 455 (M) The government support for maritime training scheme (SMarT): revised arrangements from 1 August 2012 to 31 March 2015

This file may not be suitable for users of assistive technology. Request an accessible format.

If you use assistive technology (such as a screen reader) and need a version of this document in a more accessible format, please email Please tell us what format you need. It will help us if you say what assistive technology you use.


Arrangements for additional funding of up to £3 million per year has been allocated to the UK government’s financial support scheme (SMarT) for merchant navy seafarer training between 1 April 2014 and 31 March 2016. Further information regarding the additional funding can be found in MIN 486 (M)

MGN 455 has now been extended and remains valid until on 31 March 2019

This notice is for all:

  • merchant ship owners and managers
  • masters
  • deck and engineering officers
  • ratings of merchant vessels
  • those concerned with maritime training
Published 28 August 2012
Last updated 1 February 2018 + show all updates
  1. Dates in body have been updated.
  2. MGN 455 will now expire on 31 March 2018
  3. First published.