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What is the new Code?
The new MCA code is called the MSN 1871 Construction and safe operation fishing vessels under 15m and is a revised code of practice for the safety of small fishing vessels with an overall length (LOA) less than 15 meters.

Why was a Code Revised?
As a result of a detailed study by the Marine Accident and Investigation Bureau (MAIB) on the nature and causes of marine accidents involving crew fatalities, new code of practice was devised to highlight the equipment and best practice to reduce the number of fatalities in the UK’s fishing vessels under 15m.