Chapter 2 of the UK Port Marine Safety Code (PMSC) states that the ‘duty holder’ is accountable for safety of navigation in ports and harbours.
A ‘Designated Person’ (DP) must also be appointed to provide independent assurance about the operation of a port’s marine safety management system.
Engaging an independent DP that has no connection with local bodies or area is seen as a means of complying with the Code and brings with it specific advantages.
ABPmer’s maritime team includes port and harbour specialists able to fulfil the DP requirements of the code. All are Master Mariners and have extensive experience from regularly assisting both our Parent Company (Associated British Ports Group) and other UK harbour authorities in complying with Code.