Maritime and Coastguard Agency: Boatmasters' qualifications, crew and hours of work regulations

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Organisation: Maritime and Coastguard Agency
16.10.13
Boatmasters' qualifications, crew and hours of work regulations

Summary

Consultation on amending licensing structure, qualifications, training, safety issues and simplify regulations for a boatmaster's licence.

Documents

Draft merchant shipping regulations consultation document
PDF, 203KB, 35 pages

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Draft merchant shipping notice for structure and requirements
PDF, 312KB, 64 pages

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Draft guidance note on transitional arrangements of existing qualified masters
PDF, 40.7KB, 5 pages

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Marine guidance note number 334
PDF, 380KB, 38 pages

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Draft economic impact assessment of the proposed regulations
PDF, 187KB, 27 pages

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Consultees list
PDF, 71.6KB, 8 pages

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Specific consultation questions list
PDF, 34.5KB, 3 pages

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Executive summary
PDF, 27.9KB, 3 pages

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Consultation letter
PDF, 147KB, 3 pages

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Consultation description

Formally consulting on amending the boatmasters' licence (BML) regulations to:

extend the licensing structure to include a BML for restricted local tidal operations
increase the list of qualifications which can be held in lieu of a BML
recognise additional training which is considered equivalent to some areas of BML training
address safety issues not provided for under the regulations, such as the introduction of additional training and revalidation requirements for masters undertaking certain operations, and a new offence of operating whilst being medical unfit
amend and simplify the current regulations and guidance for ease of public accessibility
incorporate the merchant shipping (local passenger vessels) (crew) regulations 2006 so that all boatmaster issues will be located in one set of regulations.

These draft regulations have been informed through two informal consultations carried conducted between 2009 and 2010, these are the:

first informal consultation (14 December 2009 to 7 March 2010)
second informal consultation (6 November to 17 December 2010)

Opens: 16 October 2013

Closes: 26 November 2013

Jackie Langridge