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MCA Compliance Inspections

As Nominated Surveyors of the YDSA Certifying Authority NW Surveying Services are authorised by the Maritime and Coastguard Agency (MCA) to undertake Compliance Examinations for the Codes of Practice for Small Commercial Sailing Vessels, Motor Vessels and Work Boats.

These Codes cover all UK Small Commercial Vessels of less than 24m load line length, and carrying 12 or less passengers.

The Code covers:

  • Sailing charter vessels, both skippered and bareboat.
  • Motor charter vessels including angling and dive boats.
  • Motor vessels carrying up to 12 passengers.
  • RIBs operating commercially.
  • Workboats.

An increasing number of private boats are Coded enabling their owners to charter them out and recover some or all of the costs of keeping their boats.

The YDSA has been a Certifying Authority for these Codes since their inception, and is now one of the largest in terms of numbers of vessels on its register.

As MCA Code compliance can appear daunting, NW Surveying Services Ltd. can guide you to get the boat compliant prior to the compliance examination so that the whole process proceeds very smoothly.