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MCA News release – UK Ship Register under new leadership

Customers of the UK Ship Register (UKSR) are set to benefit from a more collaborative approach and improved customer service from the Maritime & Coastguard Agency (MCA) under the leadership of Director of Maritime Safety and Standards, Katy Ware.

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ISWAN - welfare support to seafarers

Last December ISWAN

The International Seafarers' Welfare and Assistance Network's  

instigated a survey of crew welfare issues on super yachts.  This Report highlighted common welfare problems met by crew serving on super yachts such as sexual harassment, bullying, stress and emotional issues, conditions of employment, and crew agreements. 

The PYA has been lobbying industry for some time regarding better awareness of welfare related issues and will now be working closely with ISWAN in developing specialist 24/7 support for its members.
 

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The PYA joins the CLEAR OCEAN PACT

The PYA joins the CLEAR OCEAN PACT to help support its mission and clean up our oceans

The Professional Yachting Association pledges its commitment to Clear Ocean Pact, helping to unite the Global Superyacht Industry in reducing its use and wastage of plastics. 

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Interior Training Standards for crew
Update on interior training standards for large yachts crews. Continue reading
South of France  - Vessel Route Restrictions

Please note the following published amendment by the UK Hydrographic Office:

NP46 Mediterranean Pilot Volume 2 (2018 Edition)

France - Toulon - Îles d’Hyères — Regulations

 
 
 
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MCA Fees 2019

The United Kingdom Maritime Coastguard Agency (MCA) has recently increased its fees for seafarers certification.

The last increase in fees was in 2006.

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Sexual harassment of seafarers

What is the true extent of sexual harassment at sea?   The PYA has conducted a recent survey - the results are in!

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New route to Officer of the Watch

As advertised at the PYA Sea Changes Seminar during the Monaco Yacht Show, the UK has issued a new Merchant Shipping Information Notice - MIN 580 which details a new route to obtain an STCW Officer of the Watch Certificate of Competency.

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