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MCA Code Certifying Authority

BCTQ is an MCA appointed Certifying Authority for Small Commercial Vessels. If a British boat is to be used commercially at sea, it is a requirement that it is Small Commercial Vessel (SCV) certified by an MCA Certification Authority. Commercial use broadly means engaged in activities on a commercial basis, even if not for payment, carrying cargo or passengers. Pleasure vessels and club owned boats are excluded from the scope of the Code.

BCTQ is a Certifying Authority in the following codes of practice:

  • The safety of Small Commercial Vessels (the "Blue Code")
  • The Safety of Small Commercial Vessels (the "Yellow Code")
  • The Safety of Small Vessels in Commercial Use for Sport or Pleasure Operating from a Nominated Departure Point (NDP) (the "Red Code")
  • The Safety of Small Workboats & Pilot Boats (the "Brown Code")

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