MARINE GUIDANCE NOTE
MGN 432 (M+F)
Safety during Transfers of Persons to and from Ships
Notice to all Owners, Operators and Masters of Merchant Ships, Large Commercial Yachts, Fishing Vessels, Small Commercial Vessels and Pleasure Vessels.
This Notice replaces MGN 127.
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Where this document provides guidance on the law it should not be regarded as definitive. The way the law applies to any particular case can vary according to circumstances - for example, from vessel to vessel and you should consider seeking independent legal advice if you are unsure of your own legal position.
The purpose of this Note is to provide guidance for all vessels engaged in transfers of persons at anchor or underway as regards: taking the necessary precautions, use of trained persons and carriage of requisite equipment to aid a safe transfer and rapid recovery of a casualty from the water.