This code was developed by the Department for Transport in consultation with harbours after the 'Sea Empress' stranding. It requires harbour authorities to develop a risk assessment based on safety management systems for the safe operation of their harbours.
ABP contracted an independent risk assessment to review all aspects of navigational safety on the Humber. The safety management system is based on this independent assessment.
The Port Marine Safety Code - Statement of Compliance 2015 issued by the CEO, James Cooper to the MCA can be found here.
The Guide to Good Practice (GGP)
A supplement to the PMSC is the GGP. This lays out best practice which should be adopted by a harbour authority and covers every aspect of a harbour operation. HES is committed to complying with its recommendations.