This notice describes the structure and requirements of “The Merchant Shipping
(Boatmasters’ Qualifications, Crew and Hours of Work) Regulations 2015” which applies to the masters of all passenger and non-passenger vessels operating in the UK.
These Regulations supersede The Merchant Shipping (Inland Waterway and Limited Coastal Operations) (Boatmasters’ Qualifications and Hours of Work) Regulations 2006 and The Merchant Shipping (Local Passenger Vessels) (Crew) Regulations 2006.
Information about Local Passenger Vessel Crew training arrangements is detailed in MGN 203; manning requirements are contained in MGN 290.
Information about the Hours of Work Code for self-employed boatmasters1 and other working time regulations is detailed in MSN 1778(M).