Promotions at Mackinnons Solicitors LLPThe Firm is pleased to announce the promotion of Angus Easton and Kirstin Ejsmont (Marine/Commercial) and Kim Harkness and Jane Merson (Property/Private Client) to the position of Senior Associate and of Fiona Copp (Marine/Commercial) as Senior Solicitor. Read more
Fishermen Urged to Obtain IMO Numbers Before BrexitThe IMO Ship Identification Number Scheme is an integral part of the shipping sector. The scheme was introduced to improve maritime safety and security and to reduce maritime fraud. Read more
Buying a New Build?The acquisition of a new build vessel is an aspiration for many fishermen and can represent the most expensive purchase they will ever make. It is therefore important that like the ship, the contract entered into for the transaction is absolutely watertight. Important issues have to be addressed. Read more
Another Successful Skipper Expo Int. AberdeenNow that the last Skipper Expo International to be held in the AECC has ended, it seems worthwhile to look back at this show and also to acknowledge the success of the previous eight years of same. Read more
The Work in Fishing Convention 2007 (ILO188) – PFDs and MoreThe Regulations implementing the Work in Fishing Convention 2017 (ILO188), namely the Merchant Shipping (Work in Fishing Convention) Regulations 2018 and Merchant Shipping (Work in Fishing Convention) (Consequential Provisions) Regulations 2018 require fishermen to be given proper health and safety training and instruction before beginning duties on-board and/or if there… Read more
The Health & Safety Impact of ILO188 - Work in Fishing Convention 2007The Convention, implemented into UK law on 31st December 2018 by the Merchant Shipping (Work in Fishing Convention) Regulations 2018 and Merchant Shipping (Work in Fishing Convention) (Consequential Provisions) Regulations 2018, was launched with the intention to widen protections available to those working on fishing vessels. Read more
Work in Fishing Regulations - Fisherman's Work AgreementsWhat is a Fisherman’s Work Agreement ?
The ILO (International Labour Organisation) Convention No. 188 (Work in Fishing) will be introduced to UK law by The Merchant Shipping (Work in Fishing Convention) Regulations 2018. Read more