Port marine operations: good practice guide

Guidance on the management of ports and other marine facilities.


A guide to good practice on port marine operations

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Useful information and detailed guidance on the management of ports and other marine facilities.

It is intended to supplement the Port marine safety code.

The code and this guide are applicable both to statutory harbour authorities and to other marine facilities which may not necessarily have statutory powers and duties.

Examples of trends, enhancements and best practices in port marine safety code compliance are outlined in the Port marine safety code: health check trends 2015.

Published 7 January 2013
Last updated 8 September 2017 + show all updates
  1. Updated guide attached
  2. Guidance updated to include increasing the scope to non-statutory harbour authorities and support for the 10 ‘key principles’ from the 'Port marine safety code'.
  3. Updated version of guide to good practice on port marine operations published.
  4. Guidance revised at section 9.3.11.
  5. First published.