Port marine safety code health check trends 2016

This year saw extensive revision of both the port marine safety code (PMSC) and the guide to good practice on port marine operations (GTGP).


Port marine safety code health check trends 2016

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The MCA seeks to undertake a number of PMSC health check visits annually, aiming to visit a range of different types of organisation across all parts of the UK. During 2016 and early 2017, the MCA conducted seven PMSC health checks on behalf of the DfT, throughout the UK at the following type of ports:

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

As a result of the seven health checks conducted during 2016, one organisation was deemed as non-compliant and will receive return visit during 2017/2018 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.

Published 1 June 2017