Shetland Islands Council (SIC) is the Harbour Authority responsible for the operation of a number of ports, harbours and pier facilities around the Shetland Islands. These include the large oil terminal at Sullom Voe, the port of Scalloway and many other marine facilities across the islands.
The Port Marine Safety Code (PMSC) applies to all UK harbour authorities. The Code aims to improve safety in ports and to enable authorities to manage their marine operations to a nationally agreed standard.
As part of the Code there is a requirement for harbour authorities to appoint a Designated Person to provide independent assurance directly to the Duty Holder that the Marine Safety Management System (SMS) is effective.
A named member of ABPmer’s Maritime Team is the Designated Person for the Shetland Islands Council’s ports and harbours. As part of this role we regularly report to the Shetland Islands Council’s Board providing a review of measures and an assurance statement that the MSMS is working effectively.