Which are the principal UK regulations governing the use of lifting plant on UK ships, and when did they come into force?

The Merchant Shipping and Fishing Vessels (Lifting Operations and Lifting Equipment) Regulations 2006 (SI 2006/2184). Guidance on their requirements is in MGN 332 and in Chapter 21 of the Code of Safe Working Practices for Merchant Seamen.

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