A plan for co-operation with the appropriate SAR services must be drawn up and carried by all UK passenger vessels and all passenger vessels using UK waters.
The plan must be agreed with the SAR service relevant to the vessel’s area of operation.
Formats for the plan are included in annexes B & C to this merchant shipping notice.
Plans compiled in accordance with MSN 1783 or its predecessors do not need to be changed because of the issue of the merchant shipping notice. This notice is issued primarily to update the information given in MSN 1783 as regards IMO guidelines and contact details for HM Coastguard offices administering the plans.