He may give certain statutory directions (called "safety directions" in Schedule 3A) concerning the ship or its cargo.
Belgium, Bulgaria, Canada, Croatia, Cyprus, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Iceland, Ireland, Italy, Latvia, Lithuania, Malta, Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Russian Federation, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden and the UK (27). (All except Canada, Croatia, Iceland, Norway and Russian Federation are EU Member States. )
Information related to the ship, its machinery and equipment or to rule requirements which does not require survey or corrective action, e. g. exemptions from rule requirements. MOs (or "class memoranda") may be issued relating to items considered to be of no immediate material significance regarding safety, but which may be of use to owners.
Statutory enforcement notices used in the UK (and some other countries) to enforce (chiefly) health and safety legislation. A Prohibition Notice prohibits an unsafe operation or the use of an unsafe item of equipment, and an Improvement Notice requires specified improvements to bring health and safety arrangements up to regulation standard within a specified period. Non- observance of their requirements leads to a prosecution by the issuing body.
The verification, by a marine warranty surveyor, of the requirements of an insurer specified in a Warranty Clause covering a marine operation, to ensure that all necessary precautions are taken to avoid loss. A survey typically includes review of all relevant documents, condition surveys of vessels and equipment, and approval of marine operations.
Compensation for a salvor who has carried out salvage operations in respect of a vessel which, by itself or its cargo, threatened damage to the environment but where the salvor has failed to earn a reward under Article 13 of the Salvage Convention at least equivalent to the special compensation assessable under Article 14. It was introduced into the 1989 Salvage Convention as an incentive to professional salvors to stay in the salvage business, since so many were leaving it due to low salvage rewards failing to cover high salvage costs.