Marine News

The Work in Fishing Convention 2007 (ILO188) – PFDs and More

The 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 2007

The 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 Agreements

What is a Fisherman’s Work Agreement ? Read more

Fishermens Rights Expanding

The Seafarers (Insolvency, Collective Redundancies and Information and Consultation Miscellaneous Amendments) Regulations 2018 have now been published and will come into force on Friday 13th April 2018.  These Regulations will remove a number of preclusions affecting employed share fishermen, thereby extending the following rights: Read more

The Merchant Shipping (Maritime Labour Convention) (Hours of Work) Regulations 2018

These Regulations will come into force on 6 April 2018 and will consolidate and update the Merchant Shipping (Hours of Work) Regulations 2002. Read more

Fishing for Razor Clams in Scotland

Following on from the Marine Scotland paper “Electro-Fishing for Razor Clams” published in October 2014, this area of fishing has attracted significant and often adverse media coverage.                  Read more

The Exclusive Economic Zone: A Brief Outline

Readers from the fishing industry will be well aware that Article 57 of the 1982 UN Convention on the Law of the Sea provides that a coastal state may claim an Exclusive Economic Zone (EEZ) of up to 200 nautical miles, the main significance of which is that the coastal... Read more

New BIMCO Supplytime Vessel Charter Contract awaited

Supplytime 2005 is the most commonly used charter party contract for offshore service vessels.  It is however more than a decade old and is therefore currently under review.  Read more

The European Maritime and Fisheries Fund

The European Maritime and Fisheries Fund (EMFF) is the main fund for the EU’s maritime and fisheries sectors for the period 2014 to 2020. The EMFF replaces the European Fisheries Fund (EFF) which covered the period 2007 to 2013. Read more

Looking to the Future of Scottish Ports and Harbours

Our article can be seen on Page 5 of the Herald Ports supplement. Read more
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New Appointments

Mackinnons, Solicitors are pleased to announce the appointment of Neil Torrance as a partner to the firm and of Sarah Newnham as an associate, with effect from 1st January 2019.

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