Merchant Shipping (Survey and Certification) Regulations 2018

Closes 29 Dec 2017

Opened 17 Nov 2017


This consultation paper sets out proposals to make new Regulations to give effect to the latest version of Chapter 1 to the International Convention for the Safety of Life at Sea (SOLAS). SOLAS is generally regarded as the most important of all international treaties concerning the safety of merchant ships and SOLAS Chapter 1 regulates the survey and certification of ships.

This is fundamentally a legislation project to replace existing Regulations with a new set of Regulations containing the latest survey and certification provisions of SOLAS Chapter 1. We do not anticipate any changes to how the Ship Registry operates with regards to the survey and certification of Isle of Man registered ships and these surveys are either delegated to a Recognised Organisation, or carried out by the Ship Registry using our own surveyors.

Why We Are Consulting

To provide the opportunity for our customers to review and comments on the proposals

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