MGN 472 Applying for a Substantial Equivalence

This MGN provides an outline on how to apply for a Substantial Equivalence.


MGN 472 - MLC 2006; Guidance on the procedure for applying for a Substantial Equivalence

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This notice should be read in conjunction with The Merchant Shipping (Maritime Labour Convention) (Survey and Certification) Regulations 2013 and the Merchant Shipping (Maritime Labour Convention) (Minimum Requirements for Seafarers etc.) Regulations 2014.

Notice to all

  • shipbuilders
  • shipowners
  • ship operators
  • employers
  • masters
  • seafarers
  • manning agents and agencies

This MGN

  • briefly describes the application procedure for UK flagged vessels and for vessels flagging into the UK.
  • provides details on the information which will be required when applying for a substantial equivalence
  • lists the substantial equivalences that have been approved with agreement of both shipowners’ and seafarers’ organisations.
Published 17 November 2015