Fishermen's Safety Guide, Prepare for you next MCA survey and Inspection and Single Handed leaflets NOW ONLINE at GOV.UK
Message from David Fenner (MCA) below about the availability of Fisherman and vessel safety documents on line:
The following documents:
Are all now available on line.
The Safety Guide and Prepare for your next visit guide are also available in print form, see below.
The Fishermen’s Safety Guide is available from here and is designed to help you with risk assessments. https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/fishermens-safety-guide
The Prepare for you next MCA visit guide is available from here https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/fishing-vessel-survey-guide-for-owners-and-operators This guide should help save time and money during the survey by giving guidance on what the MCA is looking for when it visits the vessel.
The Single Handed Fishing leaflet is available from here https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/single-handed-fishing
Print versions of the two guides are also available to order from here. http://mca.ecgroup.net/Publications/Safefishing/Safefishing.aspx The Single Handed leaflet should be available to order soon.
Please feel free to order copies to give out to fishermen or include the links in any correspondence you have with fishermen. Equally, if you were able to use means available to you to raise awareness of the documents within the industry, including any social media you use, I would be most grateful.
Many thanks for your help.
Fishing Vessel Team Leader
Maritime & Coastguard Agency
Spring Place, 105 Commercial Road, Southampton, SO15 1EG
Direct: 020381 72454
Mobile: 07802 627 274