The Maritime & Coastguard Agency (MCA) is committed to a process of continuous improvement with respect to the safety of life at sea. Increasingly, the importance of prevention of accidents and mitigation of risks is being seen as being preferable to a process of reaction to incidents as they occur.
The following pages are intended to disseminate safety information to interested parties in order to help ensure that accidents which may result in injury or loss of life are prevented.
It is to be noted that the information contained in these pages is for information only. When dealing with specific issues and items of equipment, due account is to be taken of the relevant statutory and classification society requirements.
Other available professional industry guidance, along with information provided by manufacturers is also to be given due consideration.
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