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Merchant Shipping Notices

The following Merchant Shipping Notices (MSNs) are specifically related to technical information for ships.  Click on the document number to view each document.  Please note, some documents have subsequent amending documents or parts, please click on each link separately.

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MSN 474 (M+F) Explosions in Diesel Engine Vessels
MSN 588 Engine Room Gantry Cranes
MSN 622 (M+F) Miscellaneous Openings in Freeboard and Superstructure Decks - Spurling Pipes
MSN 646 (M+F) Toxic Substances in Electronic Devices
MSN 681 (M+F) Fixed Fire Smothering Gas Installations: Sitting Precautions for CO2 Cylinders
MSN 700 (M) Oil Pollution Prevention on Tankers, Separation of Cargo Oil Piping System from the Sea
MSN 719 (M+F) Guide to the Fishing Industry on Documents Required by Law to be Maintained
MSN 752 (M+F) Safety: Electric Shock Hazard in the Use of Electric Arc Welding Plant
MSN 782 (M+F) Polyurethane Foam and other Organics Foam Materials
MSN 847 (M+F) Dry Cleaning Plants: Requirements for Installation and Operation
MSN 852 (M+F) Use of Diesel Engine Starting Aids Containing Flammable Mixtures
MSN 957 (M+F) Fires and Explosions Resulting from Welding and Flame-Cutting Operations
MSN 975 (M+F) Freeboard of Fishing Vessels
MSN 1083 (M+F) Explosions in Boiler Furnaces
MSN 1136 (M+F) Fires Involving Oil Fired Appliances
MSN 1151 (M+F) The Operational Control of Watertight Doors in Passenger Ships
MSN 1167 (M+F) Carriage of Containers and Flats in Ships Not Designed or Modified for the Purpose
MSN 1186 (M+F) Lifeboat Winches fitted with a Roller Ratchet Mechanism
MSN 1196 (M+F) Marine Pollution - Manual on Oil Operation
MSN 1214 (M+F) Recommendations to Prevent Contamination of Ships' Freshwater Storage and Distribution Systems
MSN 1221 (M+F) Dynamically Positioned Vessels and the Dangers to Divers Operating from such Vessels
MSN 1231 (M+F) Safe Cargo-Handling Operations on Offshore Supply Vessels
MSN 1254 (M+F) Use of Solid Carbon Dioxide (Drikold, Cardice, Dry Ice etc)

MSN 1273 (M+F),

(with Amendment)

Control of Pollution by Noxious Liquid Substances in Bulk - Implementation of Annex 2 to MARPOL 1973/78
MSN 1290 (M+F) Offshore Installations - Observance of Safety Zones
MSN 1300 (M+F) Safety of Submersible Craft
MSN 1334 (M+F) Multi-Engined Propulsion Machinery Installations
MSN 1359 (M+F) Emergency Equipment Lockers for RO/RO Passenger Ships
MSN 1393 (M+F) Weighing of Goods Vehicles and Other Cargo for Class II and Class II(A) Ro/Ro Passenger Ship Operations
MSN 1401 (M+F) Disinfection of Ships Domestic Fresh Water
MSN 1405 (M+F) Auxiliary Boilers on Board United Kingdom Registered Ships
MSN 1414 (M+F) Carriage of Additional Lifejackets
MSN 1428 (M+F) Asbestos - Health Hazards and Precautions
MSN 1445 (M+F) Roll-on/Roll-off (Ro/Ro) Ships: Stowage and Securing of Vehicles - Code of Practice
MSN 1458 (M+F) Offshore Support Vessels
MSN 1467 (M) Emergency Position-Indicating Radio Beacons, Float Free Arrangements for Liferafts and Lifejackets on Fishing Vessels
MSN 1485 (M+F) Guidelines and Specifications for Radar Reflectors to be fitted to Inflatable Liferafts
MSN 1521 (M) Possible Hazards to Seamen from Oils Used on Ships
MSN 1522 (M+F) Life-Saving Appliances—The Provision of Rescue Boats on Ships Fitted with Free Fall Lifeboats
MSN 1557 (M+F) Electrical Installations in Small Craft Fire Risks
MSN 1589 (M+F) The Merchant Shipping (IBC Code) (Amendement) Regulation 1994; The Merchant Shipping (BCH Code) (Amendment) Regulation 1994; The Merchant Shipping (Control of Pollution by Noxious Liquid Substances in Bulk) (Amendment) Regulations 1994
MSN 1613 (M+F) Merchant Shipping (Survey and Certification) Regulations 1995 - Arbitration Procedure - SI 1995/1210
MSN 1643 (M+F) & Amendment 1 MARPOL 1 Notice to Shipowners, Masters, Certifying Authorities and Surveyors
MSN 1663 (M+F) Vessles Engaged in Oil Recovery

