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Port Marine Safety Code - Health Check Trends 2015

The report provides industry with current emerging trends in PMSC compliance, with examples of enhancements and best practices that have been observed whilst conducting health checks during 2015.

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The MCA seeks to undertake eight PMSC health check visits annually, aiming to visit a range of different types of organisation across all parts of the UK.

During 2015, the MCA conducted eight PMSC health checks throughout the UK at the following type of ports:

  • 1x Private
  • 3x Municipal
  • 4x Trust

As a result of the eight health checks conducted during 2015, three organisations were deemed as non-compliant and will receive return visits during 2016 to verify that issues have been addressed.

Future health checks will continue to have a particular emphasis on supporting smaller harbours or ports, particularly under municipal ownership, whilst also including a number of larger ports.

The MCA would encourage industry to take account of the enhancements mentioned in this report and consider if any might be applicable to their organisations.