SI 2023/1216. The Merchant Shipping (Small Workboats and Pilot Boats) Regulations 2023. Comes into force 13th December. These Regulations revoke and replace the Merchant Shipping (Small Workboats and Pilot Boats) Regulations 1998 (SI 1998/1609. These Regulations cover periodical survey requirements, how applications for certificates may be made and determined and the duration, validity, extension or cancellation of a certificate or prohibitions in relation to certificates. They also set out the responsibilities of owners and masters and the requirements to report incidents and deficient vessels.