Press release issued 8 June 2022

Lives are being put in danger by the use of copied spare parts for diesel heaters in small craft, the Maritime Professional Council (MPC) of the UK has warned in the first industry Safety Alert it has posted on its website.

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Press release issued 12 May 2022

There continue to be fatalities within enclosed spaces on board ships. Mariners go to work at sea, undertake jobs onboard their ships, enter enclosed spaces, and some die during this activity.

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Press release issued 30 March 2022

The Maritime Professional Council (MPC) of the UK notes with concern the termination of the employment of 800 UK seafarers employed by P&O Ferries and the detrimental impact this has on the reputation of the industry as a whole.

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Press release issued 16 November 2021

MPC offers advice to personal watercraft regulation consultation and has responded to a recent Department for Transport (DfT) consultation on whether personal watercraft (PWC) users should be subject to the same safety obligations that exist for the operators of ships.

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Press release issued 3 September 2021

Gallery first image: Capt Derek Chadburn, MPC Chairman; Second image: The MPC Council; Third image (left to right) Lord Berkeley, Admiral Lord West and Lord Mountevans; Fourth image: Capt John Lloyd, MPC Vice Chairman Navigation & Seamanship; Fifth image: The MPC Council standing shoulder to shoulder with VIP guests.

Five leading UK maritime organisations to form the Maritime Professional Council of the UK to influence lawmakers

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