MSN 1665 (M)

amended by MSN 1733

Merchant Shipping (Fire Protection) Regulations 1998: Fire fighting Equipment

MSN 1666 (M)

amended by MSN 1733

Merchant Shipping (Fire Protection) Regulations 1998: Fixed Fire Detection Alarm and Extinguishing Systems

MSN 1667 (M+F)

amended by MSN 1733

Merchant Shipping (Fire Protection) Regulations 1998: Passenger Ships: Fire Integrity of Bulkheads, Decks and Ventilation Duct

MSN 1668 (M)

amended by MSN 1733

Merchant Shipping (Fire Protection) Regulations 1998: Fire Integrity of Bulkheads, Decks and Ventilation Ducting

MSN 1669 (M+F)

amended by MSN 1733

Merchant Shipping (Fire Protection) Regulations 1998: Special Fire Safety Measures for Ships Carrying Dangerous Goods

MSN 1670 (M)

amended by MSN 1733

Merchant Shipping (Fire Protection) Regulations 1998: Exemptions
MSN 1671 (M), Amendment 1 & Amendment 2 Merchant Shipping (Cargo Ship Construction) Regulations 1997: Schedules
MSN 1672 (M+F), Amendment 1 & Amendment 2 Merchant Shipping (Ship Inspection and Survey Organisations) Regulations 1996 - SI 1996/2908
MSN 1675 (M+F) Merchant Shipping (Registration, etc) Act 1993 Instruction to Surveyors Tonnage Measurement of Ships Revised Chapter 11 - Registration

MSN 1676 (M)

amended by MSN 1757

Merchant Shipping (Life-Saving Appliances for Ships Other Than Ships of Classes III to VI(A)) Regulations 1999 Merchant Shipping (Life-Saving Appliances for Passenger Ships of Classes III to VI(A)) Regulations 1999
MSN 1677 (M) Merchant Shipping (Life-Saving Appliances for Ships Other Than Ships of Classes III to VI(A)) Regulations 1999
MSN 1678 (M+F) The Special Waste Regulations 1996 - SI 1996/972
MSN 1690 (M) Serviceability and Maintenance Requirements of Radio Equipment under the Global Maritime Distress and Safety System (GMDSS)
MSN 1693 (M) Performance Specifications Required by the Merchant Shipping (Radio Installations) Regulations 1980
MSN 1698 (M+F) Merchant Shipping (Passenger Ship Construction: Ships of Classes I, II and II(A)) Regulations 1998
MSN 1699 (M) & Amendment 1 Merchant Shipping (Passenger Ship Construction: Ships of Classes III to VI(A)) Regulations 1998
MSN 1703 (M) Merchant Shipping (Dangerous or Noxious Liquid Substances) Regulations 1996 - SI 1996/3010
MSN 1704 (M) Carriage of Firearms on Board Ships: Changes Resulting from the Firearms (Amendment) Act 1997 and the Firearms (Amendment) (No.2) Act 1997
MSN 1705 (M) Portable Tanks, Road Tank Vehicles and Rail Tank Wagons for the Carriage by Sea of Liquid Dangerous Goods and Liquified Gases - SI 1997/2367
MSN 1706 (M) & Amendment 1 The Carriage of Military and Commercial Explosives - SI 1997/2367
MSN 1714 (M+F) Standards of Performance of Radio Equipment Required by the Merchant Shipping (Radio Installations) Regulations 1998 - SI 1998/2070

MSN 1715 (M),

Part 1 & Part 2

Subdivision and Damage Stability of Cargo Ships of 80m in Length and Over

MSN 1715 (M)

Amendment 1

Subdivision and Damage Stability of Cargo Ships of 80m in Length and Over – Amendment 1
MSN 1717 (M+F) Merchant Shipping (Gas Carriers) Regulations 1994 - Amendments to the GC Code - SI 1994/2464
MSN 1718 (M) The Safe Use of Pesticides in Ships
MSN 1731 (M+F) The Merchant Shipping and Fishing Vessels Personal Protective Equipment Regulations 1999 - SI 1999/2205
MSN 1733 (M+F) Merchant Shipping (Fire Protection) (Amendment) Regulations 1999
MSN 1734 (M+F) & Amendment 2 Type Approval of Marine Equipment (EC Notified Bodies)

MSN 1735 (M+F) &

Amendment 2

Type Approval of Marine Equipment (UK Nominated Bodies)
MSN 1737 (M+F) Helicopter Emergency Landing Areas
MSN 1747 (M) Merchant Shipping (Passenger Ships on Domestic Voyages) Regulations 2000
MSN 1751 (M+F) Harmonised System of Survey and Certification (HSSC)
MSN 1752 (M) Merchant Shipping (Load Line) Regulations 1998, as amended by the Merchant Shipping (Load Line) (Amendment) Regulations 2000
MSN 1754 (M) Safety Management Code for Domestic Passenger Ships of Classes III - VI (A)
MSN 1757 (M) Merchant Shipping (Life Saving Appliances for Ships of Classes III to VI(A)) (Amendment) Regulations 2001
MSN 1762 (M) Merchant Shipping (Diving Safety) Regulations 2002
MSN 1763 (M) Merchant Shipping and Fishing Vessels (Safety Signs and Signals) Regulations 2001
MSN 1768 (M+F) & Corrigendum Ship's Medical Stores - Application of the Merchant Shipping and Fishing Vessels (Medical Stores) Regulations 1995 (SI 1995/1802) and the Merchant Shipping and Fishing Vessels (Medical Stores) (Amendment) Regulations 1996 (SI 1996/2821)
MSN 1770 (F) Code of Safe Working Practice for the Construction and Use of 15 metre length overall to less than 24 metre registered length Fishing Vessels

