The Society of Consulting Marine Engineers and Ship Surveyors has been appointed as an Authorised Certifying Authority by the Maritime and Coastguard Agency (MCA) for statutory surveys of small commercial vessels, police vessels, pilot boats and small workboats. The Society actively participates in the various MCA working parties relating to their policy of delegation of statutory surveys and certification.
The SCMS is an MCA Certifying Authority for the following codes of practice:
The Society is also actively involved in the project to harmonise the various MCA Small Vessel Codes.
The Society's Examiners also survey and provide advice for vessels that operate under the Fitness for Purpose Scheme (FFP). The FFP scheme is not enforced by statutory regulation but is the adopted standard of various UK Inland Navigation Authorities. FFP vessels are non-passenger carrying workboats and freight vessels operating in categorised waters considered to be 'inland' including harbours up to the boundary of 'the sea.'
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