Merchant Shipping Notice
MSN 1825 (F)
Certificates Of Equivalent Competency: Fishing Vessels Training & Certification Part F2
Notice to all Owners, Operators, Managers, Skippers and Officers of fishing vessels
This notice relpaces MGN 220 (F) and MIN 340 (M+F) where it relates to fishing vessels.
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 circumstance - for example, from vessel to vessel and you should consider seeking independent legal advice if you are unsure of your own legal position.
This notice describes the requirements for fishing vessel officers holding certificates issued by specified Maritime Administrations working as officers on UK-registered fishing vessels including:
It replaces MGN 220 (F) and the information for Fishermen contained in MIN 340 (M+F).
This notice relates to the certification of officers serving on fishing vessels as outlined in the Fishing Vessels (Certification of Deck Officers and Engineer Officers) Regulations 1984/1115, as amended by 1995/1428 and 1998/1013 and is consistent with EC Directives 89/48/EEC, 92/51/EEC (as amended by 2001/19/EC), 2003/103/EC (as implemented by SI 2006/89) and Decision 2004/108EC.
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