Guidance

MGN 599 (M) Pleasure vessels - Regulations and exemptions - Guidance and best practice advice

This MGN replaces MGN 538 (M), as amended.

Documents

MGN 599 - Pleasure vessel regulations

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Details

This MGN provides guidance for pleasure vessels which has been developed in consultation with British Marine (BM), RYA and Yacht Brokers, Designers and Surveyors Association (YBDSA). It introduces the concept of Intended Pleasure Vessels, includes a new Exemption from fire extinguishing regulations on close-down, provides an amended Exemption with phase-out of ORC Liferafts for Class XII Vessels, and includes the existing Exemption from Class XII Fire Protection regulations. It includes the following details and guidance on the Disapplication and Exemptions from Merchant Shipping Regulations: -

The Code of Practice for Intended Pleasure Vessels in Temporary Commercial Use at Sea is applicable to any UK Pleasure Vessel or non-UK Pleasure Vessel operating from UK ports while in UK waters.

Annex 1: Exemption for Pleasure Vessels of 13.7m or over from the Merchant Shipping Life-Saving Appliances Regulations.

Annex 2: Exemption for Pleasure Vessels of 13.7m or over from certain provisions of the Merchant Shipping Fire Protection (Small Ships) Regulations.

Annex 3: Exemption for Pleasure Vessels of 13.7m or over from sections of Regulation 38 of the Merchant Shipping Fire Protection (Small Ships) Regulations.

Published 19 December 2018