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Small Commercial Vessels Code for Guernsey and Sark (SCV Code)

The Small Commercial Vessel Code (SCV Code) is developed to ensure the safe operation of small commercial vessels operating from the harbours within Guernsey or Sark, other than a vessel operating solely within the territorial seas of Sark. The SCV Code achieves this by prescribing standards of construction, manning and emergency equipment for vessels under 24 metres in length carrying 250 passengers or less.

The enabling legislation which brings the SCV Code in Guernsey and Sark law was approved in 2019. The legal text can be viewed by using this link on the Guernsey Legal Resources website

pdf icon Small Commerical Vessels Code for Guernsey and Sark (V7) [1Mb]

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