MSN : Merchant Shipping Notices
Merchant Shipping Notices convey mandatory information that must be complied with under UK legislation. These MSNs relate to Statutory Instruments and contain the technical detail of such regulations.
MSN/MGN are intended for a more limited audience e.g. training establishments or equipment manufacturers, or contain information which will only be of use for a short period of time, such as timetables for MCA examinations. Within each series of Marine Notices suffixes are used to indicate whether documents relate to merchant ships and/or fishing vessels. The suffixes following the number are:
Example : MGN 88 : Employment of Young Persons MSN 280(M): Code of Practice for the operation of Small Commercial Vessel (SCV).