Boating people asked for views on code of practice

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Members of the boating community are being encouraged to have a say on the Maritime and Coastguard Agency’s new Code of Practice for pleasure vessels and its supporting guidance notices.

The public consultation runs until September 26.

The Code of Practice for Intended Pleasure Vessels (the IPV code) and its supporting guidance notices – which will be introduced on January 1, 2019 – addresses temporary commercial use either for business purposes or as a race support boat.

The MCA is urging the boating community to read through the proposals on how they plan to make the water a safer place while giving the opportunity to legitimately operate commercially on a temporary basis for certain activities.

To contribute your thoughts to this public consultation or if you require a hard copy of the consultation, email