MGN 578 (M) Overside working on vessels

Use of equipment (rail and trolley) and similar systems for undertaking "overside" work on yachts and other vessels.


MGN 578 (M) Use of equipment to undertake work over the side on commercial yachts, small commercial vessels and loadline vessels

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This note replaces MGN 422 (M) and should be read with the code of safe working practices for merchant seafarers and regulations referred to in annex 1.

Notice to all

  • Shipowners
  • Masters
  • Crew and ship surveyors

The main points are

  • to ensure that the new systems comply with the current BS/EN standards
  • to ensure that existing systems have been checked to an equivalent standard
  • to ensure maintenance is carried out to the manufacturer’s advice
Published 13 December 2017