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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
You must follow safety regulations and check whether you need insurance if…
You may need to get a Boat Safety Scheme (BSS) certificate before you can…
You must follow international safety regulations if you’re using a boat at…
You should check what kind of insurance you need - it depends on how and…
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.
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.
Application form for revalidating an existing STCW deck or engineering officer Certificate of Competency (MSF 4201).
Get a medical certificate to work at sea - ENG 1 or ML5 medical certificates, how much they cost, how to apply
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.
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
A report for your medical history and current health; lets your doctor decide on your fitness to work safely at sea.
A form to be filled in by individuals or companies who are exporting dangerous goods.
Form declaring sale and transfer of ownership of a British registered ship.
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 1010, to apply for an exemption certificate and large yacht code (LYC) equivalence certificate.
Complete form MSF 4740A to register a Merchant/Commercial or Pleasure vessel under 100 Gross Tonnes (GT), 100 – 499 GT or over 500GT
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.
MSF 4354: Application for initial STCW endorsement and subsequent revalidation to GMDSS certificate of competence
Ship owners' form for electronic email applications to MCA for certification of evidence of bunker, tanker or passenger liability insurance.
Register your boat with the UK coastguard using the Royal Yachting Association’s SafeTrx service
Complete form MSF 4203, to apply for a UK Flag State Endorsement (FSE).
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