MCA Commercial Coding Surveys

Vessels operating at sea, for commercial purposes, are required, under Merchant Shipping legislation to have a valid load line certificate. A certificate issued in accordance with the MCA Small Commercial Vessel and Pilot boat (SCV) code of practice provides a legal alternative to a Maritime and Coastguard Agency (MCA) Load Line Certificate for small seagoing vessels in commercial use under 24m length over all.

Matt West is approved by  YDSA  to carry out MCA coding surveys to CAT 2 on GRP sail and motor yachts and RIBS and work closely with them to ensure high standards for your vessel and its crew. We also inspect for MARITIME LABOUR CONVENTION, 2006,SMALL VESSEL INSPECTION. 

We do not cover fishing boats. Fees for a compliance survey are set depending on the size, type and complexity of the vessel.

YDSA Level 2 MCA coding surveyor

Fees are charged by the hour, the more well prepared the boat is for survey the quicker it takes. An indication of Certification fees are below.

We can also offer consultation and assistance to you in getting the boat prepared but we do not under take purchasing of equipment or hire of labour.

Please contact us for a quote.

The certification fees charged by YDSA in addition to our survey fees at January 2018 were as below but will be confirmed at time of application

APPLICATION FEE FOR THE ISSUE OF A COMPLIANCE CERTIFICATE (1ST YEAR)
(Fees in this table are VAT Exempt)
Price (£ GBP)
Vessels under 15m LOA and not in the below criteria
145.00
Vessels between 15m and 19m in length
275.00
Vessels under 19m in length operating in Categories 0 and 1
275.00
Vessels under 19m in length carrying 16 or more persons, over 1000 Kg cargo, or engaged in lifting, towing or Pilot Boat operations
275.00
All vessels 19m in length and over
390.00
ANNUAL RENEWAL FEE FOR THE ISSUE OF A COMPLIANCE CERTIFICATE (YEARS 2 TO 5)
(Fees in this table are VAT Exempt)
Price (£ GBP)
Annual renewal fee for vessels <15m not requiring annual examination by the Certifying Authority
90.00
Annual renewal fee for vessels between 15m and 19m in length not requiring annual examination by the Certifying Authority
175.00
Vessels under 19m in length requiring an annual examination by the Certifying Authority
175.00
All vessels 19m in length and over
195.00
MLC COMPLIANCE FEES
(Fees in this table are VAT Exempt)
Price (£ GBP)
MLC (Maritime Labour Convention 2006) Compliance
100.00
VESSEL STABILITY FEES
(VAT should be added to fees in this table unless otherwise stated)
Price (£ GBP)
Issue of Stability Category (vessels not requiring stability books) (this fee is VAT Exempt)
80.00
Intact Stability (checking of stability books)
from 535.00
Damaged Stability (checking of stability books)
from 535.00
Sailing Multihulls (checking of stability books)
from 480.00
Stability Book Addendums (to previously approved books)
210.00
ADDITIONAL FEES
(VAT should be added to fees in this table)
Price (£ GBP)
YDSA Administration fee (e.g. issue of duplicate certificates, 3 month extension)
from 60.00
Retrieval of files from archive (typically vessels that have not been coded for 2+ years)
from 25.00

Compliance Examination – Surveyor’s Fees

The fees for the Compliance Examination are negotiated with and paid directly to the Coding Surveyor. The quoted fee will be on the basis that the vessel is presented for examination already compliant with the Code requirements. An additional charge may be made for a return visit or providing assistance with stability information.