Features

  • Cheetah Marine: ‘A tale of two Codes!’

    Cheetah Marine: ‘A tale of two Codes!’

    8th August 2022

    Following on from the reader’s letter in FN two weeks ago, where an owner with a vessel on order from Cheetah Marine claimed that any new boat he could build under the revised Code would have reduced stability compared to…

  • Stella Maris: Port in a storm

    Stella Maris: Port in a storm

    8th August 2022

    Andy Read talks to Martin Foley, CEO of Stella Maris UK, about the charity’s growing role in support of foreign crewmen working on UK fishing vessels Stella Maris is a large worldwide charity dedicated to supporting mariners, whatever type of…

  • Do rising costs mean increased risk?

    Do rising costs mean increased risk?

    12th July 2022

    Following the publication of its reports into the Joanna C and Nicola Faith tragedies, the Marine Accident Investigation Branch team highlights the safety lessons for the industry As operating costs continue to rise, inevitably there will be an appetite to…

  • Hybrid training model ‘very successful’

    Hybrid training model ‘very successful’

    11th July 2022

    Andy Read reports on training innovations at the Scottish Maritime Academy I visited the Scottish Maritime Academy in Peterhead last month whilst one of the ‘hybrid’ sessions for the Class II ticket was taking place. Linda Hope, manager of the…

  • Code woes continue to plague inshore fleet

    Code woes continue to plague inshore fleet

    17th June 2022

    Inshore vessel owners across the country are running into difficulties with interpretations of the MCA Code, reports Andy Read. It often seems to be a matter of luck whether you pass or fail, with identical vessel designs being given different…

  • Fishing Within The Law: Enclosed space regulations onboard

    Fishing Within The Law: Enclosed space regulations onboard

    7th June 2022

    Solicitor and qualified fisher Jo Pummery shares inside information on how to navigate the regulations I don’t want to discourage you from reading this article by saying that the new 2022 regulations regarding entering and/ or working in enclosed spaces…

  • Fishing News: The job title is ‘fisherman’

    Fishing News: The job title is ‘fisherman’

    2nd June 2022

    The Fishing News Awards caused a media storm when ex-MEP Christian Allard questioned their use of the ‘non- inclusive’ term ‘fisherman’. Ashley Mullenger – aka The Female Fisherman – and her female colleagues respond… “What’s in a name? That which…

  • MCA: ‘Clarity needed on code concerns’

    MCA: ‘Clarity needed on code concerns’

    26th May 2022

    Fears that the new Code of Practice for the Safety of Small Fishing Vessels will require changes that render vessels unsafe are often due to misunderstandings, writes the Maritime and Coastguard Agency fishing safety team The Maritime and Coastguard Agency…

  • Fishing News Awards 2022: Meet this year’s winners

    Fishing News Awards 2022: Meet this year’s winners

    24th May 2022

    Two hundred and twenty-five guests attended the gala presentation evening for the Fishing News Awards 2022 to celebrate the achievements and innovation of people, companies and organisations across the UK and Irish fishing industry Catching up with friends ahead of…

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