Compliance with the MCA Code of Practice is required for all British registered yachts that are engaged in commercial activity”
We understand the Maritime & Coastguard Agency (MCA) code intimately having prepared many yachts over the years and offer a comprehensive package including; advice, preparation and survey. When we do your MCA coding we also become your managing agent and handle all communication with the MCA for the following year. If you require, we can then handle your ongoing annual inspections and continue to manage your coding. Take the uncertainty out of getting your yacht an MCA coding certificate and rest assured with us, your coding journey will be painless and ultimately successful.
We have in-depth knowledge of The Maritime Labour Convention (MLC),which became mandatory for UK flagged vessels on international voyages from 2014. It’s a strict set of rules for employing crew and lays out the standards for fair working conditions, crew welfare and safety . We have been preparing yachts for the MLC since it’s inception and can handle your MLC compliance alongside your MCA coding or as an additional add on.
We have spent many years equipping yachts, both new and used, to help get them ready for their charter life or to satisfy owners wanting the best kit onboard with none of the sourcing hassle. We can supply full MCA coding packages with everything you need to get through the compliance examination. We can advise and supply liferafts, lifejackets and all the smaller items as well. We also offer a full delivery and installation service, so you don’t need to worry about any of it. It will be ordered, delivered and installed in good time for the survey.
We don’t just do first time inspections and installations, our MCA Managing Agent Service sees us take all the administrative worries out of managing your MCA/MLC compliance. Keeping track of important renewal and service dates we will ensure that your safety gear and crew qualifications remain in date and compliant. We will visit your yacht annually to carry out the annual managing agent inspection and get your certificate renewed for the following season. We undertake a lot of equipment servicing in-house and can monitor timelines and quality with complete confidence.
Along with our partner, Andrew Dowland of AD Marine Surveys, we can offer MCA compliance exams, mid-term inspections and many other surveying services. Andrew has had a long career as a marine surveyor and is extremely experienced in this field. As one of the chief MCA surveyors for the RYA, he is also instrumental in directing new policy at one of the MCA’s largest certifying authorities. Contact us for more information.
Safety Management Systems are a legal requirement on larger yachts but even the smallest commercial yachts need to be operated safely for the sake of their guests and crew, this includes requirements for safety to be managed systematically based on clear policies and practical procedures.
diYachting’s Safety Management System offers a fully organised solution for the safety of your vessel, it provides the captain, crew and owners instant access to all safety related information and enables real time access to many documents and certificates which are essential to safe and efficient operation of a modern yacht.
Our bespoke safety management systems are specific to the yacht's size and operation and are installed throughout our managed fleet. We work with commercially or privately registered vessels worldwide. In emergency situations diYachting’s DPA or Designated Person Ashore is mobilised ready to respond to any situation from first response to flag state liaison ensuring the safety of the guests and crew and keeping your busy yacht in operation.