Try ringing the MCA Security Division and ask about what they are allowed or not allowed to do, the more people ringing the better probably.
The Maritime Security Branch develops, promotes and monitors a consistent policy on the International
Ship and Port Facility Security Code for UK registered cargo ships, and for inspection of foreign ships
when in UK ports. The branch provides the focal point of contact on security issues for MCA’s Marine
Office Surveyors and for central Government bodies
Head of Maritime Security
Phil White (023) 80 329 511
Security Policy Manager
Jenny Paglia (023) 80 329 478
Security Support Manager (T & G)
Sophie Winstone (023)80 329 320
Isabel Gurr (023)80 329 156"