UK amends the Merchant Shipping and Fishing
Vessels Regulations 2022
May 09, 2022
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UK Maritime and Coastguard Agency has amended The Merchant Shipping and Fishing Vessels (Entry into Enclosed Spaces) Regulations 2022, which come into force for ships to which the SOLAS Convention applies on the 14 May 2022, and for other ships, including fishing vessels, on the 14 May 2023.
The notice supports the interpretation of the 2022 Regulations. Quotation of the 2022 Regulations has been made at sections to which the guidance refers. The notice also incorporates guidance published in International Maritime Organization (IMO) Resolution A.1050(27).
Moreover, information has been provided on risk assessments, procedures, drills, carriage of atmosphere testing equipment, and training of seafarers for their safety and awareness of the 2022 Regulations.
It is recommended to refer to The Code of Safe Working Practices (COSWP) or the Codes of Practice for the Safety of Fishing Vessels as well as the 2022 Regulations to develop suitable procedures for enclosed space entry.