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Maritime and Coastguard Agency (MCA)

The Maritime Coastguard Agency implements the government's maritime safety policy in the UK and works to prevent the loss of life on the coast and at sea.

They provide a 24-hour maritime search and rescue service around the UK coast and in the international search and rescue region through HM Coastguard, and inspect and survey ships to ensure that they are meeting UK and international safety rules. They also provide certification to seafarers, register vessels and respond to pollution from shipping and offshore installations. The publications from MCA include record books, health and safety guidance and mandatory documents for all ships.

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Wellbeing at sea: A guide for organisations

Book / PDF

Publishing: 29 May 2020
ISBN: 9780115536076
Price: £30.00

Wellbeing at sea: A pocket guide for seafarers

Book / PDF

Publishing: 29 May 2020
ISBN: 9780115537875
Price: £14.99


Code of Safe Working Practices for Merchant Seafarers (COSWP) Amendmentsblue triangle arrow pointing right





Merchant Shipping Notices, Marine Guidance Notes and Marine Information Notes:blue triangle arrow pointing right

Merchant Shipping Notices, Marine Guidance Notes and Marine Information Notes consolidated Aug 2019

Consolidated to Aug 2019

Print / PDF download

Published: 21 Nov 2019
ISBN: 9780115536571
Price: £225.00

Merchant Shipping Notices, Marine Guidance Notes and Marine Information Notes consolidated 2017

Consolidated to Sep 2017

Printed edition

Published: 31 Jan 2018
ISBN: 9780115535673
Price: £225.00



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Being Human in Safety-Critical Organisations

Print / PDF download

Published: 11 Sep 2017
ISBN: 9780115535352
Price: £35.00

MCA Ballast Water Record Log Book

Printed edition

Published: 01 Sep 2017
ISBN: 9780115534478
Price: £7.50 (£9.00 inc. VAT)


Behaving Safely - A practical guide for risky work

Printed edition

Published: 31 May 2018
ISBN: 9780115535987
Price: £4.95

Also available:
Book x 10, PDF Download

Ship Captain's Medical Guide: 23rd edition

Print / PDF download

Publishing: 23 Sep 2019
ISBN:9780115534614
Price: £40.00



SOLAS Life-Saving Signalsblue triangle arrow pointing right




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Oil Record Book (Part I): Machinery Space Operations (All Ships)

Oil Record Book (Part I)
£5.00 (£6.00 inc. VAT)

Oil Record Book (Part II): Cargo / Ballast Operations (Oil Tankers)

Oil Record Book (Part II)
£5.00 (£6.00 inc. VAT)

Garbage Record Book

Garbage Record Book
£12.50 (£15.00 inc. VAT)



Codes of Practice for Controlling Risks on Board Shipsblue triangle arrow pointing right


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