Maritime and Coastguard Agency (MCA)
Check what safety requirements and insurance are needed to use a boat on UK rivers, canals, or at sea - boat safety certificates, safety regulations and equipment, disposing of old flares
Transport on trains, planes, cars, taxis and minicabs, buses, coaches and wheelchairs for disabled people - Freedom Pass, Disabled Person's Railcard, concessionary bus pass and Shopmobility
Get a medical certificate to work at sea - ENG 1 or ML5 medical certificates, how much they cost, how to apply
Information about who needs a seaman's discharge book and a British seaman's card
Application for a discharge book and or British seaman's card.
A report for your medical history and current health; lets your doctor decide on your fitness to work safely at sea.
Volunteer for the Coastguard Rescue Service and help to carry out search and rescue along the UK shoreline.
Apply for a boatmasters' licence to run a passenger-carrying or non-passenger carrying commercial vessel - apply, replace, renew or upgrade your licence
Form declaring sale and transfer of ownership of a British registered ship.
Application Form for revalidation of an existing STCW deck or engine officer certificate of competency (MSF 4201).
A form to be filled in by individuals or companies who are exporting dangerous goods.
Register your boat with the UK coastguard using the Royal Yachting Association’s SafeTrx service
Complete form MSF 4274, for a notice of eligibility (NOE) for an oral examination leading to the issue of a deck CoC (STCW) for masters, chief mates and officer of the watch.
Life-saving and fire-fighting equipment that ships must carry and how to maintain and service it
Complete form MSF 4727 to register a declaration of eligibility for part 1 of the register, with the Registry of Shipping and Seamen (RSS).
Complete form MSF 4275, for a notice of eligibility (NOE) for an oral examination leading to the issue of a CoC (STCW) for engineer officers.
Complete form MSF 4740A to register a Merchant/Commercial or Pleasure vessel under 100 Gross Tonnes (GT), 100 – 499 GT or over 500GT
Complete form MSF 4203, to apply for a certificate of equivalent competency
Owners and operators of seagoing ships and large yachts are responsible for the health and safety of seafarers
Complete MSF 4343, for an oral examination leading to a CoC (STCW) for deck officers on commercially and privately operated yachts and sail training vessels.
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