Open consultation

Ilfracombe Harbour: pilotage function removal order


Seeks views on removing North Devon District Council from the list of competent harbour authorities and relieving it of duties in relation to the Pilotage Act.

This consultation closes at

Consultation description

The Department for Transport has received an application from North Devon District Council to be removed from the list of competent harbour authorities (CHAs) maintained by the Secretary of State for Transport. This would remove its functions in relation to the provision of maritime pilotage services for Ilfracombe Harbour.

Removal requires the Secretary of State to make a pilotage function removal order (PFRO) under section 1 of the 1987 Pilotage Act (as amended by the Marine Navigation Act 2013). This consultation paper seeks your views on that proposal.


Pilotage function removal order consultation: the North Devon District Council Harbour Authority (Removal of Pilotage Functions) Order – Ilfracombe Harbour

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Maritime Safety Team
Department for Transport
Zone 2/34
Great Minster House
33 Horseferry Road
London SW1P 4DR

Published 7 January 2019