Lymington Harbour is a Trust Port constituted by Act of Parliament in 1951. The harbour is one of the UK’s premier yachting centres, with easy access to the western Solent. Lymington is a popular destination for sailors, power boaters and cruisers, with a wide range of berthing and facilities. As the Statutory Harbour Authority, the Commissioners recognise that marine safety management is critical to the harbour’s ongoing success and development.
The Port Marine Safety Code is the national standard for every aspect of port marine safety. A central requirement of the Code is that risk management processes are used to inform the implementation of a marine safety management system (MSMS). The Code recommends the appointment of a Designated Person to provide independent assurance directly to the Duty Holder that the MSMS is working effectively and is compliant with the requirements of the Code.
ABPmer is the Designated Person for Lymington Harbour, regularly reporting to Lymington Harbour Commissioners to provide a review of measures and an assurance statement that their MSMS is working effectively.