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What we do

MHT frequently comments on proposals from various bodies that might effect historic ships.

Sept 2018
MHT commented on the consultation by MCA, Marine Technology Branch on Intended Pleasure Vessel Code. See the MHT submission here


Jan 2019 -
The Maritime and Coastguard Agency have recently put forward for consultation proposals for revised technical requirements for older UK passenger ships.
MHT has submitted responses to these proposals and these can be viewed here

UPDATE - April 2019
The MCA held a workshop in Southampton on 26th March about their review of the standards for older passenger vessels which a representative from The Maritime Heritage Trust attended. A wide range of issues was discussed. The MCA has taken note of the very many comments from a wide range of stakeholders who responded to the previous consultation. The MCA is now looking at making some modifications to their original proposals. Chief amongst these is the suggestion that they may now exempt Class V passenger vessels on non-tidal waters, Class V passenger vessels on tidal waters where there is low traffic density and Class VI passenger vessels from their original proposals regarding survivability for passenger vessels trading on Category C waters and proceeding to sea.
There will now be a further consultation on the revised proposals


MHT also comments on proposals which can affect availability of moorings and repair facilities for historic vessels

Jan 2019
Working with Medway & Swale Boating Association and others, MHT has commented on outline planning proposals submitted to Medway Council by Anchor Shipyard, Rochester
The MHT response can be viewed here.