MCA Consultation on Entry into Enclosed Space Regulations on Ships

Published: Tuesday, May 25, 2021 - 10:35

The Maritime & Coastguard Agency (MCA) has announced that the proposed merchant shipping and fishing vessels (entry into enclosed spaces) regulations 2021, which will replace the merchant shipping (entry into dangerous spaces) regulations 1988 incorporating safety of life at sea (SOLAS) amendments are now open for consultation.

The proposed Regulations incorporate safety of life at sea (SOLAS) amendments and your views are sought on:

  • Implementation of SOLAS amendments into UK legislation.
  • Extending to vessels not currently regulated by SOLAS, and
  • Extending to fishing vessels.

To have your say on the MCA Consultation

  • Click on the link below to access the consultation document that outlines all the details, with questions at section 5, for which MCA would be grateful for your review and comment.

Please send your comments until 19th July 2021 to: 


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