Notice to all:
- Manufacturers, Importers and Distributors of Marine Equipment and Ships’ Chandleries
- Masters, Officers, Superintendents and Skippers of: Merchant Ships, Fishing Vessels, Small Commercial Vessels and Pleasure Vessels
- Ship: Builders, Designers, Operators, Owners and Managers
- Marine Consultants, Recognised Organisations, Certifying Authorities and Approved and Nominated Bodies
This note should be read with The Merchant Shipping (Marine Equipment) Regulations 2016, as amended, and the Merchant Shipping Act 1995, MSN 1874 (M+F) as amended – (Marine Equipment – United Kingdom conformity assessment procedures for marine equipment, Other Approval and Standards), and Marine Information Notice (MIN) 590 (United Kingdom conformity assessment procedures for marine equipment following the transition period). This note replaces MGN 557 (M+F).
This Guidance Note gives information regarding the MCA’s policy for enforcing the requirements of the Merchant Shipping (Marine Equipment) Regulations 2016, as amended (commonly known as ‘Market Surveillance’). This concerns those involved in the purchase and inspection of marine equipment, which has been issued UK conformity assessment in accordance with the Merchant Shipping (Marine Equipment) Regulations 2016, as amended, and MIN 590 (United Kingdom Conformity Assessment Procedures for Marine Equipment following the Transition Period). It also gives information regarding action that should be taken if such equipment is suspected to be non-compliant.