MIN 611 (M+F) Guidance and information to follow in the event of COVID-19 outbreak impacting UK seafarer services

This MIN provides guidance and information on best practices in the event of a COVID-19 pandemic and subsequent outbreak in the United Kingdom that could impact essential Seafarer Training and Certification services delivered by the Maritime & Coastguard Agency.


MIN 611

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The MCA has put in place contingency plans to mitigate disruption to essential delivered services in the event of a COVID-19 pandemic and outbreak in the UK that could impact the delivery of services leading to UK Certificates of Competency (CoC) and UK Certificates of Equivalent Competency (CEC).

In order to allow us to best follow these plans, we request that all seafarers in the process of applying to the MCA for UK certification follow the guidance contained within this MIN.

Notice to all Shipowners, Masters, Officers and all those concerned with seafarer training and expires 9 March 2021.

Published 12 March 2020
Last updated 12 March 2020 + show all updates
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