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The Merchant Shipping (Vessel Traffic Monitoring and Reporting Requirements)(Amendment) Regulations 2011

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13.  After regulation 13 (measures to be taken in the event of exceptionally bad weather or sea conditions) insert—

Measures to be taken in the event of risks posed by the presence of ice

13A.  (1)  This regulation applies whenever the MCA are of the opinion, based on information provided to them by the Meteorological Office, that the presence of ice poses a serious threat to the—

(a)safety of human life at sea; or

(b)protection of United Kingdom waters or the territorial sea of any other EEA State.

(2) The MCA shall supply to the master of every ship in United Kingdom waters or which intends to enter or leave a port in the United Kingdom appropriate information on the—

(a)ice conditions;

(b)recommended routes; and

(c)ice breaking services,

within United Kingdom waters..

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