Safety Management

ABP is the Statutory and Competent Harbour Authority for the Humber and is responsible for ensuring the safety of marine operations within the ports and estuary. ABP Holdings Ltd appoints the directors of ABP, but has no power to direct them in respect of their powers and duties as a Harbour Authority. ABP derives its powers from legislation including the Harbours Docks and Piers (Clauses) Act 1847, Harbours Act 1964, the Pilotage Act 1987, Schedule 3, Transport Act 1981, the Docks Regulations 1988 and is the Duty Holder as specified in the Port Marine Safety Code.

ABP’s responsibilities also include the appointment of the Harbour Master, who is responsible for the day-to-day management and safety of all marine operations undertaken in the estuary.