MCA Requirements for Decked and Open Fishing Vessels


PLEASE NOTE: This guide relates to the original Code of Practice and MSN 1871 (F) Amendment 1. We will be updating our guidance with regards to the updated code and "Amendment 2" published by the MCA in September 2021 in due course.

Do you know what the minimum requirements are for ensuring your decked and open fishing vessels comply with international and UK safety requirements under the MCA?

To make it easy for you, Gael Force has compiled lists to help you stock up on the products required to reach inspection standards.

We have also written a blog post to inform you of the latest MCA updates. You can read it here.

Click on the link below for the list of products most appropriate for your vessel:


Open Fishing Vessels - under 7m

Open Fishing Vessels - 7-12m

Open Fishing Vessels - 12-15m

Decked Fishing Vessels - under 10m

Decked Fishing Vessels - 10-12m

Decked Fishing Vessels - 12-15m

 

You should always check the specific requirements for your vessel with the MCA. These lists are intended as guides.

 

Reference Documents:

"The Code of Practice for the Safety of Small Fishing Vessels of less than 15m Length Overall" (Updated 6th September 2021).

"MSN 1871 Amendment 2 (F)" for amendments to the initial Code of Practice (Updated 6th September 2021).

"The Code of Practice for the Safety of Small Fishing Vessels of less than 15m Length Overall" (Original date - October 2017 - Annexes 1.1 to 1.6 are the checklists relating to the vessels above).

"MSN 1871 Amendment 1 (F)" for amendments to the initial Code of Practice (dated November 2018).