GOV.UK: Small craft codes

Statutory guidance

Small craft codes

Safety codes of practice for small (up to 24m) vessels

Documents

The Workboat Code – Edition 2

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Intended Pleasure Vessels (IPV) Code

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Workboat Code Industry Working Group Technical Standard 2014

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Code of practice for the safety of small workboats and pilot boats (brown)

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Code of practice for the safety of small commercial motor vessels (yellow)

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Code of practice for the safety of small commercial sailing vessels (blue)

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Small Passenger Craft High Speed Experience Rides Guidance

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Stability Guidance Booklet for Powered Vessels

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Stability Guidance Booklet for Sailing Vessels

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Details

Small commercial vessels operating under the UK flag and in UK waters must comply with the merchant shipping regulations or an MCA Code of Practice.

The codes apply to:

  • small motor vessels
  • small sailing vessels
  • small workboats and pilot boats
  • small commercial vessels used for sport/pleasure
  • workboat code
  • MGN 280
Published 6 May 2014
Last updated 8 January 2019+ show all updates

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