This section contains links to useful external sites. They are grouped by organisations based in the UK or other countries worldwide.
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The Boat Safety Scheme
The BSS was jointly established in 1997 by the Environment Agency and British Waterways to promote safety on the inland waterways in respect of boats, their installations and components.
CHIRP (Confidential Hazardous Incident Reporting Programme
Commissioners of Irish Lights
Department for Transport Home Page
Health and Safety Executive (HSE)
The HSE protects people's health and safety by ensuring risks in the workplace are properly controlled. Their remit does not generally extend to vessels, but they are responsible for the health and safety of offshore gas and oil installations.
Maritime and Coastguard Agency (MCA)
National Water Safety Forum
Safety advice on all types of inland waters.
Includes Nautical Institute's Marine Accident Reporting Scheme (MARS).
The National Federation of Fishermen's Organisations (NFFO)
Northern Lighthouse Board
The Northern Lighthouse Board are an organization which maintain aids to navigation around the coast of Scotland and the Isle of Man.
Royal National Lifeboat Institution (RNLI)
Royal Yachting Association (RYA)
Trinity House are the general lighthouse authority for England, Wales, the Channel Islands and Gibraltar. They are responsible for a range of general aids to navigation.
Seafarers International Research Centre (SIRC)
The Centre carries out research on the health and safety of seafarers.
Warsash Maritime Academy