Press Notice No: 125-12
Thursday, September 20, 2012
Posted 09:39 GMT
LARGE YACHT CODE (LY3) AVAILABLE FROM THE MCA AT THE MONACO YACHT SHOW
The Maritime and Coastguard Agency (MCA) is a world leading maritime administration and the originator of the Large Commercial Yacht Code and are pleased to be attending the 2012 Monaco Yacht Show and introducing their new publication LY3.
Experts from the Agency will be available on stand QS104 in the Superyacht UK Pavilion, Darse Sud Tent to talk to industry and the public throughout the duration of the Show and clarify and reaffirm regulations, legislation and policies across the field of yacht coding, surveying, seafarer training and certification, and United Kingdom ship registration. There will be a strong focus on the new publication LY3 which is now available at the show and on line (http://www.dft.gov.uk/mca/mcga07-home/shipsandcargoes/ensign.htm )
Paul Coley, Assistant Director Ship Standards, Maritime and Coastguard Agency, says:
I am extremely pleased to announce the publication of the latest version of the Large Yacht Code (LY3), which is very timely, to coincide with the news that the Maritime Labour Convention (MLC) will come into force next year on 20 August 2013. The Code includes alternative requirements for crew accommodation which provide substantial equivalence to the MLC, but are more in keeping with the practicalities and purpose of these yachts. We understand these amendments are eagerly awaited by designers and yacht builders. We have also brought the Code up to date to include the latest technology in radio communication equipment and requirements for masts and rigging for sailing yachts. The UK Government supports small and medium sized businesses and while these are difficult times for everyone, we recognise this sector of industry is active and remains buoyant.
Roger Towner, Head of Seafarer Services and Ship Registration, says:
Again, we are pleased to be returning to the Monaco Yacht Show, where we will be keen to further develop relationships with the clientele and members of the industry and further increase the profile of the MCA in the large yacht field as world leaders in maritime administration.
Posted By: Fiona Warren
For further details contact:
The Maritime & Coastguard Agency Press Office
023 8032 9401