The MCA published new regulations and updates
6 January 2023
The MCA recently released new MSNs and MINs with updates that will surely interest you.
NEW! (Engineering) MSN 1904 (M+F) UK Requirements for Engineer Officer Small Vessel Certificate of Competency
NEW! (Engineering) MIN 642 (M+F) Engineer Officer Small Vessel Certificate of Competency Guidance
Updated (Engineering) MSN 1859 (M+F) – Amendment 1 – UK Requirements for Engineer Officers on Large Yachts (24m and over)
Updated (Engineering) MIN 524 (M+F) UK Requirements for Engineer Officer Small Vessel Certificate of Competency
Updated (ETO) MSN 1860 (M) - Amendment 1 - UK Requirements For Electro-technical Officers
Updated (Deck) MSN 1858 (M) - Amendment 1 - UK Requirements For Electro-technical Officers
Updated (Revalidation) MSN 1861 (M) – Amendment 1 – UK Procedure for the Revalidation of Certificates of Competency and Tanker Endorsements
Updated (Endorsement) MSN 1867 (M) – Amendment 1 – Recognition of non-UK certification for the issue of a Flag State Endorsement
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Important tasks for your crew this winter
It’s that time of year in the Mediterranean and other northern hemisphere yachting locations when many vessels are lined up in ports for the winter whilst a portion of their crew stay onboard to undertake the important task of ‘winterising’, as well as other key maintenance jobs which didn’t get addressed during the busy summer months of chartering.
Yacht Job Scams on the Rise
Over the last couple of months, the PYA's Member Assistance Service (MAS) has received a number of reports from crew who have been approached by scammers offering false jobs onboard yachts. Along with these direct reports, there has also been a number of incidents reported via the Yacht Crew Facebook Groups.