Crew Accommodation substantial equivalence survey


1. Privacy notice

The MCA is conducting a review on substantially equivalent crew accommodation on large yachts. Currently there are equivalences for crew accommodation for large commercial yachts up to 5000GT. Anything larger than this has been looked at on a case by case basis by the Tripartite Working Group consisting of Government, Ship Owners and Seafarer representatives. As yachts are getting increasingly larger the application of substantial equivalence is being reviewed and we are asking for your experiences to aide our decision process.

We are specifically not asking for any identifying data. We will share the statistical results with the tripartite working group, any identifying information provided will be anonymised. We will not share your information to anyone outside this tripartite working group or sell your information to anyone.

The data provided by you will be kept for a period of one year and is stored securely on our IT infrastructure, data is collected on the Smart Survey Platform who act as our data processor, data is collected anonymously & processing is only carried out in accordance with MCA instructions.

If you would like to know more about how the MCA handle your personal data and your rights please see our Personal Information Charter.

If you have any queries on the survey please contact our Seafarer Living and Working Conditions Policy Manager on