Guidance

Harbour authorities: power to make directions applications, 2016

Invitation and information for harbour authorities about applying for the power to make directions, closing in 2016.

Documents

Harbour authorities: invitation to apply to be designated with powers to issue harbour directions

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Harbour authorities: notice on applying to be designated with powers to issue harbour directions

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Details

The Department for Transport is inviting harbour authorities to apply to be designated with the power to make harbour directions.

We have published a:

  • letter inviting harbour authorities to take part in this new round of applications
  • notice outlining the information harbour authorities need to submit and a proposed timetable for the application and designation process

This invitation to participate in a second round of applications follows the near completion of an initial wave of designations.

Background to harbour directions

Harbour directions provide a means for designated harbour authorities to better regulate shipping and improve safety within their area. They can relate to the:

  • movement
  • mooring and unmooring
  • equipment
  • manning

of ships.

Published 1 October 2015