Originally Posted by Cheese
I am wanting to set up a charter business in Dorset/devon. If i am MCA coded, and take transactions on the net are there any restrictions as to where i can pick people up from and can I lauch from any harbour? Other than the appropriate boating licences and insurance etc is there any other liscence required.
The "bible" we have to follow for MCA coding/charter work is presently found here
A long document with some areas which are not needed on RIBs. Once your boats are inspected and licensed by an authority I would expect probably a CAT 4 or Maybe Cat 3 for some Ribs. The main difference is CAT 4 is Up to 20 miles from a safe haven, in favourable weather and in daylight and CAT 3 Up to 20 miles from a safe haven
Other area cover can be achieved dependant on your proposed operations and also the type/size of RIB/boat. After achieving the correct coding and with qualified helms you should be able to work/launch from any safe haven under your licence. You may be charged additional launch/river/harbour fees. The equipment and coding takes a lot of understanding and it may help to find someone who understands them to help on route(surveyor who will then do the assessment)
PS the code is presently under review