Navigational Safety Policy
In compliance with the Port Marine Safety Code, Portsmouth International Port
will discharge its statutory and general duties in relation to the safety of
navigation within its area of jurisdiction.
Portsmouth International Port shall
- Maintain an effective Marine Safety Management System based on a formalised
Risk Assessment process, in consultation with port users, and with the aim
of bringing the risk to As Low As Reasonably Practicable levels.
- Review Regularly, the effectiveness of, and if necessary, seek amendments
to, its legal powers, Byelaws and Directions in respect of navigational safety.
- Provide a Pilotage service appropriate to the district and in accordance
with the Pilotage Act 1987.
- Conduct appropriate Hydrographic Surveys to ensure safe navigation in the
area, and make the soundings available to the UKHO where appropriate.
- Ensure that companies conducting Hydrographic Surveys are appropriately
trained and qualified
- Undertake Maintenance dredging as appropriate
- Raise, remove, destroy and mark a sunken vessel or other obstructions that
are, or may become a danger to safe navigation.
- Ensure the provision of necessary aids to navigation (buoys, beacons, lights)
within our Statutory Harbour Area (SHA) area.
- Promulgate navigational, tidal and other relevant information as appropriate
to port users.
- Provide effective management and co-ordination in respect of the SHA's response
to emergency incidents within its area of jurisdiction.
- Consult with port users and other relevant stakeholders in respect of navigational
safety issues and proposed changes to navigational arrangements.
- Ensure through risk assessment, that any harbour works in the SHA area,
take due regard of safety of navigation.
- Prepare, plan and exercise for emergencies through an emergency plan.
- Review the Marine SMS to ensure it is appropriate and effective, through
an audit process.