When will the MCA consider a ship to be safely manned, according to the guidance on its website?

The MCA will consider a ship to be safely manned if the crew includes sufficient officers and ratings with appropriate skills and experience to ensure that the principles set out in IMO Resolution A.890(21) as amended are complied with and the capabilities spelt out in that Resolution are available. The Resolution should be consulted when determining safe manning levels.

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