Guidance

Request to take part in alternative compliance scheme MSF 4753 rev4

Complete MSF 4753 rev4, to apply to the alternative compliance scheme (ACS), for owners of UK registered vessels.

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Request to participate in the alternative compliance scheme for UK registered vessels MSF 4753 rev4

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Under this voluntary scheme the survey and certification process is streamlined by minimising duplication of effort with the classification societies.

When a ship is registered under the Alternative Compliance Scheme (ACS) it allows the classification society to perform all statutory surveys required under SOLAS, MARPOL and Load Line Conventions with the exception of ISM, ISPS and ILO 178, without a formal ‘appointment’ by the UK Ship Register.

Entry into the scheme is conditional upon Port State Control and class criteria being met and applications must be sent to the UK Ship Register ukshipregister@mcga.gov.uk

Further information can be found in the marine guidance note MGN 568.

Published 1 May 2018