Safety for Fishing at Kirkwall Event

A Review of the Small Fishing Vessel Code of Practice.

Tonight, Monday 30th of September in the St Magnus Centre there will be a presentation at 7pm where fisherman and other interested parties can find out information about the Small Fishing Vessel Code of Practice.

In the last 10 years, there have been 46 fatalities on small fishing vessels which have resulted in a number of recommendations from the MAIB to improve safety. Some of these came into force in 2017 with the introduction of a new Code, MSN1871.

To address the other recommendations, the MCA have been developing a new Code of Practice for Small Fishing Vessels, proposing new requirements for new and existing vessels in the following areas:

  • Construction, Watertight and Weathertight Integrity
  • Stability
  • Machinery
  • Electrical Installations
  • Crew Protection
  • Man Overboard recovery.

Other places in Scotland where the event will be held – some dates are still to be announced:

Fraserburgh: Friday 4 October, 9:00–12:00, Fraserbugh Leisure Centre, Sea Forth Street, AB43 9BB
Kirkwall: Monday 30 September, 18:00–21:00, St Magnus Centre, Palace Rd, Kirkwall, KW15 1PA
Lerwick: Wednesday 2 October, 10:00–13:00, Lerwick Town Hall, Main Hall, Lerwick, Shetland, ZE1 0HB
Stornoway: Tuesday 1 October,12:00–15:00, Stornoway Townhall, 20 South Beach, Stornoway, HS1 2BJ
Tarbert Loch Fyne: Tuesday 29 October, 10:00–13:00, Templars Hall, Campbeltown Road, Tarbert, PA29 6SX
Troon: Monday 28 October, 13:00–16:00, RNLI Station, Fish Dock, Troon
Ullapool: Thursday 31 October, 10:30–13:30, Ullapool Ferry Terminal Shore Street, Ullapool, IV26 2UH


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