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What are the statutory requirements concerning UK ships proceeding to sea without the appropriate documentation?

No UK ship may proceed to sea unless it has been surveyed and there is in force: 

(1) in the case of a (Class I) passenger ship engaged on international voyages, a Passenger Ship Safety Certificate, or, if the ship is only engaged on short international voyages (i.e. it is a Class II ship), a short international voyage Passenger Ship Safety Certificate; (2) in the case of a cargo ship of 300 GT or over on international voyages, a Cargo Ship Safety Radio Certificate; (3) in the case of a cargo ship of 500 GT or over on international voyages, a Cargo Ship Safety Equipment Certificate and a Cargo Ship Safety Construction Certificate. In the case of a cargo ship of 500 GT or over on international voyages, as an alternative to the separate certificates specified above, a Cargo Ship Safety Certificate may be issued. No cargo ship of 500 GT and over not engaged on international voyages may proceed to sea from a UK port unless it has been surveyed and a UK Cargo Ship Safety Construction Certificate is in force, unless a (SOLAS) Cargo Ship Safety Construction Certificate is in force.

 

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