Shipping Notices

Merchant shipping notices (MSNs)

From:

Maritime and Coastguard Agency

Part of:

Maritime sector and Marine Notices

Published:

6 May 2014

Last updated:

21 December 2017, see all updates

A collection of active merchant shipping notices, published by the Maritime and Coastguard Agency (MCA).

MSNs: 400s to 900s

MSNs 400 to 999.

  1. MSN 474 Explosions in diesel engined vessels

    • 28 February 1963
    • Guidance
  2. MSN 622 Miscellaneous openings: spurling pipes

    • 28 October 1971
    • Guidance
  3. MSN 646 Toxic substances in electronic devices

    • 28 December 1987
    • Guidance
  4. MSN 681 Fixed fire smothering gas installations

    • 28 May 1974
    • Guidance
  5. MSN 700 Oil pollution prevention on tankers

    • 28 November 1974
    • Guidance
  6. MSN 719 Fishing industry: documents legally required

    • 1 July 1975
    • Guidance
  7. MSN 782 Polyurethane foam and other organic foam materials

    • 28 November 1976
    • Guidance
  8. MSN 752 Electric arc welding plant: electric shock hazard

    • 28 March 1976
    • Guidance
  9. MSN 847 Dry cleaning plants: installation and operation

    • 28 May 1978
    • Statutory guidance
  10. MSN 852 Using diesel engine-starting aids with flammable mixtures

    • 28 July 1978
    • Guidance
  11. MSN 957 Fires and explosions from welding and flamecutting

    • 1 January 1988
    • Guidance
  12. MSN 975 Freeboards of fishing vessels

    • 1 May 1981
    • Guidance

MSNs: 1000s

MSNs 1100 to 1199.

  1. MSN 1015 Training for masters and chief mates of large ships

    • 1 March 1982
    • Guidance
  2. MSN 1057 MS Crew agreements, list of crew and discharge of seamen

    • 1 April 1983
    • Guidance
  3. MSN 1083 Explosions in boiler furnaces

    • 28 August 1983
    • Guidance

MSNs: 1100s

  1. MSN 1136 Fires involving oil-fired appliances

    • 28 June 1984
    • Guidance
  2. MSN 1151 Operational control-watertight doors in passenger ships

    • 1 August 1984
    • Guidance
  3. MSN 1157 Issue of certificates of service under the fishing vessel regulations

    • 1 June 1985
    • Guidance
  4. MSN 1167 Carriage of containers and flats in ships

    • 28 March 1985
    • Guidance
  5. MSN 1186 Lifeboat winches fitted with a roller ratchet mechanism

    • 28 August 1985
    • Guidance
  6. MSN 1196 Marine pollution manual on oil pollution

    • 1 November 1985
    • Guidance
  7. MSN 1197 The prevention of oil pollution regulations 1983

    • 1 November 1985
    • Guidance

MSNs: 1200s

MSNs 1200 to 1299.

  1. MSN 1221 Dynamically positioned vessels and the danger to divers

    • 1 April 1987
    • Guidance
  2. MSN 1231 Safe cargo handling operations-offshore supply vessels

    • 1 July 1986
    • Guidance
  3. MSN 1290 Offshore installations-observance of safety zones

    • 1 September 1987
    • Guidance

MSNs: 1300s

MSNs 1300 to 1399.

  1. MSN 1300 Safety of submersible craft

    • 28 November 1987
    • Guidance
  2. MSN 1303 Guide to fishing industry on documents to be maintained

    • 1 January 1988
    • Guidance
  3. MSN 1314 Fishing vessel of 24 meters or more: documentation

    • 15 April 2014
    • Guidance
  4. MSN 1314 Guide to fishing industry-documents to be maintained

    • 1 February 1988
    • Guidance
  5. MSN 1328 Small vessels' navigation and radar training course

    • 1 May 1988
    • Guidance
  6. MSN 1334 (M) Multi engined propulsion machinery installations

    • 1 June 1988
    • Guidance
  7. MSN 1359 (M) Emergency Equipment Lockers: Ro/Ro Passenger Ships

    • 1 November 1988
    • Guidance
  8. MSN 1386 (M) Emergency information: Passengers on passenger ships

    • 30 April 1990
    • Guidance
  9. MSN 1391 (M) Official log books

    • 28 September 1989
    • Guidance
  10. MSN 1393 (M) Weighing goods vehicles for ro/ro passenger ships

    • 30 November 1989
    • Guidance

MSNs: 1400s

MSNs 1400 to 1499.

  1. MSN 1405 (M) Auxiliary boilers on board UK registered ships

    • 1 January 1990
    • Guidance
  2. MSN 1409 (M) Emergency information for passengers

    • 1 April 1990
    • Guidance
  3. MSN 1458 (M) Offshore support vessels

    • 28 June 1991
    • Guidance
  4. MSN 1467 (M) Emergency radio beacons, liferafts and lifejackets

    • 30 September 1991
    • Guidance
  5. MSN 1485 (M) Radar reflectors fitted to inflatable liferafts

    • 1 February 1992
    • Guidance

MSNs: 1500s

MSNs 1500 to 1599.

