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Old 20 January 2003, 09:45   #1
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Coding

I have read a number of threads about coding BUT what does it all mean?

Why do we need a coded boat?

Thanks, I am being dumb!
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Old 20 January 2003, 13:12   #2
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what does it all mean?
Coding means complying with MCA (Maritime and Coastguard Agency) codes for commercial workboats, a bit like a boat MoT test.

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Why do we need a coded boat?
You don't. Well, not unless you want to do some commercial work (training, skippered or bareboat charter).

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No, even if you looked on the MCA website, you'd possibly still be struggling!
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Old 20 January 2003, 14:21   #3
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Dont forget that if you only operate within the confines of the harbour, say the solent no further than the forts and the needles, plymouth, no further than the break water etc, and you dont carry over 12 passengers you dont have to code your boat with the mca but can do it with the local harbour authority.

The cost is normally minimal for a liscence (30 Falmouth), it is alot more sencible in terms of equipment carried than the mca and and hence alot eaiser and cheaper.

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Old 20 January 2003, 16:30   #4
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Toby, why aren't you in the BVI? Did I miss something? Or perhaps you're there and transmitting from the bridge of something seriously luxurious......
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No, even if you looked on the MCA website, you'd possibly still be struggling!
? What do you mean possibly ? You don't even have to do commercial work to be required to code. Any vessel owned by, i.e. a diving club, as opposed to an individual needs coding. Once coded you then need an MCA survey annually (first year ashore, second year afloat) - 75 per hour of surveyors time, time starts when he leaves his office and finishes when he returns to it - don't let them stop for lunch.
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If you look at the other Coding thread I have posted a table that states how qualified a skipper has to be to take coded boat certain distances in different conditions.

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