Partner 16: MCA

The Maritime and Coastguard Agency (MCA) is an Executive Agency of the UK Department for Transport. MCA is continuously working toward ensuring

Operationally, MCA provides a 24-hour maritime search and rescue service, checks the safety of ships and works to prevent pollution of our coasts, or takes action to minimise any pollution that does occur. MCA manages the registration and quality of ships on the UK Ship Register, and provides services for seafarers. Increasingly, the focus is on prevention and a measure of success is when accidents do not happen, or where MCA can intervene to minimise impact.

Andrew Leslie Scott, BSc, MRINA, CEng, Policy Manager on Stability and Subdivision, Shipping Safety Branch, UK Maritime and Coastguard Agency. His experience comprise development of policies on intact and damage stability and subdivision, creation and maintenance of MCA regulations and knowledge base on stability and subdivision issues, participation in IMO working groups and correspondence groups relating to implementing the new SOLAS probabilistic damage stability regulations and the new Intact Stability Code, member of an Independent Panel of Experts investigating the circumstances of the loss of passenger ferry MV Estonia.

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