Statutory guidance

Survey and inspection of fishing vessels chapters 1 to 17 (MSIS 27)

Instructions for the guidance of surveyors, which covers the survey of fishing vessels.

Documents

Chapter 1: Surveys and Inspections (MSIS 27)

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Chapter 2: Construction, Watertight and Weathertight Integrity (MSIS 27)

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Chapter 3: Stability and Freeboard (MSIS 27)

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Chapter 4: Machinery (MSIS 27)

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Chapter 5: Bilge Pumping Arrangements (MSIS 27)

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Chapter 6: Electrical Equipment and Installations (MSIS 27)

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Chapter 7: Fire safety Structural fire protection rev 2014 (MSIS 27)

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Chapter 8: Fire Safety, Fire Appliances and Fire Detection (MSIS 27)

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Chapter 9: Protection of the Crew (MSIS 27)

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Chapter 10: Life Saving Appliances (MSS 27)

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Chapter 11: Drills and Musters (MSIS 27)

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Chapter 12: Radio Installations (MSIS 27)

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Chapter 13: Nautical Equipment (MSIS 27)

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Chapter 14: Crew Qualifications and Training (MSIS 27)

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Chapter 15: Pollution Prevention Arrangements (MSIS 27)

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Chapter 16: Survey of Crew Accommodation in Fishing Vessels (MSIS 27)

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Chapter 17: Basic Fishing Methods (MSIS 27)

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Appendix A: Handbook of Exemptions (over 24.4m)

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MSIS 27 Chapter 1 Appendix A

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MSIS 27 Chapter 1 Appendix B

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Details

This guidance is for:

  • marine surveyors and inspectors
  • fishing vessel owners
  • fishing vessel builders
  • others who need to know how Maritime and Coastguard agency (MCA) surveys, inspects and certifies fishing vessels

Chapter 1. Annexes 1 - 22 with four aid memoirs under annex 17 can be accessed here

Published 17 April 2014
Last updated 12 January 2018 + show all updates
  1. Annexes added
  2. Revised documents added
  3. Updated reversion of Chapter 14
  4. Amendment and additions to Chapter 2
  5. Chapter 3 Revision uploaded
  6. Chapter 9 Revision Uploaded
  7. Updated Chapter 7: Fire safety structural fire protection rev 2014 (MSIS 27)
  8. Chapter 17 Revision Uploaded
  9. Chapter 1 Revision Uploaded
  10. Updated Chapter 1 rev 12 Surveys and Inspections (MSIS 27)
  11. Added: Chapter 1. Link to annexes 1 - 19 (including four aid memoir under annex 17)
  12. Update Chapter 8 Rev 01.15: Fire safety, fire appliances and detection
  13. Updated versions of Chapter 1 (Annex 13), Chapter 6 & Chapter 10 (13 11 14)
  14. First published.