  1. MSN 1522 LSA-the provision of rescue boats on ships

    • 1 October 1992
    • Guidance
  2. MSN 1557 Electrical installations in small craft fire risks

    • 1 February 1994
    • Guidance
  3. MSN 1560 Survival at sea

    • 28 April 1994
    • Guidance
  4. MSN 1577 Extension of strict liability for oil pollution damage

    • 1 October 1994
    • Guidance
  5. MSN 1579 Training required to assist passengers in an emergency

    • 30 November 1994
    • Guidance
  6. MSN 1589 Merchant shipping regulations: noxious liquid substances

    • 1 October 1994
    • Guidance

MSNs: 1600s

MSNs 1600 to 1699.

  1. MSN 1613 Survey and certification regulations: arbitration process

    • 1 June 1995
    • Guidance
  2. MSN 1634 Certificates of competency, licences and certificates

    • 30 September 1995
    • Guidance
  3. MSN 1643 Prevention of oil pollution

    • 1 September 1996
    • Guidance
  4. MSN 1663 Oil recovery vessels

    • 28 March 1996
    • Guidance
  5. MSN 1665 Fire fighting equipment

    • 28 March 1998
    • Guidance
  6. MSN 1666 Fire protection

    • 28 March 1998
    • Guidance
  7. MSN 1667 Fire integrity of bulkheads, decks and ventilation ducts

    • 1 March 1998
    • Guidance
  8. MSN 1668 Fire integrity of bulkheads, decks, ventilation ducting

    • 28 March 1998
    • Guidance
  9. MSN 1669 Ships carrying dangerous goods: fire safety measures

    • 1 March 1998
    • Guidance
  10. MSN 1670 Exemptions to the 1998 fire protection regulations

    • 1 March 1998
    • Guidance
  11. MSN 1671 Cargo ship construction schedules

    • 20 March 1997
    • Guidance
  12. MSN 1671 Amendment 1: The Merchant Shipping (Cargo Ship Construction) Regulations 1997 schedules

    • 30 July 1997
    • Guidance
  13. MSN 1671 Amendment 2: The merchant shipping regulations 1999

    • 1 August 1999
    • Guidance
  14. MSN 1672 Amendent 3: ship inspection and survey organisations

    • 30 September 2011
    • Guidance
  15. MSN 1675 'Instructions to surveyors': Revised chapter 11

    • 1 October 1996
    • Guidance
  16. MSN 1676 Merchant shipping life-saving appliances regulations

    • 1 April 1999
    • Guidance
  17. MSN 1677 The life-saving appliances regulations 1999

    • 28 August 1999
    • Guidance
  18. MSN 1678 Special waste regulations 1996

    • 28 November 1996
    • Guidance
  19. MSN 1690 Radio equipment: serviceability and maintenance

    • 28 September 1997
    • Guidance
  20. MSN 1693 Radio installations: performance specifications

    • 28 September 1997
    • Guidance
  21. MSN 1699 Passenger ship consutruction classes III to VI

    • 28 February 1999
    • Guidance
  22. MSN 1699 Amendment 1: the merchant ships of classes III to VI(A) regulations 1998

    • 1 November 2005
    • Guidance

MSNs: 1700s

MSNs 1700 to 1799.

  1. MSN 1703 Dangerous or noxious liquid substances

    • 1 February 1997
    • Guidance
  2. MSN 1704 Carriage of firearms on board ships

    • 28 January 1998
    • Guidance
  3. MSN 1706 Amendment 1: military and commercial explosives

    • 1 May 2000
    • Guidance
  4. MSN 1711 Insurance for ships receiving trans-shipped fish

    • 1 February 1998
    • Guidance
  5. MSN 1714 Performance standards required for radio equipment

    • 1 October 1998
    • Guidance
  6. MSN 1715 Subdivision and damage stability

    • 28 March 1999
    • Guidance
  7. MSN 1715 Amendment 1: damage stability of cargo ships

    • 30 November 2001
    • Guidance
  8. MSN 1717 IGC code amendments

    • 1 May 1998
    • Guidance
  9. MSN 1718 The safe use of pesticides in ships

    • 28 August 1998
    • Guidance
  10. MSN 1722 Training crews launching lifeboats and rescue boats

    • 1 July 1999
    • Guidance
  11. MSN 1733 Merchant shipping (fire protection) (amendment) regulations 1999

    • 1 April 1999
    • Guidance
  12. MSN 1734 Type approval of marine equipment (EC notified bodies)

