How is an Improvement Notice (under the Merchant Shipping Act 1995) usually used in relation to a ship in the UK?

An Improvement Notice may be served on a ship operator or master by an MCA inspector under section 261 of the Merchant Shipping Act 1995 to give notice that, in the inspector’s opinion, the recipient is contravening or has contravened specified provisions and that these must be remedied by the specified date in the manner described in the schedule attached to the Notice.

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