We are seeking feedback on proposed changes to Marine Order 504. The proposed changes relate to crewing requirements and the introduction of minimum lifejacket wear requirements through the vessel’s risk assessment and safety management systems.
About Marine Order 504
Marine Order 504 (Certificates of operation and operation safety requirements – national law) 2018 (MO504) contains crewing requirements for vessels, including minimum and appropriate crewing, and associated requirements linked to risk assessment of vessel operations, such as operation-specific training requirements.
MO504 should be read alongside Marine Order 505 (Certificates of competency – national law) (MO505).
MO504 refers to competency requirements—i.e. qualifications for different categories of crew—which are contained within MO505. Amendments to MO504 will ensure that crewing arrangements and crew competencies operate as intended and are aligned with those within MO505.
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