New safety requirements for UK Fishing vessels
New safety requirements for UK Fishing Vessels
The additional requirements in the Code for Fishing Vessels of less than 15m are as follows:
Liferafts will become compulsory on 7 - 15m vessels
For 10 - 15m vessels satellite EPERB's will become mandatory
For 7 - 10m vessels either satellite EPERB's or Personal Location Beacons (PLBs) for each crew members will become mandatory
For under 7m vessels carriage of a PLB for each crew member will become mandatory
There might be a 2 year lead in period for the above but this is still under discussion.