MCA Coding for Small Commercial Vessels (SCV2) and Tonnage Surveys for Part I British Registration
All UK commercial yachts under 24m load line length are required to comply with the MCA (Maritime and Coastguard Agency) code of practice for the safety of small commercial motor and sailing vessels.
Here is a link to MGN 280 with all the requirements
Yacht Survey Group is authorized to carry out MCA inspections through a number of MCA certifying authorities including RYA, IIMS, MECAL and the YDSA. This certification applies only to British flagged vessels. Foreign flagged vessels can be coded to the standard, but they will be issued with a letter of compliance, not a certificate.
MCA SCV2 coding offers boat owners optimum confidence regarding the safety aspects of a vessel, as well as certain advantages with regards to duties and tax.
Please contact us for more detailed information on the requirements and procedures involved in MCA SVC2 Coding.
The MLC (Maritime Labour Convention) came into operation internationally on August 20, 2013. This applies to all crewed commercial yachts operating overseas. We are authorized to carry out MLC inspections through the certifying authorities listed above,and details can be found here.
A Tonnage survey is required for registry of your boat under Part 1 of the Registry of Shipping and Seamen, which provides evidence of the title of a vessel.
A Tonnage Measurement certificate is compulsory for any vessel applying for Part 1 British registration. Yacht Survey Group in Bodrum is authorised to undertake these surveys on all craft under 24m load line length.
This certification for the Part 1 Registry provides:
- Proof of boats title
- Permission to register a marine mortgage
- Internationally accepted documentation to ease passage to foreign ports
- Entitlement to protection from the Royal Navy and the services of British Consuls
- Proof of date of build in respect of the EU Recreational Craft Directive