What operations may be exempted from application of the STS Regulations?

Exemptions will be granted by the MCA on a case-by-case basis.Β 

Examples are: transfers as part of seismic survey operations; transfers as part of cable laying or pipe laying operations; transfer operations involving offshore support vessels; bunker transfers outside statutory harbour areas for ships of restrictively deep draft; and transfer operations in situations ofΒ force majeure.


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