Port marine safety code - health check trends 2017

This year saw minor corrections to the guide to good practice on port marine operations (GTGP) and a call for PMSC compliance for the next three-year cycle, 2018-2021.


Port Marine Safety Code health check trends 2017

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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 2017, MCA conducted eleven PMSC health checks throughout the UK at the following type of facilities:

  • 3 private
  • 4 municipal and
  • 4 trust ports.

As a result of these visits, three organisations were found not to be fully compliant and will receive return visits during 2018 to verify that the issues identified have been addressed. Overall compliance showed improvement from 71% in 2016 to 80% in 2017.

Future health checks will continue to have emphasis on supporting smaller harbours or ports, particularly under municipal ownership, whilst also including a few larger ports. The MCA would encourage the port industry to take account of the enhancements mentioned in this report and would welcome any feedback on application of best practices which might be suitable for inclusion in the GTGP.

Published 10 April 2018
Last updated 17 April 2018 + show all updates
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