Statement of Policy
Portsmouth International Port is committed to undertake and regulate its marine operations in a way that safeguards the harbour, its users, the public and the environment.
It aims to facilitate the public right to use the harbour, and to safeguard the public interest in the safety of the harbours operation in the areas under its control.
These obligations will be funded by dues raised.
Portsmouth International Port undertakes to support commercial activities in the harbour through the safe and efficient provision of the following services and, within its areas of responsibility, the effective regulation of shipping in the
- By exercising its Powers and Duties in accordance with its Safety Management System.
- By providing a safe and efficient pilotage service.
- By provision of slot times for the Continental Ferries.
- By liaising with and working with the Queens Harbour Master in the provision of a safe and efficient Harbour.
- By ensuring that there are no conflicts of interest between this Code and the Dockyard Ports, Port Marine Safety Code.
- By investigating incidents and accidents within its areas of jurisdiction.
- By using and maintaining a safety management system.
- By working with towage providers to ensure that a safe and efficient towage service is available.
- By operating a boat and boatman licensing scheme under the Public Health Act.