MGN 493 Asbestos regulations and amendments

Changes made to the 2010 merchant shipping and fishing vessels ,health and safety at work, asbestos regulations.



This notice should be read in conjunction with Marine Guidance Note MGN 429 (M+F) which provided guidance on the requirements of the Merchant Shipping and Fishing Vessels (Health and Safety at Work)(Asbestos) Regulations 2010 (SI 2010/2984) as originally introduced.

This notice is for all:

  • ship, yacht and fishing vessel owners
  • operators and managers and other employers of seafarers
  • masters, officers and seafarers on merchant ships, hovercraft and yachts
  • skippers and crew of fishing vessels
  • small commercially operated vessels and yachts with paid crew whether operating at sea or on inland waters
Published 28 June 2013
Last updated 12 June 2015 + show all updates
  1. Updated MGN 493 (M+F) Asbestos regulations and amendments
  2. First published.