ABPmer Appointed Designated Person for Langstone Harbour

Marine Equipment Products and Services, Ports & Terminals, Ship Conversions — By on August 13, 2018 at 1:00 PM

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ABPmer has been appointed by Langstone Harbour Board to provide an independent Designated Person (DP) service and associated annual Port Marine Safety Code (PMSC) audit.

Langstone Harbour Board is the statutory harbour authority for Langstone Harbour and a Competent Harbour Authority (CHA) under the Pilotage Act 1987. Situated between Portsmouth and Chichester Harbour, Langstone has two commercial aggregate wharves and is home to both charter fishing and commercial fishing vessels.  The harbour also has a large recreational community and extensive International, European and National nature conservation sites designated for their important marine habitats and species. 

The PMSC is the national standard for every aspect of port marine safety. A central requirement of the Code is that risk management processes are used to inform the implementation of a marine safety management system (MSMS). The Code recommends the appointment of a DP to provide independent assurance directly to the ‘Duty Holder’ that the MSMS is working effectively and is compliant with the Code.

Monty Smedley, head of maritime services at ABPmer, said; “We are delighted to be appointed as the new PMSC Designated Person by Langstone Harbour Board. We will shortly undertake a comprehensive review of their marine safety management system, associated procedures and risk register to provide reassurance that the Harbour Board is fully compliant with the Code.”

ABPmer has a wealth of experience in providing Port Marine Safety Code support to port and harbour operators. Their marine scientists, Master Mainers, regulatory advisors and auditors provide a total risk management solution tailored to the needs of the ports sector.

Learn more about ABPmer’s Port Marine Safety Code services at www.portriskmanagement.com

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