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This guide was developed and released by the MCA for managers, ship masters and senior officers of UK registered ships with the intention to provide them with easy to use info regarding UK Merchant Shipping regulations and all related administrative procedures. United Kingdom procedures and regulations may differ from those the reader may be familiar with in other flag vessels and that is why this guide will be of great use and help them to comply with all UK requirements. This version of the guide has been updated in line with the coming into force of the Maritime Labour Convention (MLC), 2006. The chapters of the guide address the manning and STCW requirements, official log-books, hours of work and rest, employment agreements, accident reporting, H&S issues, audits and surveys, etc.