Hi, I am Silja from the project GETAFIX.eu who have published the newsletter above.
With regard to Tony's question I would like to add: In principle if you have a British flagged vessel, then it underlies the British rules meaning tat your British qualification is fine. Sometimes the local authorities do not see/ understand this, but those are the rules.
BUT: If you wish to work commercially on a British registered vessel, you need to get it coded to UK coding rules. In those you will find that you can't code a boat with a petrol engine. Therefore you will probably have to look into French coding. And that is when your problems will start, because as soon as the boat is French flagged, then you underlie the French rules and whether they will accept you British commercial license is doubtful. That exactly is what our project tackles.
Sorry for this, but it is unfortunately as complicated and difficult as that.