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This Technical Standard can, from 1 June 2014, be used for new workboats and pilot boats as an equivalent construction standard to the requirements of “The Safety of Small Workboats and Pilot Boats – A Code of Practice”, published by the Maritime and Coastguard Agency in 1998.
Such vessels will continue to be issued with Certification under those regulations.
This Technical Standard is subject to final public consultation and scrutiny by the Department for Transport.