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 seek an independent and systematic audit to ensure that the MSMS is being operated effectively.
We undertook a port ‘health check’ and benchmarking to confirm compliance against the key PMSC requirements for the Shetland Islands Council port and harbour group, including the Oil Terminal at Sullom Voe and the commercial harbour and marina at Scalloway.
Our audit also determined whether the Marine SMS is compliant with the Code and how the Harbour Authority has addressed the requirements of navigational risk assessments and reflective accident/incident investigation.
To find out more about ABPmer's PMSC services, contact Monty Smedley on +44 (0)23 8071 1892.