Chapter 1

General

Chapter 2

Construction, Watertight and Weathertight Integrity

Chapter 3

Stability and Freeboard

Chapter 4

Mechanical and Electrical Installations

Chapter 5

Fire Protection, Detection and Extinction

Chapter 6

Protection of the Crew

Chapter 7

Life Saving Appliances

Chapter 8

Emergency Procedures

Chapter 9

Communications and Navigation

Chapter 10

Crew Accommodation

Chapter 11

Clean Seas

Annex 1

Format of Fishing Vessel Certification

Annex 2

Format of Annual Self Certification Declaration

Annex 3

Information as to Stability of Fishing Vessels
MSN 1775 (M) Merchant Shipping (Port State Control) (Amendment) Regulations 2003
MSN 1776 (M) Categorisation of Waters

MSN 1781 (M+F) &

Corrigendum

Merchant Shipping (Distress Signals and Prevention of Collisions) Regulations 1996
MSN 1783 (M) Arrangements for the Carriage of Agreed Search and Rescue Co-operation Plans Aboard UK Passenger Vessels
MSN 1789 (M+F) Directive 2003/24/EC – Safety Requirements for Persons of Reduced Mobility on Domestic Passenger Ships

MSN 1790 (M) &

Amendment 1

Agreement Concerning Specific Stability Requirements for Ro-Ro Passenger Ships Undertaking Regular Scheduled International or Domestic Voyages between European Ports

MSN 1792 (M) &

Amendment 1

The Large Commercial Yacht Code (LY2)
MSN 1795 (M) Revised Carriage Requirements for Automatic Identification Systems (AIS)
MSN 1796 (M+F) Vessel Traffic Services (VTS) - Designation of VTS Stations in the United Kingdom
MSN 1801 (F) Serviceability and Maintenance Requirements of Radio Equipment under the Global Maritime Distress and Safety System (GMDSS) for Fishing Vessels
MSN 1803 (M) LIFEBOATS - Measures to Prevent Accidents
MSN 1805 (M) Inland Waters and Maritime Shipping Lanes (Navigability Licences)
MSN 1806 (M) The Carriage of Dangerous Goods and Marine Pollutants in Packaged Form Amendment 33-06 to the International Maritime Dangerous Goods (IMDG) Code
MSN 1807 (M+F) Merchant Shipping  (Prevention of Pollution by Sewage and Garbage from Ships) Regulations 2008 - SI 2008/3257
MSN 1809 (F) Standards of Performance of Radio Equipment required by the Merchant Shipping (Radio) (Fishing Vessels) Regulations 1999 - SI 1999/3210

MSN 1810 (M+F) &

Corrigendum

Radion Communications: SOLAS and non-SOLAS Vessels
MSN 1811 (M) Merchant Shipping (Passenger Ships on Domestic Voyages) Regulations 2000
MSN 1812 (M) SOLAS V - MCA's 2002 Publication: Amendments to SOLAS Chapter V
MSN 1813 (M) Code of Practice for the Safety of Small Fishing Vessels
MSN 1816 (M+F) Mandatory Registration of Emergency Position Indicating Radio Beacons (EPIRBS)
MSN 1817 (M+F) Consolidated European Reporting System (CERS) - Ship Arrival and Departure Notifications and Reporting Requirements in the Event of an Accident/Incident
MSN 1819 (M+F) Merchant Shipping (Prevention of Air Pollution from Ships) Regulations 2008

Schedule 1

Ozone-Depleting Substances

Schedule 2

Nitrogen Oxides

Schedule 3

Sulphur Oxides (SOx)

Schedule 4

Volatile Organic Compounds

Schedule 5

Shipboard Incinerators

Schedule 6

Discharge to Reception Facilities

Schedule 7

Fuel Oil Quality

Schedule 8

Platforms - Survey and Certification

Appendix 1

Guidelines for the Sampling of Fuel Oil for Determination of Compliance with Annex VI of MARPOL 73/78

Appendix 2

Local Fuel Oil Supplier Initial Declaration

Appendix 3

Local Fuel Oil Supplier Annual Declaration

Appendix 4

List of Controlled Ozone-Depleting Substances as defined in the Montreal Protocol

Appendix 5

United Kingdom Air Pollution Prevention Certificate

Appendix 6

Marine Fuel Sulphur Record Book