Fishing vessel certifying authorities

Fishing vessel certifying authorities authorised to conduct new build surveys of fishing vessels in accordance with MSN1871 The Code of Practice for the Safety of Small Fishing Vessels of less than 15m Length OverallOverall; and registration surveys of fishing vessels.

The following are authorised Fishing Vessel Certifying Authorities:

  • MECAL Ltd
  • The Society of Consulting Marine Engineers and Ship Surveyors (SCMS).

Please contact the Fishing Vessel Certifying Authority directly to discuss the specific authorisations provided by MCA to conduct new build surveys and plan approvals for commercial fishing vessels of less than 15m Length Overall (LOA) in accordance with MSN1871 and MGN 628 (M+F) and registration surveys in accordance with MGN 630 (F).

Name of organisation Address Telephone Email Website
The Society of Consulting Marine Engineers and Ship Surveyors Unit 5, Prospect House, 7 Ocean Way, Southampton, SO14 3TJ. +44 (0)23 8001 6494
MECAL LtdMECAL Ltd, Suite 4, Endeavour House, Oceansgate, Devonport, Plymouth, Devon, PL1 4RW+ 44 (0)1752 251
Published 3 July 2020
Last updated 912 NovemberFebruary 20232024 + show all updates
  1. Page updated to reflect that MECAL are now an authorised Fishing Vessel Certifying Authority.

  2. document summary changed from 12m registered length to 15m length overall

  3. Amendments made to update information regarding new arrangements for the Plan Approval, Construction and Outfit and Certification of New build fishing vessels from 30 October 2023.

  4. Removed organisation no longer certifying

  5. An additional organisation has been added - MECAL Ltd

  6. Title and text edited from 24m registered length to 12m registered length, plus MGN628 revised to MGN 628 (M + F).

  7. Revision of contact email address.

  8. First published.