Categories: a-port-information, BusinessPublished On: 31.03.2020151 words0.8 min read

MIN 542 (M+F) Amendment 1: Life-saving appliances, recognised distress signals and advertised alternatives to pyrotechnic flares.

Notice to all ship owners, ship operators, port operators, harbour masters, yacht skippers, pleasure vessel users, masters and owners of vessels operating on inland waterways, fishing vessel skippers and seafarers.



This note replaces MIN 542 and MIN 464. It should be read in conjunction with MGN 280 and MGN 599.

This marine information note (MIN) provides the latest advice to mariners on products sold as distress signalling equipment to be used in an emergency. It highlights the risks of using non-SOLAS or non-pyrotechnic distress flares such as electronic visual distress signals (EVDS).

This MIN expires 01 Mar 2022.

Published 30 March 2020