    • 1 July 1999
    • Guidance
  13. MSN 1734 (M+F) Approval of Marine Equipment Amendment 10

    • 7 May 2016
    • Statutory guidance
  14. MSN 1735 Type approval of marine equipment

    • 1 July 1999
    • Guidance
  15. MSN 1735 (M+F) Type Approval of Marine Equipment Amendment 10

    • 7 May 2016
    • Statutory guidance
  16. MSN 1737 Helicopter emergency landing areas

    • 28 April 1999
    • Guidance
  17. MSN 1740 Training and certification of officers and crew on high speed craft

    • 1 July 1999
    • Guidance
  18. MSN 1745 Seafarer vision test: deck and dual career personnel

    • 1 November 1999
    • Guidance
  19. MSN 1747 Sea areas: council directive 98/18/EC

    • 1 October 2000
    • Guidance
  20. MSN 1751: Harmonised system of survey and certification (HSSC)

    • 14 May 2015
    • Guidance
  21. MSN 1752 Amended Merchant Shipping (Load Line) Regulations 1998

    • 1 September 2000
    • Guidance
  22. MSN 1752 Load Line Regulations 2000 Corrigendum

    • 1 November 2009
    • Guidance
  23. MSN 1752 Load Line Regulations 2000 Corrigendum

    • 1 November 2009
    • Guidance
  24. MSN 1757 Requirements for life-saving appliances

    • 1 July 2001
    • Guidance
  25. MSN 1762 The Merchant Shipping (Diving Safety) Regulations 2002

    • 1 June 2002
    • Guidance
  26. MSN 1768 Applying the ships' medical stores regulations 1995

    • 28 August 2003
    • Guidance
  27. MSN 1768 Corrigendum: ships medical stores

    • 1 November 2003
    • Guidance
  28. MSN 1781 Amendment 2: The merchant shipping regulations 1996: COLREG

    • 5 January 2017
    • Guidance
  29. MSN 1783 Search and rescue (SAR) co-operation plan requirements

    • 28 August 2004
    • Guidance
  30. MSN 1786 Working time: seafishermen

    • 30 August 2004
    • Guidance
  31. MSN 1789 Directive 2003/24/EC

    • 1 December 2004
    • Guidance
  32. MSN 1790 Stability requirements for ro-ro passenger ships

    • 1 January 2005
    • Guidance
  33. MSN 1790 Amendment 1: stability on roll-on and roll-off ships

    • 30 November 2005
    • Guidance
  34. MSN 1792 The large commercial yacht code (LY2)

    • 17 April 2014
    • Guidance
  35. MSN 1794 Passenger ships: counting and registering people onboard

    • 1 March 2005
    • Guidance
  36. MSN 1795 Revised carriage requirements for (AIS)

    • 1 November 2005
    • Guidance
  37. MSN 1799 Rabies: carriage of animals on ships

    • 1 June 2006
    • Guidance

MSNs: 1800s

MSNs 1800 to 1899.

  1. MSN 1801 Radio equipment: serviceability and maintenance

    • 1 July 2006
    • Guidance
  2. MSN 1805 Navigability licences

    • 1 September 2006
    • Guidance
  3. MSN 1807 Prevention of pollution by sewage and garbage from ships

    • 28 January 2009
    • Guidance
  4. MSN 1809 (F) Standard of radio equipment required on ships

    • 28 October 2006
    • Guidance
  5. MSN 1810 (M+F) Radio communications: SOLAS and non-SOLAS vessels

    • 1 December 2006
    • Guidance
  6. MSN 1811 (M) Passenger ships on domestic voyages regulations 2002

    • 1 December 2006
    • Guidance
  7. MSN 1812 (M) Amendments to SOLAS chapter V

    • 1 February 2007
    • Guidance
  8. MSN 1815 (M) Equivalent medical certificates to ENG1

    • 28 July 2007
    • Guidance
  9. MSN 1816 (M+F) 406 MHz Beacons: registration requirements

    • 1 August 2007
    • Guidance
  10. MSN 1819 Prevention of air pollution from ships

    • 1 December 2008
    • Guidance
  11. MSN 1819 (M+F) Prevention of air Pollution from Ships

    • 8 January 2015
    • Guidance
  12. MSN 1821 (M) Approved doctors

    • 28 September 2009
    • Guidance
  13. MSN 1823 (M) Safety code for passenger ships

    • 22 December 2017
    • Guidance
  14. MSN 1823 (M) Edition 2 The inland waters passenger ship code

    • 22 December 2017
    • Guidance
  15. MSN 1824 (M) Technical requirements of inland waterway vessels

    • 28 April 2010
    • Guidance
  16. MSN 1825 (F) Fishing vessels training and CEC guidance

    • 30 July 2010
    • Guidance
  17. MSN 1829 (M) Ship to ship transfer regulations 2010 and 2012

