Christensen Lloyd’s aim is to provide a full record of charter vessels operating throughout the UK and adjoining waters. If you run any charter boat consider the benefits to your business of being listed and also protecting paying customers from unlicensed boats.
The Professional Charter Association (PCA 2014 Ltd) are very proud to have taken over the running of this register on behalf of one of our previous directors, Nick Trainer, as part of his legacy.
All vessels used to carry paying passengers and those aboard for their specific job, require full boat inspections and certification which is overall managed by The Maritime and Coastguard Agency (MCA).
All these UK vessels in commercial use up to 24 metres load line length, which go to sea are required by law to comply with one of the Maritime and Coastguard Agency (MCA) small-craft-codes.
If they are not going to sea they are still required to be inspected either under local authority licensing or inland waterways Codes
We have seen a growing number of vessels being offered for charter without coding/safety certificates/inspections, this is compromising safety and should an accident happen will reflect and impact on the whole industry.
These operators are cutting costs creating danger and an unlevel playing field, whilst they run the associated risks of probably being un-insured and potential prosecution.
This will mean no control or safety checks on their operations.
The MCA and Marine Police have seen their budgets cut over many years, creating a reduction in enforcement capabilities and opening up opportunities for these illegal operators.
It is in the interests of those in the charter industry to self-regulate and work together, reporting non coded vessels operating to preserve the integrity of all our businesses.
The illegal operators are putting lives at risk. It is only a matter of time until an accident happens. Any accident will impact on every charter operator, similar to the effect on all airline bookings following a plane crash.
To achieve our goal of ensuring all vessels offered for charter are coded for safety, either by the MCA Coding Authorities or under Local Authority Certification, making it a requirement that all coded vessels are on a public register.
The Register will be available in full format on this website for owners\operators of vessels.
This will ensure ease of recognition of registered craft and identification of those operating illegally.