Ships and cargoes – statutory guidance

Small craft codes

Safety codes of practice for small (up to 24m) vessels

Documents

MGN 280 (M) Small Vessels in Commercial Use for Sport or Pleasure, Workboats and Pilot Boats – Alternative Construction Standards

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Workboat Code Industry Working Group Technical Standard 2014

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Code of practice for the safety of small workboats and pilot boats (brown)

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Code of practice for the safety of small commercial motor vessels (yellow)

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Code of practice for the safety of small commercial sailing vessels (blue)

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Code of practice for the safety of small vessels in commercial use for sport or pleasure operating from a nominated departure point (NDP) (red)

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Small Passenger Craft High Speed Experience Rides Guidance

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Detail

Small commercial vessels operating under the UK flag and in UK waters must comply with the merchant shipping regulations or an MCA Code of Practice.

The codes apply to:

  • small motor vessels
  • small sailing vessels
  • small workboats and pilot boats
  • small commercial vessels used for sport/pleasure
  • workboat code
  • MGN 280