    • 28 May 2012
    • Guidance
  18. MSN 1830 (M) Implementation of directive 2009/21/EC in the UK

    • 28 August 2011
    • Guidance
  19. MSN 1831 (M+F) VTM Reporting Requirements for Ships and Ports

    • 26 April 2017
    • Guidance
  20. MSN 1832 Merchant shipping regulations 2011

    • 28 November 2011
    • Guidance
  21. MSN 1837 (M) Amendment 2. categorisation of waters

    • 9 October 2017
    • Guidance
  22. MSN 1838 (M) Maritime Labour Convention, 2006: Minimum Age

    • 15 July 2014
    • Guidance
  23. MSN 1839 (M) Maritime labour convention: medical certification

    • 3 November 2016
    • Guidance
  24. MSN 1841 Maritime labour convention, medical care ship's doctors

    • 15 July 2014
    • Guidance
  25. MSN 1842 (M) MLC 2006: hours of work and entitlement to leave

    • 28 February 2014
    • Guidance
  26. MSN 1844 (M) Maritime labour convention, 2006: crew accommodation

    • 15 July 2014
    • Guidance
  27. MSN 1845 Food & Catering - Provision of Food and Fresh Water

    • 15 July 2014
    • Guidance
  28. MSN 1846 Food and Catering: Ship’s Cooks and Catering Staff

    • 15 July 2014
    • Guidance
  29. MSN 1848 Annexes 2 to 5: maritime labour certificate and declaration of maritime compliance

    • 15 April 2014
    • Guidance
  30. MSN 1848 Amendment 1 seafarers working and living conditions

    • 16 October 2017
    • Guidance
  31. MSN 1849 On-board complaints procedure

    • 1 July 2013
    • Guidance
  32. MSN 1850 (M) MLC 2006: Reporting of Occupational Diseases

    • 20 March 2015
    • Guidance
  33. MSN 1851 (M) Large commercial yacht code (LY3)

    • 20 August 2013
    • Guidance
  34. MSN 1852 Requirements for tanks taking dangerous goods by sea

    • 1 January 2014
    • Guidance
  35. MSN 1853 (M) Boatmasters’ Qualifications, Crew and Hours of Work

    • 4 April 2015
    • Guidance
  36. MSN 1855(M) Domestic Passenger Ships Directive Equivalent Standards

    • 20 March 2015
    • Guidance
  37. MSN 1856 (M+F) UK requirements for master and deck officers

    • 11 June 2015
    • Guidance
  38. MSN 1857 UK requirements for engineer officers and operators

    • 11 June 2015
    • Guidance
  39. MSN 1858 Requirements for deck officers on large yachts over 24m

    • 11 June 2015
    • Guidance
  40. MSN 1859 Requirements for engineer officers on large yachts: 24m

    • 11 June 2015
    • Guidance
  41. MSN 1860 (M) UK requirements for electro-technical officers

    • 9 June 2015
    • Guidance
  42. MSN 1861 Revalidate certificate of competency, tanker endorsement

    • 12 June 2015
    • Guidance
  43. MSN 1862 (M) UK requirements for deck ratings

    • 9 June 2015
    • Guidance
  44. MSN 1863 (M+F) UK requirements for engine room ratings

    • 9 June 2015
    • Guidance
  45. MSN 1864 (M) UK requirements for radio operators

    • 9 June 2015
    • Guidance
  46. MSN 1865 Training requirements under chapter VI of STCW code

    • 9 June 2015
    • Guidance
  47. MSN 1866 Special training for tankers and passenger ships

    • 9 June 2015
    • Guidance
  48. MSN 1867 Recognition of non-UK certification for issue of a CEC

    • 12 June 2015
    • Guidance
  49. MSN 1868 (M) UK requirements for safe manning and watchkeeping

    • 12 June 2015
    • Guidance
  50. MSN 1869 (M) Safety Management Code For Domestic Passenger Ships

    • 26 October 2017
    • Guidance
  51. MSN 1870 (M+F) Personal Protective Equipment Regulations 1999

    • 5 February 2016
    • Guidance
  52. MSN 1871 Construction and safe operation fishing vessels under 15m

    • 1 November 2017
    • Guidance
  53. MSN 1872 (F) Code of safe working practice for fishing vessels

    • 17 October 2017
    • Guidance
  54. MSN 1873 Construction and safe operation fishing vessels over 24m

    • 17 October 2017
    • Guidance
  55. MSN 1874 Marine equipment directive, other approval and standards

    • 31 July 2017
    • Guidance
  56. MSN 1874 Marine equipment directive, other approval and standards

    • 16 March 2017
    • Guidance
  57. MSN 1875: Carriage of dangerous goods, packaged marine pollutants

    • 23 December 2016
    • Guidance
  58. MSN 1876 Working time: inland waterways regulations 2003 as amended