The Merchant Shipping (Training and Certification) Regulations 1997 define "near-coastal voyage" as "a voyage during which the vessel is never more than 150 nautical miles from a safe haven in the United Kingdom, or never more than 30 nautical miles from a safe haven in the Republic of Ireland". The area within these limits is sometimes referred to as the "UK near-coastal area".
A code number for the applicable control action. Examples are: 10: Deficiency rectified; 15: Rectify deficiency at next port; 16: Rectify deficiency within 14 days; 17: Master instructed to rectify deficiency before departure; 18: Rectify non-conformity within 3 months; 19: Rectify major non-conformity before departure; 30: Grounds for detention; 40: Next port of call informed; 50: Flag State/consul informed; 70: Classification society informed; 85: Investigation of contravention of discharge provisions in MARPOL.
(1) Ships reported by another Member State excluding unexpected factors; (2) ships involved in a collision, grounding or stranding on their way to port; (3) ships accused of an alleged violation of the provisions on discharge of harmful substances or effluents; (4) ships which have been maneuvered in an erratic or unsafe manner whereby routeing measures, adopted by the IMO, or safe navigational practices and procedures have not been followed; (5) ships which have been suspended or withdrawn from their Class for safety reasons after last PSC inspection; (6) ships which cannot be identified in the PMoU database.
No. Several classes of vessel are exempt, including ships putting in solely for bunkers, stores, crew changes, pilots, medical emergencies or because of stress of weather or damage (as long as they do not earn revenue from the call). Many small vessels and harbour craft are also exempt. Ships in ballast are no longer exempt.