MGN 501 Code of practice: fishing vessels of 24 metres and over

Improve the safety of vessels and follow this voluntary code of practice to prepare for compulsory vessel surveys.

This publication was withdrawn on

MGN 501 has been replaced by MSN 1873


MGN 501 (F) Code of practice for fishing vessels of 24 metres and over - standards which may be used to prepare for your MCA surveys

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Notice to all fishing vessel:

  • designers
  • builders
  • owners
  • employers
  • skippers
  • crew

This notice provides a code of practice for 24m registered length (L) vessels and over.

It sets out in 1 document the requirements currently contained in the Fishing Vessels (Safety Provisions) rules 1975, the Fishing Vessels (EC Directive on a Harmonised Safety Regime) regulations 1999 and the Fishing Vessels (Life-saving Appliances) regulations 1988.

This code is voluntary but may be used as an alternative to these rules and regulations, which still remain in force, for the purpose of having your vessel surveyed.

Published 1 February 2014