MCA publishes new guidance on UK ship register during coronavirus (COVID-19)

MCA publishes new guidance on UK ship register during coronavirus (COVID-19)

The Maritime and Coastguard Agency (MCA) has published statutory guidance with updated information on registration services by the UK ship register due to the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic. The guidance withdraws the Marine Information Note (MIN) 614 (M+F) Amendment 2, as of 4 May 2021, and replaces it with MIN 614 (M+F) Amendment 3 to update section 4 of the Civil Liability Certificate and the expiry date. The guidance provides further information on the contingency measures that the UK ship register put in place to help mitigate the disruption to essential ship registration activities during the coronavirus pandemic. MIN Amendment 2 expired on 24 March 2021, and MIN Amendment 3 is due to expire on 30 September 2021.

The section 4 amendments provide that applications for certificates are no longer to be submitted via email, but through a portal. It also includes changes to the emails for insurance liability certificates, queries and cancellations.

A marine information note on MIN 614 (M+F) amendment three can be found here.

Source: New guidance: how the UK ship register is undertaking registration services due to the ongoing Coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak

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