MIN 590 Amendment 4 (M+F) UK conformity assessment procedures for marine equipment following the transition period

This information note explains the UK's procedures for conformity assessment and acceptance of marine equipment for UK ships following the end of the transition period on 1 January 2021.

This publication was withdrawn on

MIN 590 Amendment 4 has been replaced by MIN 590 Amendment 5.



This notice should be read with The Merchant Shipping (Marine Equipment) Regulations 2016 SI 2016/1025 (“the Regulations”) as amended by the Merchant Shipping (Marine Equipment) (Amendment etc.) (EU Exit) Regulations 2019 SI 2019/470 and by the Merchant Shipping (Marine Equipment) (Amendment) (UK and US Mutual Recognition Agreement) (EU Exit) Regulations 2019, MSN 1874 Amendment 4 (M+F), MGN 544 (M+F) and MGN 607 (M+F).

This MIN expires 31 January 2023.

This MIN updates and replaces MIN 590 Amendment 3.

Notice to all:

  • manufacturers and distributors of marine equipment

  • masters, officers and skippers of merchant ships, fishing vessels, small commercial vessels and pleasure vessels

  • ship builders, designers, operators, owners and managers

  • marine consultants

  • recognised Organisations

  • certifying authorities

  • approved and nominated bodies

Published 30 December 2020